Yugoslavia's water polo team, gold medalist in the 1984 Olympics, will play the U.S. team, runner-up to Yugoslavia, at 4 p.m. July 9 at Pepperdine University's Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool in Malibu. Tickets are $8 for grandstand seats and $5 for general admission.
The match will be the last of six between the teams in a tour that starts Friday in Stockton. The teams will also meet Sunday at Palo Alto, Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, Wednesday night at UC San Diego and July 8 at 7 p.m. at the Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach.
Terry Schroeder, the U.S. team captain, said the matches "will serve as an important part of our pre-Olympic training."
Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union, Schroeder said, "will likely be the favored teams at the Olympics, but a good showing will certainly enhance our chances of being a gold medal contender."
In world rankings released by U.S. Water Polo Inc., Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union are tied for first place, Italy is third and the United States fourth.