FINA Water Polo Development Trophy: Iran Defeats Malta

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran had some struggles against Malta but finally managed to add a third win in the 6th edition of the FINA World Men's Water Polo Development Trophy on Thursday.

FINA Water Polo Development Trophy: Iran Defeats Malta

In Group A, the Iranian team beat the host 12-8.

Aleksandar Ciric’s men, who had defeated Uruguay 15-8 and Tunisia 10-8 in the first two matches, advanced to the next stage as the first team.

Group B consists of Peru, Singapore, Austria and Saudi Arabia.

The competition has welcomed eight promising teams for a six-day tournament from Oct. 17 to 22 in Gzira, Malta.

The last edition back in 2015 in Tehran (IRI) was won by the host country team, while Uruguay took silver and Austria bronze.

Uzbekistan won the 2013 edition of the Development Trophy in Kuwait City, Egypt and Saudi Arabia came second and third respectively.

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