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2012 FINA Women's Water Polo World League

The 2012 FINA Women's Water Polo World League is played between February and June 2012 and open to all women's water polo national teams. After playing in groups within the same continent, eight teams qualify to play in a final tournament, called the Super Final in Changshu, China from 29 May - 3 June 2012. The two teams that reach the final of the Super Final will be the first teams to quality for the water polo tournament of the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona.[1]

In the world league, there are specific rules that do not allow matches to end in a draw.[2] 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

Contents

DrawEdit

AmericasEdit

As there were only 3 entries, all teams in this region played in a single group.

Asia/OceaniaEdit

As there were only 4 entries, all teams in this region will play in a single group.

EuropeEdit

There were 8 entries into the league from Europe, and these were drawn into two groups of four teams. The teams were placed into groups based on their performance in the 2011 FINA Women's Water Polo World League.

Line Country 2011 FINA Women's Water Polo World League result Drawn into Group
1   Italy 2nd, Super Final A
1   Russia 5th, Super Final B
2   Greece 7th, Super Final B
2   Spain 8th, Super Final A
3   Hungary 3rd, Europe Group 1 (8 pts) A
3   Great Britain 4th, Europe Group 1 (3 pts) B
4   Germany 3rd, Europe Group 2 (0 pts) A
4   Netherlands Did not participate B

Americas LeagueEdit

All teams played the other teams twice. All matches were held in various locations in Orange County, California, United States from 20–22 February 2012. The top two teams advanced to the Super Final.

     Team advances to Super Final
Team G W SOW SOL L GF GA Diff Points
1.   United States 4 4 0 0 0 60 20 +40 12
2.   Canada 4 2 0 0 2 47 33 +14 6
3.   Brazil 4 0 0 0 4 11 65 -54 0

20 February 2012
10:30 PST (UTC-8)
Scoresheet United States   19–1   Brazil Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, California, United States

20 February 2012
19:00 PST (UTC-8)
Scoresheet United States   13–11   Canada Commerce Aquatorium, Commerce, California, United States

21 February 2012
10:30 PST (UTC-8)
Scoresheet Canada   16–1   Brazil Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, California, United States

21 February 2012
19:00 PST (UTC-8)
Scoresheet United States   17–1   Brazil Arnold O. Beckman High School, Irvine, California, United States

22 February 2012
10:30 PST (UTC-8)
Scoresheet Canada   13–8   Brazil Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, California, United States

22 February 2012
19:00 PST (UTC-8)
Scoresheet United States   11–7   Canada Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine, California, United States

Asia/Oceania LeagueEdit

All teams will play the other teams twice. The first round-robin will be held at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai and the second round-robin will be held from 8–12 May 2012 at the Chiba International Swimming Complex in Narashino, Chiba, Japan. The winner will advance to the Super Final. As China has already qualified as the hosts, if they win the Asia/Oceania League, the second-placed team will advance.

     Team advances to Super Final
Team G W SOW SOL L GF GA Diff Points
1.   China 4 3 0 0 1 53 28 +25 9
2.   Australia 4 3 0 0 1 45 32 +13 9
3.   Japan 4 0 0 0 4 21 59 -38 0

Europe LeagueEdit

All teams will play the other teams in their group twice. All games in Group A will be played from 10–13 May 2012 in Syracuse, Sicily, Italy, and all games in Group B will be played from 10–13 May 2012 in Volos, Greece. The top two teams in each group will advance to the Super Final.

     Team advances to Super Final

Group AEdit

Team G W SOW SOL L GF GA Diff Points
1.   Germany 6 3 1 0 2 55 55 0 11
2.   Italy 6 3 0 1 2 55 43 +12 10
3.   Hungary 6 3 0 1 2 63 60 +3 0
4.   Spain 6 1 1 0 4 47 62 -15 5

Group BEdit

Team G W SOW SOL L GF GA Diff Points
1.   Greece 6 6 0 0 0 55 38 +17 18
2.   Russia 6 4 0 0 2 57 51 +6 12
3.   Netherlands 6 2 0 0 4 41 49 -8 6
4.   Great Britain 6 0 0 0 6 39 54 -15 0
10 May 2012
18:30 EEST (UTC+3)
Russia   9–8   Great Britain Vasilis Polymeros Pool, Nea Ionia, Volos

10 May 2012
20:15 EEST (UTC+3)
Greece   7–4   Netherlands Vasilis Polymeros Pool, Nea Ionia, Volos

11 May 2012
10:30 EEST (UTC+3)
Russia   13–9   Netherlands Vasilis Polymeros Pool, Nea Ionia, Volos

11 May 2012
12:15 EEST (UTC+3)
Greece   8–7   Great Britain Vasilis Polymeros Pool, Nea Ionia, Volos

11 May 2012
18:30 EEST (UTC+3)
Netherlands   8–7   Great Britain Vasilis Polymeros Pool, Nea Ionia, Volos

11 May 2012
20:15 EEST (UTC+3)
Greece   7–6   Russia Vasilis Polymeros Pool, Nea Ionia, Volos

12 May 2012
10:30 EEST (UTC+3)
Russia   11–7   Great Britain Vasilis Polymeros Pool, Nea Ionia, Volos

12 May 2012
12:15 EEST (UTC+3)
Greece   10–5   Netherlands Vasilis Polymeros Pool, Nea Ionia, Volos

12 May 2012
18:30 EEST (UTC+3)
Russia   8–7   Netherlands Vasilis Polymeros Pool, Nea Ionia, Volos

12 May 2012
20:15 EEST (UTC+3)
Greece   10–6   Great Britain Vasilis Polymeros Pool, Nea Ionia, Volos

13 May 2012
10:30 EEST (UTC+3)
Netherlands   8–4   Great Britain Vasilis Polymeros Pool, Nea Ionia, Volos

13 May 2012
12:15 EEST (UTC+3)
Greece   13–10   Russia Vasilis Polymeros Pool, Nea Ionia, Volos

Super FinalEdit

The Super Final will be held from 29 May - 3 June 2012 in Changshu, China.

Preliminary Round: Group AEdit

Team G W SOW SOL L GF GA Diff Points
1.   United States 3 3 0 0 0 35 13 +22 9
2.   China 3 2 0 0 1 33 23 +10 6
3.   Greece 3 1 0 0 2 29 31 -2 3
4.   Germany 3 0 0 0 3 18 48 -30 0

Preliminary Round: Group BEdit

Team G W SOW SOL L GF GA Diff Points
1.   Australia 3 2 1 0 0 38 12 +26 8
2.   Russia 3 2 0 1 0 32 16 +16 7
3.   Canada 3 1 0 0 2 20 34 +14 3
4.   Italy 3 0 0 0 3 9 37 -28 0

Final RoundEdit

  Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
                           
  A1   United States 11  
B4   Italy 2  
  A1   United States 7  
  A3   Greece 6  
A3   Greece 11
  B2   Russia 9  
    A1   United States 6
  B1   Australia 4
  A2   China 13  
B3   Canada 7  
  A2   China 7 Third place
  B1   Australia 8  
A4   Germany 0 A3   Greece 8
  B1   Australia 18   A2   China 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Archived 2010-06-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ [2]

External linksEdit