On July 17, Croatia opened the World Waterpolo Championship, which is being held in the land of the rising sun – Japan
After the victory against Argentina (24:5) and defeat against Hungary (10:12), Croatia will play against Japan today. The match starts at 12 pm, and it depends on this match and the result in that match, who they will play against.
In the group with which the group from which Croatia was drawn, Serbia defeated Montenegro 17-15 after five games. Spain beat South Africa 27-6. Thus, Spain took first place in the group and directly qualified for the quarterfinals, Serbia finished in second place, and Montenegro in third place.
Now the only doubt remains who will be second and third in group C? This will be decided by the match between Croatia and Japan, which will be played today at 12 pm our time if Croatia wins. Then they will play against Montenegro. If he loses the decisive match, he will play against the Serbian national team. The round of 16 matches will be played on Sunday.
In addition to hunting for a medal at this World Championship, Croatia is also hunting for a ticket to Paris and the Olympic Games that will be held next summer. Croatia has been world champion twice so far (2007 and 2017), and won silver in Kazan in 2015. Croatia won the bronze medal in Rome, Shanghai, Barcelona, and Gwangju.