2017 FINA Men’s Water Polo World League Super Final is in full wings at the Aquatic Palace of Ruza, Russian Federation. The Preliminary play is now over, as Competition Day 3 completed the charts in the groups and confirmed the quarter-final schedule.

Favorites predictably celebrated their third straight wins and got safely atop with 9 out of 9 points.

Leader of the Group A, Olympic champions and last year's World League winners Serbia, gave a lesson to the USA, 15-8, and forced them land on third at 4 points, and have their next game against Russia. The hosts on their part came up second in the Group B, collecting their next 3 points and second win in Ruza. To close the group play, Sergey Evstigneev coached side beat Japanese, 12-5 as the Asian power turned out to become the only squad in the pool left scoreless. They closed the ranking, and are to expect a hard test tomorrow in the face of Serbia.

Group B's reigning power Croatia, with four 2012 Olympic champions and nine silver holders of the Rio-2016 edition, confirmed their strong shape against Australia, 8-3, which went down as low as third with 3 points, and will see in the quarterfinals Group A’s number two Italy. Alessandro Campagna and C routed Kazakhstan by 14-6 and finish with 5 points to book Croats as their next rival.

falseCroatia overpowered Australia to collect 9 out of 9 points at the Preliminary play

FINA Men’s Water Polo World League Super Final 2017
Competition results / Day 3 / 22 June, 2017

Game 9. CRO – AUS 8-3 (3-0, 0-1, 3-0, 2-2)

Game 10. SRB – USA 15-8 (4-3, 6-1, 2-1, 3-3)

Game 12. KAZ – ITA 6-14 (0-3, 1-3, 2-5, 3-3)

Game 11. JPN – RUS 5-12 (2-3, 2-3, 0-2, 1-4)

falseHost team Russia will meet the USA to play out the trip to the semies


Final ranking of the Preliminary play:

Group A: Serbia 9, Italy 5, USA 4, Kazakhstan 0.

Group B: Croatia 9, Russia 6, Australia 3, Japan 0.


Competition schedule

Competition Day 4 / Quarter-finals

Game 13. 16:00 2A – 3B  ITA – AUS

Game 15. 17:20 1A – 4B  SRB – JPN

Game 16. 18:40 4A – 1B  KAZ – CRO

Game 14. 20:00 3A – 2B  USA – RUS