PR 88 - World League 2014 (M): Men’s competition kicks off in Europe with first games
Lausanne (SUI), November 11, 2013 – The 2014 season of the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League kicks off tomorrow, November 12, with the first home-and-away games of the three European groups.
Russia will face Romania in Chekhov (Group A) while World champion Hungary receives Greece in Miskolc (Group B). In Group C, Germany will meet Olympic silver medallist Italy in Berlin and World runner-up Montenegro and Slovakia will have their first game in Budva.
In a second round of matches on December 10, 2013 World League winner Serbia will play Romania in Belgrade (Group A), Olympic champion Croatia will visit Greece in Zagreb (Group B), Montenegro will face Italy in Budva (Group C) and finally, Germany and Slovakia will meet in Hamburg (Group C).
The four other rounds for these groups are scheduled on January 14, February 11, March 11, April 2 and 15, 2014.
The composition of the European Groups of the 2014 Men’s World League is as follows:
GROUP A – Romania, Russia, Serbia
GROUP B – Croatia, Greece, Hungary
GROUP C – Germany, Italy, Montenegro, Slovakia
Moreover, two preliminary rounds will be held in 2014 in the Americas and Asia/Oceania (locations to be confirmed) while the Super Final of the competition will take place in Dubai (UAE) from June 16-21, 2014.