FINA Water Polo World League

Since 2002, the world’s best water polo national teams meet each year and compete against one another in the sport’s first global league.

From 2014 on, the competition formula comprises two preliminary tournaments: one in Europe with a series of “home and away” games and an Intercontinental Tournament with the participation of teams from Africa, Americas, Asia and Oceania.

A Super Final for both the men’s and women’s league is organised with the eight qualifying teams of the preliminaries. A total prize money of US$ 345'000 (men) and US$ 202'500 (women) is distributed.

The women's Super Final is to be held in Kunshan (CHN) from June 10-15, 2014 while the men's Super Final is scheduled in Dubai (UAE) from June 16-21, 2014.

WPWL 2011: China men book trip to Florence while New Zealanders hit top form

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Sydney (May 19). China men came through when necessary, beating Japan 8-6 to advance to the FINA World League Super Finals following fourth-night action in the second leg of the Asia-Oceania qualifying water polo event at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. And New Zealand came out to play as well with two excellent matches that kept the opposition apprehensive until the final quarters.

But China men, under pressure to join their female counterparts and qualify, were up against a Japanese team riding a high of top-class play and an easier final day against New Zealand compared to China’s opponent of unbeaten Australia.

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WPWL 2011: Australia men and women qualify for Super Finals, as does China women

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Sydney (May 18). Australia has qualified both its teams for the FINA World League Super Finals following third-night action in the second leg of the Asia-Oceania FINA World League water polo event at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

China women are also in an unassailable position with two nights remaining but the real action is which of the two teams — China and Japan — will fill the second spot in the men’s competition in Florence, Italy next month?

Japan pushed the unbeaten Aussie Sharks to a 12-10 decision tonight but it was the earlier game that had people talking.

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WPWL 2011 (Men): Japan's close win over Kazakhstan, Australia beats Kiwis at home

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Sydney (May 17). Kazakhstan's veneer as the best men's team in Asia was further stripped by Japan with a dramatic 11-10 victory in the second leg of the Asia-Oceania FINA World League water polo event at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

Kazakhstan beat Japan 10-8 in their Asian Games semifinal in Guangzhou, China in November but Japan reversed that 10-8 result in Auckland during the first leg last week and last night led 9-3 in the third period before allowing the Kazakhs back into the game, with two of those goals coming in brutality suspension time.

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WPWL 2011: Aussie Sharks men crush Kazakhstan, China women too good for Japan

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Sydney (May 16). The Aussie Sharks men maintained their dominance over Kazakhstan on the first day of the second leg of the FINA Men's Water Polo World League 2011 Asia-Oceania round at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre tonight.

The Sharks continued their unbeaten run with an 11-5 victory over Asian Games champion Kazakhstan — a side boasting eight stars from December’s championship team. Australia led by just 5-2 at halftime but had the game sewn up with an 8-3 margin at the final break. China beat New Zealand 12-6 in the other men’s game from an 8-3 halftime advantage. China has nine players returning from the Asian Games gold-medal final won by Kazakhstan.

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2010 Men's Super Final Supporters and friends hotel info

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The Organising Committee together with the City of Florence would like to offer a logistic service for those supporters and friends who want to join the participating teams during the event. 


The below link will allow all interested persons to find a favourable accommodation in Florence and will allow them to choose and book directly the preferred hotel.

> Supporters and friends hotel info


 

WPWL 2011 (Men): Spain and Russia lose first games at home

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The defeats of Spain and Russia, at home, were the two surprising notes of the first round of matches between the European teams of the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League 2011, played on November 16. In Barcelona, the Iberians finished the regular time at 9-9 with Germany, but were then less lucky in the penalty shots, losing by 11-12. In Kazan, Russia could not overcome Romania, losing by 7-8.

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Super Final 2010 (Men): Serbia obtains third FINA World League crown

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credit: Stevan Lazarevic The FINA Men's Water Polo World League concluded with an exclusively-European podium, with Serbia renovating with their 2007 and 2008 successes, by conquering the crown at home after defeating Montenegro 14-12. Montenegro, winner of the 2009 edition, picked up silver, while Croatia, which defeated Australia 9-7, settled for the bronze.

Fourth and fifth places were reserved for Australia and the USA, respectively. The USA defeated Spain 7-6, which had to settle for sixth place. China won over South Africa 11-5, finishing seventh and South Africa closing the rankings.

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WPWL 2010 (Men): Serbia will confront Montenegro at tonight's Super Final

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Day 5 of the Men's Water Polo World League Super Final in Nis (SRB) concluded with the victories of Serbia over Croatia 14-11, Montenegro over Australia 8-6, the USA over China 13-6 and Spain over South Africa 12-1.

The Serbian-Croatian game was without a doubt one of the most exciting of the tournament. Serbia triumphed over Croatia for the second time in four days, and now enters the final stage of competition. Croatia had a very good start, until Serbia took back the lead in the third period and kept it till the end of the match. Despite a large number of exclusions, the game unfolded within a fantastic atmosphere around the pool.

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WPWL 2010 (Men): Croatia, Australia, Montenegro and Serbia win quarterfinals

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As competition draws closer to the final stage, battle was fierce on day 4 of the FINA Water Polo World League Super Final, in Nis (SRB). The Croatians defeated the American squad 13-11. Spain and Australia played a tight game till the end, with the Australians eventually winning 6-5 over the Spaniards. Montenegro took a resounding victory over the South African team, which lost 2-21. China did a little better against Serbia, which triumphed 17-4.

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WPWL 2010 (Men): Montenegro’s winning shots against the USA, Serbia wins over Australia

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The sensation on day 3 of the 2010 FINA Men’s Water Polo World League Super Final was definitely Montenegro’s victory over the American squad. After a hard-fought game tied to 7-7, Montenegro confirmed their ambition in a series of penalties, defeating the USA with a final score of 11-9.

Serbia continues to look strong, winning over Australia by 8-6, to the delight of the home crowd. China struggled with the likes of the Spanish squad, eventually losing by 5-11. The Croatia-South Africa game generated little surprise since the Croatians dominated the operations throughout the period, conceding only one goal to South Africa and winning by 22-1. The player to score the most goals was Croatia’s Paulo Obradovic, with four winning shots.

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