2014 FINA Women's Water Polo World League

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The 2014 FINA Women's Water Polo World League is played between November 2013 and June 2014 and open to all women'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 Kunshan, China from 10–15 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. The winner of each group after the home and away series of games and the best 2nd placed team qualified for the Super Final.[1][2] The games were played between 19 November 2013 and 22 April 2014.

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 4 3 1 46 36 +10 9
 Russia 4 2 2 54 47 +7 6
 Great Britain 4 1 3 36 52 -16 3
19 November 2013  Russia 11–13  Spain Chelyabinsk, Russia
17 December 2013  Great Britain 9–12  Russia Manchester, Great Britain
21 January 2014  Spain 13–5  Great Britain Barcelona, Spain
18 February 2014  Spain 13–11  Russia Madrid, Spain
18 March 2014  Russia 20–13  Great Britain Chelyabinsk, Russia
22 April 2014  Great Britain 9–7  Spain Manchester, Great Britain

Group B[edit]

Team GP W L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 4 3 1 43 40 +3 9
 Greece 4 2 2 42 41 +1 6
 Hungary 4 1 3 41 45 -4 3
19 November 2013  Greece 9–12  Italy Athens, Greece
17 December 2013  Italy 9–7  Hungary Catania, Italy
21 January 2014  Greece 14–11  Hungary Athens, Greece
18 February 2014  Italy 10–9  Greece Imperia, Italy
18 March 2014  Hungary 15–12  Italy Budapest, Hungary
22 April 2014  Hungary 8–10  Greece Székesfehérvár, Hungary

Intercontinental[edit]

The intercontinental tournament will feature teams from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. The teams are split into two groups, one with four teams and another group with five teams.[3] The top four teams from this tournament will qualify for the Super Final, along with the Super Final hosts China. The games were played between 20 and 25 May in Riverside, California, United States.

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 42 21 +21 8
 Canada 3 2 1 47 25 +22 7
 Japan 3 1 2 22 39 -17 2
 Kazakhstan 3 0 3 22 48 -26 1
20 May 2014  Canada 21–7  Kazakhstan Riverside, California, United States
20 May 2014  United States 14–5  Japan Riverside, California, United States
21 May 2014  Canada 15–6  Japan Riverside, California, United States
21 May 2014  United States 16–5  Kazakhstan Riverside, California, United States
22 May 2014  Kazakhstan 10–11  Japan Riverside, California, United States
22 May 2014  Canada 11–12  United States Riverside, California, United States

Group B[edit]

Team GP W L GF GA GD Pts
 Australia 3 3 0 39 16 +23 9
 China 3 2 1 42 25 +17 6
 Brazil 3 1 2 24 19 +5 3
 Venezuela 3 0 3 8 53 -45 0
20 May 2014  Venezuela 2–12  Brazil Riverside, California, United States
20 May 2014  Australia 13–10  China Riverside, California, United States
21 May 2014  Venezuela 6–24  China Riverside, California, United States
21 May 2014  Australia 9–6  Brazil Riverside, California, United States
22 May 2014  Venezuela 0–17  Australia Riverside, California, United States
22 May 2014  Brazil 6–8  China Riverside, California, United States

Knockout stage[edit]

  Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
                           
  A1   United States 17  
B4   Venezuela 1  
  A1   United States 14  
  B2   China 10  
A3   Japan 8
  B2   China 9  
    A1   United States 5
  B1   Australia 7
  A2   Canada 10  
B3   Brazil 6  
  A2   Canada 11 Third place
  B1   Australia 12  
A4   Kazakhstan 6 B2   China 10
  B1   Australia 12   A2   Canada 8

Quarterfinals[edit]

23 May 2014  Canada 10–6  Brazil Riverside, California, United States
23 May 2014  Japan 8–9  China Riverside, California, United States
23 May 2014  United States 17–1  Venezuela Riverside, California, United States
23 May 2014  Kazakhstan 6–12  Australia Riverside, California, United States

Semifinals[edit]

24 May 2014  Brazil 12–11  Kazakhstan Riverside, California, United States
24 May 2014  Japan 18–5  Venezuela Riverside, California, United States
24 May 2014  Australia 12–11  Canada Riverside, California, United States
24 May 2014  United States 14–10  China Riverside, California, United States

7th Place Play-off[edit]

25 May 2014  Kazakhstan 17–9  Venezuela Riverside, California, United States

5th Place Play-off[edit]

25 May 2014  Brazil 11–10  Japan Riverside, California, United States

3rd Place Play-off[edit]

25 May 2014  Canada 8–10  China Riverside, California, United States

Final[edit]

25 May 2014  Australia 7–5  United States Riverside, California, United States

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]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 35 20 +15 8
 Spain 3 1 2 26 29 -3 4
 Canada 3 1 2 24 34 -10 3
 Russia 3 1 2 38 40 -2 3
10 June 2014  Canada 5–6  Spain Kunshan, China
10 June 2014  United States 11–10  Russia Kunshan, China
11 June 2014  United States 16–5  Canada Kunshan, China
11 June 2014  Spain 15–16  Russia Kunshan, China
12 June 2014  Spain 5–8  United States Kunshan, China
12 June 2014  Canada 14–12  Russia Kunshan, China

Group B[edit]

Team GP W L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 3 2 1 36 24 +12 9
 Australia 3 2 1 36 24 +12 6
 China 3 1 2 26 32 -6 3
 Brazil 3 0 3 16 34 -18 0
10 June 2014  Australia 12–5  Brazil Kunshan, China
10 June 2014  Italy 12–9  China Kunshan, China
11 June 2014  Brazil 5–13  Italy Kunshan, China
11 June 2014  Australia 14–8  China Kunshan, China
12 June 2014  Italy 11–10  Australia Kunshan, China
12 June 2014  China 9–6  Brazil Kunshan, China

Knockout stage[edit]

  Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
                           
  A1   United States 11  
B4   Brazil 1  
  A1   United States 13  
  B2   Australia 4  
A3   Canada 7
  B2   Australia 8  
    A1   United States 10
  B1   Italy 8
  A2   Spain 8  
B3   China 9  
  B3   China 8 Third place
  B1   Italy 9  
A4   Russia 5 B2   Australia 7
  B1   Italy 6   B3   China 2

Quarterfinals[edit]

13 June 2014 Game 13  Spain 8–9  China Kunshan, China
13 June 2014 Game 14  Canada 7–8  Australia Kunshan, China
13 June 2014 Game 15  United States 11–1  Brazil Kunshan, China
13 June 2014 Game 16  Russia 5–6  Italy Kunshan, China

Semifinals[edit]

14 June 2014 Game 17  Spain 19–6  Russia Kunshan, China
14 June 2014 Game 18  Canada 8–5  Brazil Kunshan, China
14 June 2014 Game 19  China 8–9  Italy Kunshan, China
14 June 2014 Game 20  Australia 4–13  United States Kunshan, China

7th Place Play-off[edit]

15 June 2014 Game 21  Russia 8–7  Brazil Kunshan, China

5th Place Play-off[edit]

15 June 2014 Game 22  Spain 8–7  Canada Kunshan, China

3rd Place Play-off[edit]

15 June 2014 Game 23  China 2–7  Australia Kunshan, China

Final[edit]

15 June 2014 Game 24  Italy 8–10  United States Kunshan, China

Final ranking[edit]