2016 Women's European Water Polo Championship

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2016 Women's European Water Polo Championship
Tournament details
Host country Serbia
Dates10–22 January
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Hungary (3rd title)
Runner-up Netherlands
Third place Italy
Fourth place Spain
Tournament statistics
Matches44
Goals scored963 (21.89 per match)
Top scorer(s)Hungary Rita Keszthelyi
(23 goals)
Best playerNetherlands Yasemin Smit
Next

The 2016 Women's European Water Polo Championship was held from 10 to 22 January 2016 in Belgrade, Serbia.[1]

Hungary won their third title by defeating the Netherlands 9–7 in the final. Italy captured the bronze medal after a 10–9 win over Spain.[2]

Qualification[edit]

Format[edit]

The twelve teams were split into two groups of six teams. The first four placed teams advance to the knockout stage, from which on a knockout-system will be used to determine the final positions.

Draw[edit]

The draw was held on 4 October 2015.[3][4]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

 Spain
 Netherlands

 Hungary
 Serbia

 Russia
 Italy

 Germany
 Greece

 Portugal
 France

 Turkey
 Croatia

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

[5]

Group A[edit]

All times are CET (UTC+1).

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 5 5 0 0 92 29 +63 15 Advanced to quarterfinals
2  Hungary 5 4 0 1 82 31 +51 12
3  Russia 5 3 0 2 83 36 +47 9
4  Greece 5 2 0 3 77 42 +35 6
5  Portugal 5 1 0 4 21 111 −90 3 Advanced to 9th place match
6  Turkey 5 0 0 5 14 120 −106 0 Advanced to 11th place match
Source: wpbelgrade2016.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
10 January 2016
11:00
Report Portugal  3–27  Greece Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Martina Kuníková (SVK), Stanko Ivanovski (MNE)
Score by quarters: 1–7, 1–7, 0–5, 1–8
three players 1 Goals Asimaki, Tsoukala 5
10 January 2016
12:30
Report Russia  29–0  Turkey Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Ursula Wengenroth (SUI), Vojin Putniković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 8–0, 5–0, 8–0, 8–0
Simanovich 5 Goals
10 January 2016
15:15
Report Netherlands  14–10  Hungary Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Xavier Buch (ESP), Radosław Koryzna (POL)
Score by quarters: 4–1, 4–2, 4–3, 2–4
Smit 6 Goals Antal, Bujka 3

12 January 2016
11:00
Report Portugal  5–21  Russia Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Mario Dalli (MLT), Stanko Ivanovski (MNE)
Score by quarters: 0–6, 1–5, 1–4, 3–6
Braga 2 Goals Prokofyeva 6
12 January 2016
12:30
Report Turkey  0–25  Netherlands Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Dragan Štampalija (CRO), Martina Kuníková (SVK)
Score by quarters: 0–8, 0–6, 0–7, 0–4
Goals Sevenich 6
12 January 2016
15:45
Report Greece  6–9  Hungary Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Vojin Putniković (SRB), Alessandro Severo (ITA)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 1–2, 2–2, 1–2
Asimaki 2 Goals Illés 2

14 January 2016
11:00
Report Netherlands  28–2  Portugal Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Benjamin Mercier (FRA), Vojin Putniković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 6–0, 7–2, 9–0, 6–0
Klaassen 5 Goals Airosa 2
14 January 2016
12:30
Report Hungary  27–1  Turkey Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Ursula Wengenroth (SUI), Irakli Kikalishvili (GEO)
Score by quarters: 7–0, 6–1, 9–0, 5–0
Keszthelyi, Kisteleki 6 Goals Cavlak 1
14 January 2016
15:45
Report Russia  16–6  Greece Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Matan Schwartz (ISR), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 3–2, 5–1, 1–1, 7–2
Simanovich, Tankeeva 3 Goals Manolioudaki, Tsoukala 2

