The German water polo players celebrated their first victory in the fourth game at the swimming world championships in Hungary.
In the placement round, the team of the new national coach Petar Porobic defeated Brazil 10:9 (2:2, 2:3, 3:3, 3:1) and thus prevented the worst result in World Cup history.
On Wednesday (3:30 p.m.) the much younger selection of the German Swimming Association (DSV) will play against Kazakhstan for 13th place. The worst result so far was 14th place at the 2001 World Championships in Fukuoka. In 2015 and 2017, however, the German team missed out on participating in the World Cup.
Lukas Küppers (3), Denis Strelezkij (3), Ferdinand Korbel (2), Philipp Dolff and Maurice Jüngling scored the goals for the DSV team in Szeged, in which nine debutants played after the retirement of many top performers. Only four players remain from the team that reached the World Cup quarter-finals three years ago under Porobic’s predecessor Hagen Stamm.