FINA Water Polo World Cup

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For the women's tournament, see FINA Women's Water Polo World Cup.

The FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup is an international water polo tournament, organized by FINA and featuring eight (8) men's national teams.[1] It was established in 1979, and is currently held every four years, in the even-year between Olympics.[2]

Editions[edit]

FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup
Year Host Winner Runner-up 3rd Place
1979 Belgrade & Rijeka, Yugoslavia
Hungary

United States

Yugoslavia
1981 Long Beach, USA
Soviet Union

Yugoslavia

Cuba
1983 Malibu, USA
Soviet Union

West Germany

Italy
1985 Duisburg, West Germany
West Germany

United States

Spain
1987 Thessaloniki, Greece
Yugoslavia

Soviet Union

West Germany
1989 West Berlin, West Germany
Yugoslavia

Italy

Hungary
1991 Barcelona, Spain
United States

Yugoslavia

Spain
1993 Athens, Greece
Italy

Hungary

Australia
1995 Atlanta, USA
Hungary

Italy

Russia
1997 Athens, Greece
United States

Greece

Hungary
1999 Sydney, Australia
Hungary

Italy

Spain
2002 Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Russia

Hungary

Yugoslavia
2006 Budapest, Hungary
Serbia and Montenegro

Hungary

Spain
2010 Oradea, Romania
Serbia

Croatia

Spain

Ranking[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Serbia1 4 2 2 8
2  Hungary 3 3 2 8
3  Russia 3 1 1 5
4  United States 2 2 4
5  Italy 1 3 1 5
6  Germany 1 1 1 3
7  Croatia 1 1
 Greece 1 1
9  Spain 5 5
10  Australia 1 1
 Cuba 1 1
1.^ Serbia is official successor of Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro teams.[3]
2.^ Russia is official successor of the Soviet Union team.[3]

Participation details

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF - Quarterfinals
  •  ×  — Did not enter qualifications
  •  •  — Did not qualify for the final tournament
  •  ••  — Qualified but withdrew
  •    — Hosts
Team 1979
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
CroatiaSerbia
(8)
1981
United States
(8)
1983
United States
(8)
1985
West Germany
Germany
(8)
1987
Greece
(8)
1989
West Germany
Germany
(8)
1991
Spain
(8)
1993
Greece
(8)
1995
United States
(8)
1997
Greece
(8)
1999
Australia
(8)
2002
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Serbia
(8)
2006
Hungary
(8)
2010
Romania
(8)
2014
Kazakhstan
(8)
Years
 Australia 7th 7th 7th 7th 3rd 8th 6th q 8
 Bulgaria 8th 8th 2
 China 7th 1
 Croatia Part of  Yugoslavia 8th 8th 8th 4th 2nd q 6
 Cuba 3rd 8th 7th 8th 4
 Germany
 West Germany
5th 2nd 1st 3rd 5th 8th 6th 7
 Greece 8th 8th 7th 6th 2nd 7th 5th 7th 8
 Hungary 1st 6th 7th 3rd 4th 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd q 12
 Iran 8th 1
 Italy 6th 3rd 5th 5th 2nd 1st 2nd 5th 2nd 4th 5th 11
 Kazakhstan Part of  Soviet Union q 1
 Montenegro Part of  Yugoslavia Part of  Serbia and Montenegro/FR Yugoslavia q 1
 Netherlands 6th 6th 7th 3
 Romania 7th 6th 6th 5th 4
 Russia Part of  Soviet Union 5th 3rd 4th 4th 1st 8th 6
 Serbia Part of  Yugoslavia Part of  Serbia and Montenegro/FR Yugoslavia 1st q 2
 Serbia and Montenegro/
FR Yugoslavia
Part of  Yugoslavia 7th 5th 3rd 1st 4
 South Africa q 1
 Soviet Union 4th 1st 1st 2nd 6th 5th 6
 Spain 5th 5th 3rd 6th 4th 3rd 5th 6th 3rd 6th 3rd 3rd 12
 United States 2nd 4th 4th 2nd 4th 8th 1st 4th 4th 1st 6th 7th 4th q 14
 Yugoslavia 3rd 2nd 4th 1st 1st 2nd 6


References[edit]

  1. ^ Water Polo World Cup page of the FINA website; retrieved 2012-03.08.
  2. ^ HistoFINA, Water Polo, published by FINA on 2011-07-01; retrieved 2012-03-08. ("HistoFINA" is FINA's self-history.)
  3. ^ a b "WATER POLO MEDALLISTS AND STATISTICS". FINA.