Sweden remains undefeated after six games ©Getty Images

Sweden continued their streak of victories and made it six games undefeated after a win against Japan at the 2023 World Men's Curling Championship in Ottawa.

The Swedes, skipped by four-time defending champion and reigning Olympic gold medallist Niklas Edin, defeated the Asian side 9-6 and they continue to be the only unbeaten team in the standings at TD Place Arena.

Japan slipped to a record of four wins and two losses as they also beat New Zealand earlier in the day 10-5.

New Zealand lost a second game, this time to Italy with a scoreline of 8-3 as they continue to be winless after six matches.

Switzerland beat South Korea 8-4 and Scotland 7-4 to sit as Sweden's closest challengers, with six wins and a defeat.

Italy also lost to Norway in a tight battle that ended 9-8, as the Norwegians improved their record to five wins and one loss, taking them to third in the standings.

Hosts Canada cruised past the Czech Republic 8-3 as the team continued its fight for a title that they missed out on in last year's final against Sweden.

They are one of three countries on a record of four wins and two defeats, along with Scotland and Japan.

Scotland defeated the United States 10-8 as well as their loss to the Swiss.

The US bounced back after the defeat to Scotland, easing past the reeling Turkey 10-4, who currently have the worst record in the standings with no wins and seven losses.

Turkey also lost to Germany 9-6, who notched their second victory of the campaign.

Tomorrow's match-ups will be headlined by a blockbuster face-off, as defending champions Sweden take on third place in the standings Norway in an all-Scandinavia clash.