Men of Great Britain’s curlers close to last four due to this women’s hopes dented

For the semi-finals, Men of Great Britain’s curlers remain on track of the Winter Olympics after edging past Switzerland by a 7-3 loss, but the women’s team’s play-off hopes; were dented to Canada.

All three of their remaining games, Eve Muirhead, Vicky Wright, Jen Dodds, and Hailey Duff lost their third match of six and may have to win to qualify.

Additionally, Bruce Mouat’s rink beat the Swiss 6-5 final stone the game.

In the standings, they sit second, with five wins and just one defeat.

At 12:05 GMT, Mouat, Grant Hardie, Bobby Lammie, and Hammy McMillan face Sweden’s undefeated world champions. They will have the chance to go top of the table on Tuesday; and two games to spare, effectively qualify for the knockout rounds.

Before that, against Japan at 06:05, Muirhead’s women’s team face a must-win match in pursuit of the six victories that a last-four spot would likely secure.

Canadian’s Jennifer Jones’ is faced this counter match, she started as one of the medal favorites but won just two of them and their opening five games.

Meanwhile, still, to play with Sweden and third-place Canada, the match of men counter to Switzerland, who had won three medals and lost two in their games and in the playoff race also took on crucial importance.

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