Italy and Serbia punched tickets to July’s Super Final on Day 2 of the Water Polo World League European finals in Montenegro.
Italy beat Croatia, 8-6, highlighting an action-packed Day 1 of the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League European finals Thursday in Montenegro.
Title-holder Hungary and Olympic champion Serbia clash already in the prelims, while host Croatia takes on Olympic silver medallist Greece in the group stage.
Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Hungary emerge as the qualifiers for the World League Super Final later this year.
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The team draws of the men’s and women’s water polo tournaments for the 19th FINA World Championships Budapest 2022 took place on Tuesday.
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Team USA defeated the Aussies 7-6 in the gold medal final on Sunday in Peru. Chase Dodd scored three goals and was named MVP of the title bout.
Having finished first in the preliminary competition, the Aussies have earned a qualifying position for the FINA World League Super Finals on July 23-29.
The major competition in Lima, Peur will b the first tournament for both teams since the Tokyo Olympic Games last summer.
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