2006 Men's European Water Polo Championship

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The 2006 Men's European Water Polo Championship was the 27-th edition of the event organised by the Europe's governing body in aquatics, the Ligue Européenne de Natation. The event took place in the Tašmajdan Sports Centre in Belgrade, Serbia from September 1 to September 10, 2006.

There were three qualification tournaments ahead of the event, held from April 7 to April 9, 2006 in Kranj, Slovenia (with France, Slovenia, Slovakia and Malta competing) in Eindhoven, Netherlands (Greece, Netherlands, Poland and Moldova) and in Imperia, Italy (Belarus, Italy, Romania and Turkey).

Qualification[edit]


Teams[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Serbia 15 5 5 0 0 78 34 +44
2.  Spain 9 5 3 0 2 59 54 +5
3.  Romania 7 5 2 1 2 41 48 -7
4.  Russia 6 5 2 0 3 49 53 -4
5.  Netherlands 5 5 1 2 2 46 58 -12
6.  Slovakia 1 5 0 1 4 36 62 -26


September 1, 2006

10:00 Romania  8 – 11  Spain (2-4, 2-4, 2-1, 2-2)
13:00 Netherlands  11 – 11  Slovakia (4-3, 2-3, 3-3, 2-2)
20:15 Serbia  13 – 6  Russia (5-1, 3-1, 3-2, 2-2)


September 2, 2006

11:30 Spain  13 – 8  Slovakia (3-3, 3-2, 4-0, 3-3)
13:00 Romania  13 – 10  Russia (2-3, 4-1, 4-3, 3-3)
20:15 Serbia  17 – 10  Netherlands (6-4, 3-1, 4-3, 4-2)


September 3, 2006

11:30 Netherlands  8 – 8  Romania (4-2, 2-4, 1-1, 1-1)
13:00 Russia  10 – 13  Spain (1-5, 5-1, 3-5, 1-2)
20:15 Serbia  19 – 2  Slovakia (4-1, 5-0, 6-1, 4-0)


September 4, 2006

10:00 Russia  11 – 5  Netherlands (3-0, 2-2, 4-0, 2-3)
11:30 Romania  7 – 6  Slovakia (1-2, 4-2, 1-1, 1-1)
20:15 Serbia  16 – 11  Spain (3-1, 5-3, 3-3, 5-4)


September 5, 2006

11:30 Slovakia  9 – 12  Russia (2-2, 2-4, 1-3, 4-3)
13:00 Netherlands  12 – 11  Spain (4-2, 3-4, 4-2, 1-3)
20:15 Serbia  13 – 5  Romania (4-2, 2-1, 4-1, 3-1)

Group B[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Hungary 15 5 5 0 0 82 41 +41
2.  Italy 9 5 3 0 2 57 50 +7
3.  Greece 7 5 2 1 2 59 48 +11
4.  Germany 7 5 2 1 2 52 54 -2
5.  Croatia 5 5 1 2 2 57 52 +5
6.  Slovenia 0 5 0 0 5 33 95 -62


September 1, 2006

11:30 Hungary  23 – 6  Slovenia (5-1, 8-0, 4-2, 6-3)
17:15 Greece  11 – 8  Germany (1-1, 4-1, 3-4, 3-2)
18:45 Croatia  8 – 9  Italy (2-2, 0-2, 4-3, 2-2)


September 2, 2006

10:00 Slovenia  6 – 19  Greece (2-5, 1-4, 2-3, 1-7)
17:15 Italy  8 – 11  Germany (1-4, 2-2, 1-2, 4-3)
18:45 Croatia  11 – 16  Hungary (3-4, 4-3, 1-5, 3-4)


September 3, 2006

10:00 Germany  14 – 6  Slovenia (2-2, 5-0, 2-3, 5-1)
17:15 Greece  10 – 10  Croatia (2-2, 1-1, 4-4, 3-3)
18:45 Hungary  13 – 6  Italy (3-2, 6-2, 2-1, 2-1)


September 4, 2006

13:00 Italy  20 – 7  Slovenia (7-1, 3-1, 4-2, 6-3)
17:15 Hungary  10 – 8  Greece (3-2, 3-2, 1-2, 3-2)
18:45 Croatia  9 – 9  Germany (3-2, 3-1, 2-2, 1-4)


