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Jan 23, 2020

Hungary faces Montenegro in semi-finals of 34th European Water Polo Championships

The Hungarian men's team made it through to the next round after beating Russia in a thrilling 14-10 quarter-final clash.

Hungary will face Montenegro in the semi-finals of the 34th European Water Polo Championships in Budapest. The Hungarian men's team made it through to the next round after beating Russia in a thrilling 14-10 quarter-final clash.

The tournament has been left wide open after Olympic champions and four-time title-holders Serbia were knocked out of the competition by Spain. Montenegro also managed to make the final stages of the tournament after ousting world champions Italy.

Men’s quarter-final results: Italy v Montenegro 8-10, Serbia v Spain 6-6 (penalties: 3-4), Hungary v Russia 14-10, Croatia v Greece 14-11. For places 9-12th: Turkey v Georgia 6-12, Germany v Romania 15-10. For places 13-14th: Slovakia v France 6-9. For places 15-16th: Malta v Netherlands 9-19.

Semi-finals to be held on Friday: Montenegro v Hungary, Spain v Croatia. For places 5-8th: Italy v Russia, Serbia v Greece. For places 9-10th: Georgia v Germany. For places 11-12th: Turkey v Romania.

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