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Kazan 2015 field nearly completed

The 2015 FINA World Championships are fast approaching and now the water polo field of competitors is nearly completed, all awaiting the results of the draw, to be held Thursday 12 February in Lausanne, Switzerland. FINA on Tuesday published the confirmed teams for the men's and women's competition in Kazan, Russia who will battle for the world title from from 28 July through 8 August, 2015. Just 1 more participant, expected to come from Asia continent, is yet to be confirmed to complete all teams who have qualified for tis year's main international tournament. With the draw lines also unveiled, possible match-ups in the group stage could turn out to be mouthwatering as Montenegro, Greece and Brazil men's teams are in line 3 while in the women's tournament 2011 world champions Greece and powerhouse, and hosts, Russia, are in line 3 as well.


2015 FINA World Championships
Teams confirmed

MEN

Europe
Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia

Americas

Brazil, Canada, United States

Asia
China, Japan, Kazakhstan, 1 to be confirmed

Oceania
Australia

Africa
South Africa

WOMEN

Europe
Spain, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Russia

Americas
Brazil, Canada, United States

Asia
China, Japan, Kazakhstan

Oceania
Australia, New Zealand

Africa
South Africa

Draw lines

MEN

1 - Serbia, Hungary, Croatia, United States
2 - Australia, Kazakhstan, Canada, Italy
3 - Brazil, Montenegro, Greece, tbc
4 - South Africa, Japan, China, Russia

WOMEN

1 - United States, Australia, Spain, China
2 - Hungary, Italy, Canada, Netherlands
3 - Brazil, Russia, Greece, New Zealand
4 - South Africa, Japan, Kazakhstan, France

Source: FINA.

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