Spain Claims FINA World Women’s Youth Water Polo Championship Title

Photo Courtesy: Gilad Rom

The youth Spanish team won the 4th FINA World Women’s Youth Water Polo Championships tournament on Sunday September 2 in Belgrade, Serbia, after a week of fierce pool action with the world’s 16 most promising teams.

The Spaniards defeated Italy 8-7 in the final on Sunday night (1-2, 3-2, 2-1, 2-2), as both teams climbed up a spot compared to the last edition’s ranking.


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In the bronze game, Greece showed great form and beat the Australians 7-3 (1-1, 2-1, 3-0, 1-1). Greece jumped from the 6th place in 2016 to make the podium in Belgrade.

Previous title holders Russia secured the eight place in Belgrade.

2018 Final Ranking:

1. Spain
2. Italy
3. Greece
4. Australia
5. Netherlands
6. Hungary
7. USA
8. Russia
9. New Zealand
10. Canada
11. Kazakhstan
12. Uzbekistan
13. Brazil
14. South Africa
15. Serbia
16. Argentina

You can read detailed game reports on FINA website here.

2017 Final Standings:

1. Russia
2. Spain
3. Italy
4. Netherlands
5. United States of America
6. Greece
7. China
8. Hungary
9. Australia
10. New Zealand
11. Canada
12. Germany
13. Japan
14. South Africa
15. Mexico

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