Croatian national water polo team player Maro Joković (Photo: Ivo Čagalj/PIXSELL) Croatian national water polo team player Maro Joković (Photo: Ivo Čagalj/PIXSELL)

Following Argentina Croatia defeated the USA by a score of 17:7, thus securing first place in their group and direct qualification to the quarterfinals.

“I want us to enjoy these times of beautiful play, I want us to be firm with our feet on the ground. I want us to have an even clearer winning stance from game to game. We are the world champions and we are one the best national teams in the world,” said Coach Ivica Tucak following the match with the USA.

Croatia plays its final match in the group phase on Friday against Kazakhstan.

Source: HRT