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World Championships: Women’s Crossover Matches: Hungary in the Quarterfinals

Attila Bíró’s team beat New Zealand 17-6, so the team will play against Italy on Monday, 22 July.

Photo: Tamás Kovács/MTI


Attila Bíró was not afraid to say it out loud that he expects his team to pay attention, have self confidence in winning, and a great preparation for the match with Italy.
Team New Zealand had quite a lot of extra player opportunities as it seemed that the Brazilian and Cuban referees were often excluding the Hungarian players often. Despite, Hungary performed well, and the difference in knowledge between the teams were more and more visible as the game went by. This was a great preparation for the girls because they will with Olympic silver medalist Italy next!
An interesting fact is that Hungary and New Zealand played with each other at the 2007 World Championships in Melbourne where Hungary won 17-7. 
18th FINA World Championships, Gwangju
Crossover Matches
NEW ZEALAND – HUNGARY 6–17 (2–4, 1–4, 1–4, 2–5)

The other results
13-16th place
South Africa – South Korea 26-3
Cuba – Japan 9-21
To the Quarterfinals
Netherlands – Canada 5-4
Greece – China 12-8
Kazakhstan – Australia 3-13

Schedule for Monday, 22 July (in KST)

15th place 8:00 South Korea – Cuba
13th place 9:30 South Africa – Japan
9-12th place 11:00 Canada – China
12:30 New Zealand – Kazakhstan
Quarterfinals 14:00 USA – Greece
15:30 Russia – Australia
17:00 Spain – Netherlands
18:30 Italy – Hungary


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