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Now that the qualifying stage of the Champions League has come to an end, the two groups of eight teams that will compete in the main draw, which will start on October 25, have been announced. The four surviving teams from the first stage are Jadran Split, OSC Budapest, Brescia and Astrapool CN Sabadell. Atlètic Barceloneta, draw in Group B, will face OSC Budapest and Brescia, as well as the squad
The head coach of the Italian national team, Sandro Campagna, in an interview with Water Polo Development World, made a preliminary assessment of what the men’s tournament at the 33 rd LEN European Water Polo Championships could be. According to Campagna, the major event of 2018 will be tougher than the latest World Aquatics Championships held in Budapest, where Italy finished 6 th . “There will b
Brescia, OSC Budapest, Jadran Split and Astrapool CN Sabadell are the four teams that have qualified for the main draw of the Champions League, after claiming the final qualifying round. The squads eliminated in the final play-off were Sintez Kazan, Spartak Volgograd, CN Marseille and Red Star Belgrade. OSC had a relatively easy task, after defeating Volgograd by seven goals in the first leg, wher
After the Junior Men’s World Championship this summer, Malta is now in the spotlight once again, as the Mediterranean island hosts this week a men’s tournament for countries in which water polo is not a commonly practiced sport. The event, which is currently undergoing its 6 th edition, is organized by the International Swimming federation (FINA). The tournament takes place in the city of Gzira an
The managing director of Fira de Barcelona, one of Europe’s leading trade fair institutions, Constantí Serrallonga, and the director of the Piscina & Wellness Congress, Ángel Celorrio, launched today the latest edition of this event, which features 341 exhibitors from 25 countries in a surface of over 14.000 sq. meters in pavilions 1 and 2 of the Gran Via facilities of the Fira de Barcelona. The f
Astrapool CN Sabadell have arrived in Belgrade, where tonight at 20:30h they will have to face the key match of the third stage of the qualifying stage of the Champions, which will open the door to the group stage. And the rival is none other than Red Star, a team that did not lose a single match in the previous round and easily defeated three of the major squads: Sintez Kazan, Vouliagmeni and Dig
The 33 rd LEN European Water Polo Championships Barcelona 2018 are expected to have a notable presence at the Piscina & Wellness Congress which will take place in Barcelona next week. After a busy promotional schedule with Wopit, the official mascot, in several pools where competitions of all levels are currently being held, this will be a complete new promotional scenario for the competition. The
Quadis CN Mataró travel to Hungary today to play the Euro Cup, the second major continental clubs competition, where they will face Ferencvaros, Jadran Split and Primorac Kotor. The tournament, which will start on Friday in Budapest, will determine which two teams go through to the following round. The other group, competing in Aix-en-Provence, is formed by Pays d’Aix Natation, Shturm 2002, Miskol
The draw for two-legged ties of the last qualifying stage for the 33 rd LEN European Water Polo Championships Barcelona 2018 will be held on November 4 in Budapest during the LEN Bureau meeting, coinciding with the European Supercup. The final round of the qualifier will consist of eight play-offs in the men’s category and six in the women’s. A total of 28 teams will fight for a ticket to the big
Ukraine and Belarus in the men’s category and Slovakia in the women’s have claimed the triumph in the qualifying tournaments for the 33 rd LEN European Water Polo Championships Barcelona 2018, which have been held this weekend in Ukraine, Poland and Portugal. Ukraine dominated the Rio Maior (Portugal) group and Belarus claimed the Gorzow (Poland) tournament, both undefeated in the three matches pl