Water polo at the 1992 Summer Olympics

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The men's water polo tournament at the 1992 Summer Olympics was held from August 1 to August 10, 1992, in Barcelona, Spain. Reigning world champion Yugoslavia had qualified for the tournament, but as it had formally dissolved in the interim, it didn't participate. The successor countries didn't participate for several reasons. Serbia and Montenegro couldn't participate due to the UN sanctions due to their aggression on Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Croatia, which was the strongest among them at the time (the Croatian club was champion of Yugoslavia and European Champions' Cup winner), also did not participate in the water polo tournament.

The position of Yugoslavia was replaced by Czechoslovakia.

Teams[edit]


Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1. Unified Team 10 5 5 0 0 50 32 +18
2.  United States 8 5 4 0 1 40 24 +16
3.  Australia 5 5 2 1 2 44 41 +3
4.  Germany 4 5 2 0 3 38 41 –3
5.  France 3 5 1 1 3 38 42 –4
6.  Czechoslovakia 0 5 0 0 5 5 33 –28


  • August 1, 1992
Czechoslovakia  6 – 10 Unified Team
Australia  4 – 8  United States
Germany  7 – 7  France


  • August 2, 1992
Czechoslovakia  3 – 9  United States
France  5 – 9  Australia
Germany  7 – 11 Unified Team


  • August 3, 1992
United States  11 – 7  France
Germany  15 – 9  Czechoslovakia
Australia  9 – 12 Unified Team


  • August 5, 1992
Czechoslovakia  6 – 14  France
United States  5 – 8 Unified Team
Germany  7 – 7  Australia


  • August 6, 1992
Australia  15 – 9  Czechoslovakia
United States  7 – 2  Germany
France  5 – 9 Unified Team


Group B[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Spain 9 5 4 1 0 52 36 +16
2.  Italy 8 5 3 2 0 41 34 +7
3.  Hungary 6 5 2 2 1 49 46 +3
4.  Cuba 4 5 2 0 3 50 53 –3
5.  Netherlands 2 5 0 2 3 36 46 –10
6.  Greece 1 5 0 1 4 32 45 –13


  • August 1, 1992
Hungary  7 – 7  Italy
Greece  9 – 10  Cuba
Spain  12 – 6  Netherlands


  • August 2, 1992
Netherlands  4 – 6  Italy
Cuba  11 – 12  Hungary
Spain  11 – 6  Greece


  • August 3, 1992
Italy  11 – 8  Cuba
Greece  4 – 4  Netherlands
Hungary  5 – 8  Spain


  • August 5, 1992
Netherlands  9 – 11  Cuba
Greece  7 – 12  Hungary
Spain  9 – 9  Italy


  • August 6, 1992
Hungary  13 – 13  Netherlands
Italy  8 – 6  Greece
Spain  12 – 10  Cuba


Final round[edit]

Group D[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
5.  Australia 5 3 2 1 0 23 20 +3
6.  Hungary 4 3 2 0 1 28 27 +1
7.  Germany 3 3 1 1 1 24 21 +3
8.  Cuba 0 3 0 0 3 22 29 –7


  • August 8, 1992
Australia  7 – 5  Cuba
Germany  7 – 8  Hungary


  • August 9, 1992
Germany  10 – 6  Cuba
Australia  9 – 8  Hungary


Group E[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
9.  Netherlands 5 3 2 1 0 28 20 +8
10.  Greece 5 3 2 1 0 24 18 +6
11.  France 2 3 1 0 2 28 31 –3
12.  Czechoslovakia 0 3 0 0 3 22 33 –11


  • August 8, 1992
France  6 – 10  Greece
Czechoslovakia  8 – 9  Netherlands


  • August 9, 1992
Czechoslovakia  8 – 10  Greece
France  8 – 15  Netherlands


Semi finals[edit]

  • August 8, 1992
Italy  9 – 8 Unified Team
United States  4 – 6  Spain


Bronze medal match[edit]

  • August 9, 1992
United States  4 – 8 Unified Team


Gold medal match[edit]

  • August 9, 1992
Spain  8 – 9 [aet]  Italy


Final ranking[edit]

Gold medal icon.svg  Italy
Silver medal icon.svg  Spain
Bronze medal icon.svg Unified Team
4  United States
5  Australia
6  Hungary
7  Germany
8  Cuba
9  Netherlands
10  Greece
11  France
12  Czechoslovakia

Medallists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Italy
Francesco Attolico
Alessandro Bovo
Alessandro Campagna
Paolo Caldarella
Massimiliano Ferretti
Giuseppe Porzio
Marco D'Altrui
Mario Fiorillo
Ferdinando Gandolfi
Amedeo Pomilio
Francesco Porzio
Carlo Silipo
Gianni Averaimo

Head Coach:
Ratko Rudić

 Spain
Daniel Ballart
Jesús Rollán
Jordi Sans
Josep Picó
Manuel Estiarte
Manuel Silvestre
Marco Antonio González
Miguel Ángel Oca
Pedro Francisco García
Ricardo Sánchez
Rubén Michavila
Salvador Gómez
Sergi Pedrerol

Head Coach:
Dragan Matutinović

Unified Team
Sergey Naumov
Alexandre Ogorodnikov
Alexandre Tchuguir
Dmitri Apanassenko
Andrei Belofastov
Evgueni Charonov
Dmitry Gorshkov
Vladimir Karaboutov
Aleksandr Kolotov
Alexandre Kovalenko
Nikolay Kozlov
Serguei Markotch
Alexei Vdovine

Head Coach:
Boris Popov


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