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2016 FINA Men's Water Polo World League

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The 2016 FINA Men's Water Polo World League was the 15th edition of the annual men's international water polo tournament. It was played between October 2015 and June 2016 and opened to all men's water polo national teams. After participating in a preliminary round, eight teams qualify to play in a final tournament, called the Super Final in Huizhou, China from 21–26 June 2016.


In the world league, there are specific rules that do not allow matches to end in a draw. If teams are level at the end of the 4th quarter of any world league match, the match will be decided by a penalty shootout. Teams earn points in the standings in group matches as follows:

  • Match won in normal time - 3 points
  • Match won in shootout - 2 points
  • Match lost in shootout - 1 point
  • Match lost in normal time - 0 points
  • Preliminary round

    The European preliminary round consisted of three group of four teams. The winner of each group after the home and away series of games qualified for the Super Final.

    Super Final

    In the Super Final the eight qualifying teams are split into two groups of four teams with all teams progressing to the knock-out stage. The games were played in Huizhou, China from 21 to 26 June 2016.

    Knockout stage

    5th–8th Places


    2016 FINA Men's Water Polo World League Wikipedia