2006 Men's European Water Polo Championship

The 2006 Men's European Water Polo Championship' was the 27th exhibition of the event organised by the Europe's governing body in aquatics, the Ligue Européenne de Natation. The event took place in the Tašmajdan Sports Centre in Belgrade, Serbia, from 1 to 10 September 2006.

There were three qualification tournaments ahead of the event, held from 7 to 9 April 2006 in Kranj, Slovenia (with France, Slovenia, Slovakia and Malta competing), in Eindhoven, Netherlands (Greece, Netherlands, Poland and Moldova), and in Imperia, Italy (Belarus, Italy, Romania and Turkey).

QualificationEdit


TeamsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.   Serbia 15 5 5 0 0 78 34 +44
2.   Spain 9 5 3 0 2 59 54 +5
3.   Romania 7 5 2 1 2 41 48 −7
4.   Russia 6 5 2 0 3 49 53 −4
5.   Netherlands 5 5 1 2 2 46 58 −12
6.   Slovakia 1 5 0 1 4 36 62 −26


September 1, 2006

10:00 Romania   8 – 11   Spain (2–4, 2–4, 2–1, 2–2)
13:00 Netherlands   11–11   Slovakia (4–3, 2–3, 3–3, 2–2)
20:15 Serbia   13 – 6   Russia (5–1, 3–1, 3–2, 2–2)


September 2, 2006

11:30 Spain   13 – 8   Slovakia (3–3, 3–2, 4–0, 3–3)
13:00 Romania   13 – 10   Russia (2–3, 4–1, 4–3, 3–3)
20:15 Serbia   17 – 10   Netherlands (6–4, 3–1, 4–3, 4–2)


September 3, 2006

11:30 Netherlands   8–8   Romania (4–2, 2–4, 1–1, 1–1)
13:00 Russia   10 – 13   Spain (1–5, 5–1, 3–5, 1–2)
20:15 Serbia   19 – 2   Slovakia (4–1, 5–0, 6–1, 4–0)


September 4, 2006

10:00 Russia   11 – 5   Netherlands (3–0, 2–2, 4–0, 2–3)
11:30 Romania   7 – 6   Slovakia (1–2, 4–2, 1–1, 1–1)
20:15 Serbia   16 – 11   Spain (3–1, 5–3, 3–3, 5–4)


September 5, 2006

11:30 Slovakia   9 – 12   Russia (2–2, 2–4, 1–3, 4–3)
13:00 Netherlands   12 – 11   Spain (4–2, 3–4, 4–2, 1–3)
20:15 Serbia   13 – 5   Romania (4–2, 2–1, 4–1, 3–1)

Group BEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.   Hungary 15 5 5 0 0 82 41 +41
2.   Italy 9 5 3 0 2 57 50 +7
3.   Greece 7 5 2 1 2 59 48 +11
4.   Germany 7 5 2 1 2 52 54 −2
5.   Croatia 5 5 1 2 2 57 52 +5
6.   Slovenia 0 5 0 0 5 33 95 −62


September 1, 2006

11:30 Hungary   23 – 6   Slovenia (5–1, 8–0, 4–2, 6–3)
17:15 Greece   11 – 8   Germany (1–1, 4–1, 3–4, 3–2)
18:45 Croatia   8 – 9   Italy (2–2, 0–2, 4–3, 2–2)


September 2, 2006

10:00 Slovenia   6 – 19   Greece (2–5, 1–4, 2–3, 1–7)
17:15 Italy   8 – 11   Germany (1–4, 2–2, 1–2, 4–3)
18:45 Croatia   11 – 16   Hungary (3–4, 4–3, 1–5, 3–4)


September 3, 2006

10:00 Germany   14 – 6   Slovenia (2–2, 5–0, 2–3, 5–1)
17:15 Greece   10–10   Croatia (2–2, 1–1, 4–4, 3–3)
18:45 Hungary   13 – 6   Italy (3–2, 6–2, 2–1, 2–1)


September 4, 2006

13:00 Italy   20 – 7   Slovenia (7–1, 3–1, 4–2, 6–3)
17:15 Hungary   10 – 8   Greece (3–2, 3–2, 1–2, 3–2)
18:45 Croatia   9–9   Germany (3–2, 3–1, 2–2, 1–4)


