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The FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup is an international water polo tournament, organized by FINA and featuring eight men's national teams.[1] It was established in 1979, initially taking place on odd years. Since 2002 it is held every four years, in the even-year between Olympics.[2]

EditionsEdit

ResultsEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Hungary44210
2  Yugoslavia2215
3  United States2204
4  Soviet Union2103
5  Serbia2013
6  Italy1315
7  West Germany1113
8  Russia1012
  Serbia and Montenegro1012
10  Australia0112
  Croatia0112
12  Greece0101
13  Spain0055
14  Cuba0011
Totals (14 nations)16161648
Source:[3]

Participation detailsEdit

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  •  ×  — Did not enter qualifications
  •  •  — Did not qualify for the final tournament
  •  ••  — Qualified but withdrew
  •    — Hosts
Team 1979
 
(8)
1981
 
(8)
1983
 
(8)
1985
 
(8)
1987
 
(8)
1989
 
(8)
1991
 
(8)
1993
 
(8)
1995
 
(8)
1997
 
(8)
1999
 
(8)
2002
 
(8)
2006
 
(8)
2010
 
(8)
2014
 
(8)
2018
 
(8)
Years
  Australia 7th 7th 7th 7th 3rd 8th 6th 5th 2nd 9
  Bulgaria 8th 8th 2
  China 7th 1
  Croatia Part of   Yugoslavia 8th 8th 8th 4th 2nd 3rd 5th 7
  Cuba 3rd 8th 7th 8th 4
  Germany 5th 2nd 1st 3rd 5th 8th 6th 4th 8
  Greece 8th 8th 7th 6th 2nd 7th 5th 7th 8
  Hungary 1st 6th 7th 3rd 4th 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 13
  Iran 8th 1
  Italy 6th 3rd 5th 5th 2nd 1st 2nd 5th 2nd 4th 5th 11
  Japan 7th 1
  Kazakhstan Part of   Soviet Union 6th 1
  Montenegro Part of   Yugoslavia Part of   Serbia and Montenegro/FR Yugoslavia 7th 1
  Netherlands 6th 6th 7th 3
  Romania 7th 6th 6th 5th 4
  Russia Part of   Soviet Union 5th 3rd 4th 4th 1st 8th 6
  Serbia Part of   Yugoslavia Part of   Serbia and Montenegro/FR Yugoslavia 1st 1st 3rd 3
  Serbia and Montenegro/
FR Yugoslavia
Part of   Yugoslavia 7th 5th 3rd 1st defunct 4
  South Africa 8th 8th 2
  Soviet Union 4th 1st 1st 2nd 6th 5th defunct 6
  Spain 5th 5th 3rd 6th 4th 3rd 5th 6th 3rd 6th 3rd 3rd 12
  United States 2nd 4th 4th 2nd 4th 8th 1st 4th 4th 1st 6th 7th 4th 4th 6th 15
  Yugoslavia 3rd 2nd 4th 1st 1st 2nd defunct 6

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Water Polo World Cup page Archived 2012-03-31 at the Wayback Machine of the FINA website; retrieved 2012-03.08.
  2. ^ HistoFINA, Water Polo, published by FINA on 2011-07-01; retrieved 2012-03-08. ("HistoFINA" is FINA's self-history.)
  3. ^ "WATER POLO MEDALISTS AND STATISTICS" (PDF). FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-28. Retrieved 2018-02-23.