FINA Water Polo World Cup

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The FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup is an international water polo tournament, organized by FINA and featuring eight men's national teams.[1] It was established in 1979, initially taking place on odd years. Since 2002 it is held every four years, in the even-year between Olympics.[2]

Editions[edit]

FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup
Year Host Winner Runner-up 3rd Place
1979 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Belgrade & Rijeka, Yugoslavia

Hungary

United States

Yugoslavia
1981 United States
Long Beach, USA

Soviet Union

Yugoslavia

Cuba
1983 United States
Malibu, USA

Soviet Union

West Germany

Italy
1985 Germany
Duisburg, West Germany

West Germany

United States

Spain
1987 Greece
Thessaloniki, Greece

Yugoslavia

Soviet Union

West Germany
1989 Germany
West Berlin, West Germany

Yugoslavia

Italy

Hungary
1991 Spain
Barcelona, Spain

United States

Yugoslavia

Spain
1993 Greece
Athens, Greece

Italy

Hungary

Australia
1995 United States
Atlanta, USA

Hungary

Italy

Russia
1997 Greece
Athens, Greece

United States

Greece

Hungary
1999 Australia
Sydney, Australia

Hungary

Italy

Spain
2002 Serbia and Montenegro
Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Russia

Hungary

Yugoslavia
2006 Hungary
Budapest, Hungary

Serbia and Montenegro

Hungary

Spain
2010 Romania
Oradea, Romania

Serbia

Croatia

Spain
2014 Kazakhstan
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Serbia

Hungary

Croatia
2018 Germany
Berlin, Germany

Hungary

Australia

Serbia

Results[edit]

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Hungary44210
2 Yugoslavia2215
3 United States2204
4 Soviet Union2103
5 Serbia2013
6 Italy1315
7 West Germany1113
8 Russia1012
 Serbia and Montenegro1012
10 Australia0112
 Croatia0112
12 Greece0101
13 Spain0055
14 Cuba0011
Totals (14 nations)16161648
Source:[3]

Participation details[edit]

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  •  ×  — Did not enter qualifications
  •  •  — Did not qualify for the final tournament
  •  ••  — Qualified but withdrew
  •    — Hosts
Team 1979
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
(8)
1981
United States
(8)
1983
United States
(8)
1985
West Germany
(8)
1987
Greece
(8)
1989
West Germany
(8)
1991
Spain
(8)
1993
Greece
(8)
1995
United States
(8)
1997
Greece
(8)
1999
Australia
(8)
2002
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
(8)
2006
Hungary
(8)
2010
Romania
(8)
2014
Kazakhstan
(8)
2018
Germany
(8)
Years
 Australia 7th 7th 7th 7th 3rd 8th 6th 5th 2nd 9
 Bulgaria 8th 8th 2
 China 7th 1
 Croatia Part of  Yugoslavia 8th 8th 8th 4th 2nd 3rd 5th 7
 Cuba 3rd 8th 7th 8th 4
 Germany 5th 2nd 1st 3rd 5th 8th 6th 4th 8
 Greece 8th 8th 7th 6th 2nd 7th 5th 7th 8
 Hungary 1st 6th 7th 3rd 4th 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 13
 Iran 8th 1
 Italy 6th 3rd 5th 5th 2nd 1st 2nd 5th 2nd 4th 5th 11
 Japan 7th 1
 Kazakhstan Part of  Soviet Union 6th 1
 Montenegro Part of  Yugoslavia Part of  Serbia and Montenegro/FR Yugoslavia 7th 1
 Netherlands 6th 6th 7th 3
 Romania 7th 6th 6th 5th 4
 Russia Part of  Soviet Union 5th 3rd 4th 4th 1st 8th 6
 Serbia Part of  Yugoslavia Part of  Serbia and Montenegro/FR Yugoslavia 1st 1st 3rd 3
 Serbia and Montenegro/
FR Yugoslavia
Part of  Yugoslavia 7th 5th 3rd 1st defunct 4
 South Africa 8th 8th 2
 Soviet Union 4th 1st 1st 2nd 6th 5th defunct 6
 Spain 5th 5th 3rd 6th 4th 3rd 5th 6th 3rd 6th 3rd 3rd 12
 United States 2nd 4th 4th 2nd 4th 8th 1st 4th 4th 1st 6th 7th 4th 4th 6th 15
 Yugoslavia 3rd 2nd 4th 1st 1st 2nd defunct 6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Water Polo World Cup page Archived 2012-03-31 at the Wayback Machine of the FINA website; retrieved 2012-03.08.
  2. ^ HistoFINA, Water Polo, published by FINA on 2011-07-01; retrieved 2012-03-08. ("HistoFINA" is FINA's self-history.)
  3. ^ "WATER POLO MEDALISTS AND STATISTICS" (PDF). FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-28. Retrieved 2018-02-23.