2005 FINA Men's Water Polo World League

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The 2005 FINA Men's Water Polo World League was the fourth edition of the annual event, organised by the world's governing body in aquatics, the FINA. After a preliminary round and a semifinal round, the Super Final was held in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro.

Preliminary round[edit]

Five teams from each pool advanced to the semifinal round. The semifinal round hosts (Canada and the United States) were guaranteed qualification, as was the Super Final host (Serbia and Montenegro).

Group A[edit]

Rank Team G W L GF GA Diff Points
1  Hungary 6 6 0 93 40 +53 18
2  Spain 6 4 2 70 51 +19 14
3  Russia 6 4 2 56 51 +5 14
4  Greece 6 4 2 76 56 +20 13
5  Australia 6 2 4 52 29 +23 10
6  China 6 1 5 29 81 –52 8
7  Canada 6 0 6 31 74 –43 6

Group B[edit]

Rank Team G W L GF GA Diff Points
1  Serbia and Montenegro 6 6 0 78 36 +42 18
2  Croatia 6 4 2 75 61 +14 14
3  United States 6 4 2 50 51 –1 14
4  Italy 6 3 3 60 51 +9 12
5  Germany 6 3 3 55 58 –3 12
6  Romania 6 1 5 48 62 –14 8
7  Brazil 6 0 6 28 75 –47 6

Semifinal round[edit]

Three teams from each pool advanced to the final round. The final round hosts (Serbia and Montenegro) were guaranteed qualification.

Group A[edit]

Rank Team G W L GF GA Diff Points
1  Greece 4 3 1 49 41 +8 10
2  Serbia and Montenegro 4 3 1 43 28 +15 10
3  Germany 4 2 2 37 39 –2 8
4  Spain 4 2 2 52 47 +5 7
5  Canada 4 0 4 23 49 –26 4

Group B[edit]

Rank Team G W L GF GA Diff Points
1  Hungary 4 3 1 41 28 +13 10
2  Croatia 4 2 2 38 34 +4 8
3  Russia 4 2 2 31 34 –3 8
4  Italy 4 2 2 33 35 –2 8
5  United States 4 1 3 24 36 –12 6

Super Final[edit]

Group round[edit]

The top two teams advanced to the final, while the next two played for bronze.

Rank Team G W L GF GA Diff Points
1  Serbia and Montenegro 3 3 0 28 23 +5 9
2  Hungary 3 2 1 38 29 +9 7
3  Croatia 3 2 1 31 22 +9 7
4  Germany 3 1 2 26 38 –12 5
5  Russia 3 1 2 25 26 –1 4
6  Greece 3 0 3 23 33 –10 3

5th place match[edit]

Greece  14-9  Russia

Bronze medal match[edit]

Germany  10–8  Croatia

Gold medal match[edit]

Serbia and Montenegro  16–6  Hungary

Final ranking[edit]

References[edit]