The draw for both World U18 Championships was held in Budapest this afternoon.
Both tournaments will take place in Belgrade. The female World Championships will be played between July 31 and August 8. The men’s tournament begins after a three-day break. It will be played between August 11 and 19.
Eighteen teams will play in the men’s tournament. Seventeen teams will battle for medals in the women’s competition.
The reigning champions are Greece (boys) and Spain (girls).
Serbian Olympic champions Filip Filipovic and Stefan Mitrovic (who is the Vice President of the Serbian Water Polo Federation assisted the draw).
Group A: Italy, Brazil, Kazkhstan, Hungary, Turkey.
Group B: Greece, Uzbekistan, Japan, USA.
Group C: Australia, South Africa, Canada, Netherlands
Group D: Spain, Serbia, Croatia, New Zealand.
Group A: Hungary, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Kuwait.
Group B: Greece, Netherlands, Brazil, Australia, Turkey.
Group C: Serbia, New Zealand, USA, Italy.
Group D: Spain, South Africa, Canada, Montenegro
Boys – 2012:Italy, 2014: Hungary, 2016: Croatia, 2018: Greece
Girls – 2012: Greece, 2014: USA, 2016: Russia, 2018: Spain