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Croatia beats Serbia to advance to the semi-finals of the World Water Polo Championship

Croatia’s Jerko Marinać Kragić (Photo courtesy of Albert ten Hove / Orange Pictures)

Hungary, June 29, 2022 – Impressive defensive markings helped Croatia defeat Serbia in the quarterfinals of the 2022 World Water Polo Championship in Hungary on Wednesday.

Toni Popaditch led the wave with many important saves and Croatia defeated Serbia 14-12 (1-1, 4-3, 5-5, 5-3). Proceed to the semi-finals.

Popaditch was great and saved 70% of the Serbian shots in the first half.

Score levels have been 1-1 since the first quarter and Croatia will enter a half-time break at 5-4. Serbia will close the gap near the end of the quarter, while enjoying a three-goal lead in the third quarter.

Croatia beats Serbia to advance to the final of the World Water Polo Championship

Croatian Head Coach Ivica Tucak (Photo courtesy of Albert ten Hove / Orange Pictures)

The Ivica Tucek team again increased their lead to three goals in the final quarter, scoring a memorable victory.

In the case of Croatia Jerko Marinać Kragić, Marco Zvera, Josip Vulrich When Franco Rajitch Scored twice Constantine Kharkiv, Ante Bukizevic, Luca Vukić, Andria Basic, Loren Fatovich When Ivan Crapitch One for each.

Croatia beats Serbia to advance to the final of the World Water Polo Championship

Andria Basic (Photo by Albert Ten Hove / Orange Pictures)

Croatia finished the group stage undefeated with a draw with Greece (8-8) before defeating Germany (13-9) and Japan (21-13).

Croatia will face the winner of the match between Spain and Montenegro in the final.

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