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Published:August 25th, 2009 10:45 EST
U.S. Water Polo Junior Team is Here to Win

U.S. Water Polo Junior Team is Here to Win

By Suren Hossein

SIBENIK, Croatia, Aug. 25 --- The U.S. have qualified for the next stage of the 15th FINA World Junior Men`s Water Polo Championships. 
 
Having defeated Spain and South Africa, the U.S. lost to Serbia. They have qualified for the second round behind Serbia.
 
"The U.S. is here to win the championship. Of course we have to play good as we played against Serbia in the fourth quarter. Hungary, Croatia and Serbia are good teams but we will making hard on getting it there," Doug Peabody, the U.S. head coach said.
 
A total of 19 teams are divided into four groups of five teams, one of groups consisting of four teams.
  
Hungary beat Italy in the 2007 edition and won the gold medal of the event which was held in Los Alamitos, U.S.A. 
 
Groups:
A: Montenegro, Puerto Rico, Iran, Egypt, Greece
B: Hungary, Uzbekistan, Brazil, New Zealand, Italy
C: South Africa, U.S.A., Spain, Serbia
D: Croatia, Slovakia, Canada, France, Australia