We have made it into the Olympics! The water polo teams from Australia, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Japan, Kazakhstan, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia and South Africa are now qualified.
The South African team came to this tournament with the goal of surprising, but could not find any points against Italy (2:21) or the United States (3:20). The day before yesterday, their attacking side failed to produce anything and only scored one point against Italy.
With Serbia leading Group B and ranked number 12 in the world, their main rival Kenya has a difficult task ahead of them to defend their third place spot. The previous two matches have been won by an average margin of three points with Japan losing 0:3 and Korea likewise lost 0:3.
In the last round, they almost lost. But then they came back and won against Japan (10-9) and got a win.
What were the predictions
The Africans have a good advantage. They are not good at offence, but they also don’t allow many points. This story is not about the Greeks. They are usually strong on defence and don’t try hard at offence.
Result of the meeting
South Africa 5 : 28 Greece