Makenzie Fischer scored four times as the USA reached the last eight ©Getty Images

Greece's women are one game away from booking their place at Rio 2016 after advancing to the quarter-finals of the Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament at Groenhovenbad in Gouda.

The 2011 world champions made it three wins out of three in Group A by beating Canada 11-4 in the Dutch town today.

After racing into a 6-0 lead following the end of the first two quarters, the Canadians actually edged the third, taking it 2-1.

There was to be no way back, though, as Greece saw out their victory.

They are now guaranteed to finish in the top four of the six-team group so have sealed their place in the last eight.

With the four semi-finalists advancing to Rio 2016, the clash will be a winner-takes-all affair for Olympic Games qualification.

World and Olympic champions United States are also in the same boat after beating Spain 8-6.

Greece's women are safely into the knock-out stage
Greece's women are safely into the knock-out stage ©Getty Images

The clash was a repeat of the London 2012 Olympic final with Spain, who also lost to the Greeks in their opening game, needing an upturn in fortunes to advance with just one victory so far.

Makenzie Fischer scored four of the American goals with the US side looking odds on to reach Rio.

In the group's other clash, winless Japan and South Africa met with the former winning 15-6 to keep their hopes alive.

The US top the group ahead of Greece, with Spain third and Canada fourth.

In Group B, Italy and Russia both booked their passage through, with both sides boasting records of played three, won two, drawn one.

Russia beat Germany 18-4, while Italy drew 8-8 with hosts The Netherlands.

France moved into the top for by beating winless New Zealand 11-9.