FINA Communication Department

The European teams disputed the fifth round of the FINA Women's Water Polo World League 2017 last night in Ruza (RUS) and Montreuil (FRA) respectively.

Italy clearly defeated France 16-5 in Montreuil (5-1, 4-2, 3-1, 4-1), while the Netherlands and Russia both scored 10 goals in the regular time but the Dutch eventually won 15-13 after a series of penalty shootout (2-1, 1-4, 4-3, 3-2).

Group A's Netherlands have now 7 points, while Greece and Russia who haven't played their fourth game yet both count 4 points.

Hungary stays atop Group B with 8 points, followed by Italy with 7 and France only with losses.

Current ranking after round 5

GROUP A: NED 7pts (1W, 2Wp, 1L); GRE 4pts (1W, 1Lp, 1L); RUS 4pts (1W, 1Lp, 1L)
GROUP B: HUN 8pts (2W, 1Wp); ITA 7pts (2W, 1Lp); FRA 0pt (4L)

The sixth and final European round of the FINA Women's Water Polo World League 2017 will be played on April 18.