In both the men’s and women’s events, there are more title contenders than ever before in the young history of the World Tour Finals. At the same time, fans can also hope for one or the other surprise due to the overall strong field of participants.

Women’s competition

Clube Duque de Caxias, TV Jahn Schneverdingen, TSV Dennach and Union Nussbach are the favorites to win the World Cup.

Duque de Caxias and Dennach (2020) and Schneverdingen (2021) qualified by winning the South American and European Cups, respectively.

Nussbach claimed victory in the World Tour Ranking in the last full edition of the 2019 World Tour (no World Tour was held in 2020 and 2021 due to Corona). SOGIPA (3rd), Manquehue (5th), Novo Hamburgo (6th) and Kellinghusen (11th) also advance through the World Tour. Fans can be curious to see if there will be any surprises, especially from these clubs. After all, Kellinghusen is second in the World Tour Ranking this season or CD Manquehue brought back attacker Lorenza Venezuela, who gained experience in the Austrian Bundesliga, in time for the World Tour Finals.

Teams: Clube Duque de Caxias (BRA), TSV Dennach (GER), TV Jahn Schneverdingen (GER), Union Nussbach (AUT), SOGIPA Porto Alegre (BRA), SG Novo Hamburgo (BRA), Club Manquehue (CHI), VfL Kellinghusen (GER)

Men’s competition

As in the women’s competition, host Duque de Caxias claimed victory in the men’s South American Cup, while Swim and Sports Club took the North American title. Tigers Vöcklabruck (2021), who had also won the 2019 World Tour Ranking too, and TSV Pfungstadt (2019) both come via their victory in the European Cup.

Novo Hamburgo (2nd), DSG UKJ Froschberg (4th), TV Stammheim (5th) and Enns (7th) qualified for the final in Curitiba based on their strong tournament performances and the World Tour Ranking.

In the men’s competition, a title prediction is even more difficult than in the women’s competition. With Clube Duque de Caxias, SG Novo Hamburgo, Tigers Vöcklabruck or defending champion TSV Pfungstadt there are at least four top favorites in the starting field. In addition, with Froschberg, Stammheim, Enns or SSC come strong outsiders who certainly want to give the favorites a leg up.

Teams: Clube Duque de Caxias (BRA), Tigers Vöcklabruck (AUT), Sociedade Ginástica Novo Hamburgo (BRA), TSV Pfungstadt (GER), DSG UKJ Froschberg (AUT), TV Stammheim (GER), Swim & Sports Club (USA), TV Enns (AUT)

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On Thursday, the women’s competition will start at 9:00 a.m., while the men’s competition will begin immediately after the opening ceremony, which will take place at 11:30.

On Friday, the group matches will still take place. The men with the morning session from 09:30, the women get on at 12 o’clock.

On Saturday from 09:00 already the first placement matches will take place and from 12 o’clock the semifinali. Sunday is the big final day: from 9 am the matches start, the women’s final is scheduled for 15 pm, the men’s final for 16:30 pm. All times are local time (Europe +5h).

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