2010 FINA Men's Water Polo World League

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The 2010 FINA Men's Water Polo World League was the ninth edition of the annual event, organised by the world's governing body in aquatics, the FINA. After a preliminary round organized by continent, the Super Final was held in Niš, Serbia from July 13–18, 2010.[1]
Serbia won this year's edition after a final victory over Montenegro 14–12.[2]

Preliminary round[edit]

     Team qualified for Super Final

Africa[edit]

The African tournament was held in Tunis, Tunisia from June 17–20.[1] One team from the group of four advanced.[3]

Team G W L GF GA Diff Pts
 South Africa 6 6 0 97 25 +72 18
 Tunisia 6 4 2 86 39 +47 12
 Algeria 6 2 4 50 96 −46 5
 Morocco 6 0 6 32 105 −73 1

June 17

Tunisia  18 – 3  Morocco
South Africa  19 – 3  Algeria

June 18

Morocco  2 – 21  South Africa
Algeria  4 – 25  Tunisia
Tunisia  8 – 11  South Africa
Morocco  14 – 15  Algeria

June 19

Morocco  4 – 16  Tunisia
South Africa  17 – 5  Algeria
South Africa  19 – 3  Morocco
Tunisia  15 – 7  Algeria

June 20

Algeria  16 – 6  Morocco
South Africa  10 – 4  Tunisia

Americas[edit]

The American tournament was held in Los Alamitos, California, United States from May 5–8.[1] One team from the group of three advanced.[3]

Team G W L GF GA Diff Pts
 United States 4 4 0 69 12 +57 12
 Brazil 4 2 2 52 32 +20 6
 Venezuela 4 0 4 8 85 −77 0

May 5

Brazil  21 – 2  Venezuela

May 6

Brazil  19 – 6  Venezuela
United States  24 – 0  Venezuela

May 7

United States  12 – 8  Brazil

May 8

United States  12 – 4  Brazil
United States  21 – 0  Venezuela

Asia/Oceania[edit]

The Asia and Oceania region was feature a two-legged tournament, in Osaka, Japan (May 19–23) and Tianjin, China (May 26–30).[1] The four teams was play a round robin in each location, with the results from both legs combined. The top two teams from the group of six advanced.[3]

Team G W L GF GA Diff Pts
 Australia 10 10 0 148 52 +96 30
 China 10 8 2 117 86 +31 24
 Kazakhstan 10 5 5 132 85 +47 15
 Japan 10 5 5 125 83 +42 15
 New Zealand 10 2 8 69 161 −92 6
 Iran 10 0 10 59 183 −124 0

May 19

China  13 – 9  Kazakhstan
Iran  12 – 15  New Zealand
Japan  11 – 16  Australia

May 20

China  18 – 8  Iran
Australia  10 – 5  Kazakhstan
Japan  16 – 4  New Zealand

May 21

China  17 – 6  New Zealand
Australia  23 – 1  Iran
Japan  7 – 6  Kazakhstan

May 22

Kazakhstan  21 – 6  New Zealand
Australia  15 – 4  China
Japan  15 – 6  Iran

May 23

Australia  17 – 3  New Zealand
Iran  8 – 23  Kazakhstan
Japan  5 – 9  China

May 26

Australia  9 – 8  Japan
Kazakhstan  20 – 5  New Zealand
China  11 – 5  Iran

May 27

Australia  14 – 4  New Zealand
Kazakhstan  21 – 5  Iran
China  12 – 11  Japan

May 28

Australia  11 – 7  Kazakhstan
Japan  24 – 2  Iran
China  15 – 8  New Zealand

May 29

Australia  23 – 3  Iran
Japan  20 – 8  New Zealand
China  12 – 9  Kazakhstan

May 30

Australia  10 – 6  China
New Zealand  10 – 9  Iran
Kazakhstan  11 – 8  Japan

Europe[edit]

Europe is divided into three groups of four teams, with qualifying spots for the winner of each group as well as Super Final host Serbia. Rather than the condensed tournament style competition of the other continents, the European matches was played in a home-and-away format over five months.[3]

Group A[edit]

Team G W L GF GA Diff Pts
 Montenegro 6 5 1 59 36 +23 15
 Italy 6 5 1 54 34 +20 15
 Germany 6 1 5 36 57 −21 3
 France 6 1 5 38 60 −22 3

