LOS ANGELES, California, June 17. THE world's best male water polo players will compete for $500,000 in prize money and the coveted championship title in the FINA Men's Water Polo World League Super Final this week. Universal Sports, in partnership with the International Swimming Federation (FINA) will provide live online and television coverage of the event from Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, with live streaming starting this Thursday at 1 p.m. ET as the USA takes on Serbia. The tournament will serve as a tune-up for the 13th FINA World Championships from Rome, beginning July 17, on NBC Sports and Universal Sports.
COVERAGE ON UNIVERSALSPORTS.COM: UniversalSports.com will provide a live global webcast of the following events from the FINA Water Polo World League Super Final. More information, as well as highlights, full-length videos, photos, breaking news and more available at UniversalSports.com.
Date Event Time (all times ET and LIVE)
June 18 USA VS. SERBIA 1 – 2:15 p.m.
June 20 WINNER 2A/3B VS. 4A/1B 1 – 2:15 p.m.
June 20 WINNER 3A/2B VS. 1A/4B 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
June 21 BRONZE MEDAL MATCH 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
June 21 GOLD MEDAL MATCH 2 – 3:35 p.m.
COVERAGE ON UNIVERSAL SPORTS: Universal Sports, available in 45 million homes, will present delayed coverage of the following competitions from the tournament.
Date Event Time (all times ET)
June 19 SERBIA VS USA 3 – 4:30 p.m.
June 20 WINNER 2A/3B VS. 4A/1B 3 – 4:30 p.m.
June 20 WINNER 3A/2B VS. 1A/4B 5 – 6:30 p.m.
June 21 BRONZE MEDAL MATCH 3 – 4:30 p.m.
June 21 GOLD MEDAL MATCH 5 – 6:30 p.m.
ABOUT THE EVENT: The FINA Men's Water Polo World League Super Final takes place June 16 – 21, and will feature the teams that emerged from the preliminary rounds, including the United States, Serbia, Japan, Italy (Group A) and Australia, Montenegro, South Africa and Croatia (Group B). In 2008, Serbia's team took first place in the Super Final, followed by the U.S. and Australia in third. Since the league began, Serbia has won the most gold medals of any team. The United States is in fifth place overall, winning only one silver medal and one bronze medal since 2002.
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