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2018 Men's European Water Polo Championship

2018 Men's European Water Polo Championship
Official logo
Tournament details
Host country Spain
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Dates16–28 July
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Serbia (8th title)
Runner-up Spain
Third place Croatia
Fourth place Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played48
Goals scored863 (17.98 per match)
Top scorer(s)Greece Ioannis Fountoulis
Montenegro Aleksandar Ivović
(17 goals)[1]
Best playerSerbia Filip Filipović
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The 2018 Men's European Water Polo Championship was held in Barcelona, Spain from 16 to 28 July 2018.

Serbia won their fourth consecutive and eighth overall title by defeating Spain in the final.[2]

Qualification

Sixteen teams will be allowed to the tournament. The qualification is as follows:

Event Date Location Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 1  Spain
2016 European Championships 10–23 January 2016 Serbia Belgrade 7  Croatia
 Greece
 Hungary
 Italy
 Montenegro
 Russia
 Serbia
Qualifiers 17 March 2017 – 3 March 2018 8  France
 Romania
 Germany
 Netherlands
 Slovakia
 Georgia
 Malta
 Turkey

Format

The sixteen teams were split in four groups with four teams each. The first classified team of each group qualified directly for the quarterfinals, the second and third teams played each other in cross group format to qualify for the quarterfinals.

Squads

Draw

The draw of the tournament took take place on 7 March in Barcelona.[3][4] The first batch consisted of the teams ranked 1st to 4th in the 2016 European Championships, the second batch consisted of the teams ranked 5th to eight. The third batch was filled with teams that qualified in the qualifiers.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3

 Serbia
 Montenegro
 Hungary
 Greece

 Spain
 Italy
 Croatia
 Russia

 France  Slovakia
 Romania  Georgia
 Germany  Malta
 Netherlands  Turkey

Preliminary round

All times are local (UTC+2).[5]

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 3 3 0 0 40 9 +31 9 Quarterfinals
2  Hungary 3 1 1 1 21 21 0 4[a] Play-offs
3  Germany 3 1 1 1 15 27 −12 4[a]
4  Georgia 3 0 0 3 17 36 −19 0 13th place classification
Source: Wp2018bcn.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Germany 4–4 Hungary
16 July 2018
15:30
Report Georgia  5–12  Hungary Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Luis Santos (POR)
Score by quarters: 1–3, 2–2, 2–3, 0–4
Tsrepulia 2 Goals Bátori 3
16 July 2018
18:30
Report Germany  1–14  Italy Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Stanko Ivanovski (MNE), Ivan Raković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 0–2, 0–4, 0–2, 1–6
Zech 1 Goals four players 2

18 July 2018
12:30
Report Germany  10–9  Georgia Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 1–3, 3–2, 3–2, 3–2
Real 4 Goals Baghaturia, Rurua 2
18 July 2018
20:30
Report Hungary  5–12  Italy Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Sergey Naumov (RUS)
Score by quarters: 0–5, 4–2, 0–2, 1–3
Manhercz 2 Goals four players 2

20 July 2018
12:30
Report Germany  4–4  Hungary Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Benjamin Mercier (FRA), Ivan Raković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 1–0, 0–1, 2–2, 1–1
Real 3 Goals four players 1
20 July 2018
15:30
Report Georgia  3–14  Italy Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Stanko Ivanovski (MNE), Xavier Buch (ESP)
Score by quarters: 0–3, 1–3, 1–5, 1–3
Rurua 2 Goals six players 2

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain (H) 3 2 1 0 35 15 +20 7[a] Quarterfinals
2  Montenegro 3 2 1 0 32 18 +14 7[a] Play-offs
3  France 3 1 0 2 22 21 +1 3
4  Malta 3 0 0 3 15 50 −35 0 13th place classification
Source: Wp2018bcn.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
(H) Hosts
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Montenegro 7–7 Spain
16 July 2018
11:00
Report Montenegro  8–6  France Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Haldun Toygarli (TUR)
Score by quarters: 3–1, 1–1, 2–2, 2–2
Ivović 3 Goals Crousillat 3
16 July 2018
22:15
Report Malta  4–21  Spain Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Sergey Naumov (RUS), Irakli Kikalishvili (GEO)
Score by quarters: 1–4, 0–5, 2–8, 1–4
S. Camilleri 2 Goals Granados, Tahull 4

