We have just six teams left in the World Men’s Curling Championship and on Saturday afternoon we will eliminate two more;
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Switzerland will face Italy, while the United States will face Scotland for the right to qualify for the semi-finals later on Saturday.
Switzerland snuck into the final qualifying spot on Friday and will face third-seeded Italy, to whom they lost on Thursday. The Swiss team had to forfeit when they ran out of time, but they had virtually no chance of winning anyway.
Italy finished 8-4 and were just one game behind second-placed Sweden.
In the other match, the United States will seek to avenge an earlier loss to Scotland and advance to the semi-finals.
The Americans led the Scottish team after the fifth end 5-4, but quickly relinquished that lead in the sixth, then Scotland pushed it back in the eighth with two more points.
Both teams finished with 7-5 records, but Scotland will take the hammer due to the head-to-head victory.
It should be a great first curling session with the winners taking on Canada and Sweden for a chance to go to the gold medal game on Sunday.
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