German water polo players reach World Cup quarter finals

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With the highest victory in the history of the World Cup, the German water polo players have reached the quarter finals of the World Cup. Now Croatia is waiting.

On their way to their first quarter finals in eight years, the German water polo players have reached the compulsory task against South Africa with a record. The 25:5 (5:2, 6:0, 9:1, 5:2) on Sunday in Gwangju was the highest World Cup victory of a German team. In the round of the last eight on Tuesday (8.30 a.m. / CEST) Croatia will be the opponent. Best thrower against South Africa was Lucas Gielen with six goals. Germany’s record victory in the World Cup so far is a long time ago, it was 22:7 against Egypt in Perth in 1991.

London Olympic gold medallist Croatia could be the last stop for the team of coach Hagen Stamm at the first swimming world championships of the German water polo team since 2013 on Tuesday. But the goal, a top 8 rank, has reached them. At the World Cup 2018 in Berlin the German team had already secured their World Cup ticket with a 24:5 victory in the decisive match against the South Africans. (dpa)

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Mette Frederiksen is a The Washington Newsday correspondent. With her coverage of general science, NASA and the interface between technology and society, Frederiksen has been in the Science Desk's Technology Beat since joining Washington Newsday in 2018.

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