- Greece Falls In Penalties -
FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER-FINAL - SEMI-FINALS
|Greece||11 - 11||United States*|
|(2 - 5)
(5 - 6)
(10 - 10)
(11 - 11)
(5 - 6) Pen.
The Greek National Water Polo team was unlucky in today's Semi-final against the United States at the FINA World League Super-Final. After an 11-11 tie at the end of regulation, the Galanolefki fell in penalties 6-5.
The National Team fell heroically in today's semi-final against the United States at the FINA World League Super-Final. After a slow start in the first period, falling behind by three goals, Greece brought the game within one goal by half time. By the end of the third quarter, the scores were leveled 10-10. The United States took the lead in the fourth period and Greece dramatically scored a equalizer at the buzzer to send the game to penalties. Unfortunately, in the shootout the United States prevailed 6-5. Afroudakis, who sent the game into penalties with his buzzer-beater goal, missed the penalty that decided the final result. Despite the loss, Greece seems to be ready for the upcoming Olympic Games where our National Team is favored to earn a medal.
Greece will play Italy in tomorrow's 3rd place game in hopes of finishing 3rd in this year's FINA World League. The Galanolefki defeated Italy 15-5 earlier in the tournament during group play.