2005 FINA Men's World Water Polo Championship Qualifier

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The 2005 FINA Men's World Water Polo Championship Qualifier was a tournament to decide the remaining three competing nations from Europe for the eleventh edition of FINA Men's World Water Polo Championship, held in Montréal, Canada later that year. The event was staged in Imperia, Italy from January 4 to January 9, 2005.

Teams[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Croatia 6 3 3 0 0 39 20 +19
2.  Romania 4 3 2 0 1 30 21 +9
3.  Slovenia 2 3 1 0 2 27 26 +1
4.  Belarus 0 3 0 0 3 11 40 –29
  • Tuesday January 4, 2005
Croatia  15 – 3  Belarus
Romania  10 – 5  Slovenia
  • Wednesday January 5, 2005
Croatia  13 – 8  Slovenia
Romania  11 – 5  Belarus
  • Thursday January 6, 2005
Croatia  11 – 9  Romania
Slovenia  14 – 3  Belarus

Group B[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Italy 6 3 3 0 0 32 16 +16
2.  Slovakia 4 3 2 0 1 27 29 –2
3.  Netherlands 2 3 1 0 2 20 21 –1
4.  France 0 3 0 0 3 20 33 –13
  • Tuesday January 4, 2005
Slovakia  11 – 9  France
Italy  7 – 3  Netherlands
  • Wednesday January 5, 2005
Italy  14 – 7  France
Netherlands  9 – 10  Slovakia
  • Thursday January 6, 2005
Italy  11 – 6  Slovakia
Netherlands  8 – 4  France

Quarterfinals[edit]

  • Friday January 7, 2005
Slovenia  5 – 7  Slovakia
Netherlands  5 – 8  Romania

Semifinals[edit]

  • Saturday January 8, 2005
Croatia  11 – 6  Slovakia
Italy  9 – 7  Romania

Finals[edit]

  • Friday January 7, 2005 — 7th place
France  13 – 8  Belarus
  • Saturday January 8, 2005 — 5th place
Netherlands  10 – 5  Slovenia
  • Sunday January 9, 2005 — 3rd place
Romania  7 – 6  Slovakia
  • Sunday January 9, 2005 — 1st place
Italy  4 – 5  Croatia

Final ranking[edit]

RANK TEAM
1.  Croatia
2.  Italy
3.  Romania
4.  Slovakia
5.  Netherlands
6.  Slovenia
7.  France
8.  Belarus


Croatia, Italy and Romania qualified for the FINA Men's World Water Polo Championship, held in Montréal, Canada, joining Australia, Canada, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Spain, and the United States.

Individual awards[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player
    • ???
  • Best Goalkeeper
    • ???
  • Topscorer
    • ???

References[edit]