2012 Men's Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament

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The 2012 Men's Water Polo Olympic Qualification Tournament is to be held at the Kinsman Sports Centre in Edmonton, Canada, from 1 to 8 April 2012.

Participants[edit]

There were 12 places originally allocated to continental associations in the tournament not already directly qualified to the Olympics – 5 from Europe, 3 from the Americas, 2 from Asia, 1 from Africa, and 1 from Oceania.[1]

Montenegro, Germany, Greece, Spain and Romania qualified from the 2012 European Water Polo Championships and confirmed their attendance at the tournament. Canada qualified from the Americas as host country. Brazil and Cuba qualified from the 2011 Pan American Games, Brazil confirmed their attendance, but Cuba declined and was replaced by Argentina, the next ranked team in the 2011 Pan American Games.

No teams from Asia, Africa and Oceania applied to participate in the qualification tournament. There was an article written by a FINA press correspondent in Japan showing confusion around the qualification procedure from the Asian Championships, as the article states that the winners of the Asian Championships had advanced to this qualification tournament (in fact, they qualified directly for the Olympics) and that Japan could no longer get to the Olympics (in fact, according to FINA By-Laws, they were eligible for this tournament, and they did not apply).[2] The next highest placed teams from the other continents were invited to take these four available places, in the following rotation:[1]

  • Host continent (Americas)
  • Americas
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Oceania
  • Africa

In the first rotation, the next-placed teams in the 2011 Pan American Games, Mexico and Colombia, declined to participate, but Venezuela, the last-placed team, did decide to sign-up for the tournament using the host continent place. As there were no remaining American, Asian, Oceanian, nor African teams making themselves available for selection, the next three places went to the three participants in the 2012 European Water Polo Championships that were not already either qualified for the Olympics or already in this tournament - the Netherlands, Macedonia and Turkey.

Europe How qualified
 Montenegro 2nd, 2012 European Water Polo Championships
 Germany 5th, 2012 European Water Polo Championships
 Greece 6th, 2012 European Water Polo Championships
 Spain 7th, 2012 European Water Polo Championships
 Romania 8th, 2012 European Water Polo Championships
 Netherlands[3] 10th, 2012 European Water Polo Championships
 Macedonia[3] 11th, 2012 European Water Polo Championships
 Turkey[3] 12th, 2012 European Water Polo Championships
Americas
 Canada Host country
 Brazil 3rd, 2011 Pan American Games
 Argentina[3] 5th, 2011 Pan American Games
 Venezuela
Asia
no entries
Africa
no entries
Oceania
no entries

Draw[edit]

The draw took place on 19 February 2012 at 12:00 at the Crowne Plaza, London Docklands. There are six teams in each preliminary round group. Each team was drawn from a draw line of two teams based on their results, first in the last World Championships, then by their last continental championships.[3]

Draw line Country Status Drawn into group Country Status Drawn into group
Line 1  Spain 5th, 2011 World Championships B  Montenegro 7th, 2011 World Championships A
Line 2  Germany 8th, 2011 World Championships A  Canada 10th, 2011 World Championships B
Line 3  Romania 12th, 2011 World Championships A  Brazil 14th, 2011 World Championships B
Line 4  Greece 6th, 2012 European Water Polo Championships A  Argentina 5th, 2011 Pan American Games B
Line 5  Netherlands 10th, 2012 European Water Polo Championships A  Venezuela B
Line 6  Macedonia 11th, 2012 European Water Polo Championships A  Turkey 12th, 2012 European Water Polo Championships B
  • Venezuela withdrew.[4]

After being drawn into Group A and B, the teams drew numbers from 1 to 6 to determine the order of matches.

Group A Group B
1  Montenegro 1  Venezuela[3]
2  Germany 2  Turkey
3  Greece 3  Spain
4  Macedonia 4  Brazil
5  Romania 5  Argentina
6  Netherlands 6  Canada

Preliminary round[edit]

All times are local (UTC−6)

Group A[edit]

Team G W D L GF GA Diff Points
1.  Montenegro 5 5 0 0 59 34 +25 10
2.  Romania 5 3 0 2 43 44 −1 6
3.  Greece 5 3 0 2 53 34 +19 6
4.  Macedonia 5 2 0 3 29 45 −16 4
5.  Germany 5 2 0 3 41 43 −2 4
6.  Netherlands 5 0 0 5 28 53 −25 0
1 April 2012
13:50
Report Montenegro  12–6  Netherlands Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Borrell, Terpenka
Score by quarters: 2–1, 4–2, 4–1, 2–2
Petrović 3 Goals Kramer 2

1 April 2012
15:10
Report Greece  12–2  Macedonia Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Gomez, Rotstart
Score by quarters: 1–0, 3–2, 3–0, 5–0
Fountoulis 5 Goals Čuk 2

