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Hungary and The Netherlands Rule Their Pool, Six Teams Qualify to Europa Cup Final

The Game Day 10 of the FINA Women’s Water Polo World League 2019, as part of the European qualification phase, was played last night (Tuesday, March 5) in Szentes (HUN) and Rotterdam (NED) respectively.

The Hungarians, playing at home, defeated Italy 12-8 despite a tie in the first quarter (3-3, 3-1, 3-2, 3-2).

In Rotterdam, the Dutch crushed France 19-2, giving the French no chance as of the second quarter and until the end of the match (5-2, 4-0, 4-0, 6-0).

Both teams being in Group B, Hungary maintained its second position with 11 points now, and the Netherlands are still third of the group with 10 points. Italy is the leader with 15 points. All teams have played 6 games.

Group A’s game, Greece-Spain, will conclude the European preliminaries on March 19. However, six teams have already secured a berth to the brand new Europa Cup Final, to be held in Turin (ITA) from March 29-31, 2019.

Those six teams are:

  1. Russia
  2. Italy
  3. Spain
  4. Hungary
  5. Greece
  6. Netherlands

Provisional Ranking

Group A

  1. Russia 17
  2. Spain 10
  3. Greece 6
  4. Israel 0

Group B

  1. Italy 15
  2. Hungary 11
  3. Netherlands 10
  4. France 0

The FINA Men’s Water Polo World League resumes on March 12.

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