Croatia Won Gold With 7 Victories
CROATIA vs. GERMANY 6-1 (2-1, 2-0, 1-0, 1-0)
German players had burst most of their energies in yesterday’s match against Russia they won assuring themselves the Olympic participation. Moreover last night they righteously celebrate watching an inevitable samba show staged on purpose in the premises of their hotel, the Rio Othon. For the Croatian it was just a formality to reassert their superior standing, with 2 goals in each of the first two quarters and 1 for each of he last two periods. Croatia, who had beat Germany 3-2 also in the Preliminary Round was the only team ending the tournament with all victories, a 7-match long winning streak.
CROATIA: Vican (GK), Buric, Vranjes 1, Simenc 2, Volarevic (GK, d.n.e.), Stritof (C), Smodlaka, Milakovic, Frankovic 1, Barac, Hinic 2, Fatovic, Kobescak. Coaches: Roje, Segvic (A).
GERMANY: Tchigir (GK), Zellmer (GK, d.n.e.), Schroedter, Weissinger (C), Dierolf, Politze, Wollthan 1, Schertwitis,Kreuzmann, Nossek, Kaiser, Mackeben, Pohlmann. Coaches: Stamm, Hohenstein (A).
REFEREES: Gabor Kiszely (HUN), Nikolaos Stavropoulus (GRE).
TOP SCORERS (Top 10)
1. RADU (ROM) 13
2. FRANKOVIC (CRO) 12
2. JURAVLE (ROM) 12
2. SMODLAKA (CRO) 12
2. ZINNUROV (RUS) 12
3. BOOJ (NED) 10
3. COSIC (CAN) 10
3. POLITZE (GER) 10
4. CIPOV (SVK) 9
5. WOLLTHAN (GER) 9