Greece cruise into quarterfinals of World Championships
2017 WATER POLO WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS - LAST 12
|Greece||14 - 4||Japan|
The Greek national water polo team cruised passed Japan in the last 12 matchup in water polo at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships, defeating their opponents 14-4.
After finishing second in the group stages behind Serbia, Greece qualified for the Last 12 in water polo at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships. In the group stages, Greece defeated both Spain (8-7) and South Africa (18-2) before falling 11-6 to the eventual group winners, Spain, in the final group match. Serbia earned the automatic ticket to the quarterfinals of the competition while Greece moved to the Last 12 where they matched up against Japan, who finished third in group D behind both Russia and Croatia.
In Sunday’s fixture, the Greek team outplayed Japan and cruised passed their opponents with a 14-4 scoreline. The exceptional Greek defense along with great defensive play allowed no chance for Japan to get into the game with Greece going on a 7-0 run to end the first half. After the halftime break, the Galanolefki took their foot off the gas as a much more difficult match awaits against Group A winners Montenegro in the quarterfinals.
Greece will play Montenegro tomorrow July 25th at 3:50 PM Greek time (8:50 AM EST) in Budapest.