Water Polo: the field is complete!
The field is complete for the 17th FINA World Championships water polo tournament! The qualification process has ended with the UANA Cup, where the final two American spots were decided for the men’s tournament.
Only two places – from the Americas - remained for the men’s water polo tournament of the 17th FINA World Championships until February 11. Four teams – Brazil, Argentina, Canada and the host team – competed for these two free spots during UANA Cup in Trinidad and Tobago.
Following the preliminary round, the first ranked team played against the fourth squad while the second against the third one in the semi-finals. These games decided on the tickets to Budapest, as the UANA Cup’s two finalists earned qualification for the World Championships.
In the semis, Canada beat Trinidad and Tobago (21-1), while Brazil triumphed over Argentina (11-5), so these two teams clinched the final two berths for the July showdown.
Brazil then beat Canada in the final, so the South American team awaits the draw from the second line.
The Draw for the 17th FINA World Championships’ Water Polo Tournament will be held on February 24, 2017, at 12:00 hours (CET) in Budapest. Hosted by the Budapest 2017 OC, the Draw will be conducted by FINA Bureau Member and Water Polo Bureau Liaison Mr Dimitris Diathesopoulos and Mr Gianni Lonzi, Chairman of the FINA Technical Water Polo Committee.
Canada – Trinidad and Tobago 35-1
Brazil - Argentina 9-3
Argentina - Canada 9-8
Brazil – Trinidad and Tobago 29-5
Canada - Brazil 8-4
Argentina - Trinidad 2-19
Brazil - Argentina 11-5
Canada – Trinidad and Tobago 21-1
Brazil - Canada 6-5
(Bronze game: Argentina – Trinidad and Tobago 20-3)
Men’s Teams for the 17th FINA World Championships by continents:
Africa: Republic of South Africa
America: United States, Brazil, Canada
Asia: Japan, Kazakhstan
Europe: Croatia, Spain, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia
1. line: Serbia, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro
2. line: USA, Hungary, Brazil, Greece
3. line: Canada, Spain, Russia, Australia
4. line: Republic of South Africa, Japan, Kazakhstan, France