2014 Women's European Water Polo Championship

The 2014 Women's European Water Polo Championship was held from 16 to 26 July 2014 in Budapest, Hungary.

2014 Women's European Water Polo Championship
Tournament details
Host country Hungary
Dates16–26 July
Teams(from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Spain (1st title)
Runner-up Netherlands
Third place Hungary
Fourth place Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches20
Goals scored374 (18.7 per match)
Top scorer(s)Hungary Rita Keszthelyi
(19 goals)
Best playerSpain Maica García
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Spain won their first title by defeating the Netherlands 10-5 in the final. Hungary captured the bronze medal after a 10–9 win over Italy.[1]

QualificationEdit

There were eight teams in the 2014 championships. They qualified as follows:

Event Date Location Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 1   Hungary
2012 European Championships 16–29 January 2012   Eindhoven 3   Italy
  Greece
  Russia
2014 Women's European Water Polo Championship Qualifiers 16–19 January 2014 4   France
  Great Britain
  Netherlands
  Spain

ChampionshipsEdit

The structure of the championships is that there were two groups of four teams followed by a knockout phase. The first teams in each group automatically qualified to compete for the semis, and the second & third teams played a crossed match to qualify for the semis too. The last teams in each group played a classification playoff for 7th–8th place.

SquadsEdit

DrawEdit

The draw was held on 9 March 2014.[2]

GroupsEdit

Group A Group B

  Greece
  Hungary
  Netherlands
  Great Britain

  Italy
  Russia
  Spain
  France

Preliminary roundEdit

The schedule was announced on 10 May 2014.[3][4]

     Team advances to Semifinals
     Team advances to Quarterfinals
     Team competes in placement matches

Group AEdit

All times are CEST (UTC+2).

Team G W D L GF GA Diff Points
  Netherlands 3 3 0 0 32 23 +9 9
  Hungary 3 2 0 1 39 24 +15 6
  Greece 3 1 0 2 23 28 −5 3
  Great Britain 3 0 0 3 17 36 −19 0
16 July 2014
13:00
Report Great Britain   7–9   Greece Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, Budapest
Referees:
Grandin (FRA), Teixido (ESP)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 3–2, 2–2, 1–3
Gibson-Byrne 3 Goals Tsoukala 3

16 July 2014
17:30
Report Netherlands   12–11   Hungary Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, Budapest
Referees:
Ćirić (SRB), Margeta (SLO)
Score by quarters: 3–3, 3–3, 4–3, 2–2
Genee, Van der Sloot 3 Goals Keszthelyi 3

18 July 2014
14:30
Report Great Britain   5–11   Netherlands Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, Budapest
Referees:
Dreval (RUS), Taccini (ITA)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 2–2, 1–3, 1–4
Gibson-Byrne 2 Goals Genee 3

18 July 2014
17:30
Report Hungary   12–7   Greece Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, Budapest
Referees:
Teixido (ESP), Franulović (CRO)
Score by quarters: 3–0, 3–3, 3–2, 3–2
Antal 3 Goals Tsoukala, Plevritou 3

20 July 2014
14:30
Report Netherlands   9–7   Greece Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, Budapest
Referees:
Taccini (ITA), Galindo (ESP)
Score by quarters: 3–1, 3–2, 2–3, 1–1
Klaassen 5 Goals Roumpesi 3

20 July 2014
17:30
Report Great Britain   5–16   Hungary Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, Budapest
Referees:
Grandin (FRA), Kikalishvili (GEO)
Score by quarters: 2–5, 1–3, 1–5, 1–3
Temple-Craik 2 Goals Keszthelyi 6

Group BEdit

All times are CEST (UTC+2).

Team G W D L GF GA Diff Points
  Spain 3 2 0 1 39 22 +17 6
  Italy 3 2 0 1 35 26 +9 6
  Russia 3 2 0 1 38 28 +10 6
  France 3 0 0 3 14 50 −36 0
16 July 2014
14:30
Report Italy   14–4   France Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, Budapest
Referees:
Dutilh-Dumas (NED), Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 3–1, 4–1, 1–0, 6–2
three players 3 Goals Clomes 2

16 July 2014
16:00
Report Russia   10–9   Spain Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, Budapest
Referees:
Stavropoulos (GRE), Varkonyi (HUN)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 2–3, 3–2, 3–2
Ivanova 4 Goals Tarragó, García 3

18 July 2014
13:00
Report France   4–18   Spain Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, Budapest
Referees:
Kikashvili (GEO), Schwartz (ISR)
Score by quarters: 1–4, 0–6, 1–5, 2–3
Daule 2 Goals Tarragó 6

18 July 2014
16:00
Report Russia   10–13   Italy Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, Budapest
Referees:
Stavropoulos (GRE), Koganov (AZE)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 1–3, 4–5, 3–2
four players 2 Goals Bianconi 4

