Water polo at the 1986 World Aquatics Championships – Men's tournament

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The 1986 FINA Men's World Water Polo Championship was the fifth edition of the event, organised by the world's governing body in aquatics, the FINA. The tournament was incorporated in the 1986 World Aquatics Championships, held in Madrid, Spain. It is the only men's world championship to have featured 15 teams instead of the usual 16. Yugoslavia defeated Italy in the final to win its first title. The Soviet Union, the defending champion, was third.

First Stage[edit]

# Team Pld W D L GF GA Pt
1 Italy Italy 3 3 0 0 24 20 6
2 Spain Spain 3 2 0 1 35 19 4
3 Hungary Hungary 3 1 0 2 29 18 2
4 Israel Israel 3 1 0 2 13 44 0
# Team Pld W D L GF GA Pt
1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 2 1 1 0 23 15 4
2 Cuba Cuba 2 1 1 0 23 21 4
3 Australia Australia 2 0 0 2 14 24 0
# Team Pld W D L GF GA Pt
1 Germany West Germany 3 3 0 0 26 14 6
2 France France 3 2 0 1 18 20 4
3 Canada Canada 3 1 0 2 17 21 2
4 Netherlands Netherlands 3 0 0 3 15 21 0
# Team Pld W D L GF GA Pt
1 United States United States 3 3 0 0 38 17 6
2 Soviet Union Soviet Union 3 2 0 1 36 27 4
3 Brazil Brazil 3 0 1 2 26 40 1
4 Greece Greece 3 0 1 2 19 34 1

Second Stage[edit]

# Team Pld W D L GF GA Pt
1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 3 2 1 0 29 22 5
2 Italy Italy 3 2 0 1 22 22 4
3 Cuba Cuba 3 1 1 1 30 31 3
4 Spain Spain 3 0 0 3 24 30 0
# Team Pld W D L GF GA Pt
1 United States United States 3 2 1 0 26 23 5
2 Soviet Union Soviet Union 3 2 0 1 30 22 4
3 Germany West Germany 3 1 0 2 27 23 2
4 France France 3 0 1 2 14 29 0

Semifinals[edit]

Team #1 Res. Team #2
Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 9–8 Soviet Union Soviet Union
Italy Italy 8–7 United States United States

Bronze match[edit]

Team #1 Res. Team #2
Soviet Union Soviet Union 8–6 United States United States

Final[edit]

Team #1 Res. Team #2
Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 12–11 Italy Italy


 1986 FINA Men's World Champions 

Yugoslavia
First title

Final ranking[edit]

RANK TEAM
1  Yugoslavia
2  Italy
3  Soviet Union
4.  United States
5.  Spain
6.  West Germany
7.  Cuba
8.  France
9.  Hungary
10.  Australia
11.  Greece
12.  Brazil
13.  Canada
14.  Netherlands
15.  Israel

Team rosters[edit]

 Yugoslavia[edit]

Dragan Andric, Perica Bukic, Veselin Djuho, Milorad Krivokapic, Deni Lusic, Igor Milanovic, Tomislav Paskvalin, Zoran Petrovic, Andrija Popovic, Dubravko Simenc, Aleksander Sostar, Ante Vasovic, Mirko Vicevic [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.