Croatia won a thriller against defending champion Hungary to claim its second European Championships title in the nation’s history.
The Spaniards scored the last three goals of the game after Greece battled back from three goals down to tie the game at 6-6.
Host Croatia beat Italy to reach the final for the first time since 2010 – that had happened on home soil in Zagreb and now again, in Split.
Both unbeaten group-winners fell in the semi-finals: Spain took the upper hand against the Netherlands with three, while Greece controlled the Italians.
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Croatia and Italy won their respective quarter-finals with ease as expected, though Italy had to dig deep against France in the first half.
Spain beat Hungary on Monday to advance to the Euro semifinals against the Netherlands. Greece faces off with Italy in the other semifinal.
France won a thriller against Serbia and made the top eight at the European Champoonships for the first time since 1958.
Title-holder Hungary handed a historical 9-goal defeat to Serbia, while Croatia beat the French with a brilliant second half.
Olympic runner-up and World Championship bronze medalist Greece had to settle for a tie with the French on the first day of men’s water polo action at Euros.
Ana Miroslavic said her recent COVID-19 test was a false positive based on three negative PCR tests afterward, but she was still cut from Croatia’s roster.
The second day of the 2022 European Water Polo Championships produced more last-second finishes, surprising upsets, and historic results.
The 2022 European Water Polo Championships kicked off with six women’s matches on Saturday, highlighted by clutch victories from Israel and Greece.
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