2003 Men's European Water Polo Championship

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The 2003 Men's European Water Polo Championship was the 26th edition of the event, organised by the Europe's governing body in aquatics, the Ligue Européenne de Natation. The event took place in the Aquatic Centre in Kranj, Slovenia from June 6 to June 15, 2003.

There were two qualification tournaments ahead of the event, held from April 9 to April 13, 2003 in Kiev, Ukraine (with Belarus, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, France and Ukraine competing) and Bratislava, Slovakia (Greece, Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Malta and Turkey).

Teams[edit]


Preliminary round[edit]

GROUP A[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Hungary 8 5 4 0 1 56 33 +23
2.  Serbia and Montenegro 8 5 4 0 1 46 30 +16
3.  Russia 6 5 3 0 2 44 41 +3
4.  Slovakia 4 5 2 0 3 41 51 –10
5.  Netherlands 2 5 1 0 4 37 48 –11
6.  Romania 2 5 1 0 4 28 49 –21


GROUP B[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Croatia 8 5 4 0 1 38 31 +7
2.  Spain 6 5 3 0 2 34 31 +3
3.  Greece 6 5 3 0 2 37 35 +2
4.  Germany 4 5 2 0 3 39 41 –2
5.  Italy 4 5 2 0 3 33 33 0
6.  Slovenia 2 5 1 0 4 39 49 –10


Quarterfinals[edit]

  • Thiursday June 12, 2003
Croatia  10 – 6  Slovakia
Hungary  10 – 2  Spain
Russia  10 – 8  Greece
Serbia and Montenegro  9 – 2  Germany


Semifinals[edit]

  • Friday June 13, 2003
Croatia  10 – 9  Hungary
Serbia and Montenegro  11 – 7  Russia


Finals[edit]

  • Sunday June 15, 2003 — Med 3.png Bronze Medal
Hungary  12 – 6  Russia


  • Sunday June 15, 2003 — Med 1.png Gold Medal
Serbia and Montenegro  9 – 8 [aet]  Croatia



Final ranking[edit]

Individual awards[edit]



References[edit]