November 17

France  8 – 12  Montenegro Bordeaux
Italy  8 – 5  Germany Sori

December 8

France  7 – 11  Italy Nancy
Germany  7 – 16  Montenegro Stuttgart

January 26

Italy  8 – 7  Montenegro Brescia
Germany  7 – 6  France Magdeburg

February 23

Germany  4 – 11  Italy Berlin
Montenegro  11 – 3  France Kotor

March 16

Italy  11 – 5  France Florence
Montenegro  7 – 5  Germany Igalo

April 28

Montenegro  6 – 5  Italy Budva

June 1

France  9 – 8  Germany Marseille

Group B[edit]

Team G W L GF GA Diff Pts
 Croatia 6 5 1 71 53 +18 16
 Russia 6 3 3 52 51 +1 9
 Greece 6 3 3 53 57 −4 8
 Macedonia 6 1 5 40 55 −15 3

November 17

Russia  9 – 6  Greece Kirishi
Macedonia  7 – 9  Croatia Skopje

December 8

Croatia  12 – 7  Russia Makarska
Greece  8 – 6  Macedonia Athens

January 26

Greece  17 – 16  Croatia Athens
Macedonia  3 – 4  Russia Skopje

February 23

Croatia  12 – 9  Macedonia Varaždin
Greece  10 – 9  Russia Athens

March 16

Macedonia  7 – 6  Greece Skopje
Russia  7 – 8  Croatia Kirishi

June 22

Russia  16 – 8  Macedonia Moscow

July 3

Croatia  10 – 6  Greece Dubrovnik

Group C[edit]

Team G W L GF GA Diff Pts
 Serbia 6 6 0 79 33 +46 18
 Spain 6 3 3 54 45 +9 9
 Romania 6 3 3 55 59 −4 9
 Turkey 6 0 6 36 87 −51 0

November 17

Romania  9 – 7  Spain Oradea
Serbia  19 – 5  Turkey Niš

December 8

Turkey  4 – 9  Spain Istanbul
Romania  5 – 7  Serbia Oradea

January 26

Serbia  7 – 6  Spain Niš
Turkey  8 – 16  Romania Istanbul

February 23

Turkey  3 – 16  Serbia Istanbul
Spain  9 – 7  Romania Pontevedra

March 16

Spain  14 – 6  Turkey Pontevedra
Serbia  18 – 5  Romania Belgrade

April 20

Romania  13 – 10  Turkey Oradea

April 27

Spain  9 – 12  Serbia Pontevedra

Super Final[edit]

The Super Final was held in Niš, Serbia from July 13–18.[1]

Group 1[edit]

Team G W L GF GA Diff Pts
 Montenegro 3 3 0 38 20 +18 8
 United States 3 2 1 27 19 +8 7
 Spain 3 1 2 21 23 −2 3
 China 3 0 3 14 38 −24 0

July 13

Montenegro  16 – 4  China
United States  7 – 3  Spain

July 14

United States  11 – 5  China
Montenegro  11 – 7  Spain

July 15

Montenegro  11 – 9  United States
China  5 – 11  Spain

Group 2[edit]

Team G W L GF GA Diff Pts
 Serbia 3 3 0 39 14 +25 9
 Australia 3 2 1 35 19 +16 6
 Croatia 3 1 2 37 20 +17 3
 South Africa 3 0 3 5 63 −58 0

July 13

Australia  10 – 7  Croatia
Serbia  22 – 0  South Africa

July 14

Australia  19 – 4  South Africa
Serbia  9 – 8  Croatia

July 15

South Africa  1 – 22  Croatia
Serbia  8 – 6  Australia

Quarter-finals[edit]

July 16

United States  11 – 13  Croatia
Spain  5 – 6  Australia
Montenegro  21 – 2  South Africa
China  4 – 17  Serbia

Medal round[edit]

Semi-finals Final
July 17
  Croatia  11  
  Serbia  14  
 
July 18
      Serbia  14
    Montenegro  12
Bronze-final
July 17 July 18
  Australia  6   Croatia  9
  Montenegro  8     Australia  7

5th–8th places[edit]

Semi-finals 5th place match
July 17
  United States  13  
  China  6  
 
July 18
      United States  7
    Spain  6
7th place match
July 17 July 18
  Spain  12   China  11
  South Africa  1     South Africa  5

Final ranking[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Men's Programme – FINA.
  2. ^ "Serbia wins third title". FINA. 2010-07-18. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  3. ^ a b c d 2010 Rankings – FINA.

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