18 July 2018
17:00
Report Montenegro  17–5  Malta Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Gabriella Várkonyi (HUN), Irakli Kikalishvili (GEO)
Score by quarters: 4–1, 7–0, 4–2, 2–2
Ivović, Radović 3 Goals Zammit 2
18 July 2018
22:00
Report Spain  7–4  France Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Matan Schwartz (ISR), Attilio Paoletti (ITA)
Score by quarters: 1–0, 4–1, 2–2, 0–1
Munarriz 4 Goals Guillaume 2

20 July 2018
18:30
Report Malta  6–12  France Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Nenad Periš (CRO), Diana Dutilh-Dumas (NED)
Score by quarters: 0–3, 1–2, 3–3, 2–4
Plumpton 2 Goals Crousillat 4
20 July 2018
22:00
Report Montenegro  7–7  Spain Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 3–2, 2–1, 0–3, 2–1
Ivović 4 Goals Perrone, Tahull 2

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Croatia 3 3 0 0 49 17 +32 9 Quarterfinals
2  Greece 3 2 0 1 46 19 +27 6 Play-offs
3  Netherlands 3 1 0 2 37 32 +5 3
4  Turkey 3 0 0 3 8 72 −64 0 13th place classification
Source: Wp2018bcn.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
16 July 2018
14:00
Report Turkey  1–27  Greece Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Gabriella Várkonyi (HUN), Massimo Angileri (MLT)
Score by quarters: 1–5, 0–7, 0–6, 0–9
Sönmez 1 Goals Fountoulis 6
16 July 2018
17:00
Report Croatia  15–8  Netherlands Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Benjamin Mercier (FRA), Radosław Koryzna (POL)
Score by quarters: 4–2, 3–1, 4–1, 4–4
Vukičević 4 Goals Lindhout 3

18 July 2018
11:00
Report Croatia  23–2  Turkey Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Marcela Mauss (GER), Massimo Angileri (MLT)
Score by quarters: 4–0, 7–1, 6–1, 6–0
Miloš 6 Goals Düzenli, Özbek 1
18 July 2018
15:30
Report Greece  12–7  Netherlands Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Xavier Buch (ESP), Ivan Raković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 6–3, 3–2, 2–2, 1–0
Vlachopoulos 6 Goals Janssen, Lindhout 2

20 July 2018
14:00
Report Turkey  5–22  Netherlands Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Ursula Wengenroth (SUI), Luis Santos (POR)
Score by quarters: 1–6, 1–5, 1–7, 2–4
Yılmaz 2 Goals Janssen 4
20 July 2018
20:30
Report Croatia  11–7  Greece Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Sergey Naumov (RUS), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 2–0, 5–4, 3–1, 1–2
García 4 Goals three players 2

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Serbia 3 3 0 0 35 19 +16 9 Quarterfinals
2  Russia 3 2 0 1 33 24 +9 6 Play-offs
3  Romania 3 1 0 2 21 28 −7 3
4  Slovakia 3 0 0 3 16 34 −18 0 13th place classification
Source: Wp2018bcn.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
16 July 2018
12:30
Report Russia  12–6  Slovakia Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Attilio Paoletti (ITA), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 3–1, 2–1, 5–1, 2–3
Andryukov, Nagaev 4 Goals Mare. Tkáč 2
16 July 2018
20:30
Report Serbia  11–5  Romania Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Matan Schwartz (ISR), Xavier Buch (ESP)
Score by quarters: 3–1, 3–1, 3–2, 2–1
Ćuk 3 Goals Negrean 3

18 July 2018
14:00
Report Romania  9–5  Slovakia Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Stanko Ivanovski (MNE), Nenad Periš (CRO)
Score by quarters: 4–1, 2–0, 2–1, 1–3
Gheorghe 3 Goals five players 1
18 July 2018
18:30
Report Russia  9–11  Serbia Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Radosław Koryzna (POL), Benjamin Mercier (FRA)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 3–3, 1–3, 3–2
three players 2 Goals three players 2

20 July 2018
11:00
Report Serbia  13–5  Slovakia Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Attilio Paoletti (ITA), Irakli Kikalishvili (GEO)
Score by quarters: 5–1, 3–3, 2–1, 3–0
six players 2 Goals Úradník 2
20 July 2018
17:00
Report Russia  12–7  Romania Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Matan Schwartz (ISR), Radosław Koryzna (POL)
Score by quarters: 1–3, 4–2, 3–1, 4–1
Merkulov 5 Goals Ghiban 2

