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21:13 The LIVE LIVE of the Italy-Switzerland match ends here. Victory therefore for the Azzurri who continue to fuel the hopes of the playoffs and in the Italian night they will return to the ice of Las Vegas for the important challenge to the Czech Republic. Thanks for following the direct, good continuation of the evening to all the friends and readers of OA Sport .

21:10 Thanks to this splendid victory, the Azzurri grab the sixth position reaching Switzerland with 5 wins and 4 defeats. It will be a sprint finish for sixth place together with Switzerland, Norway and South Korea.

21:08 The updated standings:

1- Canada (7 wins-2 losses)
2- Scotland (6 wins-3 losses)
3- Sweden (6 wins-3 defeats)
4- USA (6 wins, 3 defeats)
5- South Korea (5 wins, 3 defeats)
6- Italy (5 wins, 4 defeats)
6- Norway (5 wins, 4 defeats)
6- Switzerland (5 wins, 4 defeats)
9- Germany (4 wins, 5 defeats)
10- Czech Republic (3 wins, 6 defeats)
11- Finland (3 wins, 6 defeats)
12- Netherlands (2 wins, 7 defeats)
13- Denmark (1 win, 8 defeats)

21:06 The results from the other fields:

USA-Canada 10-6
Norway-Denmark 10-6
Netherlands 5-4 Scotland

21:03 ITALY-SWITZERLAND 5-3 !!! With the last rejection Joel Retornaz and his companions extinguish the ambitions of Switzerland and continue in the race for the playoffs. Impeccable race of the Azzurri who overtake a tough opponent and reopen the speeches for the continuation of the journey in these 2022 World Cups.

21:00 Sahwaller places a Swiss stone at the point when the last two pitches are missing.

20:56 Perfect pass of Retornaz!

20:55 Azzurri who must avoid mistakes in this phase of the game. 4 stones at the end of the match and stone always on point for Italy.

20:51 We are halfway through the tenth end. Italian stone to point.

20:47 5-3 ITALY !!! Another point of the blues. After the magic of Retornaz, the Swiss are unable to avoid the Italian point. We are two points ahead when only the tenth and final end is missing.

20:44 Great play by Joel Retornaz, who frees the house from the Swiss stones!

20:42 There are 4 shots left at the end of the penultimate end. A fine Italian stone, but the last stone will be of the Swiss brand.

20:35 After 8 pitches there is a Swiss stone on point. The Swiss will try to balance the match in view of the tenth end.

20:30 First 4 pitches performed, Two Swiss stones to point. Penultimate end that could decide the fate not only of this match, but of the Azzurri World Cup.

20:26 The ninth end begins with the first stone placed by Simone Gonin.

20:22 4-3 ITALY !!! Sumptuous play by Retornaz that leans perfectly on the Swiss stone, capturing a very difficult point. Azzurri who take the lead two ends from the end.

20:19 Last stone for Retornaz. Really intricate situation with Switzerland in point and several stones filling the house.

20:15 Very crowded house, with a Swiss stone always on point when there are 6 pitches left.

20:11 8 pitches in this eighth and decisive end. Swiss stone so far in point.

20:05 3-3, Switzerland point, with Schwaller who pardons us. Azzurri who manage to limit the damage in an end that promised very different results. All in all that’s fine. We are now at the eighth end with Italy which will have the last pitch at its disposal.

19:59 Double rejection of Yannick Schwaller, a complicated situation for Italy which is in the hands and head of Retornaz in this final of the seventh end.

19:55 Great play by the Swiss Brunner who eliminates one of the two Italian stones and places the Swiss stone in the house in front of the guard.

19:53 9 shots performed in this seventh end and Italy at the point with two stones.

19:48 3-2 ITALY !!! Measurement error by Schwaller and the Azzurri who took the lead for the first time in this match. The sixth end ends in our favor, now Joel Retornaz and his companions have to place the extension that can be decisive.

19:44 Swiss cleaning the house two shots from the end. Azzurri who have tried placing two stones before these last stones.

19:39 Brunner places a double fail that eliminates the blue guard and sets a stone for the Swiss. 6 shots at the end of the end.

19:35 After the first 4 pitches of the sixth end there is a blue stone at the point.

19:29 Excellent defense of the blues, who with the precision of Mosaner and Retornaz force the Swiss to cancel the hand. It remains on 2-2 at the gates of the sixth end.

