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FINA Water Polo Rule Changes

The following water polo rule changes were recently approved by the FINA Extraordinary Congress: The possession time to be reset to 20 seconds after a) a corner throw awarded; b) a rebound after a shot which does not cause change of possession and c) after an exclusion. Inside the 6m area, when a player is swimming with and/or holding the ball and is impeded (attacked) from behind during an attempt to shoot, a penalty foul must be awarded (unless only the ball is touched by the defender). Free throw shall... Read More