Water polo at the 2001 World Aquatics Championships – Men's tournament

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The 2001 FINA Men's World Water Polo Championship was the ninth edition of the event, organised by the world's governing body in aquatics, the FINA. The tournament was held from July 19 to July 29, 2001 and incorporated in the 2001 World Aquatics Championships, held in Fukuoka, Japan.

Qualification[edit]

Teams[edit]


Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Italy 5 3 2 1 0 20 9 +11
2.  Yugoslavia 5 3 2 1 0 23 14 +9
3.  Slovakia 2 3 1 0 2 19 24 –5
4.  Brazil 0 3 0 0 3 11 27 –16

Group B[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Hungary 6 3 3 0 0 32 20 +12
2.  Greece 2 3 1 0 2 23 24 –1
3.  Kazakhstan 2 3 1 0 2 13 16 –3
4.  Germany 2 3 1 0 2 20 28 –8

Group C[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Russia 6 3 3 0 0 33 22 +11
2.  Netherlands 4 3 2 0 1 23 18 +5
3.  United States 2 3 1 0 2 20 19 +1
4.  Canada 0 3 0 0 3 13 30 –17

Group D[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Spain 6 3 3 0 0 26 6 +20
2.  Croatia 4 3 2 0 1 20 14 +6
3.  Australia 2 3 1 0 2 13 21 –8
4.  Japan 0 3 0 0 3 8 26 –18

Second round[edit]

Group E[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Yugoslavia 9 5 4 1 0 38 25 +13
2.  Italy 7 5 3 1 1 37 21 +16
3.  Hungary 6 5 3 0 2 36 32 +4
4.  Greece 6 5 3 0 2 30 28 +2
5.  Kazakhstan 2 5 1 0 4 26 48 –22
6.  Slovakia 0 5 0 0 5 28 41 –13

Group F[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Spain 10 5 5 0 0 43 22 +21
2.  Russia 8 5 4 0 1 43 35 +8
3.  Croatia 6 5 3 0 2 42 28 +14
4.  United States 2 5 1 0 4 29 42 –13
5.  Australia 2 5 1 0 4 21 35 –14
6.  Netherlands 2 5 1 0 4 26 42 –16

Semi finals[edit]

  • July 28, 2001
Spain  4 – 2  Italy
Yugoslavia  9 – 8  Russia

Finals[edit]

  • July 29, 2001 — Med 3.png Bronze Medal Match
Russia  7 – 6  Italy
  • July 29, 2001 — Med 1.png Gold Medal Match
Spain  4 – 2  Yugoslavia

Final ranking[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Spain [1]
Angel Andreo
Daniel Ballart
Salvador Gomez
Gabriel Hernandez
Gustavo Marcos
Guillermo Molina
Daniel Moro
Ivan Moro
Sergi Pedrerol
Ivan Perez
Jesus Rollan
Javier Sanchez-Toril
Carlos Sanz
 Yugoslavia
Aleksandar Ćirić
Danilo Ikodinović
Viktor Jelenić
Branko Peković
Dejan Savić
Aleksandar Šapić
Denis Šefik
Aleksandar Šoštar
Petar Trbojević
Veljko Uskoković
Vladimir Vujasinović
Nenad Vukanić
Predrag Zimonjić
 Russia

Individual awards[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player
  • Best Goalkeeper
Jesús Miguel Rollán
  • Topscorer

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.