16 January 2016
11:00
Report Portugal  0–25  Hungary Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Ursula Wengenroth (SUI), Mario Dalli (MLT)
Score by quarters: 0–9, 0–6, 0–4, 0–6
Goals Bujka, Kisteleki 4
16 January 2016
12:30
Report Greece  28–3  Turkey Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Xavier Buch (ESP), Martina Kuníková (SVK)
Score by quarters: 6–0, 7–1, 7–1, 8–1
Asimaki 6 Goals Kus 2
16 January 2016
15:45
Report Russia  7–14  Netherlands Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Alessandro Severo (ITA), Frank Ohme (GER)
Score by quarters: 2–5, 2–3, 1–3, 2–3
Soboleva 2 Goals Klaassen 5

18 January 2016
12:30
Report Portugal  11–10  Turkey Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Mark Koganov (AZE), Frank Ohme (GER)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 3–3, 4–1, 2–4
Matos, Sarmento 3 Goals Kus 7
18 January 2016
15:45
Report Netherlands  11–10  Greece Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Stanko Ivanovski (MNE), Radosław Koryzna (POL)
Score by quarters: 1–3, 3–3, 3–4, 4–0
Van der Sloot 3 Goals Avramidou 3
18 January 2016
17:15
Report Hungary  11–10  Russia Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Vojin Putniković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 2–1, 4–1, 3–3, 2–5
Keszthelyi 6 Goals Lisunova 3

Group B[edit]

All times are CET (UTC+1).

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 5 5 0 0 91 19 +72 15 Advanced to quarterfinals
2  Spain 5 4 0 1 105 23 +82 12
3  France 5 3 0 2 38 43 −5 9
4  Germany 5 2 0 3 43 82 −39 6
5  Serbia 5 1 0 4 36 65 −29 3 Advanced to 9th place match
6  Croatia 5 0 0 5 21 102 −81 0 Advanced to 11th place match
Source: wpbelgrade2016.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
11 January 2016
11:00
Report Croatia  3–29  Spain Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Diana Dutilh-Dumas (NED), Ursula Wengenroth (SUI)
Score by quarters: 0–8, 2–8, 0–5, 1–8
three players 1 Goals C. Espar, Pareja 5
11 January 2016
12:30
Report Italy  10–3  France Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Haldun Toygarlı (TUR), Matan Schwartz (ISR)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 4–1, 1–0, 3–0
Bianconi 3 Goals Jašková 2
11 January 2016
17:15
Report Serbia  13–14  Germany Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Luís Santos (POR), Irakli Kikalishvili (GEO)
Score by quarters: 5–3, 1–3, 4–4, 3–4
Vuković 4 Goals Blomenkamp 4

13 January 2016
11:00
Report Spain  21–2  France Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Martina Kuníková (SVK), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 5–1, 6–0, 4–0, 6–1
García 4 Goals Clerc, Daule 2
13 January 2016
12:30
Report Germany  3–22  Italy Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Ursula Wengenroth (SUI), Diana Dutilh-Dumas (NED)
Score by quarters: 0–5, 1–5, 1–6, 1–6
three players 1 Goals five players 3
13 January 2016
17:15
Report Croatia  4–8  Serbia Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Sergey Naumov (RUS), György Kun (HUN)
Score by quarters: 3–1, 0–2, 1–3, 0–2
Miljkovic 2 Goals Vuković 4

15 January 2016
11:00
Report Italy  31–2  Croatia Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Martina Kuníková (SVK), Haldun Toygarlı (TUR)
Score by quarters: 8–0, 7–0, 8–1, 8–1
Bianconi 6 Goals Butic, Lordan 1
15 January 2016
12:30
Report France  12–3  Germany Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
György Kun (HUN), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 2–0, 3–2, 4–0, 3–1
Millot 3 Goals three players 1
15 January 2016
15:45
Report Serbia  6–21  Spain Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Diana Dutilh-Dumas (NED), Mario Dalli (MLT)
Score by quarters: 0–6, 4–5, 1–4, 1–6
Rudic, Vuković 2 Goals García 4

