Beijing: Defending champions Sweden claimed a berth in the final of the 2014 World men`s curling championship after beating Canada Saturday and will face Norway on Sunday.
In the morning session, Norway defeated Sochi Olympic gold medallist Canada 3-2 and cruised into the final with a 12-1 win-loss record. But Canada still had a chance to go further, under the page system, they would clash against Sweden in another play-off with the winner reaching the final, reports Xinhua.
But the Canadians could not impose their play against Sweden in the evening session. Sweden found their rhythm soon after trailing 0-2 after the first end and did a brilliant job in the second to make it 4-2.
The Swedes carried the momentum forward taking a 10-7 lead and held on to win 10-8 in the end.
"This was a really hard game but we finally made it. We have won six matches in a row, and one more win will give us the championship," said Sweden`s skipper Oska Eriksson.