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Great Britain's curlers face must-win Denmark match

Eve Muirhead

GB women suffer fourth curling loss

Great Britain's women's curlers must beat Denmark on Monday to retain any realistic hopes of winning a medal at the Winter Olympics.

Sunday's loss to Switzerland leaves GB needing to win at least one of their two remaining games and rely on other sides losing, to reach the semi-finals.

The game against the Danes - ninth equal with two wins and five losses - is at 2200 GMT on Monday.

Team GB, currently sixth in the table, then face unbeaten Canada on Tuesday.

The British women's hopes of emulating Rhona Martin's rink's Olympic gold in 2002 suffered a major blow in the 10-6 defeat by Switzerland. Skip Eve Muirhead made a bad mistake in the fourth end but GB rallied from 9-1 down before the Swiss secured victory.

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Japan - Britain's biggest rivals for the fourth semi-final place - then came from 6-0 down to beat Russia 12-9.

Muirhead said: "It is going to be tough to get back from three wins and three losses.

"But we can only take each game at a time and try and perform the way we know we can, like in the second half of this game.

"We are not down and out of it yet, we need to win our two games and rely on other results going our way."



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