2006 FINA Men's Water Polo World League

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The 2006 FINA Men's Water Polo World League was the fifth 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 Athens, Greece.

Preliminary round[edit]

Three teams from each pool advanced to the semifinal round. The semifinal round hosts (Spain and the United States) were guaranteed qualification, as was the Super Final host (Greece).

Group A[edit]

Rank Team G W OTW OTL L GF GA Diff Points
1  Australia 6 6 0 0 0 76 42 +34 18
2  France 6 3 0 0 3 70 68 +2 9
3  China 6 2 0 0 4 49 63 –14 6
4  Japan 6 1 0 0 5 64 86 –22 3

Group B[edit]

Rank Team G W OTW OTL L GF GA Diff Points
1  United States 2 2 0 0 0 29 13 +16 6
2  Canada 2 1 0 0 1 18 21 –3 3
2  Brazil 2 0 0 0 2 8 21 –13 0

Group C[edit]

Rank Team G W OTW OTL L GF GA Diff Points
1  Serbia and Montenegro 6 4 0 0 2 64 54 +10 12
2  Croatia 6 4 0 0 2 74 57 +17 12
3  Spain 6 3 0 0 3 56 69 –13 9
4  Russia 6 1 0 0 5 50 64 –14 3

Group D[edit]

Rank Team G W OTW OTL L GF GA Diff Points
1  Romania 6 4 1 0 1 64 57 +7 14
2  Germany 6 4 0 0 2 55 51 +4 12
3  Greece 6 2 0 1 3 54 62 –8 7
4  Italy 6 1 0 0 5 55 58 –3 3

Semifinal round[edit]

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

Group A[edit]

Rank Team G W OTW OTL L GF GA Diff Points
1  United States 5 4 1 0 0 67 22 +45 14
2  Australia 5 4 0 1 0 54 27 +27 13
3  France 5 3 0 0 2 35 35 0 9
4  China 5 2 0 0 3 25 50 –25 6
5  Canada 5 1 0 0 4 35 49 –14 3
6  Brazil 5 0 0 0 5 24 57 –33 0

Group B[edit]

Rank Team G W OTW OTL L GF GA Diff Points
1  Serbia and Montenegro 5 5 0 0 0 54 29 +25 15
2  Spain 5 4 0 0 1 55 37 +18 12
3  Croatia 5 3 0 0 2 47 35 +12 9
4  Greece 5 2 0 0 3 36 45 –2 6
5  Germany 5 1 0 0 4 37 55 –18 3
6  Romania 5 0 0 0 5 33 61 –28 0

Super Final[edit]

Group round[edit]

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

Rank Team G W OTW OTL L GF GA Diff Points
1  Serbia and Montenegro 5 5 0 0 0 68 34 +34 15
2  Spain 5 4 0 0 1 53 33 +20 12
3  United States 5 2 1 0 2 41 46 –5 8
4  Greece 5 2 0 0 3 43 51 –8 6
5  Australia 5 1 0 1 3 44 47 –3 4
6  France 5 0 0 0 5 33 71 –38 0

3rd to 6th place playoffs[edit]

Australia  10–10 (4–3 p.)  United States
Greece  14–7  France

5th place match[edit]

United States  11-4  France

Bronze medal match[edit]

Greece  11–10  Australia

Gold medal match[edit]

Serbia and Montenegro  6–4  Spain

Final ranking[edit]

References[edit]