PR 14 - World League 2014 (W): Winner-at-home Spain and Italy book Super Final ticket


Lausanne (SUI), February 18, 2014 – The teams of Italy and Spain claimed another victory, their third in-a-row, in the European tournament of the FINA Women’s Water Polo World League 2014 during the fourth round, which was held on Tuesday February 18.

Spain, the current World champions, and Italy sit atop their respective group, A and B, with 9 points each, thus securing a spot in the Super Final to be held in Kunshan (CHN) from June 10-15, 2014.

In Madrid, Spain overtook Russia 13-11 while Italy faced pressure from the Hellenic squad, the former World champions, in Imperia, eventually winning in a tight 10-9 score.

Provisional rankings:
GROUP A: 1. ESP, 9 pts (3 wins); 2. RUS, 3 (1W, 2 losses); 3. GBR, 0 (2L)
GROUP B: 1. ITA, 9 pts (3W); 2. GRE, 3 (1W, 2L); 3. HUN, 0 (2L)

Fifth round on March 18, 2014:
Group A: RUS-GBR in Chelyabinsk, Russia
Group B: HUN-ITA (city tbc)

The Intercontinental tournament, which includes teams from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania, will kick off on May 19th in Los Angeles (USA).