Both the countries Croatia and Serbia were parts of Yugoslavia, but now they are separated and divided by a long 241-km border. The rivalry was clearly up for the Water Pool Football match which was held at Rijeka. The match resulted with Croatia winning the game, and getting into the Europa Cup Final! Keep reading the article, if you want to know the match statistics in detail.
Croatia Water Polo is through to the Europa Cup Final!
The duals were together in the same group for the first, and the match resulted with Croatia beating Serbia with a score of 8:7, during the match conducted at the Kantrida Swimming Pool in Rijeka.
In the first half of the Water Polo Europa Cup Final, Serbia made a nice debut by scoring 3 points and Croatia didn’t score much here. But they woke up in the next half, making an entry of 3 points in the third quarter of the game. Whereas in the last quarter, Croatia kicked up Serbia with a score of 4-2. Thus making the total of 8 points, with Croatia: Serbia score as 8:7!
The best performance was put up by Loren Fatović, who gave in the best for his team Croatia. He was the main reason for Croatia scoring up the 3 points in the lead to Serbia in the third quarter. Whereas, Filip Filipović was the highest scorer player from Serbia’s team.
Now, the final is scheduled for Sunday with Croatia facing off with Spain, whereas Serbia will play the quarter-final with Italy. Both the matches are going to be held on the same day.
After the game, the Serbian camp representatives appreciated the Croatia win, though some of them had certain objections against the Rijeka judges of the match.
On asking about the match, Serbian coach Savić said that everyone present at the ground enjoyed watching the game. Those who don’t know the game also loved watching the boys play. He agreed that in between the Serbia team lost the focus, whilst Croatia kept on making quick goals.
Amidst the game, there were certain security issues that happened during the game. But the quality security arrangements ensured that harmony and discipline are maintained among the supporters. Howling and teasing, making fun of the other team was reported.
A game is all about concentration, planning, and teamwork. It indeed worked for Croatia, and we would like to wish good wishes to both the team for their upcoming matches!