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Convincing Wins for Germany, Greece, Serbia and Spain – Men’s Water Polo World League, Day 5

The European preliminaries of the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League 2019 went underway in various European cities on Tuesday, February 19, as five games were played.

Match Reports

Group A’s leader Hungary narrowly beat Russia by two goals (10-8), giving the Hungarians their fifth victory since the beginning of the season. Russia still offered a great defense with a tied second quarter (4-1, 2-2, 3-2, 1-3).

Group B’s leader Greece defeated the Dutch 12-6, with a decisive last quarter (3-3, 3-2, 3-1, 3-0). Greece has won four of its five games so far, while the Netherlands have won two and lost three games. In the second game of group B, Spain crushed Ukraine 17-2, giving no chance to the latter in the first and last quarters (1-0, 5-1, 4-1, 7-0).

Italy and France battled it out in group C’s only match, but Italy ended triumphing 6-4 (2-1, 2-2, 2-1, 0-0). Italy has 10 points and has won four games so far.

Serbia defeated Romania 13-6 despite the efforts provided by the latter squad in the last quarter (3-1, 4-1, 4-2, 2-2).

Match Results

Day 5

17:00 Malta9
Germany18
17:00 Hungary10
Russia8
19:00 Serbia13
Romania6

20:00 Netherlands6
Greece12
20:00 France4
Italy6
20:30 Spain17
Ukraine2

Upcoming Matches

Day 6

March 12 Croatia
Serbia
March 12 Malta
Hungary
March 12 Montenegro
France

March 12 Germany
Russia
March 12 Spain
Netherlands
March 12 Ukraine
Greece

Standings

Group A

  1. Hungary 14
  2. Russia 9
  3. Germany 7
  4. Malta 0

Group B

  1. Greece 12
  2. Spain 12
  3. Netherlands 6
  4. Ukraine 0

Group C

  1. Italy 10
  2. Montenegro 5
  3. France 0

Group D

  1. Serbia 8
  2. Croatia 7
  3. Romania 0

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