September 5, 2006

10:00 Slovenia   8 – 19   Croatia (2–7, 3–5, 2–4, 1–3)
17:15 Germany   10 – 20   Hungary (1–7, 4–4, 5–3, 0–6)
18:45 Greece   11 – 14   Italy (2–2, 3–3, 2–4, 4–5)

Final roundEdit

Places 7/12Edit

September 7, 2006

10:00 Netherlands   12 – 8   Slovenia (3–1, 0–2, 1–5, 4–4)
11:30 Slovakia   6 – 12   Croatia (3–4, 0–1, 3–5, 0–2)

September 8, 2006

11:30 Croatia   10 – 7   Russia (2–1, 4–1, 1–2, 3–3)
13:00 Netherlands   6 – 12   Germany (3–3, 1–3, 1–2, 1–4)

Places 11 / 12Edit

September 8, 2006

10:00 Slovenia   9 – 10   Slovakia (2–4, 1–3, 5–2, 1–1)

Places 9 / 10Edit

September 9, 2006

10:00 Russia   15 – 10   Netherlands (5–3, 3–3, 5–0, 2–4)

Places 7 / 8Edit

September 9, 2006

11:30 Croatia   11 – 7   Germany (2–1, 4–3, 2–1, 3–2)

QuarterfinalsEdit

September 7, 2006

18:45 Spain   12 – 10   Greece (3–2, 3–3, 2–3, 4–2)
20:15 Romania   10 – 9   Italy (4–4, 2–5, 1–0, 3–0)

SemifinalsEdit

September 8, 2006

18:45 Romania   6 – 13   Serbia (0–4, 1–2, 2–3, 3–6)
20:15 Spain   10 – 16   Hungary (3–5, 2–3, 1–4, 4–4)

FinalsEdit

Places 5 / 6Edit

September 9, 2006

13:00 Greece   10 – 11   Italy (1–2, 1–0, 3–3, 3–3, 1–2, 1–1)

Bronze medalEdit

September 10, 2006

18:45 Romania   4 – 10   Spain (1–2, 2–2, 0–3, 1–3)

Gold medalEdit

September 10, 2006

21:00 Serbia   9 – 8   Hungary (2–4, 4–1, 2–3, 1–0)

Final rankingEdit

Individual awardsEdit



MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  SERBIA
1. Denis Šefik GK
2. Petar Trbojević
3. Živko Gocić
4. Vanja Udovičić
5. Dejan Savić
6. Danilo Ikodinović
7. Slobodan Nikić
8. Filip Filipović
9. Aleksandar Ćirić
10. Aleksandar Šapić
11. Vladimir Vujasinović
12. Branko Peković
13. Slobodan Soro GK
14. Duško Pijetlović
15. Andrija Prlainović

Head Coach
Dejan Udovičić
  HUNGARY
1. Zoltán Szécsi
2. Dániel Varga
3. Norbert Madaras
4. Ádám Steinmetz
5. Tamás Kásás
6. Márton Szívós
7. Gergely Kiss
8. Norbert Hosnyánszky
9. Rajmund Fodor
10. Dénes Varga
11. Gábor Kis
12. Tamás Molnár
13. Péter Biros
14. Miklós Gór-Nagy
15. Gábor Jászberényi

Head Coach
Dénes Kemény
  SPAIN
1. Inaki Aguilar
2. Mario García
3. David Martín
4. Ricardo Perrone
5. Guillermo Molina
6. Sergio Mora
7. Oscar Rey
8. José Rodríguez
9. Xavier Vallès
10. Felipe Perrone
11. Iván Pérez
12. Xavier García
13. Ángel Andreo
14. Marc Minguell
15. Blai Mallarach

Head Coach
Rafael Aguilar

Top scorersEdit

Pl. Player Goals
1.   Aleksandar Šapić (SRB) 33
2.   Miho Bošković (CRO) 21
3.   Tamás Kásás (HUN) 20
4.   Guillermo Molina (ESP) 18
  Georgios Ntoskas (GRE) 18

ReferencesEdit