Hungary’s head coach Zsolt Varga picked the players who will travel to Zagreb tomorrow to play at the tournament of Division 1 of the World Water Polo Cup.
Two big stars, Denes Varga and Gergo Zalanki, aren’t on the roster.
Denes Varga joined the national team in the preparations for Zagreb after several months of absence. But, he won’t play for Hungary before the summer season, according to the earlier plans, the Hungarian Water Polo Federation announced.
The decision regarding Denes Varga was more or less expected because there were indications that he wouldn’t play for Hungary before the end of the clubs’ season.
As for Pro Recco’s left-handed goal-getter Gergo Zalanki, he will continue to train in Budapest and won’t travel to Zagreb due to a minor injury. But, he might join the team later.
There are 16 players on the list of the picked players. According to the rules, a head coach can enter 18 players for the tournament.
Besides the 16 players who will travel to Croatia tomorrow, Zalanki and Vince Vigvari (OSC Budapest), who also has suffered a minor injury, are on the 18-player list. They will join the team only if it is necessary.
Hungary’s team for the World Cup
Goalkeepers:Marton Levai (OSC Budapest), Daniel Szakonyi (Ferencvaros), Soma Vogel (Ferencvaros)
Field players: Daniel Angyal (OSC Budapest), Mate Aranyi (OSC Budapest), Gergely Burian (OSC Budapest), Gergo Fekete (Ferencvaros), Szilard Jansik (Ferencvaros), Krisztian Manhercz (OSC Budapest),,Erik Molnar (Ferencvaros), Adam Nagy (Ferencvaros), Toni Nemet (Ferencvaros), Zoltan Pohl (Ferencvaros), Marton Vamos (Olympiacos Piraeus), Vendel Vigvari (Ferencvaros), Zsombor Vismeg (Szolnok)
Reserves: Gergo Zalanki (Pro Recco) and Vince Vigvari (OSC Budapest)
Hungary is in the group with Croatia, Italy, France, USA and Japan.
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