Water polo at the 1998 World Aquatics Championships – Women's tournament

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1998 FINA
World Championships

Australia Perth, Australia
Diving
1 m men women
3 m men women
10 m men women
Open Water
5 km men women
25 km men women
Team 5K 25K
Swimming
Freestyle
50 m   men   women  
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 women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women
Synchronised Swimming
Solo women
Duet women
Team women
Water Polo
Team men women

The 1998 FINA Women's World Water Polo Championship was the fourth edition of the event, organised by the world's governing body in aquatics, the FINA. The tournament was held from January 8 to January 16, 1998 and incorporated in the 1998 World Aquatics Championships, held in Perth, Australia.

Teams[edit]

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

GROUP A[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Canada 8 5 4 0 1 34 25 +9
2.  Russia 7 5 3 1 1 49 28 +21
3.  Australia 7 5 3 1 1 50 28 +22
4.  United States 5 5 2 1 2 36 31 +5
5.  Brazil 3 5 1 1 3 29 44 –15
6.  New Zealand 0 5 0 0 5 27 69 –42

GROUP B[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Netherlands 10 5 5 0 0 49 16 +33
2.  Hungary 8 5 4 0 1 48 30 +18
3.  Greece 6 5 3 0 2 32 31 +1
4.  Italy 4 5 2 0 3 48 33 +15
5.  Spain 2 5 1 0 4 15 35 –20
6.  Kazakhstan 0 5 0 0 5 19 66 –47

Quarter finals[edit]

  • Wednesday January 14, 1998
Hungary  5 – 8  Australia
Canada  9 – 12  Italy
Netherlands  9 – 5  United States
Russia  8 – 6  Greece

Semi finals[edit]

  • Thursday January 15, 1998
Italy  10 – 9  Australia
Netherlands  7 – 5  Russia

Finals[edit]

Placing Matches[edit]

  • Thursday January 15, 1998 — 11th place
New Zealand  9 – 7  Kazakhstan
  • Thursday January 15, 1998 — 9th place
Spain  8 – 4  Brazil
  • Friday January 16, 1998 — 7th place
Hungary  10 – 7  United States
  • Friday January 16, 1998 — 5th place
Greece  10 – 9  Canada

Bronze medal match[edit]

  • Friday January 16, 1998
Australia  8 – 5  Russia

Final[edit]

  • Friday January 16, 1998
Italy  7 – 6  Netherlands

Final ranking[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player
  • ???
  • Best Goalkeeper
  • ???
  • Topscorer
  • Karin Kuipers - Netherlands

Medalists[edit]

References[edit]

  • Results
  • HistoFINA Volume VIII (Edition 2004)