At the Olympics, the Dutch water polosters were split into a group with Australia, South Africa, Spain and Canada. This is the result of the draw that took place in Rotterdam on Sunday after the Olympic qualifying tournament for men. The men failed to win a ticket to the Tokyo Games there.
The water polosters led by coach Arno Havenga had already made sure to participate in January. The Orange will in any case avoid the world champion of the United States, who ended up in group B. “On the one hand, we would like to finish first in the group. But on the other hand, it also means that we can meet them in the crossover matches somewhere before the final, “replied Havenga, who sees Spain as the favorite for the group victory in Group A.” They are number 2 in the last World Cup and the European champions last year. Australia are also a strong team, Canada is struggling a bit. ”
The Netherlands is also avoiding major countries such as Hungary and Russia in the group.
The Olympic Games begin on July 23. The Netherlands became Olympic champions in Beijing in 2008 and missed the next two times. The title went to the United States in 2012 and 2016.
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