2012 Samaridis Cup
Serbia took part in the traditional Samaridis Cup from 9 to 11 January. Selector Dejan Udovičić ordered 16 players who will play in the tournament: Soro, G. Pijetlović, B. Mitrović, Gocić, Udovičić, Ćuk, D. Pijetlović, Nikić, Aleksić, Rađen, Filipović, Prlainović, S. Mitrović, A.Šaponjić, L.Šaponjić and Mandić.
On 9 January, in the first round of the Samaridis Cup which is held on the Greek island of Chios, Serbia men's water polo team lost to Spain with 11–10. Serbia had the last attack for the equalizer when unfortunate Prlainović hit the post with 14 seconds before the end of the game. On 10 January, Serbia defeated the selection of Montenegro with 7–6, in the second round of the Samaridis Cup. Although it was a preparatory match for the upcoming European championship, the players of both teams were not spared. Serbian team came out victorious mostly due to the excellent game with one player less, because the Montenegrins were able to implement only one of six attacks with a numerical advantage. This match was also special because Serbias Vanja Udovičić scored his 300th goal for the national team. On 11 January Serbia beat in the final round the local selection Greece with 8–3. They finished the tournament in the second place. The tournament winner on the Greek island of Chios was Montenegro, which beat Spain 10–6, and won the Cup thanks to better goal difference than Serbia. Slobodan Soro was named for the best goalkeeper of the tournament. Dušan Mandić scored his first ever goal for the national team.
... From 9 to 11 January 2012 ... Soro competed with his national team on the Greek island of Chios in the Samaridis Cup which was more a like preparation tournament for the upcoming 2012 European Championship held in Eindhoven ...
Famous quotes containing the word cup:
“In poorer lands
No one touches the water of life.
It has no taste
And though it refreshes absolutely
It is a cup that must also pass
Gets some advantage....”
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)