Italy is the team that will fight for places 5-6 (against the winner of the game Greece-Hungary). The Italians beat Brazil 13-5. The team of Paulo Zizza with Arianna Grangolati and Domitilla Picozzi to hit the target 9 times (of the trirteen goals) leaded Italy to a secure win.

Australia dominated New Zealand (15-6) easily and οccupied the 9th place.Japan beat Mexico (18-11) and took the 11th place in the competition, for the second time in the team’s history in World Championship.

Places 5-8

ITALY-BRAZIL 13-5 (1-2, 5-1, 4-1, 3-1)

Italy (P. Zizza) Picozzi 5, Gragnolati 4, Marletta 1, Carrega 1, Cittino 1, Ιoannou 1

Brazil (P. Oaten) Abla 2, Duarte 1, Chiappini 1, Ferreira 1

Extraplayer: ITA (5/7 ), BRA (2/13 )

Penalties ITA (1/1 ), BRA (0/0)

Referees: Colominas (ESP), Waldow (NZL)

Ρlaces 11-12

MEXICO- JAPAN 11-18 (1-3, 3-7, 5-3, 2-5)

Mexico (K. Alfaro): Ortega 3, Vizcarra 3, Dominguez 2, Bustos 2, Flores 1

Japan (K.Ol):  Kazama 6, Funaki 6, Suzuki 2, Hasoumi 2, Sakanoue 1, Saito 1

Extraplayer: ΜΕΧ (4/7), JAP (5/6)

Penalties: MEX (0/0), JAP (0/,0)

Referees: Dulith-Dumas (NED), Florestano (BRA)

Places 9-10

NEW ZEALAND- AUSTRALIA 6-15 (2-3, 2-2, 1-5, 1-5)

New Zealand (A. Biro ): Dance 2, Ηarman 1, Doyle 1, Nicholson 1, Carevich 1

Αustralia (E.Denis): Ruffin 3, Steere 3, Roberts 2, Casey 2, Perkins 2, Mutafyan 1, Sogaard-Andersen  1, Walsh 1

Extraplayer: NZL (0/4), AUS (3/6)

Penalties: (0/0), (2/2)

Referees: Ceccarelli (ITA), Le Marque(RSA)

The afternoon program:

17:20 Greece- Hungary (places 5-8)

18:40 Canada-Spain (places 1-4)

20:00 Russia- USA (places 1-4)

*Photos by Ap. Zacharakis