PR36 - Europe Preliminaries conclude; Serbia, Montenegro, Italy and Croatia advance

2009

Winners from the three groups competing within the European preliminaries of the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League 2009 are confirmed following the conclusion of the last round of games yesterday (May 12, 2009). Thus, the first qualifiers for the Super Final (June 16-21 in Podgorica, MNE) are as follows: Serbia has qualified from Group 1, Italy and Montenegro (as host) will advance from Group 2, and Croatia goes from Group 3.

Here are the game reports from Round 6:
Montenegro 9 – Italy 4 (Heceg Novi, MNE)
(2-1, 2-1, 3-1, 2-1)

Scorers for Montenegro: Vukcevic (1), Radovic, Ticic (2), Trajkovic (3), Gojkovic (2), P. Jokic (1). Scorers for Italy: Giacoppo (1), Giorgetti (2), Di Somma, Luongo (1).

Serbia 11- Greece 7 (Belgrade, SRB)
(3-0, 4-2, 2-2, 2-3)

Scorers for Serbia: Zivko Gocic (2), Dusko Pijetlovic (3), Slobodan Nikic (2), Filip Filipovic (1), P. Filipovic (1), Andrija Prlainovic (2). Scorers for Greece: G. Foudoulis (4), Nikitas Kochilas (1), Evaggelos Delakas (1), C. Kolomvos (1).

Spain 9 – Croatia 7 (Las Palmas, ESP)
(2-1, 1-2, 3-1, 3-3)

Scorers for Spain: Blai Mallarach (2), Felipe Perrone (2), Ivan Gallego (1), Albert Espanol (1), M. Garcia (1), X. Vallest (2). Scorers for Croatia: F. Paskvalin (2), D. Cule (1), L. Loncar (2), P. Obradovic (1), I. Bebic (1).

Germany 11 – Russia 10 (Esslingen, GER)
(3-2, 2-3, 4-2, 2-3)

Scorers for Germany: Florian Naroska (1), Marko Savic (2), Marc Politze (2), Andreas Schlotterbeck (4), Tobias Gietz (1), Ingo Pickert (1). Scorers for Russia: Vitaly Yurchik (1), Dmitry Antipov (2), Artem Odincov (1), Konstantin Stepanjuk (1), Viktor Vishnyakov (3), Alexey Agarkov (2).

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