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Wednesday , October 28 2020

Greece defend FINA World Junior Water Polo title in Kuwait

Greece Team celebrate after being crowned 2019 FINA World Men’s Junior Water Polo champions

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21: Greece beat Serbia 6-4 to be crowned 2019 FINA World Men’s Junior Water Polo champions, in the final held at Kuwait’s Sheikh Naser Al-Mohammad aquatics complex.

The Greeks maintained their lead throughout proceedings as goalkeeper Nikolaos Mitrakis’ heroics prevented the Serbs from edging higher – earning him a goalkeeper of the tournament award. Italy trail in third after a 9-6 triumph over Croatia, the Croats having suffered red cards being handed out to two players in the encounter.

Spain came fifth after a convincing 14-8 triumph over Montenegro, with the United States of America trailing in sixth after beating Japan. Following the event, head of the Kuwait and Asian swimming bodies Sheikh Khaled Al-Bader Al-Sabah praised Kuwait’s hosting of the tournament as a success. (KUNA)


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