Water polo in Northern Europe is getting more popular from year to year.
The Youth and Junior Nordic Championships will be held in Stockholm from Friday to Sunday (15 – 17 November). The national teams of Sweden, Finland, Lithuania and Denmark will take part.
The girls will play in the category 20-years-old and younger (U20), while there are two male categories – U15 and U17.
The upcoming tournament is a milestone because the female water polo players in the category U20 will compete at the Nordic Championships for the first time.
Three teams will battle for the title in the female category: Sweden, Finland and Denmark. After a round-robin competition in the group, the 2nd-placed and the 3rd-placed team will face off in the semifinal. The winner of that duel will play in the final, against the 1st-placed team in the group.
Four teams will play in each of both male categories: Sweden, Lithuania, Finland, Denmark. After a round-robin competition, the group-winner and the 4th-placed team will meet in the first semifinal, while the 2nd-placed and the 3rd-placed team will play in the second semifinal.
Lithuania is the reigning champion in both male categories.
The games will be played in the “Eriksdalsbadet” Swimming centre in Stockholm.
Livestream will be available on this link: https://solidsport.com/ncwaterpolo
Friday: Sweden – Denmark (15.15), Finland – Lithuania (16.25)
Saturday: Lithuania – Sweden (08.00), Denmark – Finland (09,10), Sweden – Finland (13.50), Lithuania – Denmark (15.00).
Sunday: Bronze medal game (9.45), final (12.15)
Friday: Sweden – Denmark (18.45), Finland – Lithuania (19.55)/
Saturday: Lithuania – Sweden (11.30), Denmark – Finland (12.40), Sweden – Finland (17.20), Lithuania – Denmark (18.30).
Sunday: Bronze medal game (11.00), final (13.30)
Friday: Sweden – Denmark (17.35)
Saturday: Finland – Sweden (10.20), Denmark – Finland (16.10)
Sunday: Semifinals> 2nd-placed vs. 3rd-placed in the group (8.30), final (14.45)