1997 Men's European Water Polo Championship

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The 1997 Men's European Water Polo Championship was the 23rd edition of the bi-annual event, organised by the Europe's governing body in aquatics, the Ligue Européenne de Natation. The event took place in Seville, Spain from August 13 to August 22, 1997, as an integrated part of the European LC Championships 1997.

Teams[edit]

First round[edit]

GROUP A[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Russia 9 5 4 1 0 36 23 +13
2.  Yugoslavia 9 5 4 1 0 32 20 +12
3.  Italy 6 5 3 0 2 38 20 +18
4.  Greece 3 5 1 1 3 27 30 –3
5.  Germany 3 5 1 1 3 34 38 –4
6.  Bulgaria 0 5 0 0 5 23 59 –36
  • August 13, 1997
Russia  13 – 4  Bulgaria
Yugoslavia  10 – 5  Germany
Greece  2 – 7  Italy
  • August 14, 1997
Italy  8 – 4  Germany
Russia  7 – 6  Greece
Bulgaria  4 – 9  Yugoslavia
  • August 15, 1997
Greece  8 – 4  Bulgaria
Germany  6 – 8  Russia
Italy  3 – 4  Yugoslavia
  • August 16, 1997
Bulgaria  5 – 16  Italy
Russia  3 – 3  Yugoslavia
Greece  6 – 6  Germany
  • August 17, 1997
Germany  13 – 6  Bulgaria
Yugoslavia  6 – 5  Greece
Russia  5 – 4  Italy

GROUP B[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Croatia 9 5 4 1 0 34 29 +5
2.  Hungary 8 5 3 2 0 49 26 +23
3.  Spain 7 5 3 1 1 40 25 +15
4.  Slovakia 4 5 2 0 3 34 33 +1
5.  Netherlands 2 5 1 0 4 23 36 –13
6.  Ukraine 0 5 0 0 5 17 48 –31
  • August 13, 1997
Slovakia  6 – 4  Netherlands
Hungary  13 – 3  Ukraine
Spain  7 – 8  Croatia
  • August 14, 1997
Netherlands  10 – 4  Ukraine
Spain  9 – 5  Slovakia
Croatia  7 – 7  Hungary
  • August 15, 1997
Hungary  12 – 6  Slovakia
Croatia  7 – 3  Ukraine
Spain  7 – 3  Netherlands
  • August 16, 1997
Croatia  9 – 3  Netherlands
Slovakia  8 – 5  Ukraine
Spain  7 – 7  Hungary
  • August 17, 1997
Croatia  9 – 3  Slovakia
Netherlands  3 – 10  Hungary
Spain  10 – 2  Ukraine

Quarterfinals[edit]

Croatia  5 – 4  Greece
Russia  11 – 6  Slovakia
Hungary  8 – 7  Italy
Yugoslavia  10 – 9  Spain


Greece  3 – 7  Spain
Italy  12 – 9  Slovakia

Semifinals[edit]

Yugoslavia  8 – 7  Croatia
Hungary  10 – 7  Russia

Finals[edit]

  • Ninth place
Netherlands  10 – 7  Germany
  • Seventh place
Greece  13 – 9  Slovakia
  • Fifth place
Spain  8 – 6  Italy
  • Third place
Russia  9 – 8 [aet]  Croatia
  • First place
Hungary  3 – 2  Yugoslavia

Final ranking[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player
    • ???
  • Best Goalkeeper
    • ???
  • Topscorer
    • ???

References[edit]