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Close wins for Croatia, Italy on Zagreb four-nation final day

The final day of the four-nation tournament in Zagreb in preparation for the upcoming 2014 European Championships saw two high-scoring but close games. Hosts Croatia won the tournament remaining undefeated as they topped Spain 12-11 on Sunday. Luka Bukic and Sandro Sukno earned top scoring honours netting a triple shots each. Italy in the second match held off Russia 12-13, led by Lorenzo Bruni who scored three goals. Italy therewith finished second while Spain is third. Fellow 2014 Europeans participant Russia closed out the tournament in fourth place.



Four-nation tournament
Zagreb, Croatia

Schedule and results


Friday, 20 June:

Croatia vs. Russia 16-6 (3-1, 4-0, 6-2, 3-3)
Croatia scorers: Maro Jokovic 4, Petar Muslim 4, Andelo Setka 3, Luka Bukic 2, Ivan Buljubasic, Sandro Sukno, Niksa Dobud.

Russia scorers: Vladislav Timakov 2, Ivan Nagaev 2, Konstantin Stepanyuk, Kirill Novoksenov.

Italy vs. Spain 9-7 (1-1, 2-2, 4-1, 2-3)
Italy scorers: Nicholas Presciutti 2, Massimo Giacoppo 2, Fabio Baraldi 2, Francesco di Fulvio, Alex Giorgetti, Andrea Fondelli.

Spain scorers: Guillermo Molina 2, Marc Roca, Marc Minguell, Balazs Somogyi, Francisco Fernandez, Xavi Garcia.

Saturday, 21 June:

Croatia vs. Italy 12-9 (4-2, 4-5, 1-2, 3-0)
Croatia scorers: Luka Bukic 2, Maro Jokovic 2, Andro Buslje 2, Sandro Sukno 2, Luka Loncar, Niksa Dobud, Kristijan Milakovic, Duje Zivkovic.

Italy scorers: Francesco di Fulvio 3, Stefano Luongo 3, Alex Giorgetti 2, Andrea Fondelli.

Spain vs. Russia 16-8 (5-2, 2-3, 3-1, 6-2)
Spain scorers: Xavi Garcia 4, Albert Español 3, Alberto Munarriz 2, Francisco Fernandez 2, Blai Mallarach 2, Marc Roca, Guillermo Molina, Balazs Somogyi.

Russia scorers:

Sunday, 22 June:

Croatia vs. Spain 12-11 (2-1, 3-3, 3-4, 4-3)
Croatia scorers: Luka Bukic 3, Sandro Sukno 3, Maro Jokovic 2, Ivan Buljubasic, Andro Buslje, Niksa Dobud, Kristijan Milakovic.

Spain scorers: Albert Español 3, Francisco Fernandez 2, Xavi Garcia 2, Alberto Munarriz, Marc Minguell, Balazs Somogyi, Blai Mallarach.
 
Russia vs. Italy 12-13 (1-4, 4-4, 4-3, 3-2)
Russia scorers:

Italy scorers: Lorenzo Bruni 3, Nicholas Presciutti 2, Alex Giorgetti (pictured) 2, Alessandro Nora 2, Francesco di Fulvio, Francesco Coppoli, Valentino Gallo, Stefano Luongo.

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