FINA Communications Department

Wednesday in Belgrade marked the last day of the preliminary phase of the 4th World Women's Youth Water Polo Championships, a day filled of exciting matches and uncertainty for the spectators. It was a decisive day for the teams taking the lead of their respective group. Teams advanced to the quarter finals.

Three of Wednesday's games directly decided on the group winners and all three matches did not disappoint in quality. The United States have defeated Hungary by only one goal, in the match where the Hungarians in the last minute hit crossbar twice!

The Netherlands defeated Russia with two goals advantage, although only three minutes before the end the result was equalized (12:12). Finally, a brilliant match for the first place in Group B was played between Greece and Australia.

However, games between Canada and Serbia, as well Uzbekistan and Brazil were also very interesting.

After finishing the preliminary phase of the competition, the national teams of the USA, the Netherlands, Spain and Greece make it to the next phase.

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