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Water Polo 2018 Discussion Thread

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On 3/3/2018 at 21:00, Glen said:

The Maltese national team also qualified for the Euro finals by beating Belarus 16-9 after losing the first leg 7-8, An important qualification for Maltese sports confirming our position amongst the top 16 nations in European waterpolo :thumbup::MLT

Is Water Polo a big sport in Malta? Or is it a sport like for example Basketball, Rugby or Hockey in Poland, where people acknowledge the result but don't pay much credit to it (Something like "Oh, they qualified to World Championship? Cool. So have you seen yesterday's FC Barcelona game?")

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Italy vs Netherlands...

 

in female team sport is becoming a classic, unluckily...

 

however, both Italian teams should go easily to QFs, as usual :d

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On ‎07‎/‎03‎/‎2018 at 15:55, VolleyRuller96 said:

Is Water Polo a big sport in Malta? Or is it a sport like for example Basketball, Rugby or Hockey in Poland, where people acknowledge the result but don't pay much credit to it (Something like "Oh, they qualified to World Championship? Cool. So have you seen yesterday's FC Barcelona game?")

 

In Malta the water polo league is played in summer. So it is given more exposure by local media since other leagues from other sport disciplines will be on their summer break. There are about 10 teams split up equally in the 1st and 2nd division. Each team is allowed to have one foreigner in their team and the 1st division teams often engage a world class player from Hungary, Croatia or Serbia who have also won Olympic medals and world championships. This has helped to raise the level of water polo in Malta. All national team water polo players play in the local league apart from one player who play in the Italian top league. Being an island surrounded by water is also a factor that attracts youngsters towards this sport.   

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Il y a 2 heures , Glen a déclaré:

 

In Malta the water polo league is played in summer. So it is given more exposure by local media since other leagues from other sport disciplines will be on their summer break. 

 

Every country should do that tbh (even if it means a heavy shortened season). There are not many things less appealing than spending an evening in a heavy chlorine indoor swimming pool in the middle of winter.

 

The guy who decided to move water polo from a summer sport to a winter one should be shot dead (I mean, he should be digged up, shot dead, then burried back)

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1 minute ago, De_Gambassi said:

 

Every country should do that tbh (even if it means a heavy shortened season). There are not many things less appealing than spending an evening in a heavy chlorine indoor swimming pool in the middle of winter.

 

The guy who decided to move water polo from a summer sport to a winter one should be shot dead (I mean, he should be digged up, shot dead, then burried back)

Because nice summer weather outside is a better chance to spend your evening in a stinking chlorine indoor pool? :p 

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Uzbekistan with both teams :yikes:

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Which team from the Americas will take part at the upcoming World Cup? There has been a debacle in Brazil about whether our national team will make it or not, but I honestly can't find any new information and I'm confused.

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1 hour ago, thiago_simoes said:

Which team from the Americas will take part at the upcoming World Cup? There has been a debacle in Brazil about whether our national team will make it or not, but I honestly can't find any new information and I'm confused.

USA

Here the draw for men https://www.fina.org/event/fina-mens-water-polo-world-cup-2018  and women https://www.fina.org/event/fina-womens-water-polo-world-cup-2018

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European U19 Championship

 

Men's tournament will be held in Minsk, :BLR Belarus from 26th August to 2nd September

 

Group A: :CRO:SLO:ESP:TUR

Group B: :BLR:GRE:MNE:ROU

Group C: :FRA:GEO:HUN:ITA

Group D: :GBR:NED:RUS:SRB

 

 

Women's tournament will be held in Funchai, :POR Portugal from 9th to 16th September

 

Group A: :BUL:CZE:ITA:ESP

Group B: :GBR:HUN:ISR:SVK

Group C: :FRA:GER:NED:POR

Group D: :GRE:ROU:RUS:TUR

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Can anyone tell me why Gojko Pijetlović has been playing for 3 years at such a shitty team from Romanian league?

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