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Four teams qualify for quarterfinals

Almaty, August 8.— Greece, Spain, Australia and Montenegro have won through to the quarterfinals after preliminary-round action on the sixth day of the FINA Junior Men’s World Water Polo Championships. Greece beat Mexico 17-8, Spain held off Egypt 15-11, Australia defeated Netherlands 15-10 and Montenegro beat host nation Kazakhstan 17-11. Greece will play Croatia in the first quarterfinal on Thursday, followed by the Hungary-Montenegro clash, then the Serbia-Spain encounter and lastly the Italy-Australia match.

In earlier matches, Uzbekistan, with the redoubtable Kirill Rustamov scoring 11 goals to move his tournament tally to an incredible 38, beat South Africa 23-12 and China downed Iran 16-13. They now move into lower-ranked semifinals on Thursday.

Thursday’s schedule:

Round 13-18 Semifinals

50.    10:00        W41 UZB          v       W42 JPN
52.    11:20        W43 CAN         v       W44 CHN

Round 9-12 Semifinals    

53.    12:40        L45   KAZ          v       L46   MEX
54.    15:40        L47   EGY          v       L48   NED

Round 1-8 Quarterfinals

55.    16:20        1A    CRO          v       W46 GRE
56.    17:40        1B    HUN          v       W45  MNE
57.    19:00        1C    SRB          v        W47  ESP
58.    20:20        1D    ITA            v       W48 AUS


World Men's Junior Championships
Almaty (KAZ)


Wednesday 09-08:

Match 45: 18:20, MONTENEGRO 17 KAZAKHSTAN 11
Quarters: 3-1, 5-2, 4-5, 5-3

Referees: Radu Matache (ROU), Bianco (ITA).

Extra Man: MNE: 4/6. KAZ: 4/8.

Pens: Nil

Teams:
MONTENEGRO: Aresenije Stanovic, Ugjesa Vukasovic (2), Dorde Bulatovic, Dusan Matkovic, Matija Brguljan (5), Nicolas Savejic (4), Danilo Adzic (3), Stefan Porobic, Filip Gardasevic (1), Janko Krivokapic (2), Milija Mandic. Head Coach: Zoran Maslovar.

KAZAKHSTAN: Aleksandr Lopatkin, Stanislav Shedov (2), Ruslan Akhmetov (1), Sultan, Shonzhigitov, Miras Aubakirov (1), Sergey Bogomolov, Maxim Zhardan (3), Egor Berbelyuk (3), Altay Altayev (1), Yulian Verdesh, Valeriy Shlemov. Head Coach: Nemanja Knezevic.


Match 48: 17:00, NETHERLANDS 10 AUSTRALIA 15
Quarters: 2-5, 2-6, 3-1, 3-3

Referees: Sinisa Matijasevic (MNE), Jaume Teixido (ESP).

Extra Man: NED: 2/8. AUS: 6/9.

Pens: NED: 1/1

Teams:
NETHERLANDS: Milan Koff, Kjeld Veenhuis (1), Guus  van Yperen (2), Sam Burg (1), Guus Wolswinkel, Tarik Scherrenburg (1), Harmen Muller (2), Pascal Janssen, Bilal Gbadamassi, Benjamin Hoepelman (3), Brent Hofmeyer. Head Coach: Jacob Spijker.

AUSTRALIA: Anthony Hrysanthos (1), Nicholas Brooks (4), Angus Lambie, Christopher Perrott, William Armstrong (4), Jordan Kremers-Taylor (3), William Mackay, Leo Hurley, Andrew Ford (2), James Smith (1), Sam Cocokios. Head Coach: Slobodan Macic.


Match 47: 15:40, EGYPT 11 SPAIN 15
Quarters: 1-2, 4-5, 1-4, 5-4

Referees: Balazs Szekely (HUN), Nick Hodgers (AUS).

Extra Man: EGY: 2/6. ESP: 5/5.

Pens: EGY: 1/1.

