Spain overwhelms France and takes bronze in the Water Polo World Cup – La Provincia

Spain overwhelms France and takes bronze in the Water Polo World Cup – La Provincia

The men’s water polo team achieves the bronze of the World Cup Doha 2024 after a brilliant performance in the final contra France (14-10). The superiority of the Hispanics has been a constant throughout the game, from which they already started as favorites.

They jumped into the pool quickly, wanting to show that the defeat in the semifinals against Italy was behind them and from the first moment they dominated the French team, which did not reach draw at no time the scoreboard. Unai Aguirre He kept the Spanish goal armored for the French, stopping most of the shots on goal. A performance totally opposite to that of the French goalkeeper who barely blocked three shots.

Shooting effectiveness

After two frenetic first quarters, in which the Spaniards were accelerated and hungry, the European champions established an advantage that allowed them to enjoy and face more tranquillity the second half of the match. The team led by David Martín displayed a high shooting effectiveness (58%) and did not waste opportunities for superiority with an extra man (5/6), allowing them to maintain the advantage over the rival throughout the match.

Bernat Sanahuja, elected best player of the match, celebrated the victory and assured that what this team has been doing in recent years is not easy after a more peaceful victory than could be expected from a final match. In this way, Spain completes a very satisfactory World Cup in which both national teams will bring home the honor of being the third best team in the world.

2024-02-17 10:16:49
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