17 January 2016
11:00
Report Croatia  3–14  France Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Diana Dutilh-Dumas (NED), Sergey Naumov (RUS)
Score by quarters: 1–5, 1–3, 0–3, 1–3
Brnas 2 Goals Bachelier 4
17 January 2016
12:30
Report Spain  26–3  Germany Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Haldun Toygarlı (TUR), Ursula Wengenroth (SUI)
Score by quarters: 5–0, 6–1, 8–2, 7–0
A. Espar 5 Goals three players 1
17 January 2016
15:45
Report Serbia  3–19  Italy Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Martina Kuníková (SVK), Irakli Kikalishvili (GEO)
Score by quarters: 1–6, 1–4, 1–7, 0–2
three players 1 Goals Emmolo 4

19 January 2016
12:30
Report Croatia  9–20  Germany Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Martina Kuníková (SVK), Mario Dalli (MLT)
Score by quarters: 0–6, 5–3, 3–6, 1–5
Lordan, Miljkovic 2 Goals Blomenkamp 8
19 January 2016
15:45
Report Italy  9–8  Spain Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Stanko Ivanovski (MNE), Mark Koganov (AZE)
Score by quarters: 4–3, 2–2, 2–1, 1–2
Di Mario, Emmolo 3 Goals López 3
19 January 2016
17:15
Report France  7–6  Serbia Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Ursula Wengenroth (SUI)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 0–0, 3–1, 2–2
Sacré 2 Goals Luka 3

Final round[edit]

Championship bracket
 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsGold medal match
 
          
 
 
 
 
 Netherlands19
 
 
 
 Germany2
 
 Netherlands15
 
 
 
 Spain14
 
 Russia8
 
 
 
 Spain12
 
 Netherlands7
 
 
 
 Hungary9
 
 Hungary18
 
 
 
 France6
 
 Hungary10
 
 
 
 Italy5 Bronze medal match
 
 Greece4
 
 
 
 Italy10
 
 Spain9
 
 
 Italy10
 
5th place bracket
 
5th–8th place classification5th place match
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Germany2
 
 
 
 Russia22
 
 Russia12
 
 
 
 Greece13
 
 France6
 
 
 Greece12
 
7th place match
 
 
 
 
 
 Germany9
 
 
 France13

Quarterfinals[edit]

All times are CET (UTC+1).

20 January 2016
12:00
Report Greece  4–10  Italy Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Mario Dalli (MLT), Xavier Buch (ESP)
Score by quarters: 0–1, 0–3, 2–2, 2–4
Roumpesi 3 Goals Di Mario, Radicchi 3

20 January 2016
13:30
Report Netherlands  19–2  Germany Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Alessandro Severo (ITA), Haldun Toygarlı (TUR)
Score by quarters: 8–0, 3–1, 5–0, 3–1
Stomphorst 5 Goals Blomenkamp 2

20 January 2016
15:45
Report Hungary  18–6  France Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Diana Dutilh-Dumas (NED), Martina Kuníková (SVK)
Score by quarters: 6–1, 5–3, 2–2, 5–0
three players 3 Goals six players 1

20 January 2016
17:15
Report Russia  8–12  Spain Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
György Kun (HUN), Matan Schwartz (ISR)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 0–5, 2–1, 4–4
Lisunova 3 Goals A. Espar 3

5th–8th place classification[edit]

All times are CET (UTC+1).

21 January 2016
12:00
Report France  6–12  Greece Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Vojin Putniković (SRB), Luís Santos (POR)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 1–5, 3–2, 1–3
Tardy 3 Goals Avramidou 3

21 January 2016
13:30
Report Germany  2–22  Russia Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Diana Dutilh-Dumas (NED), Ursula Wengenroth (SUI)
Score by quarters: 0–7, 1–5, 1–6, 0–4
Kern, Seyfert 1 Goals Simanovich 6

Semifinals[edit]

All times are CET (UTC+1).

