Water polo at the 1978 World Aquatics Championships – Men's tournament

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The 1978 FINA Men's World Water Polo Championship was the third edition of the event, organised by the world's governing body in aquatics, the FINA. The tournament was held from August 19 to August 27, 1978 and incorporated in the 1978 World Aquatics Championships, held in Berlin, West Germany.

Teams[edit]


Squads[edit]

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Soviet Union 5 3 2 1 0 17 9 +8
2.  Italy 5 3 2 1 0 15 12 +3
3.  Australia 2 3 0 2 0 14 18 -4
4.  Canada 0 3 0 0 3 8 15 -7

Group B[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Romania 5 3 2 1 0 17 11 +6
2.  United States 4 3 2 0 1 18 7 +11
3.  Cuba 3 3 1 1 1 9 11 -2
4.  Mexico 0 3 0 0 3 9 24 -15

Group C[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  West Germany 6 3 3 0 0 27 7 +20
2.  Bulgaria 4 3 2 0 1 12 14 -2
3.  Netherlands 2 3 1 0 2 14 12 +2
4.  Israel 0 3 0 0 3 4 24 -20

Group D[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Hungary 6 3 3 0 0 19 10 +9
2.  Yugoslavia 4 3 2 0 1 18 9 +9
3.  Greece 2 3 1 0 2 11 22 -11
4.  Spain 0 3 0 0 3 14 21 -7

Second round[edit]

Group E[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Italy 8 5 3 2 0 26 18 +8
2.  Soviet Union 7 5 3 1 1 24 12 +12
3.  United States 7 5 3 1 1 25 13 +12
4.  Romania 5 5 2 1 2 19 23 -4

Group F[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Hungary 9 5 4 1 0 36 22 +14
2.  Yugoslavia 8 5 4 0 1 32 15 +17
3.  West Germany 7 5 3 1 1 36 17 +19
4.  Bulgaria 4 5 2 0 3 21 35 -14

Final round[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Italy 5 3 2 1 0 15 13 +2
2.  Hungary 4 3 2 0 1 13 11 +2
3.  Yugoslavia 2 3 1 0 2 14 15 -1
4.  Soviet Union 1 3 0 1 2 12 15 -3

Final ranking[edit]

Team rosters[edit]

 Italy[edit]

Alberto Alberani, Silvio Baracchini, Romeo Collina, Gianni De Magistris, Massimo Fondelli, Marco Galli, Sante Marsili, Alessandro Ghibellini, Paolo Ragosa, Mario Scotti-Galletta, Rolando Simeoni [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HistoFINA, Volume III: Medallists & Statistics, Special Water Polo, Before 2008 Season". FINA.org (2007/2008 ed.). 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  • Results
  • HistoFINA (Volume II, 1908–2001)