Water polo at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships – Men's tournament

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1973 FINA
World Championships

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Diving
Individual
3 m men women
10 m men women
Swimming
Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
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
Medley relay
4×100 m men women
Synchronised swimming
Solo women
Duet women
Team women
Water polo
  • men

The 1973 FINA Men's World Water Polo Championship was the first ever edition of the event, organised by the world's governing body in aquatics, the FINA. The tournament was held from September 1 to September 9, 1973 and incorporated in the inaugural 1973 World Aquatics Championships, held in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

Teams[edit]

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Soviet Union 10 5 5 0 1 41 14 +27
2.  Yugoslavia 8 5 4 0 1 35 22 +13
3.  Netherlands 6 5 3 0 2 26 19 +7
4.  Mexico 4 5 2 0 3 22 24 –2
5.  Australia 2 5 1 0 4 18 29 –11
6.  Great Britain 0 5 0 0 5 6 40 –34

Group B[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Hungary 8 4 4 0 0 36 11 +25
2.  Italy 6 4 3 0 1 26 14 +12
3.  Romania 4 4 2 0 2 30 19 +11
4.  Spain 2 4 1 0 3 20 25 –5
5.  Israel 0 4 0 0 4 6 49 –43

Group C[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Cuba 6 4 3 0 1 19 11 +8
2.  United States 5 4 2 1 1 18 17 +1
3.  West Germany 4 4 2 0 2 18 18 0
4.  Greece 3 4 1 1 2 16 19 –3
5.  Bulgaria 2 4 1 0 3 19 25 –6

Second round[edit]

Group D[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Hungary 9 5 4 1 0 28 17 +11
2.  Soviet Union 8 5 4 0 1 30 16 +14
3.  Yugoslavia 5 5 2 1 2 23 22 +1
4.  Italy 4 5 2 0 3 22 25 –3
5.  United States 4 5 2 0 3 22 28 –6
6.  Cuba 0 5 0 0 5 15 32 –17

Group E[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
7.  Romania 9 5 4 1 0 36 21 +15
8.  Netherlands 8 5 4 0 1 31 18 +13
9.  Mexico 4 5 2 0 3 21 22 –1
10.  Spain 4 5 2 0 3 22 29 –7
11.  West Germany 3 5 1 1 3 19 27 –8
12.  Greece 2 5 1 0 4 17 28 –11

Group F[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
13.  Bulgaria 5 3 2 1 0 16 10 +6
14.  Australia 4 3 2 0 1 18 5 +13
15.  Great Britain 3 3 1 1 1 16 14 +2
16.  Israel 0 3 0 0 3 9 30 –21

Final ranking[edit]

Team rosters[edit]

 Hungary[edit]

Balazs Balla, Andrá Bodner, Gabor Csapo, Tibor Czervengak, Tamas Farago, István Görgenyi, Zoltán Kasas, Ferenc Konrad, Endre Molnar, László Sarosi, István Szivos Jr. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HistoFINA, Volume III: Medallists & Statistics, Special Water Polo, Before 2008 Season". FINA.org (2007/2008 ed.). 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  • Results
  • HistoFINA (Volume II, 1908–2001)