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January 26, 2023

World Cup starts in March: Changes in composition of groups and format

The first competition for the national teams in 2023 will be the newly-launched  Water Polo World Cup, which is a replacement for the World League. The […]
January 1, 2023

Major water polo events 2023

Last year, three significant water polo events were held. For the first time after 19 years (and for the 4th time ever), the World and the […]
November 25, 2022

World Cup draw: Three reigning champions in same group

The draw for Division 1 of the new FINA competition – the Water Polo World Cup, has been held in Budapest today. The World Cup is […]
November 6, 2022

Spain take dramatic gold at the last edition of the World League Super Finals

Spain left it late, but at long last have a World League gold medal, after a dramatic shoot-out victory against Hungary.  This, the last ever edition […]
November 6, 2022

Shoot-out victory over the Dutch gives United States World League Bronze medal

The Olympic and World Champions have won bronze at the World League Super Finals after a penalty-shootout victory over the Netherlands.  The game was tied 11-11 […]
November 6, 2022

World League Super Finals: Italy finish 5th while Canada take 7th

Italy and Canada have ended their campaigns in Tenerife with victories on the last day of the World League Super Finals.  The Setterosa have finished 5th […]
November 5, 2022

Hungary end United States winning streak with historic semi-final victory

Spain will face Hungary in the gold medal match at the World League Super Finals after the Hungarians secured yet another historic victory over the United […]
November 5, 2022

European Champions Spain to play for World League Super Finals gold

Spain showed excellent quality in their semi-final today to overcome the Netherlands 14-10, progressing to their first World League Final since 2016.  Bea Ortiz and Judith […]
November 5, 2022

Stingers and Setterosa to contest 5th place on final day in Tenerife

Australia and Italy will meet in the 5th-6th classification finals tomorrow after overcoming Canada and New Zealand, respectively, this morning.  The Aussie Stingers came from behind […]
November 4, 2022

United States narrowly defeat Italy; Spain earn one-sided victory

At the halfway point of World League Super Finals in Tenerife, the group stage has concluded, and the four semi finalists have been determined.  The United […]
November 4, 2022

World League Super Finals: Canada beats the Netherlands on penalties

The morning session of the third day of the World League Super Finals has concluded. In Group A, Canada stunned many by defeating Netherlands 15-14 in […]
November 3, 2022

Spain too strong for Hungary; Stingers brush aside New Zealand

Spain and Australia both secured reasonably comfortable victories in Group B at the World League Super Finals in Santa Cruz de Tenerife this afternoon.  In the […]
November 3, 2022

Late drama as the Netherlands edge past Italy; USA take derby victory over Canada

There were two games in Group A at the World League Super Finals this morning, with a blockbuster 18-17 victory for the Netherlands over Italy,  and […]
November 2, 2022

One-sided victories for Italy and Spain on first day of World League Super Finals

Italy and Spain both began their World League Super Final campaign in Santa Cruz de Tenerife with resounding victories against Canada and New Zealand respectively.  The […]
November 2, 2022

United States and Hungary come out on top in Super Final openers

There were two exciting contests this morning on the opening day of the Women’s World League Super Finals in Tenerife. The reigning champions, the United States, […]
October 31, 2022

World League Super Finals preview: Can Stingers leave a mark in Group B?

Group B at the Women’s World League Super Finals sees the two Southern-hemisphere teams meet European Royalty on the shores of Tenerife this week. While Group […]
October 31, 2022

World League Super Finals Group A preview: North American neighbours clash with two European adversaries

The Eighteenth and last Women’s World League Super Finals begin this week to conclude an incredibly interesting, exciting, draining and quite frankly manic year of international […]
October 31, 2022

Rachel Fattal: Young players essential for team progression

Yesterday evening, we saw a new-look United States team narrowly defeat the Netherlands 12-11 in Utrecht. The game was characterised by the inclusion of fresh faces […]
October 29, 2022

Hungary’s final squad named for World League Super Finals

Attila Biro has confirmed his 15-player squad for the World League Super Finals next week in Tenerife.  The Magyars, led by captain Rita Keszthelyi-Nagy and supported […]
October 28, 2022

Silipo keeps the status quo for Setterosa’s Super Final roster

Italian head coach Carlo Silipo has stuck with the exact 15-player squad that won bronze at the European Championships for the World League Super Finals in […]
October 28, 2022

PODCAST: Halligan “We have a vision to become a powerhouse in international water polo”

This week’s episode of the Total Waterpolo Podcast is with a leading figure of the Australia national team, Bronte Halligan. In our latest Podcast episode, Bronte […]
October 27, 2022

Heavy European influence expected in Paradelo’s Canadian squad for Super Finals

Canada may not be the favourites entering the World League Super Finals, but they are expected to travel to Tenerife with a highly competitive team, with […]
October 24, 2022

Twenty-strong Hungarian squad set sights on Santa Cruz

Hungary’s women have started their preparations for next month’s World League Super Finals.  National team head coach, Attila Biro, has invited twenty players to join his […]
October 19, 2022

Doudesis rotates Dutch squad ahead of World League Super Finals

Dutch national team coach Eva Doudesis has named his team to face Canada, the United States and Italy at the World League Super Finals in Tenerife, […]