Germany nearly won it all on the water after losing so much off of it. Only a 3-2 loss to Great Britain in the men's under-21 final prevented Germany from sweeping all four divisions at the 2018 International Canoe Federation Canoe Polo World Championships in Welland.
Traditionally, water polo is played in all deep water, however, the sport can be played in any type of pool or open water. A game consists of 4 quarters with two teams attempting to throw the ball into their opponent’s goal line between the posts and crossbar. Each team consists of 6 field players and one goalkeeper and is a contact sport. Field players can only use one hand, while the goaltender can use both. The objective of the game is to score more goals than your opponent.