Iran suffer defeat against Brazil at FINA World Junior Water Polo

December 18, 2019 - 18:51

TEHRAN – Iran lost to Brazil 11-8 at the FINA World Men’s Junior Water Polo Championships on Wednesday.

Iran will meet Kuwait on Thursday in classification round.

The Persians started the competition with a 15-7 win over Kuwait at the new Al-Nasar Sport Club Kuwait, but suffered four successive losses against the U.S. (27-4), Italy (16-4) and Montenegro (17-4) and Egypt (11-7).

The FINA World Men's Junior Water Polo Championships 2019 is being held in Kuwait from Dec. 12 to 20.

FINA Junior Water Polo World Championships is an international water polo tournament held every two years for the players under the age of 20. It was launched by FINA in 1981 for men and in 1995 for women.

The 2009 championships were played with U18 teams each, but in 2011 the FINA switched to U20 teams again.

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