Sweden's players celebrate after Emelie Wibron bagged the match-winning goal ©IFF

Hosts Sweden defeated Finland 4-3 in overtime to retain the Women’s World Floorball Championship crown in dramatic style in Uppsala.

Emelie Wibron netted the golden goal as Sweden celebrated their eighth successive title.

Ellen Backstedt opened the scoring for Sweden inside the opening 90 seconds before Finland captain Veera Kauppi levelled two minutes later.

Wilma Johansson put Sweden back in front before Ellen Rasmussen scored from a seemingly impossible angle to establish a 3-1 lead at half-time.

Finland had it all to do but they responded in superb fashion as Kauppi netted on the half-hour mark to reduce the deficit.

Both teams created several good chances, but Finland’s Krista Nieminen and Sweden’s Matilda Ostlund Visen pulled off some fine saves.

In the third period, Finland equalised in powerplay when Sara Piispa volleyed home.

Piispa’s goal sent the match into overtime as Finland looked to complete a stunning comeback to seal their first title since 2001, but their hopes were dashed when Maja Vistrom produced a fine pass to Wibron who applied the finishing touch.

Corin Ruttimann and Michelle Wiki both bagged braces as Switzerland beat the Czech Republic 5-2 to win bronze.

Switzerland took a 2-0 lead thanks to Ruttimann’s early double before the Czech Republic drew level with goals from Michaela Kubeckova and Vendula Berankova.

Isabelle Gerig put Switzerland ahead before Wiki struck twice to secure his nation a place on the podium.