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$ 540'000 (men) and US$ 465'000 (women) is distributed.

After thrilling Super Finals in Kunshan (CHN) and Dubai (UAE), the 2015 editions will be held in Bergamo (ITA) from June 23-28 for the men's and June 9-14 in Shanghai (CHN) for the women's.

WPWL Women's Super Final, Day 3: USA and Australia remain unbeaten

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The USA and Australia remain unbeaten at the FINA Women’s Water Polo League Super Final taking place in Shanghai China since Tuesday June 9.

Defending champion USA stormed the Netherlands 8-3 for their third group match victory, remaining unbeaten together with Australia on the third day of the FINA Women's Water Polo World League Super Final here on Thursday June 11.

Italy will meet the Netherlands, Australia will play Brazil, Russia will challenge the United States and China will face Canada on June 12 for the fourth day of tough competition.


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WPWL Women's Super Final, Day 2: Italy wins close duel with Russia

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The United States, Italy and Australia continued their winning streak on the second day of the Women's Water Polo World League Super Final in Shanghai (CHN), while the Netherlands found their form against Brazil 13-5.

Four games were disputed this Wednesday June 10 in the Oriental Sport Centre.

Game 5: AUS 11 - CHN 5 / Quarters: 4-1, 2-2, 4-0, 1-2

AUSTRALIA: Yanitsas Lea, Barr Chloe, Bucking Hannah (2), Lincoln-Smith Holly, Bishop Isobel (1), Knox Bronwen (Captain, 1), Gofers Keesja (1), McGhie Giencora,  Arancini Zoe, Southern Ashleigh (1), Halligan  Bronte (3), Zagame Nicola (2), Wakendfield Kelsey. Head Coach: Greg McFadden.

CHINA: Yang Jun, Tian Jianing, Mei Xiaohan, Xiong Dunhan, Niu Guannan (1), Sun Yating (Captain, 1), Song Donglun, Zhang Cong, Zhao Zihan (2), Zhang Weiwei, Wang Xinyan, Zhang Jing (1), Peng Lin. Head Coach Ricardo Azevedo.

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WPWL Women's Super Final, Day 1: Canada starts with difficult win against the Netherlands

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With the top eight teams from the world, the FINA Women's Water Polo World League Super Final 2015 kicked off on June 9 at the Oriental Sports Center, venue of the 2011 FINA World Championships, in Shanghai.

According to FINA rules, Australia, Brazil, Canada, the Netherlands, Italy, Russia, the United States and hosts China qualified for the Super Final out of 16 teams in the World League in 2015.

On Day 1, Canada set the thrilling tone of the FINA Women's Water Polo World League Super Final 2015 with the opening games by edging the Netherlands 15-14 through penalty shootout.


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WPWL Women’s Intercontinental Tourn., Day 6: USA wins in Auckland (NZL)

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auckland6United States of America needed a penalty shootout to beat Australia  for the FINA Women’s Water Polo Intercontinental Tournament title at West Waves Aquatic Centre today In Auckland (NZL).

Australia pulled back a goal in the last 10 seconds for an 8-8 finish at fulltime to force the shootout, but missed twice while USA scored all four attempts. In the bronze-medal match, Canada came from three goals behind to beat China 9-7 in what was an enthralling encounter.



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WPWL Women’s Intercontinental Tourn., Day 5: Australia-USA final; fifth berth up for grabs

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auckland5Australia will play eight-time FINA World League champion United States of America for the gold medal at the FINA Women’s Water Polo Intercontinental Tournament at West Waves Aquatic Centre on Sunday. The Aussie Stingers won through with a comfortable 13-6 margin over China but USA turned from 7-4 ahead at halftime to shrug off a determined Canada 11-9.

China, the 2013 World League champion, will play for bronze with Canada. It is irrelevant in the overall scheme of things as all four teams have qualified for the Super Final in Shanghai next month.



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