2003 FINA Men's Water Polo World League

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The 2003 FINA Men's Water Polo World League was the second edition of the annual event, organised by the world's governing body in aquatics, the FINA. After two preliminary rounds, held in São Paulo, Brazil and Budapest, Hungary, the Super Final was held in New York, United States from August 22 to August 24, 2003.

Preliminary round[edit]

GROUP A[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Italy 9 3 3 0 0 34 20 +14
2.  Greece 7 3 2 0 1 27 21 +6
3.  Netherlands 5 3 1 0 2 24 33 –9
4.  Brazil 3 3 0 0 3 19 30 –11
  • June 27, 2003
Greece  10 – 6  Brazil
Italy  15 – 8  Netherlands
  • June 28, 2003
Italy  10 – 6  Brazil
Greece  11 – 6  Netherlands
  • June 29, 2003
Italy  9 – 6  Greece
Brazil  7 – 10  Netherlands

GROUP B[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Hungary 9 3 3 0 0 37 23 +15
2.  Serbia and Montenegro 5 3 1 0 2 33 27 +6
3.  United States 5 3 1 0 2 22 34 –12
4.  Australia 5 3 1 0 2 26 35 –9
  • June 27, 2003
United States  10 – 7  Australia
Hungary  10 – 5  Serbia and Montenegro
  • June 28, 2003
Hungary  14 – 7  Australia
Serbia and Montenegro  15 – 4  United States
  • June 29, 2003
Serbia and Montenegro  11 – 12  Australia
Hungary  12 – 8  United States



Super Final[edit]

Play-Offs[edit]

  • August 22, 2003
Greece  2 – 6  United States
Serbia and Montenegro  15 – 9  Netherlands

Semi finals[edit]

  • August 23, 2003
Hungary  6 – 5  United States
Italy  5 – 4  Serbia and Montenegro

Fifth Place Match[edit]

  • August 23, 2003
Netherlands  7 – 8  Greece

Bronze medal match[edit]

  • August 24, 2003
United States  12 – 9  Serbia and Montenegro

Gold Medal Match[edit]

  • August 24, 2003
Hungary  13 – 8  Italy

Final ranking[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player
  • Best Goalkeeper


RANK TOPSCORERS GOALS
1.  Tony Azevedo (USA) 12
2.  Aleksandar Sapic (SCG) 11
3.  Gerben Silvis (NED) 10
 Péter Biros (HUN)
5.  Bogdan Rath (ITA) 8
 Marco Booij (NED)
 Tamás Kásás (HUN)
 Thomas Whalan (AUS)
9.  Eelco Uri (NED) 7
 Francesco Postiglione (ITA)
 Gergely Kiss (HUN)
 Ioannis Thomakos (GRE)
 Norbert Madaras (HUN)
 Ryan Bailey (USA)
15.  Fabio Bencivenga (ITA) 6
 Felipe Perrone (BRA)
 Goran Fiorentini (ITA)
 Jesse Smith (USA)
 Predrag Jokic (SCG)
 Tamás Molnár (HUN)
 Vanja Udovicic (SCG)
 Vladimir Gojkovic (SCG)

Statistics[edit]

  • Total goals: 331
  • Total matches: 19
  • Goals per match: 17.4
  • Total of scorers: 83

References[edit]