Croatia claimed its second gold medal when it won a last-gasp, extra-time victory over Greece on day nine of the XV FINA Junior Men’s Water Polo World Championships here tonight.
In front of 2500 screaming fans, Croatia gained the victory to go with its Havana, Cuba medal in 1997, with a goal two seconds from time by Marko IVANKOVIC after Greece led most of the way. However, Croatia took the lead with six minutes remaining and Greece equalised to take the game to two extra periods.
Greece went 8-7 ahead but Croatia equalised and the game was thought to go to penalty shootout except for the heroic shot by IVANKOVIC, who was named the player of the tournament.
Greek goalkeeper Georgios PAPADOGIANNIS was named the goalkeeper of the tournament while the highest goal-scorer was Bence BATORI from Hungary with 24 goals.
Serbia had to come from 6-5 down to beat Montenegro 7-6 for the bronze medal just before the final buzzer. It was Srdan VUKSANOVIC who fired in a seven-metre shot while poorly guarded to claim the winner 10 seconds from time. Serbia was never headed until inside the final five minutes when Montenegrin Superboy Nikola MARKOVIC scored his third goal.
Spanish captain Oscar CARILLO scored a counter-attack goal 2:20 from time to edge out Italy 7-6 for fifth place. It was CARILLO’S third goal in what has been a spectacular tournament for him. Spain led for all of the match until Italy levelled the game at 5:18 in the last period.
Australia clearly won the seventh-place play-off against the United States of America 11-3 with centre forward Jeremy DAVIE and outside shooter Aaron YOUNGER increasing their tournament tallies to 17 goals each.
The All Star Team named after the championships was:
Goalkeeper: Georgios PAPADOGIANNIS (GRE)
Centre forward: Nemanja UBOVIC (SRB)
Field players: Marko IVANKOVIC (CRO), Nikola MILAKOVIC (CRO), Oscar CARILLO (ESP), Nikola MARKOVIC (MNE), Angelos VLACHOPOULOS (GRE).
8. United States of America
14. New Zealand
16. Republic of South Africa
17. Puerto Rico
GREECE 8 CROATIA 9 Gold Medal Final
Quarters: 3-1, 1-0, 2-4, 1-2, 1-1, 0-1
Referees: Alexander GALKIN (RUS), Vlastimil KRATOCHVIL (SVK).
Extra Man: GRE 2/7; CRO 5/14
GREECE: Georgios PAPADOGIANNIS, Konstantinos GENIDOUNIAS (3), Konstantinos VITELLAS, Marios KAPOTSIS (2), Konstantinos GOUVIS (1), Antonios XENAKIS, Kyriakos PONTIKEAS (1), Dmitrios LAPPAS, Angelos VLACHOPOULOS, Dimosthenis DERMITZAKIS, Dimitrios TIGKAS, Emmanouil SOLANKAKIS (1), Efstratios KECHAGIAS. Head Coach: Periklis DAMASKOS.
CROATIA: Juraj SELEM, Hrvoje BENIC, Jerko MARINIC-KRAGIC (2), Marko IVANKOVIC (1), Franko GERATOVIC (1), Marko MACAN, Andrija VLAHOVIC (1), Kristijan MILAKOVIC (4), Luka KOLAR, Marko BAUTOVIC (c), Duje LUSIC, Luka PAVLOVIC, Ivan JUKIC. Head Coach: Ivica TUCAK.
SERBIA 7 MONTENEGRO 6 Bronze Medal Final
Quarters: 2-0, 1-2, 2-2, 2-2
Referees: Dragan STAMPALJIA (CRO), Michael GOLDENBERG (USA).
Extra Man: SRB 2/6; MNE 2/6
SERBIA: Ivan JOVICIC, Strahinja RASOVIC (2), Dorde VUKMANOVIC, Srdan VUKSANOVIC (1), Aleksa SAPONIC, Matija SILASKI, Lazar KOMADINIC, Nikola DEDOVIC (1), Nikola MARIC, Nemanja UBOVIC (2), Milos MILICIC (c, 1), Nikola KOMAR, Dimitrije RISTICEVIC. Head Coach: Nenad VASILEVSKI.
MONTENEGRO: Slaven KANDIC, Stefan VIDOVIC (1), Nikola MARKOVIC (3), Branko LUCIC, Miljan NIKCEVIC, Vukota MARKOVIC, Igor POROBIC, Jovan SARIC (c), Radovan LATINOVIC, Nikola MURISIC (2), Dusan MANDIC, Nemanja VICO, Nikola RIBAC. Head Coach: Veselin KRIVOKAPIC.
SPAIN 7 ITALY 6 Classsification 5th-6th
Quarters: 2-1, 3-1, 1-2, 1-2
Referees: Nikola NJEGOVAN (SRB), Radu MATACHE (ROU).
Extra Man: ESP 2/5; ITA 1/6
SPAIN: Diego TEBAR, Daniel POSTEGUILLO, Oscar CARILLO (c, 3), Carlos SANCHEZ, Sergi CLOLS, Adria CARABI, Albert ASENJO, Victor GUTIERREZ, Ruben DE LERA (2), Andres RODRIGUEZ, Ferran TOMASA (1), Victor CABANAS (1), Sergi GARCIA. Head Coach: Emilio BAUTISTA.
ITALY: Luca MUGELLI, Aimone BARABINO (1), Luca DA MONTE, Davide STEARDO, Giacomo GIANNI (1), Giovanni BIANCO, Cristiano MIRARCHI (1), Luca MARZIALI (1), Vincenzo RENZUTO, Giuliano MATTIELLO, Giacomo CUPIDO (1), Matteo GITTO (1), Claudio BISEGNA. Head Coach: Paolo ZIZZA.
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