Olympic Water Polo 2012: Day 14 Results, Schedule & Analysis
Italy stunned gold-favorite Serbia 9-7 to set up a finals match against Croatia, which beat Montenegro in a defense-dominated match 7-5.
The Italians benefited from four uncontested goals to take a 5-2 lead at the half. Montenegro and Croatia played their usual rugged style of defense, but the Croatians managed to score enough to close the door on Montenegro.
Croatia sports the best defense in the tournament, giving up 5.1 goals per match, though Italy has won a series of close matches during the tournament.
Hungary rebounded from a loss to Italy and beat Australia 10-9 to set up a match for fifth place against Spain, who beat the United States 8-7.
Men's Finals, Bronze Medal Match, 5th and 7th place matches, Sunday, Aug. 12:
United States vs. Australia (7th place) --- 5:30 a.m. ET
Spain vs. Hungary (5th place) --- 6:40 a.m. ET
Montenegro vs. Serbia (Bronze medal match) --- 9:30 a.m. ET
Croatia vs. Italy (Gold medal match) --- 10:50 a.m. ET
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