Water polo, Europeans: Setterosa beaten by Greece, Settebello in an attack on Croatia

Blue all the time beneath, it closes 12-9, Avegno’s hat-trick just isn’t sufficient. Today Campagna group in Split bedlam

Franco Carrella

The golden dream ends, however the tower stays close by. Setterosa loses to Greece in the European Championship, Italy’s first defeat in Split after six victories: “The proper resolution. From the start we struggled to attack their M zone and we left the sport in the thoughts” stated Carlo Silipo on the 12-9 that ended a bitter Wednesday in Croatia. On Friday the issue of bronze with the Netherlands, surpassed 10-7 with Spain: it is going to be the identical remaining of the final World Cup, the place the orange gained 7-5.


Setterosa, who gained the medal in the ultimate in Belgrade 2016 (bronze) and performed in the ultimate in Eindhoven 2012 folded the Greeks (13-10), just isn’t forward in the 32 ‘. He drives constantly as much as 30”, he finishes with an computerized shot and throughout the competitors he registers 0 of the 4 winners in the rating, with a rating of 6-4 for the group of Kammenou. A little bit of a restart additionally in the second half, with the Plevritou sisters and the participant Stamatopoulou on the shields. Avegno closes with a hat-trick. On Friday, subsequently, the final motion towards the Dutch: if we beat the Spanish champions in the primary spherical, it signifies that the duty is feasible.


Tomorrow is Settebello’s flip. In the primary area of Spaladium it is going to be essential to struggle not solely with the primary group, but additionally with ten thousand followers. The magic scenario that the Azzurri felt once more on June 29 in Budapest in the quarterfinals of the World Cup with Hungary, profitable 11-10: they know the right way to do it. Croatia remained on the worldwide platform for the primary time in 15 years: from Melbourne 2007 onwards, it gained medals (two gold, one silver, 4 bronze). Compared to the group, coach Tucak has left Vukicevic, has recalled Zovic to hitch one other Kharkov left (pure Russian, new buy of Brescia) and has mixed Biljaka and Filip Krzic between 15. A mix of expertise and youth: the center age of Croatia is just like that of Settebello (respectively 23 and 24 years), whereas the kilos are on the facet of the plenty (98 towards 92). Sandro Campagna stated: “It can be nice to compete in an overflow swimming pool. “At the second we all know one another very effectively and there are not any secrets and techniques between us, generally we skilled collectively” remembers Tucak, who was with Bijac (previously Pro Recco) the very best participant in ‘area 15-5 towards Georgia in the quarterfinals. As already occurred towards France, Italy will solely be capable to play 12 gamers on account of Renzuto’s ban (enchantment rejected). It can be performed at 8.30 pm, reside on RaiSport. Another drawback is between Hungary who they had been newly found (Zsolt Varga robbed Marcz) and Spain, who stole the World Cup on penalties. Italy’s final gold was recorded in 1995 (after one other victory in 1947 and 1993). Barakuda – as they’re referred to as – gained solely as soon as, in 2010, beating the Azzurri in Zagreb (7-3).The prime group was additionally in the ultimate of the 2012 Olympics in London, the place the crimson and white gained 8-6.


The final comparability began in August video games: Italy’s victory in the Sardinia Cup of Sassari (12-11) and the Four Nations of Belgrade (12-9). In the primary spherical, on the Spaladium Arena, the Slavs defeated Malta (19-5) and France (13-7) and drew with Greece (5-5), then defeated Georgia in the group stage (15-5). Like Settebello, after closing the primary spherical, he skipped the spherical of 16.

GREECE: Stamatopoulou, E. Plevritou 2 (1 pen), Chydirioti 1, Tricha, M. Plevritou, Xenaki 2, Ninou 3 (1 pen), Patra 1, Siouti 1, V. Plevritou 2, Giannopoulou, Myriokefalitaki, Sotireli. Kammenou teams. ITALY: Banchelli, C. Tabani 2, Galardi, Avegno 3 (1 rig.), Giustini, Bettini, Picozzi 1, Bianconi 1 rig., Palmieri 1, Marletta 1, A. Cocchiere, Viacava, Condorelli. Groups will not be accessible. SUPPORTERS: Alexandrescu (Rom) and Schwartz (Isr). NOTE: sup. num. Greece 10 (4 targets), Italy 13 (3). Exit 3 f. E. Plevritou 29′, Giannopoulou 31′, Bianconi 32′.

WOMEN – TIPS: Twelve teams had been divided into two teams, the primary 4 had been divided into every group in the quarter (first and fourth and second and third).

GROUP: Germany, Croatia, Hungary, Greece, Holland, Romania (A); Serbia, France, Slovakia, Italy, Israel, Spain (B).

Week 27 – Group A: Germany-Romania 15-10, Netherlands-Croatia 22-6, Greece-Hungary 9-8. Group B: Spain-Serbia 32-3, Italy-Slovakia 26-1, Israel-France 8-7.

Week 28 – Group A: Greece-Romania 24-3, Croatia-Germany 15-8, Netherlands-Hungary 13-4. Group B: France-Serbia 15-14, Israel-Slovakia 18-7, Italy-Spain 12-9.

Tuesday the thirtieth – Group A: Hungary-Germany 26-4, Croatia-Romania 15-6, Netherlands-Greece 13-8. Group B: Serbia-Slovakia 9-6, Spain-France 16-4, Italy-Israel 18-5.

Thursday 1 September – Group A: Greece-Germany 13-3, Netherlands-Romania 28-0, Hungary-Croatia 22-6. Group B: Italy-Serbia 23-7, Spain-Israel 20-3, France-Slovakia 28-5.

Saturday 3 – Group A: Hungary-Romania 22-0, Greece-Croatia 24-4, Netherlands-Germany 29-3. Rank: Netherlands 15; Greece 12; Hungary 9; Croatia 6; Germany 3; Romania 0. Group B: Spain-Slovakia 26-3, Israel-Serbia 15-4, Italy-France 19-6. Rank: Italy 15; Spain 12; Israel 9; France 6; Serbia 3; Slovakia 0.

Monday the fifth – Quarterfinals Netherlands-France 22-3, Croatia-Italy 8-16, Spain-Hungary 15-11, Greece-Israel 14-4.

Wednesday 7 – Semi-finals Spain-Netherlands 10-7, Greece-Italy 12-9.

Friday the ninth – third place Netherlands-Italy (19), 1st place Spain-Greece (20.30).

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