Georgian Water Polo to compete in Europe Championship final

Georgians celebrate the victory over Turkey. Photo by Ministry of Sport, 02 Mar 2014 - 15:01, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia's national water polo team are moving to new heights after winning the playoff and being accepted into the final stage of the European Championship for the first time in the team’s existence.

The Georgian team gained a victory in a two-match play-off with a score of 17:16, which saw them win the right to play in the final stage of the competition.

The Georgian athletes were involved in a dramatic game in Istanbul against the Turkish team yesterday and achieved the desired result.

Last time the two teams challenged each other, Georgia won 8:4. This meant they needed not to lose by no more than three points in yesterday's game. 

The game between the teams was very intense and ended in a Turkish victory of 12 points to 9, but Georgia took the lead by 17:16 in total of both games.

The Championship will host the 12 best teams of the continent and will be held in Hungary on July 14 to 27.