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Malta to face Serbia, Germany, Israel at European Waterpolo Championship finals

The Malta waterpolo men’s national team were drawn against Serbia, Germany and hosts Israel for next year’s European Championship finals that will be held in Netanya.

Milan Cirovic’s boys are set to make their fifth appearance in the continental finals and will be looking to improve on their historic feat of finishing 14th in last year’s edition held in Split, Croatia.

The 2023 European Championships are set to be held in the Israeli city of Netanya between January 3 and 16.

For the fifth successive time, the Malta national team will be facing the host country, this time Israel, in their qualifying group along with powerhouse Serbia and Germany.

The Germans are familiar opponents for the Maltese national team as during the 2022 edition they narrowly defeated Malta 14-11 in the play-off for 14th place.

Serbia, who will be bidding to challenge for the gold medal, are the outstanding favourites to top the group while Israel will be keen on putting up on a good showing at home.

Malta will open their campaign against Germany.

The Aquatic Sport Association of Malta have already started talks with the national team technical set-up to ensure they provide the best possible preparation for the national team.

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