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Croatia Start Water Polo World Championships With Win Over Canada

HVCCroatia has opened its Water Polo World Championship campaign with a comfortable 12-7 win over Canada in Russia on Monday…

Croatia will be hoping to improve on its bronze medal it won two years ago at the World Champs in Barcelona, and Ivica Tucak’s team made the perfect start in the early match on Monday winning 12-7 (4-2, 6-2, 1-0, 1-3). In Croatia’s group Brazil and China drew 9-9. Croatia’s next opponents are Brazil, who are coached by Croat Ratko Rudić, on Wednesday.

Water Polo World Champs, Group A

Croatia – Canada 12-7 (4-2, 6-2, 1-0, 1-3)
Arena Burevestnik, Kazan

CROATIA: Pavić, Burić 1, Petković 1, Lončar 2, Joković, Bukić 2, Muslim 2, Bušlje, Sukno 1 (1), Paškvalin 1, Šetka, Obradović 2, Bijač

CANADA: Randall, Kudaba 1, Vikalo 1, Bicari 1, Boyd, Lapins, Taschereau, Graham 1, Halajian, Conway 3, Torakis, McElroy, Aleksić

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