2018 FINA Women's Water Polo World League

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2018 FINA Women's Water Polo World League
LeagueFINA Water Polo World League
SportWater Polo
Duration21 November 2017 to
2 June 2018
Super Final
Finals champions United States (12th title)
  Runners-up Netherlands
FINA Women's Water Polo World League seasons

The 2018 FINA Women's Water Polo World League is the 15th edition of the annual women's international water polo tournament. It will be played between November 2017 and June 2018 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 from 28 May–2 June 2018.

In the world league, there are specific rules that do not allow matches to end in a draw. 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 rounds[edit]

European Preliminaries[edit]

  • November 21, 2017 – May 1, 2018
Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 6 3 1 0 2 60 56 +4 11 Super Final 9–8 10–11 12–12 (3–1)
2  Russia 6 3 0 0 3 59 59 0 9 7–9 9–6 13–11
3  Netherlands 6 3 0 0 3 54 54 0 9 8–11 12–13 7–6
4  Hungary 6 2 0 1 3 56 60 −4 7 10–9 12–9 5–10
Source: FINA
Rules for classification: Only goals scored in regular time are counted.

Inter-Continental Cup[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Canada 3 3 0 0 0 41 28 +13 9 Super Final 15–13
2  China 3 2 0 0 1 31 23 +8 6 Quarterfinals 10–11 11–7 10–5
3  Japan 3 1 0 0 2 29 33 −4 3
4  New Zealand (H) 3 0 0 0 3 17 34 −17 0 5–15 7–9
Source: FINA
Rules for classification: Only goals scored in regular time are counted.
(H) Host.

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 2 2 0 0 0 19 11 +8 6 Quarterfinals
2  United States 2 1 0 0 1 21 15 +6 3 8–9 13–6
3  Kazakhstan 2 0 0 0 2 9 23 −14 0 3–10
4  New Zealand 2[a] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0[b] 2–20 2–24 5–19
Source: FINA
Rules for classification: Only goals scored in regular time are counted.
Notes:
  1. ^ New Zealand was represented by 2nd team
  2. ^ Matches of New Zealand 2 are not counted in the competition

Bracket[edit]

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
6 April
 
 
 China 9
 
7 April
 
 Kazakhstan 6
 
 China 7
 
6 April
 
 Australia 8
 
 New Zealand 4
 
8 April
 
 Australia 15
 
 Australia 7
 
6 April
 
 United States 10
 
 Japan 9
 
7 April
 
 United States 16
 
 United States 16
 
6 April
 
 Canada 11 Third place game
 
 Canada [a]
 
8 April
 
 New Zealand 2
 
 China 8
 
 
 Canada 9
 
5th–8th place bracket
 
5th–8th place semifinalsFifth place game
 
      
 
7 April
 
 
 Kazakhstan (pen.) 14 (4)
 
8 April
 
 New Zealand 14 (3)
 
 Kazakhstan 9
 
7 April
 
 Japan 11
 
 Japan [b]
 
 
 New Zealand 2
 
Seventh place game
 
 
8 April
 
 
 New Zealand [c]
 
 
 New Zealand 2
  1. ^ Canada 18–4 New Zealand 2 (Match is not counted in the competition)
  2. ^ Japan 24–3 New Zealand 2 (Match is not counted in the competition)
  3. ^ New Zealand 12–1 New Zealand 2 (Match is not counted in the competition)

Final ranking[edit]

Qualified to Super Final
Rank Team
Gold medal icon.svg  United States
Silver medal icon.svg  Australia
Bronze medal icon.svg  Canada
4  China
5  Japan
6  Kazakhstan
7  New Zealand

Super Final[edit]

Qualified teams[edit]

Africa Americas Asia Europe Oceania
 Canada
 United States
 China (Host)
 Japan
 Netherlands
 Russia
 Spain
 Australia

Seeding[edit]

Group A Group B
 Australia (2nd ICC)
 Spain (1st Europe)
 China (4th ICC) (Host)
 Netherlands (3rd Europe)
 United States (1st ICC)
 Russia (2nd Europe)
 Canada (3rd ICC)
 Japan (5th ICC)

