Water polo at the 2001 World Aquatics Championships – Men's tournament

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The 2001 FINA Men's World Water Polo Championship was the ninth edition of the event, organised by the world's governing body in aquatics, the FINA. The tournament was held from July 19 to July 29, 2001 and incorporated in the 2001 World Aquatics Championships, held in Fukuoka, Japan.

Qualification[edit]

Teams[edit]


Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Italy 5 3 2 1 0 20 9 +11
2.  Yugoslavia 5 3 2 1 0 23 14 +9
3.  Slovakia 2 3 1 0 2 19 24 –5
4.  Brazil 0 3 0 0 3 11 27 –16

Group B[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Hungary 6 3 3 0 0 32 20 +12
2.  Greece 2 3 1 0 2 23 24 –1
3.  Kazakhstan 2 3 1 0 2 13 16 –3
4.  Germany 2 3 1 0 2 20 28 –8

Group C[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Russia 6 3 3 0 0 33 22 +11
2.  Netherlands 4 3 2 0 1 23 18 +5
3.  United States 2 3 1 0 2 20 19 +1
4.  Canada 0 3 0 0 3 13 30 –17

Group D[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Spain 6 3 3 0 0 26 6 +20
2.  Croatia 4 3 2 0 1 20 14 +6
3.  Australia 2 3 1 0 2 13 21 –8
4.  Japan 0 3 0 0 3 8 26 –18

Second round[edit]

Group E[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Yugoslavia 9 5 4 1 0 38 25 +13
2.  Italy 7 5 3 1 1 37 21 +16
3.  Hungary 6 5 3 0 2 36 32 +4
4.  Greece 6 5 3 0 2 30 28 +2
5.  Kazakhstan 2 5 1 0 4 26 48 –22
6.  Slovakia 0 5 0 0 5 28 41 –13

Group F[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Spain 10 5 5 0 0 43 22 +21
2.  Russia 8 5 4 0 1 43 35 +8
3.  Croatia 6 5 3 0 2 42 28 +14
4.  United States 2 5 1 0 4 29 42 –13
5.  Australia 2 5 1 0 4 21 35 –14
6.  Netherlands 2 5 1 0 4 26 42 –16

Semi finals[edit]

  • July 28, 2001
Spain  4 – 2  Italy
Yugoslavia  9 – 8  Russia

Finals[edit]

  • July 29, 2001 — Med 3.png Bronze Medal Match
Russia  7 – 6  Italy
  • July 29, 2001 — Med 1.png Gold Medal Match
Spain  4 – 2  Yugoslavia

Final ranking[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player
  • Best Goalkeeper
Jesús Miguel Rollán
  • Topscorer

References[edit]