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Almaty 2015 day 2: Italy gets the better of Spain

Almaty, September 5.— Italy had the better of Spain 13-10 in their Group D clash and earned a possible group win in second-day action at the FINA Junior Men’s World Water Polo Championships. Both teams had plenty of time leading the match, but it was Italy who showed greater skills in the dying minutes to pull away for the win. Italy now looks certain to win the group, even before Canada played its opening match, against Uzbekistan straight after. Canada survived the rugged encounter with Uzbekistan 19-18 with the Asians’ best player, Kirill Rustamov, scoring a tournament-high 11 goals.

In Group A, Montenegro closed the day’s proceedings with a 21-12 victory over South Africa, which proved to be an showing by the Africans.

In Group B, Hungary beat China 23-8 and Netherlands was held scoreless by Japan in the final quarter, but still won 13-10.

In Group C, Serbia’s surge to the title was helped with a 29-4 win over Mexico.


World Junior Championships
Almaty (KAZ)


Saturday 05-09:

Match 15: 18:20, Group A, SOUTH AFRICA 12 MONTENEGRO 21
Quarters: 4-4, 1-8, 4-3, 3-6.

Referees: Balasz Szekely (HUN), Daniel Vasquez (MEX).

Extra Man: RSA: 4/8. MNE: 7/12.

Pens: MNE: 0/1.

Teams:
SOUTH AFRICA: Gareth May, Roarke Olver, Tim Rezelman (1), Shane Fourie (5), Claudio Fernandes, Nicholas Downes, Jason Evezard (2), Liam Neill (2), Keanan Alexander (1), Wyatt Edwards (1), Themba Mthembu. Head Coach: Jason Sileno.

MONTENEGRO: Aresenije Stanovic, Ugjesa Vukasovic (6), Dorde Bulatovic, Dusan Matkovic, Matija Brguljan (2), Nicolas Savejic (2), Danilo Adzic (4), Stefan Porobic (1), Filip Gardasevic (4), Janko Krivokapic (2), Milija Mandic. Head Coach: Zoran Maslovar.


Match 14: 17:00, Group D, CANADA 19 UZBEKISTAN 18
Quarters: 4-5, 6-5, 3-4, 6-4

Referees: Erwin Schapers (NED), Amirhossein Safabakhash (IRI).

Extra Man: CAN: 7/9. UZB: 1/1.

Pens: CAN: 1/1.

Teams:
CANADA: Samuel Reiber, Giordano Marconuto (1), Maxime Schapowal (2), Gaelan Patterson (3), Matthew Halajian (5), Julien Allard, Benjamin Bolduc (1), Sean Spooner (4), Jeremie Blanchard (1), Aria Suleimanipak (2), Paule Kotarac. Head Coach: Nikola Maric.

UZBEKISTAN: Radion Knabibullaev, Mirjalol Nagmatov, Doniyor Umarov, Artur Kim, Maksim Krakhotin (1), Aleksey Zaytsev (3), Kirill Rustamov (11), Egor Chumachenko (2), Grorgiy Mamedov, Aleksey Massel, Khayotson Rakhimov. Head Coach: Aleksandr Sokolov.


Match 13: 15:40, Group D, SPAIN 10 ITALY 13
Quarters: 4-3, 3-3, 2-3, 1-4

Referees: Miodrag Stefanovic (SRB), Michail Skalochoritis (GRE).

Extra Man: ESP: 6/8. ITA: 3/7.

Pens: ITA: 1/2.

Teams:
SPAIN: Miguel Linares, Sergei Cabanas (5), Cuillem Garcia (1), Marc Corbalan (1), Xavi Serra (2), Alvaro Granados, Borsa Fenoy, Agusti Pericas, Roger Tahvll, Alesandro Bustos (1), Alfonso Lopez-Saez. Head Coach: Quim Colet.

ITALY: Fabio Viola, Umberto Esposito, Edoardo di Somma (5), Antonio Maccioni, Gianluigi Foglio (1), Roberto Ravina (1), Vincenze Dolce (3), Eduardo Campopiano, Jacopo Alesiani (3), Alessandro Velotto, Gianmarco Nicosia. Head Coach: Ferdinando Pasci.


Match 11: 12:40, Group C, MEXICO 4 SERBIA 29
Quarters: 2-7, 1-9, 1-7, 0-8

Referees: Haldun Toygarli (TUR), Akbar Sadikov (UZB).

Extra Man: MEX: 1/11. SRB: 7/10.

Pens: SRB: 1/1.


Teams:
MEXICO: Alfredo de la Mova, Hazed Veya, Raul Vargus, Raul Muniz, Rodrigo Avalos, Sinahi Gonzalez (1), Arturo Ocejo (1), Alexey Grubnik, Diego Mercado (1), Jorge Cervantes (1), Isaac Contreras. Head Coach: Raul de la Pena.

SERBIA: Lazar Dobozanov, Mihajlo Repanovic (1), Gavril Subotic (10), Ivan Gvozdanovic (1), Drasko Gogov (6), Nebojsa Toholj, Marko Manojlovic (3), Filip Radojevic (7), Milan Vitorovic. Head Coach: Vladimir Vujasinovic.


Match 10: 11:20, Group B, JAPAN 10 NETHERLANDS 13
Quarters: 0-4, 4-5, 3-4, 3-0

Referees: Radu Matache (ROU), Michael Baty (RSA).

Extra Man: JPN: 0/6. NED: 4/7.

Pens: JPN: 1/1. NED: 1/1.


Teams:
JAPAN: Kazuki Hashimoto, Kenta Araki (2), Mitsuru Takata (2), Shuma Kawamoto, Shotaro Yamada (1), Daichi Nagano, Shu Hamada (1), Seiya Adachi (4), Miki Sato (1), Kohei Inaba, Ryosuke Oshima. Head Coach: Yoshinori Shiota.

NETHERLANDS: Milan Koff, Kjeld Veenhuis (4), Guus  van Yperen, Sam Burg (3), Guus Wolswinkel, Tarik Scherrenburg, Harmen Muller, Pascal Janssen (1), Bilal Gbadamassi, Benjamin Hoepelman (5), Brent Hofmeyer. Head Coach: Jacob Spijker.


Match 9: 10:00, Group B, CHINA 8 HUNGARY 23
Quarters: 1-5, 2-3, 2-8, 3-7

Referees: Daniel Daners (URU), Ahmed Kotb (EGY).

Extra Man: CHN: 3/7. HUN: 4/7.

Pens: HUN: 2/2.

Teams:
CHINA: Guozheng Wei, Zekai Xie, Zhongxzan Chen (3), Jiahao Peng, Rongkun Lie, Bezyi Wang (1), Yingyi Gao (1), Rui Chen (2), Yi Lu, Dong Ni (2), Xiang Fu. Head Coach: Yaohua Chen.

HUNGARY: Istvan Kardos, Marcell Kolozsi (4), Zoltan Pohl, Tamas Sedlmayer (2), Adam Nagy (1), Balasz Kalanovics (1), Gergo Zalanki (5), Gergo Kovacs (4), Krisztian Peter Manhercz (6), Simon Benedek Vogel, Soma Vogel. Head Coach: Gyorgi Horkai.

Thanks to Russel McKinnon,

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