Greece delivers decisive wins against China, Brazil in water polo


Greece defeated Brazil 23-4 at the Men's National Water Polo at the World Aquatic Championships in Doha yesterday following a win against China on Monday.

Greek goalie Emmanouil Zerdevas turned into a brick wall in the third quarter, stopping Brazil cold while his team exploded for six goals.

This new victory for Greece follows the decisive victory against China (24-6) on Monday with the Greeks delivering a masterclass in the water.

The China Game

Greece entered the first break with a commanding 4-1 lead, but they weren't done there. By the end of the third quarter, the score had ballooned to 10-1, thanks to contributions from several players.

Dimitrios Nikolaidis enjoyed a starring role at center forward, netting consecutive goals to kick off the scoring spree. His first was a powerful shot from the top, followed by a dazzling snap backhander to put Greece up 4-1. He wasn't finished there, adding another goal later in the quarter with a clinical finish from point-blank range.

Stylianos Argyropoulos also got in on the action, putting the finishing touches on the dominant quarter with two well-placed shots from the top.

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