FINA World League

Turkey cancels World League participation

turkey cancels world league
Image of Turkey playing Montenegro in last year's FINA World League. Photo: FINA.

Turkey’s participation was to be confirmed when the draw results for the FINA Water Polo World League  group stage in Europe came out last week. On Tuesday the confirmation by FINA was there: Turkey has cancelled and will not be playing World League this year.

Group C now consists of only Georgia, Italy and Russia with the initially planned games against Turkey simply scratched from the calendar. Turkey played in the World League last season, also being drawn in group C, facing Italy, Russia and Croatia but remained pointless in 6 games. The valuable experienced gained, however, now comes to a halt.
FINA Men’s Water Polo World League 2016-2017
Europe Group Stage


Group A: Romania, Germany, Slovakia, Serbia
Group B: Netherlands, Croatia, Greece, France
Group C: Georgia, Italy, Russia.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016 – round 1

Slovakia vs. Germany
Romania vs. Serbia
Croatia vs. Greece
Netherlands vs. France
Georgia vs. Russia

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – round 2

Romania vs. Slovakia
Germany vs. Serbia
Greece vs. Netherlands
France vs. Croatia
Russia vs. Italy

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 – round 3

Germany vs. Romania
Slovakia vs. Serbia
Netherlands vs. Croatia
Greece vs. France
Italy vs. Georgia

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – round 4

Germany vs. Slovakia
Serbia vs. Romania
Greece vs. Croatia
France vs. Netherlands
Russia vs. Georgia

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 – round 5

Slovakia vs. Romania
Serbia vs. Germany
Netherlands vs. Greece
Croatia vs. France
Italy vs. Russia

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – round 6

Romania vs. Germany
Serbia vs. Slovakia
Croatia vs. Netherlands
France vs. Greece
Georgia vs. Italy

Group winners qualify for World League Super Final (June 20-25, 2017) – location to be decided.

Prize Money Distribution:

Preliminary Rounds

– Teams not qualified 15’000.- USD

Super Final

– 1st Place 100’000.- USD
–  2nd Place 70’000.- USD
–  3rd Place 50’000.- USD
–  4th Place 35’000.- USD
–  5th Place 30’000.- USD
–  6th Place 25’000.- USD
–  7th Place 20’000.- USD
–  8th Place 15’000.- USD

TOTAL 345‘000.- USD.

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