Rita Keszthelyi scored six goals in Hungary's semi-final triumph ©Getty Images

Hungary and The Netherlands have secured places at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after semi-final wins in the women's water polo qualifier in Trieste.

Hungary beat hosts Italy after the Dutch overcame Greece in a tight affair.

They are the final two nations to qualify for the 10-team Olympic tounrmanet.

The Netherlands had trailed Greece 3-4 after two quarters, but superb defending from then on saw them through.

Each of the final two quarters went 2-0 in favour of the Dutch, giving them a 7-4 triumph. 

In contrast, Hungary took an early advantage and never looked back. 

Dorottya Szilagyi opened the scoring and Rita Keszthelyi added two more without reply, giving Hungary a three-goal cushion within three minutes.

Keszthelyi finished with six goals as Hungary won 13-10, ensuring the Rio 2016 runners-up will not compete in Tokyo.

Hungary finished fourth at Rio 2016, London 2012 and Beijing 2008.

The Dutch won the gold medal in the Chinese capital and are eight-time World Cup winners.

Hosts Japan, defending champions the United States, Spain, Canada, Australia, South Africa, China and Russia have already qualified for this year's Olympics.

A final, plus playoffs for third, fifth and seventh place, are scheduled in Trieste tomorrow.