FINA Communication Department

Group A's Montenegro defeated Romania 13-2 (1-0, 2-0, 3-2, 7-0) on Tuesday January 16 in Budva (MNE), when the teams gathered to dispute the third round of the European preliminaries of the FINA Men's Water Polo World League 2018.

After wining one game and losing one, Montenegro has 3 points in the ranking and follows powerhouse Serbia (6 points). Romania has yet to claim a victory in the 2018 season.

Group B's Croatia, current World title holder, beat Germany 13-4, after a very strong first quarter (6-0, 3-0, 3-2, 1-2). Croatia maintains the lead of the group with 6 points, while Russia has 2 points and Germany 1 after the latter teams tied on December 12.

Hungary leads Group C after narrowly defeating the Spaniards 9-8 (2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 1-1) in Hodmezovasarhely (HUN).

Provisional ranking

GROUP A: 1. SRB 6 pts; 2. MNE 3 pts; 3. ROU 2 pts
GROUP B: 1. CRO 6 pts; 2. RUS 2 pts; 3. GER 1 pt
GROUP C: 1. HUN 6 pts; 2. ESP 3 pts; 3. NED 0 pt

The fourth round of the World League will be played on February 13 in Oradea (ROU), Moscow (RUS) and Dordrecht (NED).

The women's European tournament resumes next week, on Tuesday January 20.