Australia, USA, Japan and Kazakhstan qualify to Ruza's Super Final

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LAUSANNE, May 2, 2017 - Australia, USA, Japan and Kazakhstan are the top four teams qualified for the FINA Men's Water Polo World League Super Final 2017, to take place in Ruza , Russia, from June 20-25. 

 

Australia defeated the U.S. 8-6 in the gold match on the last Day of the Intercontinental Tournament in Gold Coast (held from April 25-30). The Aussies remained unbeaten throughout the competition, with four straight wins and one win after penalty shootout. 

 

In the bronze-medal encounter, Japan beat Kazakhstan 12-7. 

 

The four squads will be joining the European teams Serbia, Croatia and Italy in Ruza for the Super Final. Russia, as the host country, will also take part in the Super Final Tournament. 

 

Gold Coast Final placings 

 

1. Australia, 2. United States of America, 3. Japan, 4. Kazakhstan, 5. New Zealand, 6. China

 

Serbia have won the title of the Men's Water Polo World League consecutively since 2013.

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