2018 FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup

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The 16th edition of the Men's FINA Water Polo World Cup were be held in Berlin, Germany from September 11 to September 16, 2018. Like the 2002 European Aquatics Championships all matches were contested in the Europasportpark swimming pool.

Format[edit]

8 teams qualified for the 2018 FINA World Cup.[1] They were split into two groups of 4 teams. After playing a Round-robin every team advanced to the quarterfinals. The best ranked team of Group A played against the fourth ranked team of Group B, the second ranked team of Group A against the third ranked team of Group B the third ranked team of Group A against the second ranked team of Group B and the fourth ranked team of Group A against the best ranked team of Group B. The winners of those quarterfinals advanced to the Semis and played out the champion while the losers of the quarterfinals competed in placement matches.[2]

Groups[edit]

Group A Group B

 Australia
 Germany
 Hungary
 Japan

 Croatia
 Serbia
 South Africa
 United States

Squads[edit]

 Australia[edit]

 Germany[edit]

 Hungary[edit]

 Japan[edit]

 Croatia[edit]

 Serbia[edit]

 South Africa[edit]

 United States[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

All times are local (UTC+2).

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany (H) 3 2 0 1 35 29 +6 4 Quarterfinals
2  Hungary 3 2 0 1 38 34 +4 4
3  Australia 3 2 0 1 32 24 +8 4
4  Japan 3 0 0 3 29 47 −18 0
Source: FINA
(H) Host.
11 September 2018
19:00
Report Australia  14–6  Japan Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Vojin Putniković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 3–0, 3–0, 5–5, 3–1
Younger 4 Goals Arai 3

11 September 2018
20:30
Report Germany  12–10  Hungary Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Francesc Buch (ESP), Michael Goldenberg (USA)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 3–4, 4–2, 4–2
Real, Reibel 3 Goals Bátori 3

12 September 2018
16:00
Report Australia  8–9  Hungary Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Viktor Salnichenko (KAZ), Dragan Štampalija (CRO)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 1–2, 3–4, 2–0
three players 2 Goals Manhercz 4

12 September 2018
20:30
Report Germany  14–9  Japan Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Dion Willis (RSA)
Score by quarters: 3–4, 3–1, 3–3, 5–1
Eidner 4 Goals Arai 3

13 September 2018
19:00
Report Hungary  19–14  Japan Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Francesc Buch (ESP), Michael Goldenberg (USA)
Score by quarters: 8–3, 3–3, 3–4, 5–4
Zalanki 5 Goals Adachi, Inaba 3

13 September 2018
20:30
Report Germany  9–10  Australia Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Vojin Putniković (SRB), Dragan Štampalija (CRO)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 3–3, 3–3, 1–2
three players 2 Goals Kayes 5

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Serbia 3 2 1 0 45 21 +24 5 Quarterfinals
2  Croatia 3 2 1 0 50 22 +28 5
3  United States 3 1 0 2 33 35 −2 2
4  South Africa 3 0 0 3 11 61 −50 0
Source: FINA
11 September 2018
15:45
Report Serbia  21–3  South Africa Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Victor Salnichenko (KAZ), Axel Bender (GER)
Score by quarters: 4–1, 5–0, 7–0, 5–2
Subotić 6 Goals Spencer 2

11 September 2018
17:15
Report Croatia  15–10  United States Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), György Kun (HUN)
Score by quarters: 3–2, 4–2, 3–3, 5–3
Vukičević 4 Goals Bowen 3

12 September 2018
17:30
Report Serbia  14–8  United States Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Francesc Buch (ESP), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 6–3, 3–1, 3–0, 2–4
Mandić 5 Goals three players 2

12 September 2018
19:00
Report Croatia  25–2  South Africa Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Tadao Tahara (JPN), Axel Bender (GER)
Score by quarters: 7–1, 6–1, 5–0, 7–0
Bašić 9 Goals Prout, Rodda 1

13 September 2018
16:00
Report Serbia  10–10  Croatia Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Axel Bender (GER)
Score by quarters: 2–4, 3–2, 3–3, 2–1
Stojanović 4 Goals Vukičević 3

13 September 2018
17:30
Report South Africa  6–15  United States Berlin, Germany
Referees:
György Kun (HUN), Tadao Tahara (JPN)
Score by quarters: 0–5, 2–3, 1–5, 3–2
Evezard 2 Goals Irwing 4

