Water polo at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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The men's water polo tournament at the 1996 Summer Olympics was held from July 20 to July 28, 1996, in Atlanta, United States.

Teams[edit]

Squads[edit]


Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Hungary 10 5 5 0 0 47 38 +9
2.  FR Yugoslavia 7 5 3 1 1 46 44 +2
3.  Spain 6 5 3 0 2 39 33 +6
4.  Russia 5 5 2 1 2 42 38 +4
5.  Germany 2 5 1 0 4 36 45 –9
6.  Netherlands 0 5 0 0 5 36 48 –12


  • Saturday July 20, 1996
Hungary  8 – 7  Russia
Spain  9 – 3  Germany
FR Yugoslavia  11 – 8  Netherlands


  • Sunday July 21, 1996
Hungary  9 – 8  Germany
Russia  9 – 9  FR Yugoslavia
Spain  8 – 7  Netherlands


  • Monday July 22, 1996
Hungary  10 – 8  Netherlands
Russia  10 – 8  Germany
FR Yugoslavia  9 – 7  Spain


  • Tuesday July 23, 1996
Hungary  8 – 7  Spain
Russia  10 – 5  Netherlands
FR Yugoslavia  9 – 8  Germany


  • Wednesday July 24, 1996
Germany  9 – 8  Netherlands
Hungary  12 – 8  FR Yugoslavia
Spain  8 – 6  Russia

Group B[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Italy 10 5 5 0 0 48 38 +10
2.  United States 8 5 4 0 1 45 37 +8
3.  Croatia 6 5 3 0 2 51 39 +12
4.  Greece 4 5 2 0 3 37 38 –1
5.  Romania 1 5 0 1 4 31 45 –14
6.  Ukraine 1 5 0 1 4 33 48 –15


  • Saturday July 20, 1996
Croatia  8 – 5  Greece
Italy  10 – 7  United States
Romania  6 – 6  Ukraine


  • Sunday July 21, 1996
Croatia  11 – 6  Romania
Italy  8 – 6  Ukraine
United States  9 – 7  Greece


  • Monday July 22, 1996
Greece  8 – 5  Romania
Italy  10 – 8  Croatia
United States  9 – 7  Ukraine


  • Tuesday July 23, 1996
Croatia  16 – 8  Ukraine
Italy  10 – 8  Greece
United States  10 – 5  Romania


  • Wednesday July 24, 1996
Greece  9 – 6  Ukraine
Italy  10 – 9  Romania
United States  10 – 8  Croatia

Classification round[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
9.  Germany 6 3 3 0 0 29 16 +13
10.  Netherlands 3 3 1 1 1 25 26 –1
11.  Romania 2 3 1 0 2 25 28 –3
12.  Ukraine 1 3 0 1 2 21 30 –9


  • Friday July 26, 1996
Germany  10 – 4  Ukraine
Netherlands  10 – 8  Romania


  • Saturday July 27, 1996
Germany  9 – 6  Netherlands
Romania  11 – 8  Ukraine


  • Sunday July 28, 1996
Netherlands  9 – 9  Ukraine
Germany  10 – 6  Romania


Final round[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
         
  Hungary  12
 
  Greece  8  
  Hungary  6
 
    Spain  7  
  Spain  5
 
  United States  4  
  Spain  7
 
    Croatia  5
  FR Yugoslavia  6
 
  Croatia  8  
  Croatia  7 Third place
 
    Italy  6  
  Russia  9   Hungary  18
  Italy  11     Italy  20
 


Quarterfinals[edit]

  • Friday July 26, 1996
Hungary  12 – 8  Greece
FR Yugoslavia  6 – 8  Croatia
Spain  5 – 4  United States
Russia  9 – 11  Italy

Semifinals[edit]

  • Saturday July 27, 1996 — 5th/8th place
Greece  7 – 6  United States
FR Yugoslavia  15 – 16  Russia


  • Saturday July 27, 1996 — 1st/4th place
Croatia  7 – 6  Italy
Hungary  6 – 7  Spain

Finals[edit]

  • Sunday July 28, 1996 — 7th place
United States  12 – 8  FR Yugoslavia


  • Sunday July 28, 1996 — 5th place
Greece  8 – 10  Russia


  • Sunday July 28, 1996 — Med 3.png Bronze medal match
Hungary  18 – 20  Italy


  • Sunday July 28, 1996 — Med 1.png Gold medal match
Spain  7 – 5  Croatia

Final ranking[edit]

Medallists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's tournament
 Spain (ESP)
Josep María Abarca
Ángel Andreo
Daniel Ballart
Pedro Francisco García
Salvador Gómez
Manuel Estiarte
Iván Moro
Miguel Ángel Oca
Jorge Payá
Sergi Pedrerol
Jesús Rollán
Jordi Sans
Carles Sans

Head Coach:
 Croatia (CRO)
Maro Balić
Perica Bukić
Damir Glavan
Igor Hinić
Vjekoslav Kobešćak
Joško Kreković
Ognjen Kržić
Dubravko Šimenc
Siniša Školneković
Ratko Štritof
Renato Vrbičić
Tino Vegar
Zdeslav Vrdoljak

Head Coach: Bruno Silić
 Italy (ITA)
Alberto Angelini
Francesco Attolico
Fabio Bencivenga
Alessandro Bovo
Alessandro Calcaterra
Roberto Calcaterra
Marco Gerini
Alberto Ghibellini
Luca Giustollisi
Amedeo Pomilio
Francesco Postiglione
Carlo Silipo
Leonardo Sottani

Head Coach:

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