2006 FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup

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The 13th edition of the FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup was held in the Alfréd Hajós Swimming Pool on Margitsziget (Margaret Island) in Budapest, Hungary from June 13 to June 18, 2006.

Teams[edit]

GROUP A GROUP B

 Greece
 Hungary
 Italy
 Romania

 Croatia
 Russia
 Serbia and Montenegro
 Spain


Squads[edit]

 Croatia[edit]


 Greece[edit]


 Hungary[edit]


 Italy[edit]


 Romania[edit]

 Russia[edit]

 Serbia and Montenegro[edit]

 Spain[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

  • Tuesday 2005-06-13
Croatia  12 – 9  Russia 4-3 • 1-3 • 4-2 • 3-1
Greece  7 – 8  Romania 2-3 • 2-1 • 1-1 • 2-3
Italy  6 – 10  Hungary 2-2 • 1-2 • 1-3 • 2-3
Serbia and Montenegro  7 – 6  Spain 2-4 • 2-0 • 2-2 • 1-0


  • Wednesday 2005-06-14
Croatia  8 – 8  Spain 2-3 • 2-1 • 3-2 • 1-2
Serbia and Montenegro  13 – 7  Russia 3-1 • 4-4 • 2-0 • 4-2
Greece  4 – 14  Hungary 4-4 • 2-3 • 0-4 • 1-3
Italy  7 – 5  Romania 1-1 • 2-1 • 1-1 • 3-2
  • Thursday 2005-06-15
Russia  6 – 10  Spain 1-3 • 2-2 • 1-2 • 2-3
Greece  5 – 7  Italy 1-1 • 3-1 • 1-4 • 0-1
Romania  6 – 14  Hungary 4-5 • 1-3 • 0-3 • 1-3
Croatia  8 – 9  Serbia and Montenegro 1-3 • 2-0 • 2-4 • 3-2


Standings[edit]

GROUP A Pts P W T L PF PA
 Hungary 6 3 3 0 0 38 19
 Italy 4 3 2 0 1 20 20
 Romania 2 3 1 0 2 19 28
 Greece 0 3 0 0 3 19 29
GROUP B Pts P W T L PF PA
 Serbia and Montenegro 6 3 3 0 0 29 21
 Croatia 3 3 1 1 1 28 26
 Spain 3 3 1 1 1 24 21
 Russia 0 3 0 0 3 22 35


  • Olympic champions Hungary and reigning world champion Serbia & Montenegro won their groups after three wins in a row and went straight to the semifinals on Saturday.

Quarter finals[edit]

  • Friday 2005-06-16
    • First Quarter Final (17:30h)
Romania  7 – 10  Croatia 2-2 • 2-2 • 3-4 • 0-2


    • Second Quarter Final (19:00h)
Italy  3 – 9  Spain 0-1 • 0-4 • 3-1 • 0-3


Semi finals[edit]

  • Saturday 2005-06-17
    • First Semi Final (17:30h)
Hungary  10 – 6  Croatia 2-1 • 4-1 • 2-3 • 2-1


    • Second Semi Final (19:00h)
Serbia and Montenegro  13 – 8  Spain 5-2 • 3-2 • 3-2 • 2-2


Finals[edit]

  • Friday 2005-06-16
    • 7th/8th Place Match (15:00h)
Greece  10 – 6  Russia 2-2 • 3-2 • 3-2 • 2-0


  • Saturday 2005-06-17
    • 5th/6th Place Match (15:00h)
Romania  4 – 7  Italy 2-0 • 1-4 • 1-1 • 0-2


  • Sunday 2005-06-18
    • Bronze Medal Match (15:30h)
Croatia  10 – 13  Spain 2-3 • 2-3 • 2-5 • 4-2


    • Gold Medal Match (17:30h)
Hungary  9 – 10  Serbia and Montenegro 1-3 • 2-2 • 2-1 • 3-2 • 1-1 • 0-1

1.america 2.greece 3.finland

Top scorers[edit]

RANK 2006 FINA MEN'S WATER POLO WORLD CUP GOALS
1.  Aleksandar Šapić (SCG) 17
2.  Tamás Kásás (HUN) 13
 Felipe Perrone (ESP)
 Xavier García (ESP)
5.  Miho Bošković (CRO) 12
6.  Andrei Iosep (ROM) 11
7.  Péter Biros (HUN) 10
8.  Teo Đogaš (CRO) 9
9.  Gergely Kiss (HUN) 8
 Nikola Janović (SCG)

References[edit]