The Game Day 10 of the FINA Women’s Water Polo World League 2019, as part of the European qualification phase, was played last night (Tuesday March 5) in Szentes (HUN) and Rotterdam (NED) respectively.
2004 Olympian and veteran National Team pipeline coach Brett Ormsby joins University of the Pacific Head Coach James Graham as the Head Coaches for the USA Men and Women respectively leading Team USA into the 30th Summer World University Games in July.
Jadran Herceg Novi (MNE) came back from 8-3 down to oust favorite OSC (HUN) with a double win in the Euro Cup semis. They will face Marseille in the final as the French rolled over Ortigia (ITA).
Recco and Jug Dubrovnik are the first teams to technically book their respective spots in the Final Eight already on Day 9. Brescia earned another great win, this time against Barceloneta and moved to the second place in Group A.
The clash of Brescia (ITA) and Barceloneta (ESP) might decide the second place in Group A, while in Group B the four top sides – chasing three available F8 spots – all face tough away tests, including Jug’s ‘El Clasico’ against fellow Croatian side Mladost.
Four-time champion Sabadell (ESP) and 2015 champion Olympiacos (GRE) are on their way to the Final Four after gaining decisive away wins respectively.
The very best of women’s water polo is in sight this Saturday when eight teams – two from Greece, Spain and Italy apiece, one from Russia and Hungary – are targeting to make the Final Four.
The European preliminaries of the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League 2019 went underway in various European cities on Tuesday February 19, as five games were played.
A 4th man has been arrested, while Serbia has asked the league to move all of the remaining matches this season that are scheduled to send Serbian clubs to cities within 200km of Split, where the attacks happened.
Russia, Italy and the Netherlands dominated their respective games on Tuesday February 12 when the women’s Water Polo World League Game Day 9 was played in Ruza (RUS), Mulhouse (FRA) and Budapest (HUN).
According to the Associated Press, three individuals that are being held in connection with an attack on three Serbian water polo players from Red Star Belgrade will face hate crime charges.
Champions League Day 8 features big wins for Brescia and Szolnok, while Olympiacos barely saves a point and BPM crashes in Split.
The second ‘half’ of the prelims starts with a kind of return legs of the matches played two weeks ago which means that a couple of crucial fixtures is in sight.
The Game Day 4 of the European preliminaries of the 2019 FINA Men’s Water Polo World League took place on January 29 in several cities and comprised six matches, with the home teams only winning two games.
Six teams return to the best eight from last year, while Vouliagmeni and Sant Andreu managed to join the top flight. The biggest casualty of the prelims was Dunaujvaros, as the Super Cup winner side couldn’t make the cut this time.