PR 49 - Eight water polo squads to fight for World League title

Press Release

Lausanne (SUI), June 8, 2015- Shanghai, China, will be the host of the upcoming FINA Women's Water Polo World League Super Final to take place from June 9-14, 2015, in the famous Natatorium - Oriental Sports Centre, host of the 2011 FINA World Championships.

The eight world's best women's teams from the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe will be competing for the World League title after a long and though qualification process which started in Autumn 2014 with the European preliminaries and the Intercontinental tournament in Auckland (NZL) in April 2015.

Four daily games will be played during the six-day annual event and the groups' composition is as follows:

Group A: Australia, China, Italy, Russia
Group B: Brazil, Canada, Netherlands, USA

The USA claimed victory at the 2014 edition of the Women's World League Super Final in Kunshan (CHN)  by defeating Italy, who placed second ahead of Australia. The Noth-American squad has been on the podium of the World League since 2006 and won the latest Intercontinental tournament in Auckland as well as the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

In Shanghai, the current champions will face some serious challengers such as China, Russia, Australia and the Netherlands.

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