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Zagreb Selects Best European Teams for Super Final – Europa Cup

Eight strong European teams are ready to compete for a 2019 FINA Men’s Water Polo World League Super Final qualification spot during the FINA/LEN Europa Cup taking place in Zagreb (CRO) on April 5-7. Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia and Spain will play the three-day tournament with the goal of fulfilling the three available places for the Super Final of the competition, scheduled in Belgrade on June 18-23. Serbia, as host, is automatically qualified.

The first round of games, to be contested this Friday, will oppose Hungary (silver world medallist in 2017) to Montenegro (2018 World League winner), Spain to Serbia (2016 Olympic champion and bronze medallist at the 2017 Worlds), Italy (third in Rio 2016) to Russia, and Greece to Croatia (reigning world champion and Olympic runner-up).

Match Schedule

DAY 1DAY 2DAY 3
15:00 HUN vs MNE
16:45 ESP vs SRB
18:30 ITA vs RUS
20:15 GRE vs CRO
15:00 LG1 vs LG3
16:45 LG2 vs LG4
18:30 WG1 vs WG3
20:15 WG2 vs WG4
15:00 LG5 vs LG6 
16:45 WG5 vs WG6
18:30 LG7 vs LG8 
20:15 WG7 vs WG8

The FINA/LEN Europa Cup gathers the best European teams after the conclusion of the preliminary round in the Old Continent, which comprised six other nations: France, Germany, Malta, Netherlands, Romania, and Ukraine.

The four teams selected after the Europa Cup will be joined in the Super Final by the qualified squads at the Intercontinental Cup, recently held in Perth (AUS): Australia, Canada, Japan, and Kazakhstan.

We will be following all the matches as they’re being played, so make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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