The hosting Hungarian women’s water polo team defeated Australia 7-6 in the quarterfinals on Tuesday night and will now face the Netherlands in the World Aquatics Championships semifinals on Thursday.
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“Today we showed that we can not only play water polo but also fight. That’s the way the Aussies play, you can wear yourself down, but this time we won this brutal physical battle. It’s a cliché, but the quarterfinals are the toughest game at a world tournament, and the team did it this time and accomplished its most important task,” said national team captain Attila Bíró after the game.
The best player of the match was captain Rita Keszthelyi, who contributed three goals and several excellent saves. According to the world-class player, the team played impatiently at the beginning and chose their shots hastily several times – while Parkes did a superhuman job in the center – but at the same time, they trusted themselves and their tactics, which eventually paid off. She added that she was confident that this success had taken the pressure off the team and that she would be free to play against the Dutch.
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