France beat Canada while United States exceeded South Africa in Hajós Alfréd Swimming Complex on Sunday morning thus they will play for the 13th place on Tuesday.
Crossover matches on the 4th day of men's water polo tournament in Hajós Alfréd Swimming Complex.
For 13th-16th places
Canada-France 6-10 (4-3, 1-2, 1-2, 0-3)
Hajós Alfréd Swimming Comlex, referees: Ivanovksi (MNE), Schwartz (ISR)
Canada: Radenovic – Constantin-Bicari 1, Halajian, Robinson, D’Souza 1, Torakis, Thomwood 2. Subs.: Patterson 1, Lappins, Radojcic, Soleimanipak 1. Head coach: Giuseppe Porzio
France: Garsau – Saudadier, Kovacevic 1, Piot, Simon 1, Crousillat 3, Marzouki 3. Subs.: Dino 1, Izdinsky, Laversanne, Peisson 1. Head coach: Hrvoje Hrestak
The first quarter of the game already saw a big battle and apparently the two teams aimed at achieving good results at the 17th FINA World Championships. The first quarter was won by Canada 4-3, but in the second France, the most ruthless participant in the tournament had bigger appetite for success. Hrestak Hrvoje's side won both the second and the third quarters 2-1, and was more dominant in the closing quarter than Canada, 9th placed team of the previous World Championships in Kazan.
France won the match and awaits its opponent for 13th place game.
South Africa-United States 13–4 (0–1, 3–6, 1–3, 0–3)
Hajós Alfréd Swimming Complex, referees: Koryzna (lengyel), El Shamy (egyiptomi)
South Africa: Lewis - E. Le Roux 1, Dorrant, Braun, Rodda 1, P. Le Roux 1, Molyneux. Subs.: Badenhorst 1, De Carvalho, Rabie, Whyte, Olver. Head coach: Paul Martin
USA: McQuin - Hooper 1, Hallock, Cupido 1, Dunstan, Bowen, Roelse 2. Subs.: Vavic 1, Obert 3, Carniglia 1, Ramirez 1, Irving 3. Assistant coach: Alexander Rodriguez
After the first quarter (1-0), the two teams seemed to have scored a fierce and goal-less match, but the second act was a real goal-duel, which saw the United States as the winner (6-3). Alexander Rodriguez's team (head coach Dejan Udovicic had a red card in the previous game) was in control of the game for the rest of the match, and did not give a quarter for the South Africans.
13:30 – Brazil-Australia
15:00 – Kazakhstan-Italy
20:30 – Greece-Japan
22:00 – Spain-Russia
Tuesday, 25 July
For 15th place
09:30 - Canada/France – South Africa/United States
For 13th place
10:50 - Canada/France – South Africa/United States
For 9-12th places
12:10 - Brazil/Australia – Greece/Japan
13:30 – Kazakhstan/Italy – Spain/Russia
In the quarterfinal
14:50 – Montenegro – Greece/Japan
16:10 – Serbia – Brazil/Australia
20:30 – Hungary - Spain/Russia
22:00 – Croatia – Kazakhstan/Italy