Sixteen youth teams will be facing each other from Monday August 27 to Sunday September 2 in Belgrade, Serbia, when the capital will host the 4th FINA World Women's Youth Water Polo Championships 2018.
The youth tournament is open to players aged 18 years old and under, and the five continents will be represented in the competition.
The four groups' composition unfolds as follow:
The 7-day event will take place at the Sports Center “Milan Gale Muskatirovic” and the daily schedule is available here.
A set of amended rules proposed by the FINA Technical Water Polo Committee (TWPC) and discussed at the FINA World Water Polo Conference organised in Budapest in April 2018 will continue to be tested at this event as well as at the FINA Women's World Cup in Surgut (RUS, September 4-9, 2018) and the FINA Men's World Cup in Berlin (GER, September 11-16, 2018), to be then presented to the Extraordinary Water Polo Congress in Hangzhou, China, on December 10, 2018.
You can have a look at the proposed amendments on FINA website HERE
Russia emerged victorious at the previous edition of the Women's Youth Water Polo Championships in Auckland (NZL) in December 2016.
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