Water polo at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships – Men's tournament

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2007 FINA
World Championships

Australia Melbourne, Australia
Diving
Individual
1 m men women
3 m men women
10 m men women
Synchronised
3 m men women
10 m men women
Open water swimming
5 km men women
10 km men women
25 km men women
Swimming
Freestyle
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
Backstroke
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women
Synchronised swimming
Solo Technical Free
Duet Technical Free
Team Technical Free
Combination
Water polo

The water polo tournaments at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships in Melbourne, Australia, from 19 March to 1 April.

The tournament was won by Croatia who did not lose a single match throughout the tournament and beat Hungary 9–8 in the final game.

Men's tournament[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDIF Points
Serbia Serbia 3 3 0 0 35 13 +22 6
Italy Italy 3 2 0 1 31 15 +16 4
Germany Germany 3 1 0 2 27 26 +1 2
Japan Japan 3 0 0 3 16 55 -39 0
20 March 2007
Japan 6 – 20 Italy 09:00 AEDT
Germany 7 – 11 Serbia 11:40 AEDT
22 March 2007
Japan 7 – 17 Germany 10:20 AEDT
Serbia 6 – 3 Italy 13:00 AEDT
24 March 2007
Japan 3 – 18 Serbia 09:00 AEDT
Germany 3 – 8 Italy 13:00 AEDT

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDIF Points
Croatia Croatia 3 3 0 0 43 30 +13 6
United States USA 3 2 0 1 39 27 +12 4
Australia Australia 3 1 0 2 24 25 -1 2
South Africa South Africa 3 0 0 3 15 39 -24 0
20 March 2007
Croatia 13 – 5 South Africa 10:20 AEDT
Australia 3 - 9 USA 21:00 AEDT
22 March 2007
USA 14 – 4 South Africa 11:40 AEDT
Croatia 10 – 9 Australia 21:00 AEDT
24 March 2007
Croatia 10 – 8 USA 11:40 AEDT
Australia 12 – 6 South Africa 21:00 AEDT

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDIF Points
Spain Spain 3 3 0 0 35 19 +16 6
Greece Greece 3 2 0 1 28 20 +8 4
Russia Russian Federation 3 1 0 2 26 28 -2 2
China China 3 0 0 3 15 37 -22 0
20 March 2007
China 4 – 15 Spain 13:00 AEDT
Greece 10 – 7 Russia 17:00 AEDT
22 March 2007
Russia 8 – 12 Spain 17:00 AEDT
China 5 – 11 Greece 18:20 AEDT
24 March 2007
China 6 – 11 Russia 10:20 AEDT
Greece 7 – 8 Spain 17:00 AEDT

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDIF Points
Hungary Hungary 3 3 0 0 51 17 +34 6
Canada Canada 3 2 0 1 24 35 -11 4
Romania Romania 3 1 0 2 35 24 +11 2
New Zealand New Zealand 3 0 0 3 17 51 -34 0
20 March 2007
Canada 9 – 8 Romania 18:20 AEDT
Hungary 21 – 5 New Zealand 19:40 AEDT
22 March 2007
New Zealand 4 – 18 Romania 09:00 AEDT
Canada 3 – 19 Hungary 19:40 AEDT
24 March 2007
Canada 12 – 8 New Zealand 18:20 AEDT
Hungary 11 – 9 Romania 19:40 AEDT

Final round[edit]

Finals[edit]

Play-off Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
    28 March 2007 - 13:00 AEST        
26 March 2007 - 17:20 AEST
  Serbia Serbia   8
  Greece Greece   8 30 March 2007 - 17:20 AEST
    Greece Greece   3  
  Romania Romania   7     Serbia Serbia   7
  28 March 2007 - 15:00 AEST
26 March 2007 - 21:00 AEST     Croatia Croatia   10  
  Croatia Croatia   13
  Russia Russian Fed.   17 1 April 2007 - 16:30 AEST
    Russia Russian Fed.   3  
  Canada Canada  13    Croatia Croatia (AET)   9
  28 March 2007 - 16:20 AEST
26 March 2007 - 11:40 AEST    Hungary Hungary   8
  Spain Spain   7
  Italy Italy   12 30 March 2007 - 21:00 AEST
    Italy Italy   5  
  Australia Australia   11     Spain Spain   11 3rd/4th Place
  28 March 2007 - 17:40 AEST
26 March 2007 - 16:00 AEST     Hungary Hungary (AET)   12   1 April 2007 - 15:00 AEST
  Hungary Hungary   13
  Germany Germany   6  Spain Spain (pen)   18
    Germany Germany   6  
  United States USA  3     Serbia Serbia   17


5th-8th place[edit]

5th-8th place 5th/6th place
30 March 2007 - 11:40 AEST
  Greece Greece   9  
  Russia Russian Fed.   8  
 
1 April 2007 - 10:20 AEST
     Greece Greece   15
   Italy Italy (pen)   16
7th/8th place
30 March 2007 - 16:00 AEST 1 April 2007 - 09:00 AEST
  Italy Italy   6  Russia Russian Fed.   11
  Germany Germany   5    Germany Germany   8

9th-12th place[edit]

9th-12th place 9th/10th place
28 March 2007 - 21:00 AEST
  Australia Australia   15  
  Romania Romania   9  
 
30 March 2007 - 10:20 AEST
      Australia Australia   9
    United States USA   10
11th/12th place
28 March 2007 - 11:40 AEST 30 March 2007 - 09:00 AEST
  United States USA   16   Romania Romania   15
  Canada Canada   11    Canada Canada   13

13th-16th place[edit]

13th-16th place 13th/14th place
26 March 2007 - 09:00 AEST
  Japan Japan   7  
  South Africa South Africa   9  
 
28 March 2007 - 10:20 AEST
     South Africa South Africa   12
   China People's Republic of China    13
15th/16th place
26 March 2007 - 10:20 AEST 28 March 2007 - 09:00 AEST
  China People's Republic of China    11   Japan Japan   9
  New Zealand New Zealand   8    New Zealand New Zealand   10

Medallists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Croatia
Samir Barač
Miho Bošković
Damir Burić
Andro Bušlje
Teo Đogaš
Igor Hinić
Maro Joković
Aljoša Kunac
Pavo Marković
Josip Pavić
Mile Smodlaka
Frano Vićan
Zdeslav Vrdoljak

Head Coach:
Ratko Rudić
 Hungary
Tibor Benedek
Péter Biros
Rajmund Fodor
Tamás Kásás
Gábor Kis
Gergely Kiss
Norbert Madaras
Tamás Molnár
Viktor Nagy
Zoltán Szécsi
Márton Szivós
Dániel Varga
Dénes Varga

Head Coach:
Dénes Kemény
 Spain
Iñaki Aguilar
Ángel Andreo
Iván Gallego
Mario García
Xavier García
David Martin
Marc Minguell
Guillermo Molina
Iván Pérez
Felipe Perrone
Ricardo Perrone
Svilen Piralkov
Xavier Vallès

Head Coach:
Rafael Aguilar


Croatia, Hungary and Spain qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, PR China

Ranking and statistics[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player
  • Best Goalkeeper
  • Topscorer

External links[edit]