Italy captured its fourth men’s water polo World Championship on Saturday with a 10-5 win over Spain. The Italians also won gold in 1978, 1994 and 2011.
Spain, Croatia, Hungary and Italy all won close battles in the quarterfinals to stay in the medal hunt at World Championships.
Italy, Hungary, Croatia and Serbia claimed the first four spots in the men’s water polo quarterfinals at the World Championships.
Croatia, Hungary and Italy took control of their respective groups with victories on Wednesday in men’s water polo at the World Championships.
Ferencvaros started its quest in qualification, arrived to the Final Eight from the fourth place in the group and ended up with the Champions League trophy.
Olympiacos won the thrilling battle of the champions so the title-holders earned a 3-point lead ahead Szolnok and that might be the end for the 2017 champions from Hungary.
After 14 years, Olympiacos Piraeus (GRE) clinched its second title in the Champions League after upsetting 8-time winner Pro Recco (ITA) in its own pool.
Olympiacos (GRE) prevailed against Barceloneta (ESP) in a low-scoring match while Recco (ITA) overcame Jug (CRO) in a gruelling fight.
Serbia, Montenegro, Japan and Greece all had big wins on Day Two of the men’s water polo group play in Budapest.