2016 FINA Men's Water Polo World League

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The 2016 FINA Men's Water Polo World League was the 15th edition of the annual men's international water polo tournament. It was played between October 2015 and June 2016 and opened to all men's water polo national teams. After participating in a preliminary round, eight teams qualify to play in a final tournament, called the Super Final in Huizhou, China from 21–26 June 2016.

In the world league, there are specific rules that do not allow matches to end in a draw. If teams are level at the end of the 4th quarter of any world league match, the match will be decided by a penalty shootout. Teams earn points in the standings in group matches as follows:

  • Match won in normal time - 3 points
  • Match won in shootout - 2 points
  • Match lost in shootout - 1 point
  • Match lost in normal time - 0 points

Europe[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

The European preliminary round consisted of three group of four teams. The winner of each group after the home and away series of games qualified for the Super Final.

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L GF GA GD Pts
 Greece 6 5 1 81 48 +33 15
 Hungary 6 5 1 89 57 +32 15
 Romania 6 2 4 54 76 -22 6
 Georgia 6 0 6 57 100 -43 0
20 Oct 2015 Hungary  17–10  Georgia Tiszaligeti uszoda, Szolnok
20 Oct 2015 Greece  17–3  Romania Athens

17 Nov 2015 Hungary  16–8  Romania Kecskeméti Fürdő, Kecskemét
17 Nov 2015 Greece  18–10  Georgia Athens

01 Dec 2015 Greece  12–8  Hungary Patras
01 Dec 2015 Georgia  11–13  Romania Tbilisi

16 Feb 2016 Georgia  10–20  Hungary Tbilisi
16 Feb 2016 Romania  6–9  Greece Bucharest

26 Apr 2016 Romania  7–15  Hungary Oradea
26 Apr 2016 Georgia  8–15  Greece Tbilisi

10 May 2016 Hungary  13–10  Greece Városi Sportuszoda, Szentes
10 May 2016 Romania  17–8  Georgia Bucharest

Group B[edit]

Team GP W L GF GA GD Pts
 Serbia 6 5 1 79 69 +10 16
 Montenegro 6 4 2 73 55 +18 11
 Spain 6 3 3 67 63 +4 9
 France 6 0 6 50 82 -32 0
20 Oct 2015 Serbia  12–9  France Belgrade
20 Oct 2015 Montenegro  11–6  Spain Herceg Novi

17 Nov 2015 Serbia  13–12  Spain Novi Sad

01 Dec 2015 Spain  18–10  France Barcelona
01 Dec 2015 Montenegro  10–12  Serbia Budva

16 Feb 2016 France  10–15  Serbia Strasbourg
16 Feb 2016 Spain  10–8  Montenegro Sabadell

14 Mar 2016 France  10–12  Montenegro Nice

26 Apr 2016 Spain  13–14  Serbia Barcelona
26 Apr 2016 Montenegro  17–4  France Herceg Novi

10 May 2016 France  7–8  Spain Limoges
10 May 2016 Serbia  (3) 10–10 (5)  Montenegro Banja Luka

Group C[edit]

Team GP W L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 6 6 0 89 51 +38 17
 Croatia 6 4 2 86 51 +35 13
 Russia 6 2 4 65 75 -10 6
 Turkey 6 0 6 34 97 -63 0
20 Oct 2015 Croatia  19–6  Turkey Šibenik
20 Oct 2015 Russia  11–16  Italy Moscow

17 Nov 2015 Croatia  17–9  Russia Zadar
17 Nov 2015 Italy  14–4  Turkey Rome

01 Dec 2015 Russia  13–9  Turkey Moscow
01 Dec 2015 Croatia  8–9  Italy Dubrovnik

16 Feb 2016 Turkey  3–16  Croatia Ankara
16 Feb 2016 Italy  14–9  Russia Turin

26 Apr 2016 Russia  10–14  Croatia Moscow
26 Apr 2016 Turkey  7–22  Italy Bursa

03 May 2016 Turkey  5–13  Russia Antalya

10 May 2016 Italy  (5) 9–9 (3)  Croatia Syracuse

Intercontinental Qualification Tournament[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

Team GP W L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 5 5 0 79 40 +39 15
 Australia 5 4 1 58 30 +28 12
 Brazil 5 3 2 72 50 +22 9
 Japan 5 2 3 69 52 +17 6
 Kazakhstan 5 1 4 40 78 -38 3
 China 5 0 5 25 93 -68 0
10 May 2016 United States  8–6  Australia Yokohama, Japan
10 May 2016 Kazakhstan  7–19  Brazil Yokohama, Japan
10 May 2016 Japan  21–5  China Yokohama, Japan

11 May 2016 Australia  13–9  Brazil Yokohama, Japan
11 May 2016 China  10–15  Kazakhstan Yokohama, Japan
11 May 2016 United States  17–14  Japan Yokohama, Japan

12 May 2016 Brazil  17–4  China Yokohama, Japan
12 May 2016 Kazakhstan  7–19  United States Yokohama, Japan
12 May 2016 Japan  5–7  Australia Yokohama, Japan

