Water polo, or Water ball, is a team water sport. The playing team consists of six field players and one goalkeeper. The winner of the game is the team that scores the most goals.

Game play involves swimming, treading water (using a sort of kicking motion known as 'eggbeater kick'), players passing the ball while being defended by opponents, and scoring by throwing the ball into a net defended by a goalie. 'Man-up' (or 'power play') situations occur frequently.

Water polo, therefore, has strong similarities to the land-based game of team handball.

Which of the following is NOT a similarity between water polo and team handball?

Both sports feature the 'eggbeater kick'.


The 'eggbeater kick' is used in water polo when treading water. Treading water would be unecessary in the land-based game of team handball.

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