Greece will fight it out for the bronze medal at the World Championships on Saturday as it lost 7-5 to host Hungary in Thursday’s semifinal.
The national water polo team was very competitive against the team that had already beaten it twice in World Championship semifinals, and even went ahead 4-3 late in the first half.
Yet as its defense continued to contain the Hungarians, its attack misfired time and again – even with a man’s advantage. The hosts scored four consecutive goals to win the semifinal and advance to the gold-medal match.
Greece can still claim a medal on Saturday when it faces the team to lose the other semifinal between Serbia and Croatia.