WA­TER POLO

Sportcal - - EVENTS NEWS IN BRIEF -

29 Au­gust

LEN, the gov­ern­ing body for Euro­pean swim­ming, an­nounced a new for­mat for the Men’s Euro­pean Wa­ter Polo Cham­pi­ons League from 2014, with a Fi­nal Six re­plac­ing a Fi­nal Four. There will be three qual­i­fi­ca­tion rounds; the first two will be played in round robin group for­mat be­fore four knock­out matches. The four win­ning teams will join eight teams that have al­ready qual­i­fied for the group stage as do­mes­tic cham­pi­ons of the top eight na­tions in two groups. The top three sides in each group will be pro­moted to the Fi­nal Six, for which LEN awarded host­ing rights to Barcelona, Spain for both 2014 and 2015.

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