The Canadian men's water polo team fell 9-6 to Romania on Saturday at the world aquatics championships in Rome, and finished in eighth place in the tournament.

Six different Romanians scored, with Cosmin Radu, Alexandru Matei Guiman, and Ramiro Georgescu netting two each to pace the attack.

Thomas Marks and Kevin Graham responded for Canada with two goals each.

The win was a measure of revenge for the Romanians, who were defeated by the Canadians 9-8 in the "Miracle on Water" in March 2008.

The victory, in Romania, gave Canada an Olympic berth in Beijing at the expense of the heavily favoured home side. 

It was a close contest for most of the game on Saturday too. Romania opened up a 2-0 lead before Graham scored with 10 seconds left in the first quarter to cut the deficit in half.

The teams exchanged goals in the second quarter before the Romanians looked poised to pull away in the third, opening up a 6-3 lead with just over two minutes left.

But Marks and Nicolas Constantin-Bicari scored in the final minute to bring Canada one goal away from tying the game.

That's as close as the Canadians would come, though, as Romania's Andrei Iosep scored on a penalty shot 30 seconds into the final frame and the team would add two more before Canada's Devon Diggle rounded out the scoring.