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Montenegro start men’s water polo Olympic qualification campaign with emphatic win

by ZwemZa on February 16th, 2021

Montenegro started their Tokyo 2020 qualification campaign with a massive win over Canada ©Getty

Rio 2016 semi-finalists Montenegro have started their Men’s Water Polo Olympic Qualification Tournament with a big victory over Canada on day two of competition in Rotterdam in The Netherlands.

The win never looked in doubt for the favourites in Group A, who thrashed their opponents 21-7.

By half-time, Montenegro had a 13-4 lead and were helped tremendously by Aleksandar Ivovic and Dusan Matkovic, who both scored five goals each.

Montenegro were supposed to start their campaign yesterday, but their match against Turkey was scrapped following their opponents’ disqualification for a large COVID-19 outbreak in the team.

It was reported that five players tested positive for COVID-19, more than the three that could trigger expulsion from the tournament.

In the other Group A match, Greece defeated Brazil 15-8 to ensure that they will at least progress to the quarter-finals, making it their second win in two days.

A strong first half from the Greeks made the score 10-3, assisted by Angelos Vlachopoulos and Konstantinos Genidounias scoring three each.

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