Putin, Erdogan to meet in Ankara on September 28 — KremlinRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 25, 15:51
Kremlin mum on German right’s success, points out Russian right political lightweightsRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 25, 15:23
Putin, Rouhani discuss Iran's nuclear programRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 25, 14:37
Moscow spices up the city with its spectacular 'Circle of Light' festivalSociety & Culture September 25, 14:34
Russia may help UAE create its own astronaut teamScience & Space September 25, 14:30
Moscow needs to take certain steps for lifting sanctions — leader of Germany’s FDPWorld September 25, 14:23
Historical society vows no new images for slip-up on Kalashnikov monumentSociety & Culture September 25, 14:10
OPEC+ states discuss extending oil cut deal for 3-6 months — sourceBusiness & Economy September 25, 13:49
Press review: How Kurds vote will change Middle East and lawmakers get tough on bankersPress Review September 25, 13:00
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.