18 junior water polo teams from the five continents are set to fight for the 18th FINA World Men’s Junior Water Polo Championships title in Almaty, Kazakhstan from September 4-12.
Contested by players of 20 years old and younger, the distribution of the national squads is done by groups, as follows:
GROUP A: Croatia, Montenegro, Egypt, South Africa
GROUP B: Japan, Netherlands, Hungary, Greece, China
GROUP C: Iran, Serbia, Australia, Mexico
GROUP D: Canada, Uzbekistan, Italy, Kazakhstan, Spain
The preliminaries will be staged on September 4-8, followed by the qualification round (September 9), the quarter final round (September 10), the semi-final round (September 11) and final round (September 12).
At the previous edition of this event in 2013, the three squads on the podium were: Italy (gold), Croatia (silver) and Serbia (bronze).
A large selection of the tournament’s games will be live streamed worldwide and free of charge on FINAtv
Swimming news courtesy of FINA.