Italy, Hungary, Croatia and Serbia claimed the first four spots in the men’s water polo quarterfinals at the World Championships.
Australia was the surprise of the quarterfinals, ousting Hungary in a penalty shootout victory, while Croatia, Spain and Serbia followed with dominant wins.
Serbia, the bronze medalist in each of the last two Olympic Games and winner of the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, beat defending Olympic champions, Croatia, 11-7 for the gold medal in Rio.
Croatia, the goal medalists from the 2012 London Olympic Games, defeated Montenegro on Thursday to make the final round of men’s water polo tournament in Rio.
A Serbia-Hungary tie highlighted yesterday’s water polo competition, along with a victory for Croatia over the American men.
Despite 2 goals from their captain Tony Azevedo, the American men fell in their opening match of the 2016 Olympics.