20 July 2014
13:00
Report Russia   18–6   France Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, Budapest
Referees:
Toygaru (TUR), Dutilh-Dumas (NED)
Score by quarters: 4–1, 6–3, 3–2, 5–0
Prokofyeva, Karimova 5 Goals Guillet, Clomes 2

20 July 2014
16:00
Report Italy   8–12   Spain Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, Budapest
Referees:
Varkonyi (HUN), Ćirić (SRB)
Score by quarters: 1–4, 2–4, 3–3, 2–1
Emmolo 4 Goals Tarragó 5

Final roundEdit

BracketEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal match
                           
A1   Netherlands 12  
A3   Greece 9  
B2   Italy 11  
B2   Italy 11  
  A1   Netherlands 5
  B1   Spain 10
B1   Spain 9
A2   Hungary 11  
A2   Hungary 8  
B3   Russia 7  
5th place match Bronze medal match
A3   Greece 5 B2   Italy 9
B3   Russia 7 A2   Hungary 10

QuarterfinalsEdit

All times are CEST (UTC+2).

22 July 2014
16:30
Report Hungary   11–7   Russia Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, Budapest
Referees:
Bender (GER), Margeta (SLO)
Score by quarters: 2–1, 4–1, 3–3, 2–2
Antal 3 Goals Grineva 2

22 July 2014
18:00
Report Italy   11–9   Greece Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, Budapest
Referees:
Schwartz (ISR), Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 3–2, 1–2, 1–1  PSO: 4–2
Di Mario, Bianconi 2 Goals Asimaki 2

7th place matchEdit

All times are CEST (UTC+2).

22 July 2014
15:00
Report Great Britain   5–8   France Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, Budapest
Referees:
Dreval (RUS), Dutilh-Dumas (NED)
Score by quarters: 1–3, 2–1, 1–3, 1–1
Gibson-Byrne 3 Goals Guillet 2

5th place matchEdit

All times are CEST (UTC+2).

24 July 2014
15:00
Report Russia   7–5   Greece Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, Budapest
Referees:
Taylor (GBR), Grandin (FRA)
Score by quarters: 3–3, 3–1, 0–1, 1–0
Prokofyeva 3 Goals five players 1

SemifinalsEdit

All times are CEST (UTC+2).

24 July 2014
16:30
Report Hungary   8–9   Spain Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, Budapest
Referees:
Ćirić (SRB), Franulović (CRO)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 3–3, 2–3, 1–1
Keszthelyi 4 Goals García 4

24 July 2014
18:00
Report Italy   11–12   Netherlands Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, Budapest
Referees:
Naumov (RUS), Margeta (SLO)
Score by quarters: 1–1, 4–4, 2–1, 1–2  PSO: 3–4
Garibotti 2 Goals Smit, Van der Sloot 2

Bronze medal matchEdit

All times are CEST (UTC+2).

26 July 2014
16:30
Report   Hungary   10–9   Italy Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, Budapest
Referees:
Dutilh-Dumas (NED), Teixido (ESP)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 5–2, 0–2, 3–2
Antal 3 Goals Bianconi 3

Gold medal matchEdit

All times are CEST (UTC+2).

26 July 2014
18:00
Report   Spain   10–5   Netherlands   Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium, Budapest
Referees:
Taccini (ITA), Stavropoulos (GRE)
Score by quarters: 3–3, 2–0, 2–2, 3–0
García 3
Espar, Tarragó, Blas 2
Miranda 1
Goals Van der Sloot 3
Megens, Sevenich 1

Final rankingEdit

Awards and statisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Name Team Goals Shots %
1 Rita Keszthelyi   Hungary 19 47 40.4%
2 Roser Tarragó   Spain 16 37 43.2%
3 Maica García   Spain 14 23 60.9%
4 Roberta Bianconi   Italy 13 30 43.3%
Ekaterina Prokofyeva   Russia 13 28 46.4%
6 Barbara Bujka   Hungary 12 31 38.7%
7 Dóra Antal   Hungary 11 32 34.4%
Tania Di Mario   Italy 11 33 33.3%
Sabrina van der Sloot   Netherlands 11 28 39.3%
10 Ciara Gibson-Byrne   Great Britain 10 19 52.6%
Elvina Karimova   Russia 10 22 45.5%
Lieke Klaassen   Netherlands 10 24 41.7%

Individual awardsEdit

[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Champion Spain also claims for European title". waterpoloworld.com. July 26, 2014. Archived from the original on May 26, 2019. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "Draw – European Water Polo Championships – Budapest 2014". vlv.hu. 9 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Budapest 2014 programme finalized". waterpoloworld.com. 2014-05-10.
  4. ^ Match schedule
  5. ^ "World Champion Spain also claims for European title". waterpoloworld.com. July 26, 2014. Archived from the original on May 26, 2019. Retrieved May 26, 2019.

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