Naples and the whole Campania Region will host the Summer Universiade 2019: this is a great opportunity for the development of the hosting region as well as for the international university sport.
WATERPOLO AT THE UNIVERSIADE
It started all with seven participating countries in the men’s tournament of the first edition. 20 is the total number of men’s and women’s national teams taking part in Napoli 2019. The growth of water polo can be seen from the increase in the number of participants during the various editions of the Universiade. In Belgrade, in 2009, tournaments were also open to women’s teams.
FORMATS ANS GROUPS
The format of the two competitions is identical. In the first phase two groups of 5 teams: the first three of each group qualify directly to the quarter-finals, 4th and 5th classified for a last quarter finish.
The Caserta Swimming Stadium will be the venue for the group stage and quarter-finals of the men's tournament, while the same stages, in the women's competition, will take place at the Alba Oriens of Casoria. The semi-finals and finals of both tournaments will be played in the renewed Scandone swimming pool in Naples.
Group A: Russia, USA, France, South Korea, Great Britain.
Group B: Croatia, Italy, Hungary, Japan, Australia.
Group A: Hungary, Canada, Czech Republic, Japan, France.
Group B: USA, Australia, Italy, China, Russia.