The Croatian water polo team has almost guaranteed a quarter-final spot at the 2015 World Championships in Russia after beating Brazil on Wednesday night…
Croatia now top Group A at the World Championships after beating Brazil, coached by Croatian Ratko Rudić 10-9 (4-2, 4-2, 1-2, 1-3). Ivica Tucak’s side could have made lighter work of the victory after leading 7-3 at one stage.
Croatia, who beat Canada in their first round match, face China in their last group game.
CROATIA: Pavić, Burić 1, Petković, Lončar 1, Joković, Bukić 1, Muslim, Bušlje 1, Sukno 3, Paškvalin 1, Šetka, Obradović 2, Bijač.
BRAZIL: Antonelli, Crivella 2, G. Gomes, Gonzalez 1, Salemi, B. Gomes 1, Delgado 1, Silva, Rocha, Perrone 2, Guimaraes, Vrlić 2.