Hungary, Spain, Italy and China have won through to the quarterfinals during fourth-day play of the FINA World Women's Junior Water Polo Championship at the Olympic Swimming Complex in Funchal (POR) and join Russia, Greece, United States and Netherlands.
Hungary was the first second-round team to make Friday's quarterfinals with a victory (14-10)over Brazil, which is consigned to the round 9-12.
Hungary will grasp a clash with world champion Russia.
Spain shaked Australia (9-11) and will face Greece for a spot in the semifinals.
Italy raced to the quarterfinals with a big 18-6 win against Canada and will try to continue its way against the United States.
The day finalised with China defeating South Africa 5-13. The Netherlands will be its next opponent.
Brazil, Canada, Australia and South Africa will battle for 9th-12th place.
In the classification round 13-16 semifinals, Japan gained its first win of the week, defeating Kazakhstan 19-5. Japan will play New Zealand for 13th and Kazakhstan will face host Portugal for 15th.
Round 13-16 Semifinals
Match 25, 10:00, JAPAN 19 KAZAKHSTAN 5
Match 26, 11:20, PORTUGAL 3 NEW ZEALAND 18
Playoff - Second round
Match 27, 12:40, HUNGARY 14 BRAZIL 10
Match 28, 17:20, AUSTRALIA 9 SPAIN 11
Match 29, 18:40, ITALY 18 CANADA 6
Match 30, 20:00, SOUTH AFRICA 5 CHINA 13
Match 31, 09:00, KAZAKHSTAN v PORTUGAL
Match 32, 10:20, JAPAN v NEW ZEALAND
Round 9-12 Semifinals
Match 33, 11:40, BRASIL v CANADA
Match 34, 13:00, AUSTRALIA v SOUTH AFRICA
Match 35, 16:00, UNITED STATES v ITALY
Match 36, 17:20, NETHERLANDS v CHINA
Match 37, 18:40, RUSSIA v HUNGARY
Match 38, 20:00, GREECE v SPAIN
Photo credit: Pedro Vasconcelos