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.



Super Final 2011 (Men): Serbia wins its 6th title, silver and bronze for Italy and Croatia respectively

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ITA vs SRB - credit: Giorgio PerottinoFLORENCE, Italy (June 26) - With one minute missing to the end of the game China missed a great opportunity to tie with the ball dancing on the line before Canada’s goalkeeper finally grabbed it safely.

The Canadian narrowly won a tight match (10-9) strenuously fought by both teams on a basis of equal strength and to resolve.

For China the rendezvous with victory was once more procrastined, perhaps to the World Championships, next month in Shanghai, where they will play at home. Progressive score: 2-3, 4-5, 7-9, 9-10.

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Super Final 2011 (Men): Serbia and Italy go for gold, USA and Croatia for bronze

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AUS vs CHN - credit: Giorgio PerottoniFLORENCE, Italy (June 25) - An ordinary game that could not add any lustre to none of the teams ended with a clear cut win for Australia, which on the last day will play for the fifth place.

The Chinese’s performance appeared under tone, compared with those delivered in the previous days and the Aussies had no difficulty in taking control of the game and securing an easy victory.

Progressive score: 4-0, 7-3, 10-4, 14-4. Australia’s captain Sam Mc Gregor top scored the game with four goals.

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Super Final 2011 (Men): USA, Serbia, Croatia and Italy advance to semi-finals

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ITA vs AUS - credit: Giorgio PerottinoFLORENCE, Italy (June 24) - The solid Australian side gave the Italians a rough ride. The score at half time was 4-2 for the home team. A few minutes inside the 3rd period the Italians managed two spectacular goals, from Giorgetti and Luongo, answered by one from Miller. Before going into the last period the score was 6-3 for Italy.

Australia’s captain Sam Mc Gregor reduced the gap with a great goal from the distance, a blaze (6-4). Presciutti (I) on a counter attack and Younger (A) traded goals. Soon after Miller’s second goal from sealed the final score on 7-6, with the Aussies just one goal under. Split scores: 1-0, 4-2, 6-3, 7-6.

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Super Final 2011 (Men): Serbia and Croatia on top of groups

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FLORENCE, Italy (June 23) - Without some of its big guns (Zlokovic, Ivovic, Paskovic and Nikola Janovic, injured during his first match here), Montenegro could resolve a tight match - which ended in a low score tie after the regular time (4-4) - only after the penalty shootouts. Radovic, Mladan Janovic, Danilovic and Petrovic converted for Montenegro; for Australia only Howden managed to convert his penalty while Miller and Maitland missed their own. The most notable individual prowess was the goal scored at 2:20 in the 3rd quarter by Australia’s centre-forward Baird.

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Super Final 2011 (Men): Serbia beats Italy after shootouts

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FLORENCE, Italy (June 22) - Until half time the Chinese managed to stay in the game, with five goals for and seven against. Once more China has shown a balanced team and displayed some good individuals. Then the superiority of the Americans materialised with six more goals and just one more for the Chinese. USA’s captain Tony Azevedo top scored the game with 4 goals; Guo scored three goals, half of the total made by the Chinese.

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