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FINA Women's Intercontinental Tournament set for Texas

Huntington Beach, CA - January 5 - With preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games in full swing, some of the best in women's water polo head to Texas this February 16-21 for the FINA Women's Intercontinental Tournament. The Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatic Center which recently hosted the USA Water Polo Champions Cup, a 14U National Championship, welcomes international water polo for the first time. A qualifying event for the 2016 FINA World League Super Final, this event will feature the reigning Olympic and World Champions in Team USA alongside Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, and Japan.

Lewisville, Texas, just north of Dallas, will be treated to a field packed with teams eyeing the podium at the coming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With qualifying still to come for Team USA, the competition will serve as a kickstart to a jam packed year. The USA Women are coming off a banner 2015 where they finished with a record of 41-6 while earning gold at the Pan American Games, FINA World League Super Final and FINA World Championship.

The top four teams from this event will qualify for the FINA World League Super Final set for June 7-12 in Shanghai, China.

More details including ticket information and live streaming links will be available in the coming weeks. See below for a tentative match schedule.

2016 FINA Women's Intercontinental Tournament Schedule (all times in Central Time Zone)

Date
 
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Day 1
Tuesday,Feb 16
16:40
AUS-CHN
18:00
BRA-USA
19:20
JPN-CAN
Day 2
Wednesday,Feb 17
16:40
CAN-AUS
18:00
BRA-JPN
19:20
USA-CHN
Day 3
Thursday,Feb 18
16:40
CHN-CAN
18:00
JPN-USA
19:20
AUS-BRA
Day 4
Friday,Feb 19
16:40
BRA-CHN
18:00
JPN-AUS
19:20
USA-CAN
Day 5
Saturday,Feb 20
16:40
CHN-JPN
18:00
BRA-CAN
19:20
AUS-USA
Day 6
Sunday,Feb 21
10:00
5th- 6th
11:20
3rd- 4th
12:40
1st- 2nd


Source: USA Water Polo Media release.

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