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Water polo games set

June 29, 2004

The U.S. men's water polo team, which includes former UC Irvine

standouts Ryan Bailey, Omar Amr, Dan Klatt, Genai Kerr and Jeff

Powers, will be returning close to home to compete in a pair of

matches against Australia Wednesday and Thursday at the Charter All

Digital Aquatic Centre in Long Beach.

With 44 of the last 50 days spent overseas, the sixth-ranked U.S.

squad will compete in the FINA World League on its home turf. The

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U.S. men's water polo team has not played an international game at

home this year.

The Americans will play at 8 p.m. Wednesday and 7 p.m. Thursday,

as part of the Men's FINA World League, which also has games that

will be at Corona del Mar High.

Team USA will play at Corona del Mar July 5 at 3 p.m. against

Hungary. Australia vs. Serbia and Montenegro will take place at 1:30

p.m.

The FINA Men's World League Super Final will be July 14-18 at the

newly built aquatic center in Long Beach.

Tickets for the games in Long Beach may be purchased by visiting

www.longbeach2004.com or by calling (562) 495-8352. For other games,

call, (562) 596-5713.

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