The eight teams set to compete in the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League Super Final 2014 were decided following the conclusion of the Intercontinental Tournament held in Shanghai on May 27 – June 1.
The teams of Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and USA join European qualifiers Serbia, Hungary and Montenegro in the Super Final to be staged in Dubai on June 16-21, 2014.
In Shanghai, the American squad claimed the gold, beating the Brazilians 11-7. USA placed fourth in the World League last year while Brazil finished eighth.
The Australians topped China, 16-8, securing the bronze. Canada barely beat Kazakhstan in a tight 9-8 victory to earn the last spot in the Super Final.
The final standings of the Men’s Intercontinental Water Polo Tournament in Shanghai are as follows:
1. USA, 2. Brazil, 3. Australia, 4. China, 5. Canada, 6. Kazakhstan, 7. Japan.