Teams:
EGYPT: Omara Osama, Moustafa Essmat (4), Aly Elaassar, Mahmoud Tarek, Ahmed Barakat (3), Abdelrahman Haroun (1), Ahmed Sherif (1), Hassan Haroun (1), Karim Mahmoud, Mahomed Mohsen (1), Marwan Ayman. Head Coach: Denes Lukacs.

SPAIN: Miguel Linares, Sergei Cabanas, Guillem Garcia (1), Marc Corbalan (3), Xavi Serra (2), Alvaro Granados (3), Borsa Fenoy (1), Agusti Pericas, Roger Tahull (4), Alesandro Bustos (1), Alfonso Lopez-Saez. Head Coach: Quim Colet.


Match 46: 12:40, GREECE 17 MEXICO 8
Quarters: 4-1, 3-3, 5-2, 5-2

Referees: Miodrag Stefanovic (SRB), Kunihiro Sato (JPN).

Extra Man: GRE: 1/1. MEX: 0/8.

Pens: GRE: 2/2.

Teams:
GREECE: Emmanouil Zerdevas, Nikolaos Kopeliadis (1), Michail Sartzetakis (2), Angelos Foskolos (2), Stylianos Argyropoulos-Kanakkis (4), Dmitrios Nicolaidis (2), Panteleimon Kalogerakos, Grigorios Kapetanakis (5), Christos Papoukas (1), Alexandros Athymaritis, Rafail Forotzidis. Head Coach: Theodoros Chatzitheodorou.

MEXICO: Alfredo de la Mova, Hazed Veya, Raul Vargus, Raul Muniz, Rodrigo Avalos, Sinahi Gonzalez, Arturo Ocejo, Alexey Grubnik (1), Diego Mercado (4), Jorge Cervantes (3), Isaac Contreras. Head Coach: Raul de la Pena.


Match 44: 11:20, CHINA 16 IRAN 13
Quarters: 6-1, 5-3, 3-5, 2-4

Referees: Daniel Daners (URU), Viktor Salnichenko (KAZ).

Extra Man: CHN: 5/12. IRI: 7/8.

Pens: CHN: 1/1. IRI: 1/1.

Teams:
CHINA: Guozheng Wei, Zekai Xie (1), Zhongxzan Chen (6), Jiahao Peng, Rongkun Lie, Bezyi Wang (1), Yingyi Gao (4), Rui Chen (2), Yi Lu, Dong Ni (1), Xiang Fu. Head Coach: Yaohua Chen.

IRAN: Hamed Karimi, Masoud Ahmadi, Mehdi Yazdankhah (2), Arshia Almasi (1), Amirhossein Keihany, Peiman Asadiaghajari, Mohammadmahdi Heydari (6), Hamidreza Moghaddam (2), Soheil Rostamian (1), Aminghavidel Hajiagha, Shayan Ghasemidaryan. Head Coach: Vahid Rezaeiashtiyani.


Match 41: 10:00, SOUTH AFRICA 12 UZBEKISTAN 23
Quarters: 2-4, 3-6, 3-5, 4-8

Referees: Ahmed Kotb (EGY), Haldun Toygarli (TUR).

Extra Man: RSA: 5/13. UZB: 6/8.

Pens: Nil

Teams:
SOUTH AFRICA: Gareth May, Roarke Olver (2), Tim Rezelman (1), Shane Fourie (1), Claudio Fernandes, Nicholas Downes (1), Jason Evezard (3), Liam Neill (3), Keanan Alexander, Wyatt Edwards (1), Themba Mthembu. Head Coach: Jason Sileno.

UZBEKISTAN: Radion Knabibullaev, Mirjalol Nagmatov (1), Doniyor Umarov, Artur Kim, Maksim Krakhotin (3), Aleksey Zaytsev (4), Kirill Rustamov (11), Egor Chumachenko (2), Grorgiy Mamedov, Aleksey Massel (2), Khayotson Rakhimov. Head Coach: Boris Rustamov.

Thanks to Russel McKinnon.

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