Croatia is one win away from repeating as Olympic champion in men’s water polo. But to accomplish that feat they’ll have to beat Serbia in what should be an entertaining gold medal match.
WATCH LIVE: Men’s water polo gold medal match, Croatia vs. Serbia — 4:50 p.m. Eastern
This is a rematch of last year’s gold medal match at the World Aquatic Championships, a match Serbia won by the final score of 11-4. Croatia scored the first two goals in that match, only to have Serbia storm back with a dominant second-half showing. Croatia’s won each of their bracket play matches by four-goal margins, with Serbia winning theirs by three and two goals, respectively.
Two players to watch are Croatia’s Andro Buslje and Serbia’s Andrija Prlainovic, with Buslje scoring four goals in a semifinal win over Montenegro and Prlainovic scoring two goals in Serbia’s win over Italy.