2011 FINA Men's Water Polo World League

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The 2011 FINA Men's Water Polo World League was the tenth edition of the annual event, organised by the world's governing body in aquatics, the FINA. After a preliminary round, the Super Final was held in Firenze, Italy from June 21–26, 2011.[1] Serbia ended up being champions, defending the title acquired the previous year and was the first team to qualify for the 2012 Olympic men's water polo tournament.

Preliminary round[edit]

     Team qualified for Super Final

Africa[edit]

The African tournament was supposed to be held in Algiers, Algeria from May 13–15, but was cancelled.

Americas[edit]

The American preliminary round was held in Costa Mesa, California, United States from May 13–15.[1] United States advanced to the Super Final.

Team G W L GF GA Diff Pts
 United States 2 2 0 16 11 +5 6
 Canada 2 0 2 11 16 −5 0

Asia/Oceania[edit]

The Asia and Oceania region was feature a two-legged tournament, in Auckland, New Zealand (May 9–13) and Sydney, Australia (May 16–20).[1] The four teams played a round robin in each location, with the results from both legs combined. Australia and China advanced to the Super Final.

Team G W L GF GA Diff Pts
 Australia 8 8 0 110 47 +63 24
 China 8 6 2 72 65 +7 17
 Japan 8 4 4 86 61 +25 12
 Kazakhstan 8 2 6 76 81 −5 7
 New Zealand 8 0 8 44 134 −90 0

Europe[edit]

Europe was divided into three groups of four teams, with qualifying spots for the winner of each group as well as Super Final host Italy. Rather than the condensed tournament style competition of the other continents, the European matches were played in a home-and-away format over five months.

Group A[edit]

Team G W L GF GA Diff Pts
 Serbia 6 5 1 70 45 +25 14
 Spain 6 3 3 60 60 0 11
 Germany 6 3 3 58 63 −4 9
 Macedonia 6 1 5 44 65 −21 2

Group B[edit]

Team G W L GF GA Diff Pts
 Montenegro 6 6 0 75 30 +45 17
 Romania 6 4 2 54 48 +6 13
 Russia 6 2 4 49 52 −3 6
 Turkey 6 0 6 20 68 −48 0

Group C[edit]

Team G W L GF GA Diff Pts
 Croatia 6 6 0 68 41 +27 17
 Italy 6 4 2 57 41 +16 13
 Greece 6 2 4 42 49 −7 6
 Netherlands 6 0 6 31 67 −36 0

Super Final[edit]

The Super Final was held in Firenze, Italy from June 21–26.[1]

Group A[edit]

Team G W L GF GA Diff Pts
 Serbia 3 3 0 37 19 +18 8
 Italy 3 2 1 34 26 +8 7
 United States 3 1 2 22 27 −5 3
 China 3 0 3 17 38 −21 0

June 21

Serbia  13 – 2  China
Italy  10 – 4  United States

June 22

United States  13 – 6  China
Serbia  13 – 12  Italy

June 23

Serbia  11 – 5  United States
China  9 – 12  Italy

Group B[edit]

Team G W L GF GA Diff Pts
 Croatia 3 3 0 36 19 +17 9
 Montenegro 3 2 1 21 22 −1 5
 Australia 3 1 2 24 28 −4 4
 Canada 3 0 3 22 34 −12 0

June 21

Montenegro  8 – 6  Canada
Australia  6 – 12  Croatia

June 22

Montenegro  5 – 11  Croatia
Australia  13 – 8  Canada

June 23

Montenegro  8 – 5  Australia
Canada  8 – 13  Croatia

Quarter-finals[edit]

June 24

Italy  7 – 6  Australia
United States  10 – 9  Montenegro
Serbia  19 – 7  Canada
China  5 – 15  Croatia

Medal round[edit]

Semi-finals Final
June 25
  Italy  13  
  Croatia  11  
 
June 26
      Italy  7
    Serbia  8
Bronze-final
June 25 June 26
  United States  5   Croatia  11
  Serbia  8     United States  5

5th–8th places[edit]

Semi-finals 5th place match
June 25
  Australia  14  
  China  4  
 
June 26
      Australia  7
    Montenegro  8
7th place match
June 25 June 26
  Montenegro  16   China  9
  Canada  7     Canada  10

Final ranking[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Men's Programme – FINA.

External links[edit]