Water polo at the 2003 World Aquatics Championships – Men's tournament

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The 2003 FINA Men's World Water Polo Championship was the tenth edition of the event, organised by the world's governing body in aquatics, the FINA. The tournament was held from July 14 to July 26, and incorporated in the 2003 World Aquatics Championships, held in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Teams[edit]


Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Hungary 5 3 2 1 0 29 15 +14
2.  Croatia 5 3 2 1 0 32 19 +13
3.  Romania 2 3 1 0 2 24 24 0
4.  Canada 0 3 0 0 3 9 36 –27
  • July 14, 2003
Canada  3 – 10  Romania
Croatia  7 – 7  Hungary
  • July 16, 2003
Hungary  9 – 5  Romania
Canada  3 – 13  Croatia
  • July 18, 2003
Canada  3 – 13  Hungary
Croatia  12 – 9  Romania

Group B[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  United States 5 3 2 1 0 32 16 +16
2.  Serbia and Montenegro 5 3 2 1 0 27 18 +9
3.  Australia 2 3 1 0 2 27 18 +9
4.  Japan 0 3 0 0 3 13 39 –26
  • July 14, 2003
Australia  10 – 2  Japan
Serbia and Montenegro  5 – 5  United States
  • July 16, 2003
United States  14 – 4  Japan
Australia  6 – 7  Serbia and Montenegro
  • July 18, 2003
Australia  7 – 13  United States
Serbia and Montenegro  15 – 7  Japan

Group C[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Italy 6 3 3 0 0 36 17 +19
2.  Germany 4 3 2 0 1 27 22 +5
3.  Greece 2 3 1 0 2 29 21 +8
4.  China 0 3 0 0 3 10 42 –32
  • July 14, 2003
China  4 – 15  Italy
Greece  7 – 9  Germany
  • July 16, 2003
Germany  8 – 11  Italy
China  2 – 17  Greece
  • July 18, 2003
China  4 – 10  Germany
Greece  5 – 10  Italy

Group D[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Spain 6 3 3 0 0 30 16 +14
2.  Russia 4 3 2 0 1 26 18 +8
3.  Slovakia 2 3 1 0 2 17 22 –5
4.  Brazil 0 3 0 0 3 10 27 –17
  • July 14, 2003
Russia  8 – 5  Slovakia
Spain  10 – 3  Brazil
  • July 16, 2003
Slovakia  7 – 4  Brazil
Spain  10 – 8  Russia
  • July 18, 2003
Russia  10 – 3  Brazil
Spain  10 – 5  Slovakia

Second round[edit]

  • July 20, 2003
Croatia  6 – 10  Australia
Romania  3 – 11  Serbia and Montenegro
Germany  6 – 7  Slovakia
Greece  15 – 14  Russia

Final round[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
July 22 – Barcelona        
  Hungary  13
July 24 – Barcelona
  Slovakia  5  
  Hungary  9
July 22 – Barcelona
    Greece  8  
  Greece  4
July 26 – Barcelona
  United States  2  
  Hungary  11
July 22 – Barcelona
    Italy  9
  Italy  7
July 24 – Barcelona
  Australia  3  
  Italy  6 Third place
July 22 – Barcelona
    Serbia and M.  5  
  Serbia and M.  7   Greece  3
  Spain  3     Serbia and M.  5
July 26 – Barcelona
  • July 22, 2003
Hungary  13 – 5  Slovakia
United States  2 – 4  Greece
Spain  3 – 7  Serbia and Montenegro
Italy  7 – 3  Australia
  • July 24, 2003
Hungary  9 – 8  Greece
Serbia and Montenegro  5 – 6  Italy
  • July 26, 2003
Greece  3 – 5  Serbia and Montenegro
Hungary  11 – 9  Italy

Play-Offs[edit]

13-16th place 13th place
2003-07-20 – Barcelona
  Canada  6  
  Japan  1  
 
2003-07-22 – Barcelona
      Canada  5
    Brazil  6
15th place
2003-07-20 – Barcelona 2003-07-22 – Barcelona
  Brazil  8   Japan  10
  China  6     China  9
  • July 20, 2003
Canada  6 – 1  Japan
Brazil  8 – 6  China
  • July 22, 2003
Japan  10 – 9  China
Brazil  6 – 5  Canada



9-12th place 9th place
2003-07-22 – Barcelona
  Croatia  7  
  Germany  3  
 
2003-07-24 – Barcelona
      Croatia  8
    Russia  2
11th place
2003-07-22 – Barcelona 2003-07-24 – Barcelona
  Russia  9   Germany  7
  Romania  6     Romania  6
  • July 22, 2003
Croatia  7 – 3  Germany
Russia  9 – 6  Romania
  • July 24, 2003
Germany  7 – 6  Romania
Croatia  8 – 3  Russia



5-8th place 5th place
2003-07-24 – Barcelona
  United States  11  
  Slovakia  5  
 
2003-07-26 – Barcelona
      United States  7
    Spain  9
7th place
2003-07-24 – Barcelona 2003-07-26 – Barcelona
  Spain  10   Slovakia  8
  Australia  8     Australia  11
  • July 24, 2003
United States  11 – 5  Slovakia
Spain  10 – 8  Australia
  • July 26, 2003
Slovakia  8 – 11  Australia
United States  7 – 9  Spain

Final ranking[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player

Roberto Calcaterra

  • Best Goalkeeper

Denis Sefik

  • Topscorer

Aleksandar Sapic

Medalists[edit]

Gold [1] Silver Bronze
 HUNGARY
Tibor Benedek
Péter Biros
Rajmund Fodor
István Gergely
Tamás Kásás
Gergely Kiss
Norbert Madaras
Tamás Molnár
Barnabás Steinmetz
Zoltán Szécsi
Tamás Varga
Zsolt Varga
Attila Vári

Head Coach
Dénes Kemény
 ITALY
Alberto Angelini
Fabio Bencivenga
Fabrizio Buonocore
Alessandro Calcaterra
Roberto Calcaterra
Maurizio Felugo
Goran Fiorentini
Marco Gerini
Andrea Mangiante
Francesco Postiglione
Bogdan Rath
Carlo Silipo
Stefano Tempesti

Head Coach
Paolo de Crescenzo
 SERBIA & MONTENEGRO
Aleksandar Ćirić
Vladimir Gojković
Danilo Ikodinović
Viktor Jelenić
Predrag Jokić
Nikola Kuljača
Slobodan Nikić
Aleksandar Šapić
Dejan Savić
Denis Šefik
Vanja Udovičić
Vladimir Vujasinović
Boris Zloković

Head Coach
Nenad Manojlović

References[edit]

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