Knockout stage

 
Play-offsQuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
24 July
 
 
 Serbia8
 
22 July
 
 Hungary5
 
 Hungary12
 
26 July
 
 Netherlands9
 
 Serbia9
 
 
 Croatia7
 
 
24 July
 
 
 Croatia9
 
22 July
 
 Montenegro7
 
 Montenegro15
 
28 July
 
 Romania5
 
 Serbia (PSO)7 (5)
 
 
 Spain7 (3)
 
 
24 July
 
 
 Spain10
 
22 July
 
 Greece6
 
 Germany5
 
26 July
 
 Greece13
 
 Spain8
 
 
 Italy7 Third place
 
 
24 July28 July
 
 
 Italy11 Croatia10
 
22 July
 
 Russia1  Italy8
 
 France9
 
 
 Russia12
 
5th place bracket
 
5–8th place semifinalsFifth place
 
      
 
26 July
 
 
 Hungary6
 
28 July
 
 Montenegro7
 
 Montenegro6
 
26 July
 
 Greece8
 
 Greece12
 
 
 Russia11
 
Seventh place
 
 
28 July
 
 
 Hungary8
 
 
 Russia9
9th place bracket
 
9–12th place semifinalsNinth place
 
      
 
24 July
 
 
 Netherlands12
 
26 July
 
 Romania7
 
 Netherlands11
 
24 July
 
 Germany12
 
 Germany12
 
 
 France5
 
Eleventh place
 
 
26 July
 
 
 Romania10
 
 
 France6
13th place bracket
 
13–16th place semifinals13th place
 
      
 
22 July
 
 
 Georgia15
 
24 July
 
 Turkey10
 
 Georgia8
 
22 July
 
 Slovakia6
 
 Malta6
 
 
 Slovakia11
 
15th place
 
 
24 July
 
 
 Turkey (PSO)7 (6)
 
 
 Malta7 (5)

Play-offs

22 July 2018
17:00
Report Hungary  12–9  Netherlands Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Attilio Paoletti (ITA), Radosław Koryzna (POL)
Score by quarters: 5–4, 4–2, 2–1, 1–2
Vámos 4 Goals Filipović, Koopman 2

22 July 2018
18:30
Report Germany  5–13  Greece Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Matan Schwartz (ISR), Ivan Raković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 3–5, 0–3, 1–2, 1–3
Stamm 3 Goals four players 2

22 July 2018
20:30
Report Montenegro  15–5  Romania Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Xavier Buch (ESP), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 3–1, 3–1, 4–2, 5–1
Petković, Radović 3 Goals Negrean 2

22 July 2018
22:00
Report France  9–12  Russia Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 1–4, 1–4, 4–2, 3–2
Crousillat, Khasz 2 Goals Lisunov 3

Quarterfinals

24 July 2018
17:00
Report Serbia  8–5  Hungary Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Attilio Paoletti (ITA), Sergey Naumov (RUS)
Score by quarters: 4–0, 1–1, 2–2, 1–2
Jakšić 3 Goals Bedő 2

24 July 2018
18:30
Report Croatia  9–7  Montenegro Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Xavier Buch (ESP)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 1–2, 4–2, 3–1
Buljubašić 2 Goals three players 2

24 July 2018
20:30
Report Italy  11–1  Russia Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Nenad Periš (CRO), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 2–0, 4–0, 1–1, 4–0
Figlioli 4 Goals Andryukov 1

24 July 2018
22:00
Report Spain  10–6  Greece Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Matan Schwartz (ISR)
Score by quarters: 2–1, 2–2, 4–0, 2–3
three players 2 Goals Genidounias 2

13–16th place semifinals

22 July 2018
13:30
Report Georgia  15–10  Turkey Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Stanko Ivanovski (MNE), Gabriella Várkonyi (HUN)
Score by quarters: 6–3, 1–1, 3–3, 5–3
Bitadze 4 Goals Bıyık, Ergin 4

22 July 2018
15:00
Report Malta  6–11  Slovakia Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Benjamin Mercier (FRA), Luis Santos (POR)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 1–4, 3–2, 0–2
Zammit 2 Goals Ďurík, Kolárik 3

9–12th place semifinals

24 July 2018
13:30
Report Netherlands  12–7  Romania Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Ivan Raković (SRB), Gabriella Várkonyi (HUN)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 4–1, 3–3, 3–1
Koopman, Winkelhorst 3 Goals Ghiban 2