1 April 2012
16:30
Report Germany  10–9  Romania Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Peris, Flahive
Score by quarters: 3–2, 4–4, 0–1, 3–2
Politze 3 Goals Radu 4

2 April 2012
15:40
Report Netherlands  6–9  Macedonia Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Filiksac, Werner
Score by quarters: 1–1, 0–3, 3–3, 2–2
Kramer, Lindhout 2 Goals Aksentijević 3

2 April 2012
17:00
Report Romania  10–9  Greece Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Peris, Terpenka
Score by quarters: 2–3, 3–2, 2–2, 3–2
Radu 4 Goals three players 2

2 April 2012
18:20
Report Montenegro  11–7  Germany Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Gomez, Borrell
Score by quarters: 4–0, 3–2, 3–4, 1–1
Ivović, Janović 3 Goals Oeler, Stamm 2

3 April 2012
14:20
Report Macedonia  6–9  Romania Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Peris, Filiksac
Score by quarters: 2–1, 1–2, 2–4, 1–2
Aksentijević 3 Goals three players 2

3 April 2012
15:40
Report Germany  11–6  Netherlands Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Borrell, Werner
Score by quarters: 5–3, 3–1, 1–1, 2–1
three players 2 Goals Gielen, Lindhout 2

3 April 2012
17:00
Report Greece  7–8  Montenegro Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Flahive, Rotstart
Score by quarters: 1–2, 1–2, 2–2, 3–2
C.Afroudakis 3 Goals Janović 3

4 April 2012
15:40
Report Netherlands  5–7  Romania Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Terpenka, Filiksac
Score by quarters: 1–1, 3–3, 0–2, 1–1
five players 1 Goals Radu 2

4 April 2012
17:00
Report Montenegro  14–6  Macedonia Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Rotstart, Werner
Score by quarters: 3–0, 4–1, 4–2, 3–3
Radović 3 Goals Dimovski 2

4 April 2012
18:20
Report Germany  9–11  Greece Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Gomez, Peris
Score by quarters: 2–4, 2–2, 2–3, 3–2
Oeler, Schueler 3 Goals five players 2

5 April 2012
14:20
Report Greece  14–5  Netherlands Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Terpenka, Peris
Score by quarters: 2–1, 3–0, 4–1, 5–3
C.Afroudakis 4, Fountoulis 3 Goals Lindhout 2

5 April 2012
15:40
Report Macedonia  6–4  Germany Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Werner, Smit
Score by quarters: 0–2, 2–1, 4–1, 0–0
Ranđić 3 Goals four players 1

5 April 2012
17:00
Report Montenegro  14–8  Romania Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Rotstart, Flahive
Score by quarters: 3–2, 5–2, 3–3, 3–1
Ivović, Zloković 3 Goals Matei Guiman, Georgescu 2

Group B[edit]

Team G W D L GF GA Diff Points
1.  Spain 4 4 0 0 61 21 +40 8
2.  Canada 4 3 0 1 45 28 +17 6
3.  Brazil 4 1 1 2 43 47 −4 3
4.  Turkey 4 0 2 2 27 55 −28 2
5.  Argentina 4 0 1 3 27 52 −25 1
1 April 2012
17:50
Report Spain  17–7  Brazil Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Alexandresa, Bender
Score by quarters: 3–2, 4–3, 6–1, 4–1
Perrone 4 Goals Miranda, Rocha 3

1 April 2012
20:00
Report Turkey  9–9  Argentina Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Smit, Ađić
Score by quarters: 2–3, 2–2, 2–2, 3–2
Okman 3 Goals Caranantes 4

2 April 2012
14:20
Report Argentina  6–14  Spain Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Vasileiou, Damčevski
Score by quarters: 1–5, 1–2, 3–2, 1–5
Echenique, Yanez 2 Goals García 3

2 April 2012
19:40
Report Canada  12–9  Brazil Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Flahive, Bender
Score by quarters: 2–1, 1–2, 6–2, 3–4
Graham 3 Goals Silva 4

3 April 2012
18:20
Report Brazil  16–7  Argentina Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Alexandrescu, Damčevski
Score by quarters: 4–1, 6–2, 3–1, 3–3
Guimaraes, Rocha 5 Goals Arregui 3

3 April 2012
19:40
Report Turkey  5–14  Canada Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Vasileiou, Smit
Score by quarters: 2–4, 1–3, 0–3, 2–4
Beskardesler, Okman 2 Goals Graham 4

4 April 2012
14:20
Report Turkey  2–21  Spain Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Bender, Damčevski
Score by quarters: 0–5, 0–6, 2–4, 0–6
Gagatay 2 Goals Espanol 5

