Russia storms into Baku 2015 final

Russia and Spain will play for the 2015 European Games gold medal and this year's European Junior championship. Spain held off Greece in a tense semifinal 9-6 while Russia overpowered Italy 17-7 to storm into the final. The Russian ladies raced to an early 6-0 lead and never looked back in the strikingly one-sided semifinal. The final match of the Thursday in Baku saw Spain and Greece being more levelled. After a back-and-forth contest for 3 quarters it was Spain who took a decisive sprint in the final phase of the match. Consecutive goals by Alejandra Aznar (4 goals total) and Paula Crespi secured the 3-goal victory. The results set up a re-match of the Group B clash won by Russia on Sunday 12-8.

In other results on Thursday Great Britain secure an 11th place finish by beating Israel 10-5. Germany and Slovakia will play for 7th place after both having won their respective classification semifinals. Germany held off France 8-10 while Slovakia topped Serbia 6-10. On Friday the men's competition will be played followed by an all-women's day on Saturday to conclude their tournament.

European Games 2015
Baku, Azerbaijan

Water Polo (U17 European Championships)


Day 7 results

Thursday, 18 June

Great Britain vs. Israel 10-5 (11-12 classification)
Serbia vs. Slovakia 6-10 (semifinal 7-10 classification)
France vs. Germany 8-10 (semifinal 7-10 classification
Italy vs. Russia 7-17 (semifinal)
Spain vs. Greece 9-6 (semifinal

Schedule day 8

Saturday, 20 June

12.00 Serbia vs. France (9-10 classification)
13.30: Slovakia vs. Germany (7-8 classification)
15.00: Netherlands vs. Hungary (5-6 classification)
18.00: Italy vs. Greece (bronze medal)
19.30: Russia vs. Spain (final)


Schedule day 6

Friday, 19 June

12.00: Slovakia vs. Romania (11-12 classification)
13.30: Montenegro vs. France (9-10 classification
15.00: Russia vs. Germany (semifinal 5-8 classification)
17.30: Hungary vs. Italy (semifinal 5-8 classification)
19.00: Spain vs. Croatia (semifinal)
20.30: Greece vs. Serbia (semifinal)

N.b.: time mentioned is local time.

More info? Check out tournament website.

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