Sweden will play Canada in the gold medal match ©WCF

Sweden booked their place in the World Curling Federation (WCF) Men's World Championship final by overcoming Switzerland in Edmonton.

The Swiss team had advanced to the semi-finals by beating the United States earlier in the day, but came up narrowly short against a Swedish side who were looking to bounce back from their play-off defeat yesterday.

It would prove a tight contest in the early stages, with Sweden's skip Niklas Edin edging his team into a 3-2 lead at the fifth end break.

Sweden then looked poised for victory when Edin made it 5-3 in the seventh, but Switzerland clawed their way back to level the match and force a tie-break.

Edin would hold his nerve in the decider, knocking out a Swiss stone from the house to secure the one point needed for a 6-5 victory.

"I think we deserve to be there in the final," said Edin.

"We've fought hard all week, we haven't played at our best yet, but all we've wanted was a shot at that gold and now we've got it. 

"We're going to try to do everything we can from here to try to beat Canadian skip, Brad Gushue, in the final. 

"We didn't feel ready after the round-robin but we feel better now, and the ice is better too, so we're ready for the final now."

Switzerland will meet the United States in the bronze medal match ©WCF
Switzerland will meet the United States in the bronze medal match ©WCF

While Sweden will face hosts Canada in the gold medal match, where they will hope to avenge their play-off defeat, Switzerland will face the US again for bronze.

The teams ended in third and fourth place in the round robin phase of the tournament and provided an entertaining match as they fought for a semi-final spot earlier in the day.

A high scoring start delighted the crowd at the Northlands Coliseum, with the Swiss team scoring two points in the first end only for their rivals to level.

Switzerland, led by skip Peter De Cruz, would take full charge of the game by scoring two points at the end of the third and fourth ends, to move into a 6-2 lead.

Despite their best efforts, the American team were unable to claw their way back in the second half of the contest.

Their fate was sealed when Switzerland scored three in the eighth to give them an 11-4 advantage, which yielded a concession from the Americans.