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 3 3 0 0 0 24 18 +6 9 Quarterfinals
2  Spain 3 2 0 0 1 29 22 +7 6
3  China (H) 3 1 0 0 2 21 29 −8 3
4  Australia 3 0 0 0 3 20 25 −5 0
Source: FINA
Rules for classification: Only goals scored in regular time are counted.
(H) Host.
28 May 2018
18:00
Australia  5–7  Netherlands Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 1–2, 1–1, 1–3, 2–1
28 May 2018
20:00
Spain  13–6  China Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 2–2, 5–0, 4–1, 2–3

29 May 2018
16:30
Spain  6–7  Netherlands Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 0–2, 2–1, 3–2, 1–2
29 May 2018
19:30
Australia  6–8  China Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 2–3, 2–2, 1–1, 1–2

30 May 2018
16:30
Spain  10–9  Australia Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 3–4, 2–3, 3–2, 2–0
30 May 2018
19:30
China  7–10  Netherlands Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 2–2, 2–5, 2–2, 1–1

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 3 3 0 0 0 36 16 +20 9 Quarterfinals
2  Canada 3 2 0 0 1 29 25 +4 6
3  Russia 3 1 0 0 2 38 31 +7 3
4  Japan 3 0 0 0 3 18 49 −31 0
Source: FINA
Rules for classification: Only goals scored in regular time are counted.
28 May 2018
15:00
Russia  9–11  Canada Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 3–4, 3–1, 3–5, 1–1
28 May 2018
16:30
United States  14–4  Japan Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 1–1, 5–1, 6–2, 2–0

29 May 2018
15:00
Russia  22–10  Japan Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 6–3, 4–2, 9–4, 3–1
29 May 2018
18:00
United States  12–5  Canada Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 3–1, 2–2, 5–0, 2–2

30 May 2018
15:00
Russia  7–10  United States Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 2–2, 0–2, 3–4, 2–2
30 May 2018
18:00
Canada  13–4  Japan Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 5–0, 4–1, 2–2, 2–1

Knockout stage[edit]

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
31 May 2018
 
 
 Spain 8 (3)
 
1 June 2018
 
 Russia (pen.) 8 (4)
 
 Russia 3
 
31 May 2018
 
 United States 8
 
 Australia 1
 
2 June 2018
 
 United States 12
 
 United States 8
 
31 May 2018
 
 Netherlands 6
 
 China 2
 
1 June 2018
 
 Canada 5
 
 Canada 5
 
31 May 2018
 
 Netherlands 11 Third place
 
 Netherlands 18
 
2 June 2018
 
 Japan 7
 
 Russia 7
 
 
 Canada 6
 
5th–8th Places
 
SemifinalsFifth place
 
      
 
1 June 2018
 
 
 Spain 11
 
2 June 2018
 
 Australia 8
 
 Spain 10
 
1 June 2018
 
 China 5
 
 China 8
 
 
 Japan 7
 
Seventh place
 
 
2 June 2018
 
 
 Australia 10
 
 
 Japan 7
Quarterfinals
31 May 2018
15:00
Spain  11–12  Russia Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 1–2, 3–3, 3–0, 1–3  PSO: 3–4
31 May 2018
16:30
Netherlands  18–7  Japan Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 2–1, 6–1, 4–3, 6–2
31 May 2018
18:00
Australia  1–12  United States Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 0–1, 0–2, 1–5, 0–4
31 May 2018
19:30
China  2–5  Canada Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 1–1, 1–1, 0–2, 0–1

5th–8th Semifinals
1 June 2018
15:00
Spain  11–8  Australia Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 2–2, 5–1, 3–1, 1–4
1 June 2018
16:30
China  8–7  Japan Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 2–2, 0–2, 4–3, 2–0
Semifinals
1 June 2018
18:00
Russia  3–8  United States Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 1–3, 0–3, 1–2, 1–0
1 June 2018
19:30
Canada  5–11  Netherlands Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 2–3, 1–2, 1–4, 1–2

Seventh place
2 June 2018
15:00
Australia  10–7  Japan Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 1–1, 2–2, 3–2, 4–2
Fifth place
2 June 2018
16:30
Spain  10–5  China Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 2–1, 4–1, 2–2, 2–1
Third place
2 June 2018
18:00
Russia  7–6  Canada Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 2–2, 2–2, 1–1, 2–1
Final
2 June 2018
19:30
United States  8–6  Netherlands Kunshan, China
Score by quarters: 1–2, 2–0, 3–2, 2–2

Final ranking[edit]

Awards[edit]

MVP Highest Scorer Best Goalkeeper
Netherlands Sabrina van der Sloot Netherlands Maud Megens (15 goals) United States Ashleigh Johnson

References[edit]