Greece, Montenegro and Italy reached the Men's Water Polo World League Super Final after finishing in the top three positions in the European qualifying league.
"We achieved a victory against one of the best teams in the world in recent years, but we just won a qualification to the final phase and not a medal," coach Thodoris Vlachos commented after the game.
"I remind my players to keep their heads down, pay attention and keep that tremendous desire for team play, as we did today, in order to achieve what we dream of."
“It was a great game from the team, especially our defence did really well, that made our job easy. We were ready and motivated during this tournament which was a great way to practice and prepare for the Olympic qualification. I hope we will be able to play like this or even better as all of us dream on Tokyo," MVP of the game, Christodoulos Kolomvos said.
After a ten-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Men's Water Polo World League 2020 resumed competition.
The three-day tournament took place in Debrecen, the capital of Hungary’s Northern Great Plain region, from January 8-10, 2021.
The Water Polo World League Super Final will be played in Indianapolis, the United States, April 26- May 2, 2021.