The draw for the groups of the water polo tournaments at the Olympic Games will be made in Rotterdam on February 21, immediately after the Men’s Olympic Games Qualification Tournament.
The finalists of the 2019 World Championships (men- Italy and Span, women – USA and Spain) are top seeds in the draw.
Pot 1: Italy and Spain
Pot 2: Serbia and Hungary
Pot 3: USA and Australia
Pot 4: South Africa and Kazakhstan
Pot 5: 1st-placed and 2nd-placed at the Olympic Qualification Tournament
Pot 6: 3rd-placed in the qualifications and Japan
Pot 1: USA and Spain
Pot 2: Russia and Australia
Pot 3: Hungary and Netherlands
Pot 4: Canada and China
Pot 5: South Africa and Japan
New schedule of Olympic qualifications
The schedule of the Olympic Qualification Tournament it’s slightly different compared to the preliminary schedule.
According to the updated program, posted on FINA’s website, the matches of the last day (February 21), will start two hours earlier than was originally planned.
Final Day (February 21)
Seventh-place game (10:00)
Fifth-place game (12:00)
Third-place game (14:00)