Water polo at the 1978 World Aquatics Championships – Men's tournament

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1978 World Water Polo Championship
3rd FINA World Aquatics Championships
Location  West Germany
Date(s) 19–27 August
Category 1978 World Aquatics Championships
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The 1978 Men's World Water Polo Championship was the third edition of the men's water polo tournament at the World Aquatics Championships, organised by the world governing body in aquatics, the FINA. The tournament was held from 19 to 27 August 1978, and was incorporated into the 1978 World Aquatics Championships in West Berlin, West Germany.

Teams[edit]


Squads[edit]

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Soviet Union 5 3 2 1 0 17 9 +8
2.  Italy 5 3 2 1 0 15 12 +3
3.  Australia 2 3 1 0 2 14 18 -4
4.  Canada 0 3 0 0 3 8 15 -7

Group B[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Romania 5 3 2 1 0 17 11 +6
2.  United States 4 3 2 0 1 18 7 +11
3.  Cuba 3 3 1 1 1 9 11 -2
4.  Mexico 0 3 0 0 3 9 24 -15

Group C[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  West Germany 6 3 3 0 0 27 7 +20
2.  Bulgaria 4 3 2 0 1 12 14 -2
3.  Netherlands 2 3 1 0 2 14 12 +2
4.  Israel 0 3 0 0 3 4 24 -20

Group D[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Hungary 6 3 3 0 0 19 10 +9
2.  Yugoslavia 4 3 2 0 1 18 9 +9
3.  Greece 2 3 1 0 2 11 22 -11
4.  Spain 0 3 0 0 3 14 21 -7

Second round[edit]

Group E[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Italy 8 5 3 2 0 26 18 +8
2.  Soviet Union 7 5 3 1 1 24 12 +12
3.  United States 7 5 3 1 1 25 13 +12
4.  Romania 5 5 2 1 2 19 23 -4

Group F[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Hungary 9 5 4 1 0 36 22 +14
2.  Yugoslavia 8 5 4 0 1 32 15 +17
3.  West Germany 7 5 3 1 1 36 17 +19
4.  Bulgaria 4 5 2 0 3 21 35 -14

Final round[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Italy 5 3 2 1 0 15 13 +2
2.  Hungary 4 3 2 0 1 13 11 +2
3.  Yugoslavia 2 3 1 0 2 14 15 -1
4.  Soviet Union 1 3 0 1 2 12 15 -3

Final ranking[edit]

Team rosters[edit]

 Italy[edit]

Alberto Alberani, Silvio Baracchini, Romeo Collina, Gianni De Magistris, Massimo Fondelli, Marco Galli, Sante Marsili, Alessandro Ghibellini, Paolo Ragosa, Mario Scotti-Galletta, Rolando Simeoni [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HistoFINA, Volume III: Medallists & Statistics, Special Water Polo, Before 2008 Season" (PDF). FINA.org (2007/2008 ed.). 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  • Results
  • HistoFINA (Volume II, 1908–2001)