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7 hours ago, Benolympique said:

do you have dates and locations of water polo tournaments man and woman? thank you

 

All the known dates have been added in our Calendar and you can find them here. If you know more events please feel free to report them ;)

 

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Still no dates not only for qualification itself, but even the draw for qualification to Europeans in Budapest in 2020. As the tournament will be in January (due to Olympics of course) they need to take three rounds by... October? Which means two things - or very tight calendar for weaker teams starting from round 1 or, what is more possible, only two rounds of qualification with probably less entries than before Barcelona.

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the 2019 World Championships Group Stage draw will be held in :CRO Zagreb on April, 7th...

 

FINA has just released the 4 pots where the teams will be drawn from for both the men and women's tournaments...

 

and they are completely crazy!!! :yikes::facepalm::wall:

 

men's tournament

 

Pot #1: :SRB Serbia, :AUS Australia, :HUN Hungary, :GER Germany

Pot #2: :MNE Montenegro, :ESP Spain, :CRO Croatia, :BRA Brazil

Pot #3: :GRE Greece, :USA USA, :ITA Italy, :NZL New Zealand

Pot #4: :RSA South Africa, :KAZ Kazakhstan, :JPN Japan, :KOR South Korea

 

women's tournament

 

Pot #1: :USA USA, :RUS Russia, :ESP Spain, :AUS Australia

Pot #2: :NED Netherlands, :CHN China, :GRE Greece, :CAN Canada

Pot #3: :CUB Cuba, :HUN Hungary, :ITA Italy, :NZL New Zealand

Pot #4: :KAZ Kazakhstan, :KOR South Korea, :JPN Japan, :RSA South Africa

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so, in the men's tornament, for instance, we could well have a group with SRB (or HUN), CRO, ITA and another team and at the same time another group with GER, BRA, NZL and a 4th tier team, with the 1st ranked of such group already sure to make at least the quarterfinals (= top 8 finish mathematically safe)...

 

what the hell were they thinking when they adopted these pots????? :facepalm::wall:

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Just now, phelps said:

so, in the men's tornament, for instance, we could well have a group with SRB (or HUN), CRO, ITA and another team and at the same time another group with GER, BRA, NZL and a 4th tier team, with the 1st ranked of such group already sure to make at least the quarterfinals (= top 8 finish mathematically safe)...

 

what the hell were they thinking when they adopted these pots????? :facepalm::wall:

They were discussing the pots for the draw, someone heard "pot" and they all ended up high as f*ck? :p 

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1 hour ago, heywoodu said:

They were discussing the pots for the draw, someone heard "pot" and they all ended up high as f*ck? :p 

Must have been in Amsterdam :p

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