Croatia has missed out on winning gold after going down 10-7 in the final of the FINA World Men’s Junior Water Polo Championships (20 Years & Under) held in Szombathely, Hungary on Sunday. Serbia, the winners in 2011, got the bronze medal, triumphing over the hosts Hungary 13-10. Croatia, who had five consecutive victories until the final, could not do anything against the impressive Italians who went through the tournament unbeaten.
Ivan Marcelic, from Croatia, and Kirill Rustamov (23 goals), from Uzbekistan, were respectively the best goalkeeper and best scorer of the Championships. Sixteen teams from the five continents took part in the competition.