2014 FINA Men's Water Polo World League

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The 2014 FINA Men's Water Polo World League is played between November 2013 and June 2014 and open to all men's water polo national teams. After participating in a preliminary round, eight teams qualify to play in a final tournament, called the Super Final in Dubai, UAE from 16–21 June 2014.[1]

In the world league, there are specific rules that do not allow matches to end in a draw.[1] If teams are level at the end of the 4th quarter of any world league match, the match will be decided by a penalty shootout. Teams earn points in the standings in group matches as follows:

  • Match won in normal time - 3 points
  • Match won in shootout - 2 points
  • Match lost in shootout - 1 point
  • Match lost in normal time - 0 points

Preliminary round[edit]

Europe[edit]

The European preliminary round consisted of two group of three teams and a third group of four teams. The winner of each group after the home and away series of games qualified for the Super Final.[1][2]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L GF GA GD Pts
 Serbia 4 4 0 51 25 +26 12
 Russia 4 1 3 37 44 -7 3
 Romania 4 1 3 28 47 -23 3

Group B[edit]

Team GP W L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 4 3 1 37 33 +4 9
 Greece 4 2 2 36 38 -2 5
 Croatia 4 1 3 35 37 -2 4

Group C[edit]

Team GP W L GF GA GD Pts
 Montenegro 6 5 1 64 52 +12 15
 Italy 6 5 2 68 55 +13 15
 Slovakia 6 1 5 55 66 -11 3
 Germany 6 1 5 54 68 -14 3

Intercontinental[edit]

The intercontinental tournament will feature teams from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. The teams are split into two groups of four teams with all teams progressing to the knock-out stage.[3] As the hosts of the Super Final (UAE) did not enter a team in the tournament the top five teams from this tournament qualified for the Super Final, instead of the initially allocated four. South Africa withdrew from the tournament before games commenced and were replaced by China II, whose games were exhibition and did not count in the standings. The games were played between 27 May and 1 June, 2014 in Shanghai, China.


Group A[edit]

Team GP W L GF GA GD Pts
 Australia 3 3 0 38 26 +12 9
 Canada 3 2 1 30 27 +3 6
 Kazakhstan 3 1 2 23 26 -3 3
 Japan 3 0 3 26 38 -12 0
27 May 2014  Kazakhstan 10–7  Japan Shanghai, China
27 May 2014  Australia 11–10  Canada Shanghai, China
28 May 2014  Canada 12–10  Japan Shanghai, China
28 May 2014  Kazakhstan 7–11  Australia Shanghai, China
29 May 2014  Kazakhstan 6–8  Canada Shanghai, China
29 May 2014  Australia 16–9  Japan Shanghai, China


Group B[edit]

Team GP W L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 2 2 0 25 14 +11 6
 Brazil 2 1 1 21 19 +2 3
 China 2 0 2 12 25 -13 0
27 May 2014  China 4–14  United States Shanghai, China
28 May 2014  China 8–11  Brazil Shanghai, China
29 May 2014  United States 11–10  Brazil Shanghai, China

Knockout stage[edit]

  Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
                           
  A1  Australia 16  
B4  China II 6  
   Australia 6  
   Brazil 9  
A3  Kazakhstan 7
  B2  Brazil 8  
     Brazil 7
   United States 11
  A2  Canada 17  
B3  China 18  
   China 6 Third place
   United States 13  
A4  Japan 8  Australia 16
  B1  United States 10    China 8
Quarterfinals[edit]
30 May 2014  Kazakhstan 7–8  Brazil Shanghai, China
30 May 2014  Canada 17–18  China Shanghai, China
30 May 2014  Japan 8–10  United States Shanghai, China
Semifinals[edit]
31 May 2014  Canada 11–8  Japan Shanghai, China
31 May 2014  China 6–13  United States Shanghai, China
31 May 2014  Brazil 9–6  Australia Shanghai, China


5th Place Play-off[edit]
1 June 2014  Canada 9–8  Kazakhstan Shanghai, China
3rd Place Play-off[edit]
1 June 2014  China 8–16  Australia Shanghai, China
Final[edit]
1 June 2014  United States 11–7  Brazil Shanghai, China

Super Final[edit]

In the Super Final the eight qualifying teams are split into two groups of four teams with all teams progressing to the knock-out stage.[1] The games will be played in Dubai, UAE from 16 to 21 June, 2014.

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L GF GA GD Pts
 Serbia 3 3 0 47 18 +29 9
 Montenegro 3 2 1 29 27 +2 6
 Brazil 3 1 2 21 36 -15 3
 China 3 0 3 26 42 -16 0
16 June 2014  Serbia 21–9  China Dubai, UAE
16 June 2014  Brazil 5–15  Montenegro Dubai, UAE
17 June 2014  Brazil 12–9  China Dubai, UAE
17 June 2014  Serbia 14–5  Montenegro Dubai, UAE
18 June 2014  Serbia 12–4  Brazil Dubai, UAE
18 June 2014  China 8–9  Montenegro Dubai, UAE

Group B[edit]

Team GP W L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 3 3 0 37 17 +20 9
 Australia 3 1 2 21 25 -4 3
 United States 3 1 2 25 33 -8 3
 Canada 3 1 2 22 30 -8 3
16 June 2014  Hungary 11–5  Australia Dubai, UAE
16 June 2014  United States 12–9  Canada Dubai, UAE
17 June 2014  Hungary 10–3  Canada Dubai, UAE
17 June2014  United States 4–8  Australia Dubai, UAE
18 June 2014  Hungary 16–9  United States Dubai, UAE
18 June 2014  Australia 8–10  Canada Dubai, UAE

Knockout stage[edit]

  Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
                           
  A1  Serbia 16  
B4  Canada 11  
   Serbia 12  
   Australia 5  
A3  Brazil 7
  B2  Australia 14  
     Serbia 10
   Hungary 6
  A2  Montenegro 10  
B3  United States 4  
   Montenegro 8 Third place
   Hungary 10  
A4  China 5  Australia 9
  B1  Hungary 13    Montenegro 12

Quarterfinals[edit]

19 June 2014 Game 13  Montenegro 10–4  United States Dubai, UAE
19 June 2014 Game 14  Brazil 7–14  Australia Dubai, UAE
19 June 2014 Game 15  Serbia 16–11  Canada Dubai, UAE
19 June 2014 Game 16  China 5–13  Hungary Dubai, UAE

Semifinals[edit]

20 June 2014 Game 17  United States 15–5  China Dubai, UAE
20 June 2014 Game 18  Brazil 13 (6)–14 (7)  Canada Dubai, UAE
20 June 2014 Game 19  Montenegro 8–10  Hungary Dubai, UAE
20 June 2014 Game 20  Australia 5–12  Serbia Dubai, UAE

7th Place Play-off[edit]

21 June 2014 Game 21  China 7–8  Brazil Dubai, UAE

5th Place Play-off[edit]

21 June 2014 Game 22  United States 14–10  Canada Dubai, UAE

3rd Place Play-off[edit]

21 June 2014 Game 23  Montenegro 12 (4)–9 (1)  Australia Dubai, UAE

Final[edit]

21 June 2014 Game 24  Hungary 6–10  Serbia Dubai, UAE

Final ranking[edit]