FINA Communications Department

The youth Spanish team won the 4th FINA World Women's Youth Water Polo Championships [1] tournament on Sunday September 2 in Belgrade, Serbia, after a week of fierce pool action with the world's 16 most promising teams.

The Spaniards defeated Italy 8-7 in the final on Sunday night (1-2, 3-2, 2-1, 2-2), as both teams climbed up a spot compared to the last edition's ranking*.

In the bronze game, Greece showed great form and beat the Australians 7-3 (1-1, 2-1, 3-0, 1-1). Greece jumped from the 6th place in 2016 to make the podium in Belgrade.

Previous title holders Russia secured the eight place in Belgrade.

2018 final ranking [2]

1. Spain, 2. Italy, 3. Greece, 4. Australia, 5. Netherlands, 6. Hungary, 7. USA, 8. Russia, 9. New Zealand, 10. Canada, 11. Kazakhstan, 12. Uzbekistan, 13. Brazil, 14. South Africa, 15. Serbia, 16. Argentina

You can read detailed game reports on FINA website here [3] and the photo gallery is available here [4].

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*The final standing of the 3rd FINA World Women's Youth Water Polo Championships was:

1. Russia, 2. Spain, 3. Italy, 4. Netherlands, 5. United States of America, 6. Greece, 7. China, 8. Hungary, 9.Australia, 10.New Zealand, 11.Canada, 12.Germany, 13.Japan, 14.South Africa, 15.Mexico