Spain defeats France and takes bronze in the Doha World Cup

Spain wins bronze in the World Cup

The Spanish men's water polo team defeats France (14-10) and takes third place in the Doha 2024 World Championship


The Spanish men's water polo team has won the bronze medal in the World Championship, which is being held in Doha, after beating France this Saturday in the duel for third place (14-10), in which the David Martín demonstrated his superiority to win the second medal in just one month.

With two favorable sets of 4-1 and 5-3 in the first half at the Aspire Dome in the Qatari capital, the European champions forged an advantage that would allow them to face the last two quarters more calmly, in which they confirmed their podium finish. at the World Cup event.

In this way, Spain completes a fantastic month, in which, with this bronze, it continues the unbeatable sensations that already led it in January to be proclaimed European champion in the men's category for the first time in Croatia against the host.

Furthermore, David Martín's men emulate the women's team, which on Friday won the same medal, a bronze, after winning with a goal from Elena Ruiz's horn against Greece (10-9). Both teams will also be at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games trying to emulate their successes from the beginning of the year.

The duel at the Aspire Dome started even and tight, with goals from Sanahuja and Bjorch (1-1), until the Iberian team got rid of the French brand and began to shoot successfully; A 3-0 partial began to tip the balance.

Once again with an inspired Unai Aguirre and also with success in defense, Spain strengthened its advantage in the second period to go 9-4 at halftime, a result that seemed to leave the contest in sight.

France kept the faith, although the continental champion was tasked with banishing the French hope by maintaining the lead of 4-5 goals during the third quarter. Florian Bruzzo's men took the minor prize of taking the last of the quarterfinals (4-5), but they no longer avoided the success of David Martín's men.


–RESULT: SPAIN, 14 – FRANCE, 10 (9-4, at halftime).


SPAIN: Aguirre (p); Munarriz (1), Pomegranates (4), Sanahuja (4), Bull (1), Larumbe, Famera (1), Cabanas, Tahull, Platform (3), Busts and Biel.

FRANCE: Fontani (p); Saudadier, Crousillat, Bouet (2), Khasz, Vernoux (2), Marion (2), Bjorch (1), Zivkovic (1), Bodegas (1), Vanpeperstraete (1) and De Nardi.

–PARTIALS: 4-1, 5-3, 2-2 and 3-4.

–ARBITRATORS: György Kun (HUN) and Darren Spiritosanto (USA).

–POOL: Aspire Dome in Doha.