Putin greets KamAZ-Master team - winner of Silk Way RallySport July 22, 15:20
Agreements on East Ghouta zone in Syria signed - Defense MinistryWorld July 22, 14:20
PAK FA offers practically unlimited opportunities to pilot - commanderMilitary & Defense July 22, 11:29
Ukraine's National Broadcasting Board issues fine to Public Radio for 0% Urkainian songsWorld July 22, 5:39
Femen movement activists faces 5 years in jail for trying to frustrate summit meetingWorld July 22, 4:38
Russian Deputy PM dismisses allegations he will arrived in Moldova on warplaneRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 22, 2:46
Russian top diplomat shares his impressions from meeting with US leaderRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 21, 20:31
Lavrov bewildered US special services give no facts of Russia’s meddling in US electionRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 21, 19:46
Putin says USSR collapse had greatest impact on himSociety & Culture July 21, 18:37
ROME, April 7. /TASS/. Russian national team failed to clear the group stage of the 2016 FINA Men’s Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament, held in the northern Italian city of Trieste on April 3-10, and will not travel to the Summer Games in Brazil this summer.
On Thursday, the Russian team finished its last match of the group stage against Romani with 8-8 draw.
Playing in Group A, the Russians managed to beat Slovakia 7-4, but suffered defeats at the hands of Canada (6-7), France (11-12) and Hungary (8-18).
A total of 12 national teams, namely from Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain and South Africa, gathered in Trieste this month to fight for the spot at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Eight national teams secured their spots at the 2016 Summer Games before the qualifiers in Italy and they are Australia, Brazil (as host), Croatia, Greece, Japan, Montenegro, Serbia and the United States.