FINA Communications Department

The FINA's Women Water Polo World Leagues [1] European preliminaries kicked-off on Saturday November 3 and continued on Tuesday November 6 in various European cities.

So far, Spain is the only team having played two games. In the first one Saturday, the Spaniards were defeated by the Russians 12-9 (4-1, 3-3, 3-2, 2-3) in Volgograd (RUS), but they took their revenge last night, beating Israel 11-5 (4-0, 2-2, 4-3, 1-0) next to Barcelona (ESP).

The Greeks managed to score 24 times against 5 for the Israeli women on Saturday 3rd (5-0, 7-2, 8-2, 4-1), while Hungary defeated France 13-4 (3-1, 4-1, 4-1, 2-1) on Tuesday in Eger (HUN) and Italy won 9-7 (4-3, 0-3, 3-0, 2-1) against the Netherlands in Eindhoven (NED).

Provisional ranking [2]
GROUP A: 1. Greece 3pts ; 2. Russia 3pts ; 3. Spain 3pts ; 4. Israel 0
GROUP B: 1. Hungary 3pts; 2. Italy 3pts; 3. Netherlands 0; 4. France 0

The next games will be played on December 1 and 3 and 4. SCHEDULE of the Games Days available here [3]

The Men's World League [4] European preliminaries resumes next week, on November 13 with six games across Europe [4].

You can follow the pool action and watch most games LIVE streamed or VOD on FINAtv [5]