Rome: The supremacy attained by Olympic champions Hungary was dented by a valiant Serbian outfit. They snatched a cliff-hanger of a match at the World Championship in Rome. They won the match 10-9 and won a lot of hearts too.
Serbia got under the skin of the nine time Olympic gold winners, the most dominant force in the sport of water polo. It was a battle of nerves that saw the former carve out a memorable win.
Vanja Udovicic and Andrija Prlainovic’s hat-tricks spelled magic for their team even as Gergely Kiss’s similar feat went in vain.
"What a match," said Serbia coach Dejan Udovicic after the match. "There were so many exciting moments that I`m still holding my breath.”
"We won by one goal but I think we deserved to win. We`ve proved ourselves a good team, we don`t underestimate anyone but we don`t fear anyone either."
Croatia too are not taking anything lightly and told reporters, "We know how to play medal matches. It will certainly be a tough and physical game."
"We should be afraid of their will to win just as they should fear ours."