4 April 2012
19:40
Report Canada  13–5  Argentina Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Vasileiou, Ađić
Score by quarters: 5–1, 3–1, 3–2, 2–1
Vikalo 3 Goals Echenique 2

5 April 2012
18:20
Report Brazil  11–11  Turkey Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Bender, Ađić
Score by quarters: 5–2, 3–5, 1–2, 2–2
Crivella 3 Goals Cagatay 3

5 April 2012
19:40
Report Spain  9–6  Canada Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Gomez, Alexandrescu
Score by quarters: 2–2, 1–2, 3–0, 3–2
Molina 3 Goals Constantin-Bicari, Conway 2

Knockout stage[edit]

All times are local (UTC−6)

Bracket
  Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal game
                           
  A1   Montenegro 19  
B4   Turkey 6  
  A1   Montenegro 13  
  A3   Greece 12  
A3   Greece 10
  B2   Canada 6  
    A1   Montenegro 12
  B1   Spain 9
  A2   Romania 19  
B3   Brazil 8  
  A2   Romania 6 Bronze medal game
  B1   Spain 11  
A4   Macedonia 7 A3   Greece 14
  B1   Spain 11   A2   Romania 10
5th-8th place bracket
  5th-8th semifinals     5th place
                 
  B4   Turkey 7  
  B2   Canada 12    
      B2   Canada 11
      A4   Macedonia 10
  B3   Brazil 12    
  A4   Macedonia 15   7th place
 
B4   Turkey 16
  B3   Brazil 12

Quarterfinal round[edit]

The winners in the quarterfinal round qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games water polo tournament.

6 April 2012
14:00
Report Montenegro  19–6  Turkey Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Terpenka, Alexandrescu
Score by quarters: 4–1, 4–1, 7–3, 4–1
Ivović 5 Goals Cagatay, Beskardesler 2

6 April 2012
15:30
Report Romania  19–8  Brazil Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Peris, Vasilieou
Score by quarters: 4–0, 5–2, 6–1, 4–5
Negrean, Georgescu 4 Goals Silva, Miranda 2

6 April 2012
17:00
Report Macedonia  7–11  Spain Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Rotstart, Gomez
Score by quarters: 3–2, 0–3, 1–3, 3–3
7 different scorers Goals Molina 5

6 April 2012
18:30
Report Greece  10–6  Canada Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Flahive, Borrell
Score by quarters: 2–1, 2–1, 4–3, 0–0
Theodoropoulos, Afroudakis 4 Goals Bicari, Graham 2

Semifinal round[edit]

5th-8th classification semifinals[edit]

7 April 2012
13:00
Report Turkey  7–12  Canada Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Damcevski, Smit
Score by quarters: 3–4, 1–3, 2–1, 1–4
Okman 2 Goals Constantin-Bicari 2

7 April 2012
14:20
Report Brazil  12–15  Macedonia Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Filiksac, Adzic
Score by quarters: 2–3, 2–4, 4–3, 4–5
Silva 4 Goals six players 2

1st-4th classification semifinals[edit]

7 April 2012
15:40
Report Montenegro  13–12  Greece Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Terpenka, Gómez
Score by quarters: 0–2, 5–5, 3–1, 2–2  OT: 3–2
Janović 5 Goals Fountoulis 4

7 April 2012
17:00
Report Romania  6–11  Spain Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Bender, Rotstart
Score by quarters: 1–3, 1–4, 3–3, 1–1
Negrean 3 Goals Perrone 3

Final round[edit]

7th place match[edit]

8 April 2012
13:00
Report Turkey  16–12  Brazil Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Vasileiou, Damčevski
Score by quarters: 5–2, 3–4, 3–2, 5–4
three players 3 Goals Rocha 3

5th place match[edit]

8 April 2012
14:20
Report Canada  11–10  Macedonia Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Alexandrescu, Werner
Score by quarters: 4–0, 2–3, 2–3, 3–4
four players 2 Goals Randjikj 4

Bronze medal match[edit]

8 April 2012
15:40
Report Greece  14–10  Romania Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Peris, Rotstart
Score by quarters: 4–3, 6–3, 1–2, 3–2
Miralis, Delakas 3 Goals Radu 5

Final[edit]

8 April 2012
17:00
Report Montenegro  12–9  Spain Kinsman Sports Centre, Edmonton
Referees:
Flahive, Gomez
Score by quarters: 3–2, 2–2, 4–2, 3–3
Pasković, Janović 3 Goals Perrone, García 3

Final ranking[edit]

RANK TEAM
1.  Montenegro
2.  Spain
3.  Greece
4.  Romania
5.  Canada
6.  Macedonia
7.  Turkey
8.  Brazil
9.  Germany
10.  Argentina
11.  Netherlands

See also[edit]

2012 Women's Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament

References[edit]

External links[edit]