24 July 2018
15:00
Report Germany  12–5  France Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Radosław Koryzna (POL), Stanko Ivanovski (MNE)
Score by quarters: 4–2, 3–1, 1–1, 4–1
Van der Bosch 3 Goals Vanpeperstraete 2

5–8th place semifinals

26 July 2018
16:45
Report Hungary  6–7  Montenegro Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Attilio Paoletti (ITA), Xavier Buch (ESP)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 1–2, 2–2, 2–1
Zalánki 2 Goals Radović 3

26 July 2018
18:15
Report Greece  12–11  Russia Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Matan Schwartz (ISR)
Score by quarters: 5–1, 4–4, 2–4, 1–2
Fountoulis 7 Goals Bychkov 3

Semifinals

26 July 2018
20:30
Report Serbia  9–7  Croatia Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Sergey Naumov (RUS), Radosław Koryzna (POL)
Score by quarters: 5–3, 1–1, 1–1, 2–2
Ćuk, Mandić 3 Goals Vukičević 3

26 July 2018
22:00
Report Spain  8–7  Italy Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 1–1, 3–2, 1–3, 3–1
Tahull, Mallarach 2 Goals Di Fulvio 3

15th place game

24 July 2018
10:30
Report Turkey  13–12  Malta Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Irakli Kikalishvili (GEO), Diana Dutilh-Dumas (NED)
Score by quarters: 3–1, 2–1, 0–2, 2–3  PSO: 6–5
Özbek 3 Goals Bugelli, Zammit 2

13th place game

24 July 2018
12:00
Report Georgia  8–6  Slovakia Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Benjamin Mercier (FRA), Luis Santos (POR)
Score by quarters: 1–1, 3–3, 3–2, 1–0
Rurua 3 Goals Kolárik 2

Eleventh place game

26 July 2018
13:15
Report Romania  10–6  France Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Haldun Taygarli (TUR), Stanko Ivanovski (MNE)
Score by quarters: 2–1, 3–3, 4–1, 1–1
Radu 4 Goals Crousillat 3

Ninth place game

26 July 2018
14:45
Report Netherlands  11–12  Germany Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Luis Santos (POR), Benjamin Mercier (FRA)
Score by quarters: 1–5, 4–4, 4–3, 2–0
Winkelhorst 3 Goals Real, Van der Bosch 3

Seventh place game

28 July 2018
16:45
Report Hungary  8–9  Russia Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Xavier Buch (ESP), Ivan Raković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 2–3, 1–3, 4–1
Vámos 3 Goals Kholod 3

Fifth place game

28 July 2018
18:15
Report Montenegro  6–8  Greece Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Sergey Naumov (RUS), Radosław Koryzna (POL)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 3–3, 1–1, 1–2
Ivović 3 Goals four players 2

Third place game

28 July 2018
20:30
Report Croatia  10–8  Italy Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Matan Schwartz (ISR)
Score by quarters: 4–0, 3–5, 2–1, 1–2
Fatović 3 Goals Di Fulvio, Gallo 2

Final

28 July 2018
22:15
Report Serbia  12–10  Spain Piscines Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 0–1, 3–3, 3–2, 1–1  PSO: 5–3
Prlainović 2 Goals Mallarach, Perrone 2

Final ranking

Qualified for the 2019 Fina World Championships from FINA World League
Qualified for the 2019 Fina World Championships from FINA World Cup
Qualified for the 2019 Fina World Championships
Rank Team
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Serbia
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Spain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Croatia
4  Italy
5  Greece
6  Montenegro
7  Russia
8  Hungary
9  Germany
10  Netherlands
11  Romania
12  France
13  Georgia
14  Slovakia
15  Turkey
16  Malta

Awards and statistics

Awards

Top Goalscorer[2] Player of the Tournament Goalkeeper of the Tournament
Montenegro Aleksandar Ivović
Greece Ioannis Fountoulis (17 goals)
Serbia Filip Filipović Spain Daniel López

References

  1. ^ Top scorer
  2. ^ a b "Serbia Water Polo European Champions 2018, summary D15". www2.len.eu. 28 July 2018.
  3. ^ "The final list of teams that will compete in Barcelona 2018 will be decided tomorrow". Archived from the original on 2018-06-30. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  4. ^ "Barcelona 2018 first week schedule unveiled". Archived from the original on 2018-06-30. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  5. ^ "Schedule" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-07-13. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
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