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
NEW ZEALAND – HUNGARY 6–17 (2–4, 1–4, 1–4, 2–5)
The other results
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|