Host Croatia beat Italy in a thrilling match to reach the final

Croatia v Italy 11-10  Francesco di Fulvio kicked off the party with a 6m shot 29 seconds into the game – the reply came  immediately, Konstantin Kharkov sent the ball home from the first man-up. Mirroring extras followed – both went in, both times the ball got a wicked deflection on a blocking arm. Some […]

Hungary beats the world champion, reaches the final again

Eight weeks after a devastating 7th place finish at home in Budapest at the FINA World Championships Hungary is back in business: with a new coach and a brand-new team they managed to beat world champion Spain and they are set to retain their title. Hungary v Spain 10-8 The game started where their last […]

Spain and Greece to stage the final showdown  – Split 2022, day 12

Both unbeaten group-winners fell in the semi-finals: Spain took the upper hand against the Netherlands with three great periods, while Greece controlled the entire game against Italy and also gained a three-goal win. Spain may retain their title on Friday, while the Greeks may claim their first-ever European crown after three silver medal-winning effort in […]

Greece v Italy 12-9 – Split 2022

The Greeks opened the scoring with a fine man-up play, finished by Erini Ninou, then came a lengthy  battle, with a lot of swimming and position play to seek any minor advantage. Italy needed 4:28 minutes  to open their account in this game, then Domitilli Picozzi’s pinpoint shot was good enough for an  equaliser. The […]

Netherlands v Spain 7-10 – Split 2022

In a span of 1:45 minutes Spain jumped to a 0-2 lead with the usual great centre goal by Maica Garcia  and a fine action shot by Elena Ruiz – and that made a long-lasting impact, at least to the rest of the first  half. Both teams missed a woman-up in the following phase before […]