2008 Men's Water Polo Olympic Qualifier

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The 2008 Men's Olympic Water Polo Qualifying Tournament was a tournament to decide the remaining four competing teams, out of twelve, to attend the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, PR China. Eight teams were already qualified, including China as the host country. The tournament was held at the "Ioan Alexandrescu" Pool, newly built in Oradea, Romania from March 2 to March 9, 2008s.

Teams[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

GROUP A[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Greece 10 5 5 0 0 60 36 +24
2.  Romania 8 5 4 0 1 57 28 +29
3.  Russia 6 5 3 0 2 56 29 +27
4.  Slovakia 4 5 2 0 3 48 41 +7
5.  Brazil 2 5 1 0 4 28 57 –29
6.  Kazakhstan 0 5 0 0 5 25 83 –58
  • Sunday March 2, 2008
Brazil  6 – 15  Greece
Russia  19 – 4  Kazakhstan
Romania  7 – 6  Slovakia
  • Monday March 3, 2008
Kazakhstan  6 – 9  Brazil
Romania  11 – 8  Russia
Slovakia  9 – 11  Greece
  • Tuesday March 4, 2008
Kazakhstan  8 – 18  Greece
Brazil  4 – 13  Romania
Slovakia  3 – 12  Russia
  • Wednesday March 5, 2008
Slovakia  18 – 5  Kazakhstan
Russia  11 – 3  Brazil
Romania  7 – 8  Greece
  • Thursday March 6, 2008
Brazil  6 – 12  Slovakia
Greece  8 – 6  Russia
Romania  19 – 2  Kazakhstan

GROUP B[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Germany 9 5 4 1 0 72 18 +54
2.  Italy 8 5 3 2 0 71 23 +48
3.  Canada 7 5 3 1 1 58 36 +22
4.  Macedonia 4 5 2 0 3 45 50 –5
5.  Iran 1 5 0 1 4 23 72 –49
6.  Mexico 1 5 0 1 4 28 98 –70
  • Sunday March 2, 2008
Mexico  9 – 18  Macedonia
Iran  2 – 20  Italy
Germany  11 – 6  Canada
  • Monday March 3, 2008
Italy  14 – 5  Macedonia
Canada  15 – 5  Iran
Mexico  1 – 29  Germany
  • Tuesday March 4, 2008
Italy  7 – 7  Canada
Germany  9 – 4  Macedonia
Mexico  8 – 8  Iran
  • Wednesday March 5, 2008
Macedonia  7 – 12  Canada
Mexico  4 – 25  Italy
Germany  18 – 2  Iran
  • Thursday March 6, 2008
Italy  5 – 5  Germany
Mexico  6 – 18  Canada
Iran  6 – 11  Macedonia

Quarter finals[edit]

  • Friday March 7, 2008
Kazakhstan  4 – 6  Iran
Brazil  8 – 7  Mexico
  • Friday March 7, 2008
Russia  10 – 11  Italy
Romania  8 – 9  Canada

Semi finals[edit]

  • Saturday March 8, 2008 — 7th/10th place
Slovakia  18 – 4  Iran
Macedonia  10 – 8  Brazil
  • Saturday March 8, 2008 — 1st/4th place
Greece  8 – 9  Italy
Germany  8 – 6  Canada

Finals[edit]

  • Saturday March 8, 2008 — Eleventh place
Kazakhstan  9 – 11  Mexico
  • Sunday March 9, 2008 — Ninth place
Iran  1 – 10  Brazil
  • Sunday March 9, 2008 — Seventh place
Slovakia  9 – 7  Macedonia
  • Sunday March 9, 2008 — Fifth place
Russia  9 – 10  Romania
  • Sunday March 9, 2008 — Third place
Greece  13 – 4  Canada
  • Sunday March 9, 2008 — First place
Italy  9 – 10  Germany



Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team
1.  Germany
2.  Italy
3.  Greece
4.  Canada
5.  Romania
6.  Russia
7.  Slovakia
8.  Macedonia
9.  Brazil
10.  Iran
11.  Mexico
12.  Kazakhstan
  • Germany, Italy, Greece and Canada qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, PR China, joining Australia, China, Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia, Spain, and the United States.

Individual awards[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player
  • Best Goalkeeper

See also[edit]

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