Preparing together with Brazil gave the South Americans a great boost, so their performance level rose a lot and the Uruguay players showed this in the match against Italy.
The South Americans set a storming start and marched on with 4:0, but the Italians replied with a 7:0 run turning the result within minutes.
A time out call on the Uruguay side quickly brought results and so with an enthusiastic performance the South Americans brought home the first period.
Last year´s European bronze medallist got its act together for the second period and replied with an improved performance for the first minutes onwards and gave no chance to the South Americans.
A shoot-out had to decide between the two equal teams and there Uruguay were the luckier team and celebrated great success in this top notch duel.
Italy – Uruguay 1:2 (9:11) (12:6) (4:6)