In Group B, FTC Telekom Budapest won an 11-2 blowout over Jadran Herceg Novi, while Pro Recco, Olympiacos, and Jug Adriatic improved to 2-0 in Group A.
Spain, Croatia, Hungary and Italy all won close battles in the quarterfinals to stay in the medal hunt at World Championships.
Australia, Greece, Germany and Spain will round out the quarterfinals field for men’s water polo at the World Championships after playoff wins on Sunday.
Serbia squeaked past Croatia for the gold, earning its 10th Super Final title, and more importantly a ticket to the 2020 Olympics, with a 12-11 win.
Serbia will face Croatia for the 2019 World League Super Final title on Sunday after both won their semifinal contests on Saturday.
Serbia moved on to the semifinals in the men’s water polo tournament with a 10-7 win over Spain on Tuesday.