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
14 September
 
 
 Hungary 10
 
15 September
 
 United States 8
 
 Hungary 12
 
14 September
 
 Serbia 11
 
 Japan 7
 
16 September
 
 Serbia 12
 
 Hungary 10
 
14 September
 
 Australia 4
 
 Australia 9
 
15 September
 
 Croatia 8
 
 Australia (PSO) 11
 
14 September
 
 Germany 10 Third place
 
 Germany 24
 
16 September
 
 South Africa 5
 
 Serbia 15
 
 
 Germany 9
 

5–8th place[edit]

 
5–8th place semifinalsFifth place
 
      
 
15 September
 
 
 United States11
 
16 September
 
 Japan10
 
 United States7
 
15 September
 
 Croatia10
 
 Croatia16
 
 
 South Africa3
 
Seventh place
 
 
16 September
 
 
 Japan21
 
 
 South Africa9

Quarterfinals[edit]

14 September 2018
16:00
Report Hungary  10–8  United States Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 5–2, 1–1, 3–3, 1–2
Bátori 3 Goals three players 2

14 September 2018
17:30
Report Australia  9–8  Croatia Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Michael Goldenberg (USA)
Score by quarters: 1–1, 4–4, 2–2, 2–1
Kayes 3 Goals Vrlić 3

14 September 2018
19:00
Report Japan  7–12  Serbia Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Francesc Buch (ESP), Dion Willis (RSA)
Score by quarters: 3–2, 2–6, 1–3, 1–1
Okawa 4 Goals Mandić 4

14 September 2018
20:30
Report Germany  24–5  South Africa Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Victor Salnichenko (KAZ), György Kun (HUN)
Score by quarters: 7–3, 5–1, 7–0, 5–1
Jüngling 5 Goals Evezard 2

5–8th place semifinals[edit]

15 September 2018
14:00
Report United States  11–10  Japan Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Francesc Buch (ESP), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 3–2, 2–3, 4–3, 2–2
Bowen 5 Goals Adachi 4

15 September 2018
15:30
Report Croatia  16–3  South Africa Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Axel Bender (GER), Vojin Putniković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 5–2, 4–0, 2–1, 5–0
Bašić 4 Goals Spencer 2

Semifinals[edit]

15 September 2018
17:00
Report Hungary  12–11  Serbia Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Dragan Štampalija (CRO)
Score by quarters: 1–3, 5–3, 3–3, 3–2
Bátori 3 Goals Subotić 3

15 September 2018
18:30
Report Australia  11–10  Germany Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Dion Willis (RSA)
Score by quarters: 3–2, 1–2, 3–3, 1–1  PSO: 3–2
Younger 3 Goals Jüngling 3

Seventh place game[edit]

16 September 2018
10:00
Report Japan  21–9  South Africa Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Francesc Buch (ESP), Axel Bender (GER)
Score by quarters: 4–1, 9–2, 4–3, 4–3
Inaba 5 Goals Rabie 4

Fifth place game[edit]

16 September 2018
11:30
Report United States  7–10  Croatia Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Vojin Putniković (SRB), György Kun (HUN)
Score by quarters: 0–1, 1–4, 2–3, 4–2
three players 2 Goals Fatovic 3

Bronze medal game[edit]

16 September 2018
13:00
Report Serbia  15–9  Germany Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Dion Willis (RSA), Michael Goldenberg (USA)
Score by quarters: 6–2, 3–2, 3–2, 3–3
Vico 4 Goals Real 3

Gold medal game[edit]

16 September 2018
14:30
Report Hungary  10–4  Australia Berlin, Germany
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 2–1, 2–1, 4–0, 2–2
Manhercz 4 Goals fourth players 1

Final standings[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Goals Shots %
1 Serbia Gavril Subotić 17 27 63.0%
2 Croatia Andrija Bašić 16 19 84.2%
3 Serbia Dušan Mandić 15 32 46.9%
Japan Keigo Okawa 44 34.1%
5 Germany Julian Real 14 28 50.0%
Hungary Bence Bátori 29 48.3%
Hungary Gergő Zalánki 37 37.8%
8 Australia Joe Kayes 13 25 52.0%
Japan Seiya Adachi 34 38.2%

Source: FINA - Leading Scorers

Individual awards[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]