Curling team through to final

Switzerland's team celebrate after their 6-5 semi-final victory over Canada Keystone

Switzerland have beaten Canada 6-5 in the semi-finals of the world curling championships in Lausanne to book their place in Sunday's final.

This content was published on April 8, 2001 - 09:15

In an extraordinary display against the pre-tournament favourites, Andreas Schwaller's team had to come from behind three times before clinching the match with two points in the final two ends.

The semi-final encounter was all the more impressive given Switzerland's 9-3 defeat at the hands of the Canadian team during this week's qualifying stage.

In Sunday's final, Schwaller's men will have to overcome another of their qualifying round conquerors, Sweden, if they are to leave Lausanne with the gold medal. Sweden reached the final earlier on Saturday, needing an extra end to beat Norway 4-3.

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