The Hungarian national team achieved a remarkable 10-8 victory over European champions Spain in the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Water Polo Championships in Athens.
Among the four, Attila Peru will meet the winner of the Canada-Kazakhstan confrontation on Friday.
Women’s World League Final, Quarter-finals
Hungary – Spain 10-8 (3-3, 3-1, 2-2, 2-2)
Top scorers from the Hungarian national team: Kestelj 3, Laimer, Garda 2-2, Zilagyi, Gorissati, Jeongyosi 1-1
Although the Hungarians defeated the Japanese in the group stage, they were defeated by the Russians and Canadians, so the world championship silver medalists were waiting for them among the eight. The match was won by Fed captain Atilla Peru preparing for the Tokyo Olympics, playing the best match of the tournament so far, and already had a four-goal advantage in the fourth quarter.
Played on Monday: Hungary-Japan 10–26
Played on Tuesday: Russia-Hungary 14-13
Played on Wednesday: Canada-Hungary 13-12 (4-2, 3-5, 3-1, 3-4)
Friday: 5-8. Place, semi-finals
Saturday: places: 14.00, 15.45, 17.30, 19.15
Opening photo: Hungarian national team captain Attila Biro and the players play in the group stage of the European Water Polo Championship in Budapest in the match between Hungary and Greece. MTI / Zsolt Szigetváry
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