Today is the most important day of the qualifications in Trieste. The winners of the semifinal encounters will take the remaining two tickets for the Tokyo Olympics. Greece and the Netherlands will face off in the first semifinal match. After that, Italy and Hungary will play each other.
This is one of the most important days in the careers of all the athletes involved. Since the stake is achieving the Olympic dream, surely both games will be filled with emotions, passion and high tensions. We are hoping to see amazing water polo, fair play and the referring at the highest level.
NETHERLANDS vs GREECE
The Dutch team enters the match against a Greek side as a slight favorite. From their 10 last encounters, Greeks managed to grab only two wins, but the Netherlands never won their games with more than 2 goals difference. Considering the great performance from the Greeks in their match against Hungary (8:5) in the first round of the tournament, we can expect a true water polo spectacle.
KOENDERS Joanne, MEGENS Maud, GENEE Dagmar, VAN DER SLOOT Sabrina, WOLVES Iris, STOMPHORST Nomi , ROGGE Bente, SEVENICH Vivian, KEUNING Maartje, KOOLHAAS Ilse, VAN DE KRAATS Simone, SLEEKING Brigitte, WILLEMSZ Debby
DIAMANTOPOULOU Chrysoula, TSOUKALA Christina, TRICHA Foteini, ELEFTHERIADOU Nikoleta, PLEVRITOU Margarita, XENAKI Eleni, NINOU Eirini, PATRA Maria, KOTSIA Christina, PLEVRITOU Vasiliki, PLEVRITOU Eleftheria, MYRIOKEFALITAKI Maria, STAMATOPOULOU Ioanna
REFEREES: Margeta Boris (SLO) | Peris Nenad (CRO)
You can watch this game from 18.00 CET via FINA TV.
HUNGARY vs ITALY
The last time these two teams met was in the quarter-final game in Gwangju 2019. Hungarians won in a close match 7:6. In the last 10 games between them, Hungary won on 7 occasions. But this time Italy is playing on the home ground and even without supporters, this can be a big advantage for them. An excellent game is guaranteed!
GANGL Edina, SZILAGYI Dorottya, VALYI Vanda, GURISATTI Greta, SZUCS Gabriella, PARKES Rebecca, ILLES Anna, KESZTHELYI Rita, LEIMETER Dora, GYONGYOSSY Aniko, RYBANSKA Natasa, GARDA Krisztina, MAGYARI Alda
GORLERO Giulia, TABANI Chiara, GARIBOTTI Arianna, AVEGNO Silvia, QUEIROLO Elisa, AIELLO Rosaria, MARLETTA Claudia Roberta, BIANCONI Roberta, GIUSTINI Sofia, PALMIERI Valeria, CHIAPPINI Izabella, VIACAVA Giulia, SPARANO Fabiana
REFEREES: Dreval Svetlana (RUS) | Schwartz Matan (ISR)
You can watch this game from 20.00 CET via FINA TV.