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Water Polo

Water polo is a team sport played in a swimming pool or other water body, typically between two teams of seven players each (six field players and one goal keeper). The objective of the game is to score goals by throwing a ball into the opposing team's goal, while preventing the other team from scoring in one's own goal.

Water polo has its origins in 19th century England and has since become a popular sport worldwide, with many countries having their own national teams and professional leagues. It is also a recognized Olympic sport, with both men's and women's competitions held since the early 20th century.

Water polo players wear swim caps, goggles, and often protective gear such as mouthguards, and use a small, lightweight ball made of rubber. The game involves a lot of swimming, endurance, and physical contact, and is known for being a challenging and physically demanding sport.

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The sport has four periods with eight minutes each. There are two-minute breaks between each period. If the scores are tied at full time, there will be two three-minute periods of extra time. A team gains a point when the ball passes the goal line. The player can score a goal anywhere on the field, but the goal keeper cannot touch the ball beyond the half way mark.

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