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FINA Women’s Junior Water Polo Championships 2019

The FINA Women's Junior Water Polo Championships 2019 will be held in Funchal, Portugal between 9-15 September. Diapolo Cup 2019 (Photo: Olívia Nagy/WPNews) The groupings are the following: # Group A Group B 1 HUN BRA 2 USA NED 3 AUS KAZ 4 JPN ESP   # Group C Group D 1 RSA GRE 2 POR CAN 3 ITA NZL 4

World Championships: Men’s Semifinals: Spain and Italy Got Into the Finals

Today has started with Japan and South Africa playing for 11th place. Though the match was very intense between the teams, Japan beat South Africa 15-5 (5-1, 4-1, 3-2, 3-1) placing 11th in the match, and South Africa finishing 12th. Japan was very tactical and reacting fast while South Africa

World Championships: Men’s Classification Match 2: USA Will Play for 9th Place

The USA was leading the match in its entirety. South Africa scored their first goal 20 seconds before the second quarter ended. Both teams showed a great performance, but the United States performed a tactical and smart game. The final score was 20-3 (5-0, 8-1, 5-2, 2-0) for the USA.   Photos by

World Championship: Women’s Placement Match 2: Japan Beat South Africa

Japan and South Africa's standing was determined by today's placement match for 13th place. The Japanese team was playing extremely well beating South Africa 21-2. The Japanese team finished the competition in 13th place, and South Africa is 14th. This is SA's best ever finish at a world championship having ended no

World Championships: Men’s Crossover Matches: Australia, Spain, Greece and Germany are in the Quarterfinals

In the first Preliminary Round II, Australia beat the top-eight nation Montenegro thrillingly by 2 goals, with a final score of 13-11 after penalties. The lead changed twice with Montenegro forcing the shootout, which the Aussie Sharks converted 4-2 to book a clash with Hungary. Greece was next across the line

World Championships: Men’s Preliminary Round 3: Serbia, Croatia, Hungary and Italy are in the Quarterfinals

Today was the last day of Men's Preliminary rounds. The first match between Hungary and South Africa seemed to be a piece of cake for team Hungary. Hungary beat South Africa 5-23. We have written a detailed article here on the match. Then, New Zealand and Spain competed. Spain won this match

World Championships: Men’s Preliminary Round 3: Hungary in the Quarterfinals

Tamás Märcz's team beat South Africa 23-5 in the last round of Prelims, and they got into the quarterfinals by winning all three rounds. Their next match will be on Tuesday in the morning, and their opponent will be either Serbia, Montenegro or Greece. Olívia Nagy (WPNews) Team Hungary was on fire

World Championships: Women’s Preliminary Round 3

The last day of women's preliminary rounds have finished. Spain, Italy, United States of America and Russia have advanced to the quarterfinals of the FINA World Championships. In the morning, Spain was the first qualifier, winning its third consecutive match in Group C, downing Cuba 19-6. Beatriz Ortiz top-scored with four goals

World Championships: Men’s Preliminary Round 2

Today was the second day of Men's preliminary rounds. The first match was conducted between Australia and Kazakhstan. Australia is a strong team, and Kazakhstan has proved to be a quickly improving team. The final score was 17-8. Then, the U.S. and Croatia measured themselves. The U.S. is a great team, but

World Championships: Men’s Preliminary Round 1

Today, 16 teams competed in the Preliminary rounds. The first two teams competing were Serbia and Montenegro. If anyone though the game was expected to be tough, they were right. The teams finished the game with a score of 10-10. Next up was the Republic of Korea against Greece. Greece is also

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