Attendance record as hosts Serbia land Euro title

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Posted: Jan 23, 2016 1:51 PM

BELGRADE (Reuters) - A record crowd of 16,000 saw hosts Serbia win their third successive European water polo championship with a 10-8 win over neighbors Montenegro on Saturday.

The attendance beat the competition record of 11,000 for Serbia's opening 13-6 win over Croatia, with the Kombank Arena's capacity expanded for the clash between the traditional Balkan rivals.

Serbia, who are also the world champions, overcame a one-goal deficit in a strong final quarter.

Having earlier booked a place at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Serbia were joined by Montenegro who beat the more-fancied Italy and Hungary teams to reach the final.

(Writing by Zoran Milosavljevic; Editing by Tony Jimenez)