FINA PRESS RELEASLausanne (SUI), April 24, 2017
Gold Coast set to welcome 6 water polo teams for Intercontinental Tournament
FINA MEN’S WATER POLO WORLD LEAGUE 2017 – INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT
Australia, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, New Zealand and the U.S. will be battling it out for a FINA Water Polo World League Super Final 2017 berth as of tomorrow and for six days in Gold Coast, Australia.
The European preliminaries are now completed as Serbia, Croatia and Italy secured their spot for a potential medal.
The four best teams of the Intercontinental Tournament will join the three teams mentioned above as well as the host country team (Russia) for the Super Final which will crown the 2017 champions.
The Super Final of the World League will take place in Ruza, Russia from June 20-25
Gold Coast tournament’s schedule unfolds as follows:
AUS vs NZL
JPN vs USA
CHN vs KAZ
CHN vs NZL
USA vs KAZ
AUS vs JPN
USA vs CHN
NZL vs JPN
AUS vs KAZ
KAZ vs NZL
JPN vs CHN
AUS vs USA
AUS vs CHN
NZL vs USA
KAZ vs JPN
5th vs 6th
3rd vs 4th
1st vs 2nd
All match will be covered on FINA website, follow the action here
Last year’s overall winners of the Super Final were Serbia, who are also the Olympic and World title holders.
The 2016 Final ranking was: 1. Serbia, 2. USA, 3. Greece, 4. Italy, 5. Australia, 6. Japan, 7. Brazil, 8. China