Montenegro are to face regional rivals Greece in the semi-finals of the Water Polo World League Super Final ©Getty Images

Montenegro - champions from 2018 - and Greece are due to face off in the final four following wins in the quarter-finals of the International Swimming Federation Men's Water Polo World League Super Final in Tbilisi.

Coming in as one of the favourites, Montenegro duly delivered in their first knockout game since topping Group B.

They defeated Kazakhstan 18-6, with four of the goals coming from Aleksandar Ivovic, while captain Drasko Brguljan and Dusan Banicevic scored three each.

After a dominant first half, Montenegro were 12-2 up, helped early on by a double from Stefan Vidovic and Ivovic's four goals.

Kazakhstan managed to score four goals in the remainder of tie, but Montenegro extended their advantage by another two.

Greece were clear winners against hosts Georgia in the next match, advancing by a 20-8 scoreline.

Captain Ioannis Fountoulis was the star for the winners, scoring six goals from his nine shots, while Konstantinos Genidounias scored three from three.

Greece controlled the match early on, taking a 5-1 lead after the first quarter before heading into the interval 10-3 up. 

Although Georgia found their feet in the fourth quarter - scoring four times - they were too far behind to overturn the Greeks' monumental lead.

Alexander Bowen was one of the key men for the United States today against France ©Getty Images
Alexander Bowen was one of the key men for the United States today against France ©Getty Images

The United States started the day with a dramatic 12-11 win over France.

In the first quarter, France took a 5-2 lead thanks to a hat-trick from Ugo Crousillat, but just as the French were looking in control they failed to score in the second quarter as the Americans hit back with five goals without reply.

Both Hannes Daube and Dylan Woodhead scored doubles within the period, while Marko Vavic added a second to his goal in the first quarter.

France and the US scored four each in the third, before Crousillat started the fourth quarter for France by bringing the deficit back down to one.

Alex Bowen restored the two-goal cushion  Charles Canonne made it an anxious last 30 seconds for the US by pulling another back for France - but the match ended in an American victory.

Italy held on despite a late surge from Japan to win 15-12, putting themselves in the semi-finals to face the US.

Jacopo Alesiani and Gonzalo Echenique both scored hat-tricks, contributing to Italy's 9-5 half-time lead.

Only late in the fourth quarter were Japan able to cut the deficit to three goals, with Keigo Okawa scoring a consolation.

France face Japan and Georgia play Kazakhstan in the bracket to decide fifth to eighth places.