Olga Kamardina, FINA Correspondent in Budapest

The semi-final line-up is complete now and two intriguing clashes lie in wait.

Some favorites and some surprises headline the FINA Women World League Super Final's second stage agenda. With the contenders field of 8 now cut in half, the four remaining sides are preparing for a breakthrough. Russia scrapped into the last four, narrowly defeating Australia, and will be joined there by Italy, which passed Canada, seeing them 5 goals down. The Netherlands upset host Hungary to face tomorrow the biggest challenge of the competition, the USA, whose winning strength so far has not been fully revealed. A cherry on the cake was a 21-goals-carousel with half-foot on the gas to close down the quarter-finals program in Budapest on Friday evening booking China and three other unlucky challengers the consolation story for the lower part of the ranking.

FINA Women’s Water Polo World League Super Final 2019

Competition results 

Competition Day 4 / 07 June, 2019 / Quarter-finals

Match#14 AUS Australia vs. RUS Russian Federation 8 – 9 (1-3, 3-1, 0-3, 4-2)

Match#15 ITA Italy vs. CAN Canada 15 – 10 (3-3, 2-1, 6-3, 4-3)

Match#13 NED Netherlands vs. HUN Hungary 12 – 10 (2-2, 4-1, 3-4, 3-3)

Match #16. CHN People's Republic of China vs. USA United States of America 6 – 21 (1-6, 1-6, 1-5, 3-4)

Competition schedule / Day 5   08 June, 2019 / Semi-finals

Match #17. 15:00 L13 – L16 HUN Hungary – CHN People's Republic of China

Match#18. 16:45 L14 – L15 AUS Australia – CAN Canada

Match #19. 18:30 W13 – W16 NED Netherlands – USA United States of America

Match #20. 20:15 W14 – W15 RUS Russian Federation – ITA Italy