American men lose in QFs at water polo worlds

Daniel Varga and Denes Varga scored two goals each Tuesday to lead Hungary to a 9-8 win over the United States in a men’s quarterfinal match at the world water polo championships.

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Published: Tue 26 Jul 2011, 8:47 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 7:24 PM

The U.S. was attempting to win a men’s water polo worlds medal for the first time. On Monday, the U.S. women’s team which had won the past two world titles and three of the past four was beaten 9-7 by Russia in the quarterfinals.

Ryan Bailey scored three goals for the Americans on Tuesday.

Serbia beat Germany 9-4 and will meet Hungary in one men’s semifinal Thursday. Croatia defeated Montenegro 9-6 to advance to the other semifinal against Italy, which beat Spain 10-6 Tuesday.

The gold medal final is scheduled for Saturday.

In women’s semifinals Wednesday, Russia plays China and Greece takes on Italy. The winners advance to Friday’s gold medal match.

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