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Olympic Qualification Tournament. Report day 4

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Fourth day at the federal centre in Trieste of the women's water polo pre-Olympic tournament that will award the last two passes for the Tokyo Games. The quarter-finals played, tomorrow the decisive semi-finals and on the 24th the finals.
The first semi-finalist was Greece, who beat Slovakia 22-3. For the Greeks, ahead 9-1 at half-time, six goals from captain Tsoukala and four goals from Vasiliki Plevritou and Myriokefalitaki.
Hungary then beat France 20-7 with minimal effort. The transalpine team, thanks to Counil's saves, clung to the match until 7-3 at half time. Then the decisive stretch of the Magyar team with two mini-breaks: the two consecutive goals of Illes made the score 9-3; the goals of Kezthelyi and Leimeter made the score 11-4 that extinguished the blues' ambitions.
The Hungarians will take on Italy who dominated Israel 15-6. Italy conceded only three chances in numerical superiority to the opponents and scored nine players, only Aiello and Bianconi were left out, with Marletta scoring four goals.
Finally, everything was easy for the Netherlands, who defeated Kazakhstan 19-6 and will play for qualification to the Olympics against Greece. The Dutch were led by Van de Kraats' six goals and Van der Sloot's three.

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Quarter finals - Friday 22 January
Timetables changed on request of broadcasters
(16) Slovakia-Greece (1-4, 0-5, 2-7, 0-6)
(14) France-Hungary 7-20 (2-4, 1-3, 2-5, 2-8)
(15) Italy-Israel 15-6 (3-0, 3-1, 7-1, 2-4)
(13) Netherlands-Kazakhstan 19-6 (5-1, 4-2, 4-0, 6-3)

Semi finals - Saturday 23 January
(17) 14:00 Kazakhstan-Slovakia /  semi-final for fifth place
(18) 16:00 France-Israel / semi-final for fifth place
(19) 18:00 Netherlands-Greece / semi-final for first place
(20) 20:00 Hungary-Italy / semi-final for first place

Finals - Sunday 24 January
(21) 14:00 LG17-LG18
(22) 16:00 WG17-WG18
(23) 18:00 LG19-LG20
(24) 20:30 WG19-WG20

First stage

Rankings
Group A: 1. Italy 5, 2. Netherlands 5, 3. France 2, 4. Slovakia 0 
Group B: 1. Greece 6, 2. Hungary 4, 3. Kazakhstan 1, 4. Israel 1

Day 1 - Thuesday 19 January
(B) Hungary-Israel 27-2 (7-2, 3-0, 9-0, 8-0)
(B) Greece-Kazakhstan 13-5 (4-1, 4-1, 3-2, 2-1)
(A) France-Italy 6-19 (1-5, 0-5, 2-3, 3-6)
(A) Netherlands-Slovakia 22-2 (6-0, 4-0, 8-0, 4-2)

Day 2 - Wednesday 20 January
(B) Hungary-Kazakhstan 23-6 (7-2, 6-3, 5-1, 5-0)
(B) Greece-Israel 20-1 (7-0, 3-0, 5-1, 5-0)
(A) Netherlands-Italy 7-7 (2-1, 1-2, 3-3, 1-1)
(A) France-Slovakia 17-9 (5-2, 1-5, 6-1, 5-1)

Day 3 - Thursday 21 January
(B) Hungary-Greece 5-8 (1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 2-2)
(A) France-Netherlands 6-15 (2-8, 2-1, 2-3, 0-3)
(A) Italy-Slovakia 26-4 (6-1, 7-0, 5-2, 8-1)
(A) Israel-Kazakhstan 7-7 (2-2, 1-2, 1-2, 3-1)

photo credit Andrea Staccioli / DBM