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FINA World Championships, Water Polo: Men's Classification Rounds Begin -- July 26, 2009

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ROME, Italy, July 26. THE eighth day of water polo competition at the FINA World Championships featured the initial round of men's classification and quarterfinal matchups.


In the quarterfinals, Canada bested China, 9-5. Aaron Feltham completed a hat trick as Canada went 9-for-28. Yu Lijun and Wang Beiming accounted for two goals each for China, which went 5-for-25.

Germany followed by clipping Montenegro, 9-8. Marko Savic totaled three goals for Germany, which went 9-for-28. Mladjan Janovic and Boris Zlokovic notched two goals each for Montenegro, which went 8-for-29.

Next, Romania beat Australia, 7-5. Cosmin Alexandru Radu and Nicolae Virgil Diaconu each posted two goals for Romania, which went 7-for-25. Richard Campbell and Thomas Whalan also had two goals each for Australia, which converted 5 of 32 shots.

Serbia downed host Italy, 7-5, in the final match of the night. Vanja Udovicic led the way with two goals as Serbia went 7-for-28. Alessandro Calcaterra notched three goals for Italy, which went 5-for-26.

In the 13th-16th place semifinals, Brazil edged South Africa, 8-7. Felipe Silva and Felipe Franco each tallied two goals for Brazil, which went 8-for-24. Etienne le Roux and Ryan Bell led South Africa with two goals each as well. South Africa went 7-for-26.

In the other 13th-16th place semifinal, Macedonia downed Kazakhstan, 11-4. Nebojsa Milic tallied four goals for the winning squad, as it went 11-for-27. Vladislav Andreyev accounted for half of Kazakhstan's goals, which went 4-for-24.





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