Switzerland beat Italy on day one of IWAS Powerchair Hockey World Championship ©IWAS/IPCH

Hosts Switzerland started with a win at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Powerchair Hockey World Championship.

The event, that features 10 teams for the first time in its history, is being held at the Nottwil municipality of the Sursee district in Switzerland.

In what was a tight match, Switzerland edged Italy 5-4 at the Stadthalle Sursee.

The second match of the day was a stark contrast from the first one.

Denmark posted mammoth 32-0 win over Australia.

Denmark dominated Australia with an emphatic 32-0 win ©IWAS/IPCH
Denmark dominated Australia with an emphatic 32-0 win ©IWAS/IPCH

Six matches are scheduled for tomorrow with Belgium facing the Netherlands in the fist fixture.

Germany, Finland, Canada, Switzerland, Spain, Australia, Italy and Denmark will also be in action.

The tournament is due to conclude with the finals on Sunday (August 14).