European Water Polo Events Postponed For A Month In Response To Coronavirus Spread


LEN, the European Swimming League, has postponed three Euro League and Championship Water Polo Tournaments scheduled for the coming month to mid-April as part of containment measures resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) global health emergency.

The statement from LEN:

In wake of the global corona-virus outbreak and the various restrictive measures the respective countries implement in Europe, LEN has decided to put its upcoming water polo competitions on hold. This includes the second leg of the women’s Euro League quarter-finals, the men’s U19 European Water Polo Championships qualification tournaments and the 11th round of the men’s Champions League.

Given the current situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading throughout Europe and the implementation of stricter and stricter containment measures decided by various governments, LEN has taken the decision to put the below water polo competitions on hold.

Women’s Euro League, Quarter-finals, 2nd leg

  • The four games planned for 28 March 2020 are on hold and will be rescheduled for a later date. Consequently, the LEN Trophy Final 4 (scheduled: 17-18 April) and the Euro League Final 4 (24-25 April) will most likely need to be staged on a later date too.

U19 European Water Polo Championships, qualification tournaments

  • The four qualification tournaments planned for 3-5 April 2020 in Istanbul (TUR), Netanya (ISR), Manchester (UK) and Malta (MLT) are on hold and will be rescheduled for a later date, possibly in mid-May.

Champions League, preliminary round, Day 11

  • The eight matches scheduled for 10-11 April 2020 are on hold and will be rescheduled for a later date, as well as the postponed match from Day 10 (Ferencvaros HUN v Pro Recco ITA) and the second leg of the Euro Cup semi- final between Eger (HUN) and Brescia (ITA).

LEN will assess the most appropriate new dates for these competitions. At the same time it continues monitoring and evaluating the situation and will take the necessary steps if further measures will be needed to unconditionally safeguard the health and safety of the athletes, coaches and all others involved in the events.