FINA World League

Croatia clinches a spot at the Super Final, Serbia nearly there

Three out of three! The young Serbian water polo team defeated Romania at their swimming pool in the third round of the World League – 14: 7.

They Romanians gave a good resistance in the first two quarters and at the halftime, they had an active result 7: 7. But in the second half, the Dolphins started playing the best way they can.

In the second half, Serbian water polo players scored seven goals and conceded none.

Serbian team was rejuvenated even on the bench because Uros Stevanovic led the team, while Ciric and Savic had the roles of assistants this time.

Another interesting feature from Romania, in the Serbian national team, Red Star player Veljko Tankosic recorded a debut.

Immediately after the game, Serbs returned to Belgrade, where they will train on Tuesday, and then on Wednesday they will hit the road to Split on the Europa Cup qualifier match, where Savić will count on the following 15 players: G. Pijetlović, B. Mitrović, Mandić, V. Rašović , Filipovic, Cuk, Stojanovic, Subotic, S. Rasovic, Jaksic, Drasovic, Randjelovic, Ubovic, D. Pijetlovic and Lazic.

As for the World League, the next match will be on March 20, when Serbia will be hosting Montenegro with a duel that will decide the winner of the group.

Croatia national water polo team secured a first place in the B group and also a visa for Super Final tournament of the FINA World League. Barracudas easily won away against Russia – 17:9.

Russian made a better start in this game a took an early 2:0 lead. But, Croatia quickly answered. Until the end of the first half, home team managed to put some strong resistance.

Nevertheless, the rulling world champion started to play much better after the brake, scored four consecutive goals in the third quarter and secured an important victory.

Andjelo Setka was the best scorer in Croatian team with five goals, while Loren Fatovic and Xavier Garcia added four goals each.

World League

Round 4

Group A

Romania 7:14 Serbia
(3:4, 4:3, 0:3, 0:4)

Romania: Coveanu 2, Radu, Fulea, Oanta, Negrean, Georgescu
Serbia: Mandic 4, Subotic 2, Tomic 2, V. Rasovic 2, S. Rasovic 2, Drasovi, Jaksic


1. Serbia 3 matches – 9
2. Montenegro 2 – 3
3. Romania 3 – 0

Group B

Russia 9:17 Croatia
(4:4, 1:5, 3:4, 1:4)


1. Croatia 3 – 9
2. Russia 3 – 2
3. Germany 2 – 1

Group C

Netherlands 4:12 Spain
(0:4, 1:2, 2:4, 1:2)


1. Spain 3 – 6
2. Hungary 2 – 6
3. Netherlands 3 – 0

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