Water polo at the 1998 World Aquatics Championships – Men's tournament

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1998 FINA
World Championships

Perth, Australia
Diving
1 m men women
3 m men women
10 m men women
Open water swimming
5 km men women
25 km men women
Team 5 km 25 km
Swimming
Freestyle
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women
Synchronised swimming
Solo women
Duet women
Team women
Water polo

The 1998 FINA Men's World Water Polo Championship was the eighth edition of the event, organised by the world's governing body in aquatics, the FINA. The tournament was held at the Challenge Stadium from 7 to 18 January 1998 and incorporated in the 1998 World Aquatics Championships, held in Perth, Australia.

Qualification[edit]

Teams[edit]


  • The majority of water polo players who played under the flag of Yugoslavia were in fact of Serbian nationality.

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Russia 6 3 3 0 0 38 12 +26
2.  Croatia 4 3 2 0 1 42 13 +29
3.  Kazakhstan 2 3 1 0 2 27 38 –11
4.  New Zealand 0 3 0 0 3 9 53 –44


Kazakhstan  15 – 6  New Zealand
Russia  6 – 4  Croatia


Russia  13 – 8  Kazakhstan
Croatia  19 – 3  New Zealand


Russia  19 – 0  New Zealand
Croatia  19 – 4  Kazakhstan

Group B[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Hungary 6 3 3 0 0 34 14 +20
2.  Yugoslavia 4 3 2 0 1 34 21 +13
3.  Italy 2 3 1 0 2 32 23 +9
4.  Iran 0 3 0 0 3 7 49 –42


Italy  15 – 1  Iran
Hungary  7 – 5  Yugoslavia


Hungary  11 – 7  Italy
Yugoslavia  18 – 4  Iran


Hungary  16 – 2  Iran
Yugoslavia  11 – 10  Italy

Group C[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Spain 6 3 3 0 0 29 12 +17
2.  Greece 4 3 2 0 1 26 18 +8
3.  Brazil 2 3 1 0 2 16 22 –6
4.  South Africa 0 3 0 0 3 13 32 –19


Greece  9 – 5  Brazil
Spain  13 – 3  South Africa


Spain  7 – 6  Greece
Brazil  8 – 4  South Africa


Spain  9 – 3  Brazil
Greece  11 – 6  South Africa

Group D[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Australia 6 3 3 0 0 26 19 +7
2.  United States 4 3 2 0 1 24 13 +11
3.  Slovakia 2 3 1 0 2 22 20 +2
4.  Canada 0 3 0 0 3 9 29 –20


Slovakia  9 – 3  Canada
Australia  7 – 6  United States


United States  8 – 5  Slovakia
Australia  10 – 5  Canada


United States  10 – 1  Canada
Australia  9 – 8  Slovakia

Second round[edit]

Group E[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Hungary 8 5 4 0 1 55 35 +20
2.  Yugoslavia 7 5 3 1 1 47 35 +12
3.  Russia 6 5 3 0 2 44 40 +4
4.  Italy 5 5 2 1 2 47 40 +7
5.  Croatia 4 5 1 2 2 46 34 +12
6.  Kazakhstan 0 5 0 0 5 23 78 –55


Croatia  5 – 6  Yugoslavia
Italy  8 – 6  Russia
Hungary  17 – 3  Kazakhstan

Group F[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Spain 10 5 5 0 0 41 25 +16
2.  Australia 8 5 4 0 1 34 24 +10
3.  United States 4 5 2 0 3 33 25 +8
4.  Greece 4 5 2 0 3 30 30 0
5.  Slovakia 4 5 2 0 3 41 49 –8
6.  Brazil 0 5 0 0 5 23 49 –26


Spain  15 – 8  Slovakia
Greece  3 – 2  United States
Australia  9 – 2  Brazil

Semi finals[edit]

  • 16 January 1998
Spain  5 – 3  Yugoslavia
Hungary  10 – 5  Australia

Finals[edit]

  • 16 January 1998 — 15th place
Iran  6 – 5  New Zealand
  • 16 January 1998 — 13th place
Canada  12 – 7  South Africa
  • 16 January 1998 — 11th place
Kazakhstan  7 – 6  Brazil
  • 17 January 1998 — 9th place
Croatia  12 – 3  Slovakia
  • 17 January 1998 — 7th place
United States  8 – 4  Greece
  • 18 January 1998 — 5th place
Italy  14 – 3  Russia
  • 18 January 1998 — Med 3.png Bronze Medal Match
Yugoslavia  9 – 5  Australia
  • 18 January 1998 — Med 1.png Gold Medal Match
Spain  6 – 4  Hungary

Final ranking[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Spain [1]
Daniel Ballart
Manuel Estiarte
Pedro Garcia
Salvador Gomez
Miguel Gonzales
Gustavo Marcos
Ruben Michavilla
Ivan Moro
Sergi Pedresol
Ivan Perez
Jesus Rollan
Jordi Sans
Carlos Sanz
 Hungary
 Yugoslavia
Aleksandar Ćirić
Danilo Ikodinović
Dragan Jovanović
Nikola Kuljača
Aleksandar Nikolić
Dušan Popović
Dejan Savić
Aleksandar Šapić
Petar Trbojević
Veljko Uskoković
Željko Vičević
Vladimir Vujasinović
Nenad Vukanić

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.