FINA Men’s Water Polo World League Super Final to Kick-Off in Russia

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Eight of the world’s best teams, Australia, Croatia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Serbia and USA will be competing in a round-robin format tournament in Ruza, Russia, from June 20-25 at the Super Final of the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League 2017.

The European teams qualified over a five-month preliminary tournament and Asian, Oceania and American teams grabbed their spot at the Intercontinental Tournament in Gold Coast (AUS).

The groups’ composition for the tournament unfolds as follows:

GROUP A: USA, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Italy

GROUP B: Australia, Croatia, Japan, Russia

Serbia, World League title holders since 2013 and current Olympic and World champions are the team to beat in Ruza. Croatia is another strong contingent with the 2012 Olympic title, while gold and silver Intercontinental Tournament medallists, respectively Australia and the U.S are other teams to watch for.

Ruza’s schedule (local time)

DAY 1
June 20
DAY 2
June 21
DAY 3
June 22
DAY 4
June 23
DAY 5
June 24
DAY 6
June 25
15:20
CROvsJPN
16:40
SRBvsKAZ
18:00
USAvsITA
20:15
AUSvsRUS
16:00
USAvsKAZ
17:20
SRBvsITA
18:40
AUSvsJPN
20:00
CROvsRUS
16:00
CROvsAUS
17:20
SRBvsUSA
18:40
KAZvsITA
20:00
JPNvsRUS
16:00
2Avs3B
17:20
3Avs2B
18:40
1Avs4B
20:00
4Avs1B
16:00
L13vsL16
17:20
L14vsL15
18:40
W13vsW16
20:00
W14vsW15
12:00
L17vsL18
13:20
W17vsW18
14:40
L19vsL20
16:00
W19vsW20
17:30
Awards Ceremony

Press release courtesy of FINA. 

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