Four Russians named to IIHF Team of the Century

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Four Russian players were named to the ice hockey's Team of the Century announced by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) on Saturday.
QUEBEC CITY, May 18 (RIA Novosti) - Four Russian players were named to the ice hockey's Team of the Century announced by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) on Saturday.

Goalie Vladislav Tretyak, defenseman Vyacheslav Fetisov and forwards Valery Kharlamov and Sergei Makarov who played for the Soviet teams in the 1970s and the 1980s were voted on to the team in a poll conducted by a group of 56 experts from 16 countries.

The Team of the Century also included Canada's forward Wayne Gretzky and Sweden's defenseman Borje Salming.

Russia's national ice-hockey side beat Finland 4-0 in the semifinals of the 2008 IIHF World Championship in Canada on May 16, and will now face the hosts in the final on May 18.

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