21 January 2016
15:45
Report Netherlands  15–14  Spain Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Mario Dalli (MLT), Dragan Štampalija (CRO)
Score by quarters: 4–3, 2–3, 2–1, 1–2  PSO: 6–5
Smit, Van der Sloot 2 Goals Tarragó 3

21 January 2016
17:15
Report Hungary  10–5  Italy Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Mark Koganov (AZE)
Score by quarters: 2–1, 3–2, 3–0, 2–2
Illés 3 Goals Garibotti 2

11th place match[edit]

All times are CET (UTC+1).

22 January 2016
12:00
Report Turkey  4–12  Croatia Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Irakli Kikalishvili (GEO), Luís Santos (POR)
Score by quarters: 1–1, 0–4, 1–2, 2–5
Kus 2 Goals Bukic 3

9th place match[edit]

All times are CET (UTC+1).

22 January 2016
13:30
Report Portugal  6–9  Serbia Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Ursula Wengenroth (SUI), Xavier Buch (ESP)
Score by quarters: 1–3, 3–3, 0–2, 2–1
Nunes, Sarmento 2 Goals three players 2

7th place match[edit]

All times are CET (UTC+1).

22 January 2016
15:45
Report Germany  9–13  France Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Diana Dutilh-Dumas (NED), Matan Schwartz (ISR)
Score by quarters: 4–2, 2–6, 3–3, 0–2
Gelse, Vosseberg 3 Goals Bachelier, Guillet 3

5th place match[edit]

All times are CET (UTC+1).

22 January 2016
17:15
Report Russia  12–13  Greece Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Radosław Koryzna (POL)
Score by quarters: 3–2, 4–3, 2–2, 0–2  PSO: 3–4
Lisunova 4 Goals E. Plevritou 3

Bronze medal match[edit]

All times are CET (UTC+1).

22 January 2016
18:45
Report Spain  9–10  Italy Bronze medal icon.svg Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
György Kun (HUN), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 3–2, 2–2, 2–4, 2–2
Tarragó 3
B. Ortiz, Peña 2
Pareja, García 1
Goals Bianconi 3
Tabani, Queirolo, Di Mario, Emmolo, Frassinetti, Pomeri, Cotti 1

Gold medal match[edit]

All times are CET (UTC+1).

22 January 2016
20:15
Report Silver medal icon.svg Netherlands  7–9  Hungary Gold medal icon.svg Kombank Arena, Belgrade
Referees:
Sergey Naumov (RUS), Vojin Putniković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 3–3, 2–1, 2–3, 0–2
D. Genee 3
Smit 2
Van der Sloot, Megens 1
Goals Kistekeki, Toth, Bujka 2
Antal, Takacs, Illés 1

Final ranking[edit]

Awards and statistics[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Goals Shots %
1 Hungary Rita Keszthelyi 23 39 59
2 Italy Roberta Bianconi 21 43 49
3 Netherlands Yasemin Smit 20 37 54
Russia Ekaterina Lisunova 36 57
5 Greece Alexandra Asimaki 19 43 44
Hungary Barbara Bujka 35 54
Russia Anastasia Simanovich 34 56
8 Germany Claudia Blomenkamp 18 41 44
Hungary Hanna Kisteleki 27 67
Netherlands Vivian Sevenich 34 53
Spain Roser Tarragó 38 47

Source: wpbelgrade2016.microplustiming.com

Individual awards[edit]

[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LEN Calendar Archived 2014-12-05 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b "Hungary strike back for gold". waterpoloworld.com. 22 January 2016.
  3. ^ "The draw for the European Water Polo Championships Belgrade 2016". belgrade2016.rs. 4 October 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-10-04. Retrieved 2015-11-18.
  4. ^ "The official draw for the European Water Polo Championships Belgrade 2016". belgrade2016.rs. 4 October 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-11-19. Retrieved 2015-11-18.
  5. ^ Schedule Archived 2015-12-30 at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]