September 5, 2006

10:00 Slovenia  8 – 19  Croatia (2-7, 3-5, 2-4, 1-3)
17:15 Germany  10 – 20  Hungary (1-7, 4-4, 5-3, 0-6)
18:45 Greece  11 – 14  Italy (2-2, 3-3, 2-4, 4-5)

Final round[edit]

Places 7/12[edit]

September 7, 2006

10:00 Netherlands  12 – 8  Slovenia (3-1, 0-2, 1-5, 4-4)
11:30 Slovakia  6 – 12  Croatia (3-4, 0-1, 3-5, 0-2)

September 8, 2006

11:30 Croatia  10 – 7  Russia (2-1, 4-1, 1-2, 3-3)
13:00 Netherlands  6 – 12  Germany (3-3, 1-3, 1-2, 1-4)

Places 11 / 12[edit]

September 8, 2006

10:00 Slovenia  9 – 10  Slovakia (2-4, 1-3, 5-2, 1-1)

Places 9 / 10[edit]

September 9, 2006

10:00 Russia  15 – 10  Netherlands (5-3, 3-3, 5-0, 2-4)

Places 7 / 8[edit]

September 9, 2006

11:30 Croatia  11 – 7  Germany (2-1, 4-3, 2-1, 3-2)

Quarterfinals[edit]

September 7, 2006

18:45 Spain  12 – 10  Greece (3-2, 3-3, 2-3, 4-2)
20:15 Romania  10 – 9  Italy (4-4, 2-5, 1-0, 3-0)

Semifinals[edit]

September 8, 2006

18:45 Romania  6 – 13  Serbia (0-4, 1-2, 2-3, 3-6)
20:15 Spain  10 – 16  Hungary (3-5, 2-3, 1-4, 4-4)

Finals[edit]

Places 5 / 6[edit]

September 9, 2006

13:00 Greece  10 – 11  Italy (1-2, 1-0, 3-3, 3-3, 1-2, 1-1)

Bronze Medal[edit]

September 10, 2006

18:45 Romania  4 – 10  Spain (1-2, 2-2, 0-3, 1-3)

Gold Medal[edit]

September 10, 2006

21:00 Serbia  9 – 8  Hungary (2-4, 4-1, 2-3, 1-0)

Final ranking[edit]

Individual awards[edit]



Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 SERBIA
1. Denis Šefik GK
2. Petar Trbojević
3. Živko Gocić
4. Vanja Udovičić
5. Dejan Savić
6. Danilo Ikodinović
7. Slobodan Nikić
8. Filip Filipović
9. Aleksandar Ćirić
10. Aleksandar Šapić
11. Vladimir Vujasinović
12. Branko Peković
13. Slobodan Soro GK
14. Duško Pijetlović
15. Andrija Prlainović

Head Coach
Dejan Udovičić
 HUNGARY
1. Zoltán Szécsi
2. Dániel Varga
3. Norbert Madaras
4. Ádám Steinmetz
5. Tamás Kásás
6. Márton Szívós
7. Gergely Kiss
8. Norbert Hosnyánszky
9. Rajmund Fodor
10. Dénes Varga
11. Gábor Kis
12. Tamás Molnár
13. Péter Biros
14. Miklós Gór-Nagy
15. Gábor Jászberényi

Head Coach
Dénes Kemény
 SPAIN
1. Inaki Aguilar
2. Mario García
3. David Martin
4. Ricardo Perrone
5. Guillermo Molina
6. Sergio Mora
7. Oscar Rey
8. Jose Rodriguez
9. Xavier Vallès
10. Felipe Perrone
11. Iván Pérez
12. Xavier García
13. Angel Andreu
14. Marc Minguel
15. Blai Mallarach

Head Coach
Rafael Aguilar

Top scorers[edit]

Pl. Player Goals
1.  Aleksandar Šapić (SRB) 33
2.  Miho Bošković (CRO) 21
3.  Tamás Kásás (HUN) 20
4.  Guillermo Molina (ESP) 18
 Georgios Ntoskas (GRE) 18

References[edit]