19:23 Swiss who with Romano Meier and Michael Brunner eliminate the guards placed by our Arman and Mosaner on four occasions. 4 shots at the end.

19:19 6 pitches in this fifth end start and no stone at home.

19:14 2-2, Italy point! Switzerland that is saved with the last two stones without flaws, and Retornaz forced again to settle for a point by easily placing the last stone in the center of the house. The tie continues when the fifth end begins.

19:08 Error by Brunner who misses the rejection but makes up for it shortly after leaning on one of the Italian stone points. Last 5 pitches, with Retornaz having the final stone.

19:05 After 8 shots, an interesting situation for Italy, which now places 3 stones in the points area. Let’s see now how Switzerland intends to replicate.

19:00 No end stolen up to now. Initial phases of the fourth end in which the Azzurri will have the last shot at their disposal.

18:55 2-1 Switzerland. Series of failures and counter-failures that keep the situation described above intact. Switzerland that unravels the skein in the final stages of this third end, taking the lead.

18:54 Perfect pass by Yannick Schwaller who sets up a Swiss stone two shots from the end of the third end.

18:48 Great play by Amos Mosaner who makes a double rejection freeing the house from the Swiss stones when 5 shots are missing, 3 of which from the Swiss.

18:44 6 shots taken in this third end start. A fine Italian stone and one placed on guard by Simone Gonin.

18:38 1-1! Bravo Joel Retornaz who prefers not to force and keep the point given the dangerous proximity of a Swiss stone. We could have gained something more from this second end but there is a prompt response from the Azzurri.

18:34 When there are two shots left at the end of the second end there is an Italian stone at the point. Particularly busy house.

18:29 Mosaner’s defeat that opens the game by eliminating the two guard stones placed by the Swiss.

18:26 We are in the middle of the second end. After the first 8 pitches the house is cleared of stone.

18:20 1-0 Switzerland, which makes its first end thanks to the final rejection of Schwaller, who removes the blue stone and brings the Swiss to the command.

18:17 House uncrowded in this first end thanks to Schwaller who removes two blue stones when the last two pitches of this first end are missing.

18:13 After the first 8 pitches there is a blue point stone protected by two guards.

18:09 Fundamental match for blue hopes. A victory would bring Italy back into the fight to hit the playoff goal.

18:05 The meeting begins. Switzerland will have the last stone of the end.

18:02 Italy which deploys the basic formation with Simone Gonin, Sebastiano Arman, Amos Mosaner and Joel Retornaz. Mattia Giovanella reserves, like the Swiss Simon Gloor. Swiss on the ice with Yannick Schwaller, Michael Brunner, Romano Meier, and Marcel Kaeufeler.

17:59 The Swiss arrive at this appointment as a fourth force, thanks to 5 wins and 3 defeats.

17:55 We recall that the first two classified of the single group pass directly to the semifinals, while the teams that will complete the round robin advance to the playoffs by ranking from third to sixth place. Italy is currently seventh with 4 wins and 4 losses.

17:50 Yesterday a day of two faces for the team led by Joel Retornaz. First the scorching defeat with South Korea, then the ransom against Germany which still keeps alive the team that won the bronze at the last European Championships.

17:45 Good evening friends and readers of OA Sport and welcome to the LIVE LIVE written on Italy-Switzerland, match of the group stage of the 2022 men’s curling World Cup. In Las Vegas, the Azzurri will try to keep the hopes of passing to the playoffs high in the hostile face to face with the Swiss.

Hello and welcome to LIVE LIVE from Italy-Switzerland, a match valid for the round robin of the 2022 Curling World Cup. A crucial match for the fate of our national team is staged on the ice of Las Vegas (USA), forced to win in order to continue to concretely pursue the qualification for the playoffs. The Azzurri, returning from their success against Germany, now occupy seventh place with 4 wins and as many defeats while the Swiss are fourth, with five wins.

Joel Retornaz and his teammates must absolutely impose themselves against the rossocrociati, in order to continue to hope for a placement between third and sixth place, useful for accessing the play-offs that are giving away the last two passes for the semifinals. It promises to be a difficult match for the tricolor quartet, which in any case has all the credentials to be able to face the opponents and pursue the luxury result.

OA Sport offers you LIVE LIVE from Italy-Switzerland, a match valid for the round robin of the World Cup 2022 of curling: news in real time, minute by minute, end by end, stone by stone, so as not to really miss a thing. It starts at 18.00. Have a good fun.

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