Hosts Sweden topped the table at the Women's Bandy World Championship ©Swedish Bandy Association

Sweden finished the pool phase of the Women's Bandy World Championship with three victories from three, the latest coming against bottom-of-the-table United States on home ice in Åby.

It was a straightforward result for the most-dominant nation in the sport, who look to win their 10th Women's World Championship, having defeated the Americans 3-0.

Tilda Ström scored the opener, before team-mates Ida Friman and Moa Friman sealed the win.

They look set to make the final for the 12th time - having won all but one of the gold medals at the Championship to date.

Russia was the only other winner, but the nation was excluded due to the invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine also withdrew from the competition as a result of the ongoing conflict.

Norway thrashed Finland 6-0 prior to their rematch in the semi-finals.

Charlotte Marie Selbekk and Anna Heléne Egeberg both scored two goals each, while Nora Karita Bakke and Laura Andresen Follesø contributed one each too.

Sweden finished first in front of Norway, Finland and the US.

Both final pool phase matches are set to take place tomorrow in the semi-finals.

On their debut, Britain finished top of Group B, prior to their semi-finals in the fight for fifth place.

Goals from Ila Hobbins and Saga Hartley turned the tide around against The Netherlands who first scored through Glynis Barton, with the score finishing 2-1.

Amanda Andreasson scored a hat-trick to give Estonia a 3-2 win over Switzerland.

Jacinthe Langlois equalised twice to give the Swiss hope, but could not come off the bottom of the table.

The Dutch team are to play Estonia tomorrow, while Britain are in action against Switzerland.