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The Canadian women's team qualified for the final at the world junior curling championship with a 9-3 win over Sweden on Friday.

Skip Rachel Homan of Ottawa was in control after storming out to an early 7-0 lead on Anna Hasselborg.

"It's kind of scary to have a lead like that so early in a game," Homan said. "We just kept control of the game after that and did not allow her to build up any big ends."

The United States defeated host Switzerland 6-4 in the 3-versus-4 playoff.

The Americans will play Sweden in the semi-final on Saturday, with the winner to meet Canada for the title on Sunday.

Earlier, the Canadian men's team defeated Norway 8-4 to lock up the final playoff spot.

Skip Jake Walker of Kitchener, Ont., led until the seventh end when Norway's Steffen Mellemseter scored three to tie the match 4-4.

Canada rebounded with three in the eighth end and stole another point in the ninth to seal the victory.

Canada finished the round robin at 6-3 and will next play Switzerland (7-2) in the 3-versus-4 Page playoff game Saturday. Scotland and China will meet in the 1-versus-2 game.

The men's medal games will also be played Sunday.

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