USA water polo teams know their opponents for Olympics


The U.S. men's and women's water polo teams know who they will face in the opening round of the Summer Olympics in Rio following the announcement of the brackets this past weekend.

The draw for the 2016 Olympic Games was announced following the conclusion of the Men's Olympic Qualification Tournament in Trieste, Italy.

The USA Men have been drawn into Group B alongside Spain, France Montenegro, Italy and Canada.

Group A features Serbia, Greece, Brazil, Australia, Japan and Hungary. The men's water polo competition begins on August 6 in Rio when Team USA will take on Croatia.

The USA Women's National Team, defending Olympic champion, also have been drawn into Group B and the Americans join Spain, China, and Hungary. Group A features Italy, Russia, Australia and Brazil.

The women's water polo competition begins on August 9 in Rio when Team USA will take on Spain.

In other water polo news, three members of the Stanford Water Polo Foundation have been named to national teams following the completion of the USA Water Polo Olympic Development Program (ODP) Men's National Team Selection Camps.

Gabriel Discipulo and Sam Untrecht (Menlo School) have been named to the Cadet National Team while Joshua Poulos was named to the Development National Team.

2016 Olympic Games Schedule (subject to change)

USA Men's Olympic Team Schedule (times to be announced)

August 6 -- USA vs Croatia

August 8 -- USA vs Spain

August 10 -- USA vs France

August 12 -- USA vs Montenegro

August 14 -- USA vs Italy

August 16 -- TBD (Quarterfinals)

August 18 -- TBD (Semifinals)

August 20 -- TBD (Finals)

USA Women's Olympic Team Schedule (times to be announced)

August 9 -- USA vs Spain

August 11 -- USA vs China

August 13 -- USA vs Hungary

August 15 -- TBD (Quarterfinals)

August 17 -- TBD (Semifinals)

August 19 -- TBD (Finals)

— USA Water Polo/Palo Alto Online Sports

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