CROATIAAUSTRIA 30 – 24

The national team of Croatia defended the title they won last year, by defeating Austria in VRILITTOS final game. Austria’s resistance lasted no more than 25 minutes.  Once Croatia took the lead they never gave it away. Croatia concluded their VRILITTOS 2017 campaign with five victories in as many matches.

QUOTES

Ivan Dragic (Croatia Assistant Coach): “Once more we showed determination and commitment from the very start of the game. We were well prepared for the final and we bear the fruits.”

Roland Marouschek (Austria Coach): “The best team won. For 25 minutes we played as equal, but their tactical and physical superiority made the difference in the end. Overall VRILITTOS tournament was successful for us.”

1-2, 3-4, 6-6, 8-8, 11-10, 14-11 (Half-time) 16-14, 18-16, 22-17, 26-19, 27-22, 30-24

Croatia (Boric Nemec): Pustak 2, Dzaja2, Vribic 3, Medic 4, Kralijevic 1, Drujinec 2, Starcevic, Ivankovic 1, Safranko 3, Sirotic 2, Javor 1, Ljubic 4, Kocen 4, Puric 1, Kajba.

Austria (Marouschek Roland): Hutecek 4, Nikic 1, Kofle 2, Lampert 1, Nagele, Auss 10, Pfeifer 2, Schuh, Nikolic, Saric 3, Petrusic, Schwarzler, Derdak, Katic 1, Mostl, David.

Suspensions: 2 – 3, Team penalties: 3/4– 5/5

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