13 May 2016 United States  16–11  Brazil Yokohama, Japan
13 May 2016 China  4–21  Australia Yokohama, Japan
13 May 2016 Japan  19–7  Kazakhstan Yokohama, Japan

14 May 2016 Kazakhstan  4–11  Australia Yokohama, Japan
14 May 2016 United States  19–2  China Yokohama, Japan
14 May 2016 Brazil  16–10  Japan Yokohama, Japan

5th Place[edit]

15 May 2016 Kazakhstan  16–7  China Yokohama, Japan

3rd Place[edit]

15 May 2016 Brazil  13–12  Japan Yokohama, Japan

Final[edit]

15 May 2016 United States  10–9  Australia Yokohama, Japan

Super Final[edit]

In the Super Final the eight qualifying teams are split into two groups of four teams with all teams progressing to the knock-out stage. The games were played in Huizhou, China from 21 to 26 June 2016.

Qualified teams[edit]

Africa Americas Asia Europe Oceania
 Brazil
 United States
 China (Host)
 Japan
 Greece
 Italy
 Serbia
 Australia

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L GF GA GD Pts
 Greece 3 3 0 40 16 +24 9
 Italy 3 2 1 35 32 +3 6
 Australia 3 1 2 25 31 -6 3
 Japan 3 0 3 24 45 -21 0
21 Jun 2016 Greece  15–7  Japan Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 3–1, 4–1, 3–2, 5–3
21 Jun 2016 Australia  7–14  Italy Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 2–3, 2–3, 2–4, 1–4

22 Jun 2016 Australia  13–7  Japan Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 3–3, 3–2, 5–1, 2–1
22 Jun 2016 Greece  15–4  Italy Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 4–0, 3–1, 4–1, 4–2

23 Jun 2016 Greece  10–5  Australia Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 1–1, 3–1, 2–2, 4–1
23 Jun 2016 Japan  10–17  Italy Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 1–3, 4–6, 1–4, 4–4

Group B[edit]

Team GP W L GF GA GD Pts
 Serbia 3 3 0 44 23 +21 9
 United States 3 2 1 30 23 +7 6
 Brazil 3 1 2 32 37 -5 2
 China 3 0 3 24 47 -23 1
21 Jun 2016 Serbia  14–10  Brazil Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 4–3, 4–3, 4–2, 2–2
21 Jun 2016 United States  12–6  China Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 3–1, 3–1, 2–2, 4–2

22 Jun 2016 United States  10–7  Brazil Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 3–2, 2–3, 3–1, 2–1
22 Jun 2016 Serbia  20–5  China Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 5–2, 4–1, 6–1, 5–1

23 Jun 2016 Serbia  10–8  United States Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 4–2, 3–2, 2–2, 1–2
23 Jun 2016 Brazil  11–11  China Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 2–2, 2–2, 3–4, 4–3  PSO: 4–2

Knockout stage[edit]

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
 Italy12
 
 
 
 Brazil6
 
 Italy4
 
 
 
 Serbia7
 
 Japan10
 
 
 
 Serbia19
 
 Serbia10
 
 
 
 United States6
 
 Australia8 (7)
 
 
 
 United States (pen.)8 (8)
 
 United States (pen.)11 (6)
 
 
 
 Greece11 (5) Third place
 
 Greece15
 
 
 
 China5
 
 Greece11
 
 
 Italy7
 
5th–8th Places
 
SemifinalsFifth place
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Brazil10
 
 
 
 Japan12
 
 Japan7
 
 
 
 Australia12
 
 Australia15
 
 
 China4
 
Seventh place
 
 
 
 
 
 Brazil16
 
 
 China4

Quarterfinals[edit]

24 Jun 2016 Italy  12–6  Brazil Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 4–1, 2–3, 3–1, 3–1
24 Jun 2016 Australia  8–8  United States Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 1–2, 3–3, 0–1, 4–2  PSO: 7–8
24 Jun 2016 Greece  15–5  China Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 4–1, 5–2, 2–1, 4–1
24 Jun 2016 Japan  10–19  Serbia Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 3–4, 1–7, 3–5, 3–3

5th–8th Places Semifinals[edit]

25 Jun 2016 Brazil  10–12  Japan Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 2–4, 1–6, 5–2, 2–0
25 Jun 2016 Australia  15–4  China Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 5–1, 3–0, 3–2, 4–1

Semifinals[edit]

25 Jun 2016 Italy  4–7  Serbia Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 1–2, 1–2, 1–1, 1–2
25 Jun 2016 United States  11–11  Greece Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 5–2, 1–3, 4–5, 1–1  PSO: 6–5

7th Place[edit]

26 Jun 2016 Brazil  16–4  China Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 2–1, 3–0, 5–1, 6–2

5th Place[edit]

26 Jun 2016 Japan  7–12  Australia Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 2–4, 2–3, 1–3, 2–2

3rd Place[edit]

26 Jun 2016 Italy  7–11  Greece Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 4–1, 2–4, 1–4, 0–2

Final[edit]

26 Jun 2016 Serbia  10–6  United States Huizhou, China
Score by quarters: 2–0, 3–1, 3–0, 2–5

Final ranking[edit]

References[edit]

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