Water Polo: Marko Stamm throws Germany with five goals to victory
Germany has been given the chance to qualify for the quarter-finals at the Water Polo World Cup in South Korea. The team of national coach Hagen Stamm won in the second group match against Brazil 15: 8 (4: 1, 6: 1, 2: 2, 3: 4) and occupied before the last matchday on Friday the second place in the table of Group D.
In the last game it is against title fellow favorite Italy. In the World Cup, the four group winners automatically enter the quarter-finals, the eight runners-up and third play in a playoff round, the other participants in the knockout round. Between Germany and Japan will decide after the 9: 9 in the first group match the goal difference on who moves in second place in the playoff and then get the lighter opponent with New Zealand or South Africa.
Against Brazil, the German team benefited from the many fouls of the opponents, in over-pay situations tribe team scored goal after goal and led in the middle of the second quarter already 6: 2. Then the national coach brought his son Marko, who had pulled an outer ligament tear in his ankle against Japan and should actually be spared. But the player of Wasserfreunde Spandau wanted to play - and that should pay off.
Tribe, who could limp at the edge of the pool to the spare bench, threw a total of five goals, including the gate to the 15: 8-final score. The German team eased in the final two quarters and awarded an even better starting position in a duel with the Japanese, who will meet Brazil on Friday. The other German scorers were captain Julian Real (3), Ben Reibel (2), Lucas Gielen (2), Marin Restovic (2) and Dennis Eidner.