2019 FINA Men's Water Polo World League

The 2019 FINA Men's Water Polo World League was the 18th edition of the annual men's international water polo tournament. It was played between October 2018 and June 2019 and opened to all men's water polo national teams. After participating in a preliminary round, eight teams qualified to play in a final tournament, called the Super Final from 18–23 June 2019. [1][2]

2019 FINA Men's Water Polo World League
LeagueFINA Water Polo World League
SportWater Polo
Duration23 October 2018 to
23 June 2019
Super Final
Finals champions Serbia (12th title)
  Runners-up Croatia
FINA Men's Water Polo World League seasons

In the world league, there are specific rules that do not allow matches to end in a draw. If teams are level at the end of the 4th quarter of any world league match, the match will be decided by a penalty shootout. Teams earn points in the standings in group matches as follows:

  • Match won in normal time – 3 points
  • Match won in shootout – 2 points
  • Match lost in shootout – 1 point
  • Match lost in normal time – 0 points

Preliminary roundsEdit

European QualificationEdit

  • October 23, 2018 – March 12, 2019

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Hungary 6 5 1 0 0 102 53 +49 17 Europa Cup Final 10–8 17–9 24–8
2   Russia 6 4 0 0 2 89 52 +37 12 8–15 14–8 23–4
3   Germany 6 2 0 1 3 80 79 +1 7 12–12 (4–5) 10–18 23–9
4   Malta 6 0 0 0 6 43 130 −87 0 8–24 5–18 9–18
Source: FINA
Rules for classification: Only goals scored in regular time are counted.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Spain 6 5 0 0 1 67 30 +37 15 Europa Cup Final 5–7 14–7 17–2
2   Greece 6 5 0 0 1 86 34 +52 15 4–7 14–9 25–2
3   Netherlands 6 2 0 0 4 59 63 −4 6 7–13 6–12 15–5
4   Ukraine 6 0 0 0 6 22 107 −85 0 3–11 5–24 5–15
Source: FINA
Rules for classification: Only goals scored in regular time are counted.

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification      
1   Italy 4 3 0 1 0 37 25 +12 10 Europa Cup Final 11–10 12–3
2   Montenegro 4 2 1 0 1 41 36 +5 8 8–8 (3–0) 10–8
3   France 4 0 0 0 4 24 41 −17 0 4–6 9–13
Source: FINA
Rules for classification: Only goals scored in regular time are counted.

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification      
1   Croatia 4 3 0 1 0 47 27 +20 10 Europa Cup Final 12–9 17–4
2   Serbia 4 2 1 0 1 42 31 +11 8 7–7 (4–2) 13–6
3   Romania 4 0 0 0 4 23 54 −31 0 7–11 6–13
Source: FINA
Rules for classification: Only goals scored in regular time are counted.

Europa Cup FinalEdit

BracketEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
5 April
 
 
  Hungary 11
 
6 April
 
  Montenegro 7
 
  Hungary 12
 
5 April
 
  Italy 11
 
  Italy 11
 
7 April
 
  Russia 9
 
  Hungary 10
 
5 April
 
  Croatia 8
 
  Spain 13
 
6 April
 
  Serbia 12
 
  Spain 9
 
5 April
 
  Croatia 12 Third place game
 
  Croatia 13
 
7 April
 
  Greece 11
 
  Italy 7
 
 
  Spain 9
 
5th–8th place bracket
 
5th–8th place semifinalsFifth place game
 
      
 
6 April
 
 
  Montenegro 15
 
7 April
 
  Russia 9
 
  Montenegro 16
 
6 April
 
  Serbia 14
 
  Serbia 14
 
 
  Greece 10
 
Seventh place game
 
 
7 April
 
 
  Russia 14
 
 
  Greece 15

Final rankingEdit

Qualified to Super Final
Qualified to Super Final as host country
Rank Team
    Hungary
    Croatia
    Spain
4   Italy
5   Montenegro
6   Serbia
7   Greece
8   Russia

Source:[3]

Intercontinental CupEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Australia 3 2 1 0 0 40 26 +14 8 Quarterfinals
2   Japan 3 2 0 1 0 44 36 +8 7 12–12 (3–5) 13–10 19–14
3   Canada 3 1 0 0 2 36 26 +10 3 8–9 18–4
4   South Africa 3 0 0 0 3 24 56 −32 0 6–19
Source: FINA
Rules for classification: Only goals scored in regular time are counted.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Kazakhstan 3 2 0 1 0 32 25 +7 7 Quarterfinals 11–5 12–11
2   China 3 1 1 1 0 32 25 +7 6 9–9 (7–6) 9–9 (4–5) 14–7
3   Argentina 3 1 1 0 1 28 29 −1 5 14–9
4   New Zealand 3 0 0 0 3 27 40 −13 0
Source: FINA
Rules for classification: Only goals scored in regular time are counted.

BracketEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
29 March
 
 
  Japan 13
 
30 March
 
  Argentina 8
 
  Japan 12
 
29 March
 
  Kazakhstan 7
 
  South Africa 8
 
31 March
 
  Kazakhstan 14
 
  Japan 8
 
29 March
 
  Australia 10
 
  Canada 11
 
30 March
 
  China 10
 
  Canada 7
 
29 March
 
  Australia 14 Third place game
 
  Australia 15
 
31 March
 
  New Zealand 4
 
  Kazakhstan 4
 
 
  Canada 9
 
5th–8th place bracket
 
5th–8th place semifinalsFifth place game
 
      
 
30 March
 
 
  Argentina 12
 
31 March
 
  South Africa 6
 
  Argentina 7
 
30 March
 
  China 5
 
  China 11
 
 
  New Zealand 8
 
Seventh place game
 
 
31 March
 
 
  South Africa 8
 
 
  New Zealand 10

Final rankingEdit

Qualified to Super Final
Rank Team
    Australia
    Japan
    Canada
4   Kazakhstan
5   Argentina
6   China
7   New Zealand
8   South Africa

Source:[4]

Super FinalEdit

VenueEdit

Belgrade
2019 FINA Men's Water Polo World League (Serbia)
Tašmajdan Sports and Recreation Center
Capacity: 2,500

Qualified teamsEdit

Africa Americas Asia Europe Oceania
  Canada   Japan
  Kazakhstan
  Croatia
  Hungary
  Serbia (Host)
  Spain
  Australia

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Spain 3 2 0 1 0 41 26 +15 7 Quarterfinals
2   Hungary 3 1 1 0 1 33 30 +3 5 11–11 (4–1) 13–9 9–10
3   Japan 3 1 0 0 2 36 38 −2 3[a] 10–18 17–7
4   Canada 3 1 0 0 2 22 38 −16 3[a] 5–12
Source: FINA
Rules for classification: Only goals scored in regular time are counted.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Japan 17–7 Canada

All times are UTC+2.

18 June 2019
15:45
Report Hungary   9–10   Canada Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Viktor Salnichenko (KAZ), Vojin Putniković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 1–3, 3–2, 3–4, 2–1
Kállay 3 Goals D'Souza 3
18 June 2019
19:15
Report Japan   10–18   Spain Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Arkadiy Voevodin (RUS), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 3–3, 3–6, 1–5, 3–4
Inaba 4 Goals three players 4
19 June 2019
15:00
Report Japan   17–7   Canada Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Daniel Flahive (AUS), Viktor Salnichenko (KAZ)
Score by quarters: 6–2, 2–2, 8–2, 1–1
Arai, Inaba 4 Goals Halajian 2
19 June 2019
16:45
Report Hungary   15–12   Spain Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Nenad Periš (CRO)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 3–3, 3–3, 3–2  PSO: 4–1
Pásztor 4 Goals Granados 4
20 June 2019
16:45
Report Hungary   13–9   Japan Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Nenad Periš (CRO), Vojin Putniković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 3–3, 3–3, 3–2, 4–1
Toni 5 Goals Inaba 4
20 June 2019
19:45
Report Canada   5–12   Spain Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 1–1, 2–4, 0–5
D'Souza 4 Goals Granados 3

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Serbia (H) 3 3 0 0 0 43 24 +19 9 Quarterfinals
2   Croatia 3 2 0 0 1 41 24 +17 6 10–11 11–9 20–4
3   Australia 3 1 0 0 2 31 28 +3 3 8–12 14–5
4   Kazakhstan 3 0 0 0 3 15 54 −39 0 6–20
Source: FINA
Rules for classification: Only goals scored in regular time are counted.
(H) Host.

All times are UTC+2.

18 June 2019
14:00
Report Croatia   20–4   Kazakhstan Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Kunihiro Sato (JPN), Mikhail Dykman (CAN)
Score by quarters: 5–2, 6–0, 3–0, 6–2
Vukičević 4 Goals Aubakirov 2
18 June 2019
21:00
Report Australia   8–12   Serbia Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Jaume Teixido (ESP)
Score by quarters: 5–4, 0–3, 3–4, 0–1
three players 2 Goals Prlainović 3
19 June 2019
19:15
Report Australia   14–5   Kazakhstan Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), György Kun (HUN)
Score by quarters: 3–2, 4–1, 3–0, 4–2
five players 2 Goals Aubakirov 2
19 June 2019
21:00
Report Croatia   10–11   Serbia Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Arkadiy Voevodin (RUS)
Score by quarters: 3–2, 2–2, 1–4, 4–3
Joković 4 Goals Stojanović 3
20 June 2019
15:00
Report Croatia   11–9   Australia Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Arkadiy Voevodin (RUS), György Kun (HUN)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 2–2, 6–3, 1–1
Vrlić 3 Goals Ford 3
20 June 2019
21:00
Report Kazakhstan   6–20   Serbia Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Mikhail Dykman (CAN), Jaume Teixidó (ESP)
Score by quarters: 0–4, 3–6, 1–6, 2–4
Shakenov 3 Goals Rašović 5

BracketEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
21 June 2019
 
 
  Hungary 10 (5)
 
22 June 2019
 
  Australia (pen.) 10 (6)
 
  Australia 11
 
21 June 2019
 
  Serbia 16
 
  Canada 5
 
23 June 2019
 
  Serbia 20
 
  Serbia 12
 
21 June 2019
 
  Croatia 11
 
  Japan 14
 
22 June 2019
 
  Croatia 20
 
  Croatia 10
 
21 June 2019
 
  Spain 8 Third place game
 
  Spain 19
 
23 June 2019
 
  Kazakhstan 10
 
  Australia 11
 
 
  Spain 10
 
5th–8th place bracket
 
5th–8th place semifinalsFifth place game
 
      
 
22 June 2019
 
 
  Hungary 15
 
23 June 2019
 
  Canada 8
 
  Hungary 15
 
22 June 2019
 
  Japan 13
 
  Japan 13
 
 
  Kazakhstan 12
 
Seventh place game
 
 
23 June 2019
 
 
  Canada 13 (3)
 
 
  Kazakhstan (pen.) 13 (4)

All times are UTC+2.

QuarterfinalsEdit

21 June 2019
15:00
Report Hungary   15–16   Australia Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Nenad Periš (CRO)
Score by quarters: 2–1, 3–0, 2–4, 3–5  PSO: 5–6
Bátori 3 Goals Campbell 3
21 June 2019
16:45
Report Japan   14–20   Croatia Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Vojin Putniković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 3–4, 3–6, 2–5, 6–5
Inaba 6 Goals Fatović 5
21 June 2019
19:15
Report Spain   19–10   Kazakhstan Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Arkadiy Voevodin (RUS) , Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 4–1, 4–2, 6–4, 5–3
Granados 5 Goals Ruday 3
21 June 2019
21:00
Report Canada   5–20   Serbia Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU) , Kunihiro Sato (JPN)
Score by quarters: 2–5, 2–6, 0–4, 1–5
D 'Souza 4 Goals Mandić, Filipović 3

5th–8th place semifinalsEdit

22 June 2019
10:00
Report Hungary   15–8   Canada Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Daniel Flahive (AUS), Jaume Teixidó (ESP)
Score by quarters: 4–3, 4–3, 3–1, 4–1
three players 3 Goals D 'Souza 3
22 June 2019
11:45
Report Japan   13–12   Kazakhstan Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Nenad Periš (CRO), Vojin Putniković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 4–2, 4–2, 2–3, 3–5
Inaba 5 Goals Shakenov 4

SemifinalsEdit

22 June 2019
15:00
Report Australia   11–16   Serbia Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Arkadiy Voevodin (RUS)
Score by quarters: 2–6, 2–3, 3–2, 4–5
Kayes 3 Goals Filipović 5
22 June 2019
16:45
Report Croatia   10–8   Spain Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 5–1, 3–2, 2–4, 0–1
Vrlić, García 2 Goals Munarriz 3

7th place gameEdit

23 June 2019
10:00
Report Canada   16–17   Kazakhstan Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
György Kun (HUN), Jaume Teixidó (ESP)
Score by quarters: 4–2, 3–3, 4–5, 2–3  PSO: 3–4
Constantin-Bicari 5 Goals Zhardan 4

5th place gameEdit

23 June 2019
11:45
Report Hungary   15–13   Japan Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Mikhail Dykman (CAN), Viktor Salnichenko (KAZ)
Score by quarters: 4–3, 4–2, 2–2, 5–6
three players 3 Goals Okawa 4

3rd place gameEdit

23 June 2019
15:00
Report   Australia   11–10   Spain Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Vojin Putniković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 3–1, 2–3, 4–4, 2–2
Kayes 4 Goals Mallarach 3

FinalEdit

23 June 2019
16:45
Report   Serbia   12–11   Croatia   Belgrade, Serbia
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 1–3, 5–2, 1–3, 5–3
Mandić, Filipović 4 Goals Vukičević 5

Final rankingEdit

AwardsEdit

Finals MVP Highest Scorer Best Goalkeeper MVP
  Filip Filipović   Yusuke Inaba (26 goals)   Marko Bijač   Filip Filipović

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Media book 2019" (PDF). www.fina.org. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Information bulletin" (PDF). www.fina.org. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Hungary's payback tour ends up in gold". www.fina.org. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Day 6: Australia and USA claim Intercontinental Cups in Perth". www.fina.org. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  5. ^ "The heavens opened first, then the Serbs went up". www.fina.org. Retrieved 24 June 2019.

External linksEdit