Water polo at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships – Men's tournament

The 1973 Men's World Water Polo Championship was the first edition of the men's water polo tournament at the World Aquatics Championships, organised by the world governing body in aquatics, the FINA. The tournament was held from 1 to 9 September 1973, and was incorporated into the inaugural 1973 World Aquatics Championships in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.[1]

TeamsEdit

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.   Soviet Union 10 5 5 0 0 41 14 +27
2.   Yugoslavia 8 5 4 0 1 35 22 +13
3.   Netherlands 6 5 3 0 2 26 19 +7
4.   Mexico 4 5 2 0 3 22 24 –2
5.   Australia 2 5 1 0 4 18 29 –11
6.   Great Britain 0 5 0 0 5 6 40 –34

Group BEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.   Hungary 8 4 4 0 0 36 11 +25
2.   Italy 6 4 3 0 1 25 14 +11
3.   Romania 4 4 2 0 2 30 18 +12
4.   Spain 2 4 1 0 3 20 25 –5
5.   Israel 0 4 0 0 4 6 49 –43

Group CEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.   Cuba 6 4 3 0 1 19 11 +8
2.   United States 5 4 2 1 1 18 17 +1
3.   West Germany 4 4 2 0 2 18 18 0
4.   Greece 3 4 1 1 2 16 19 –3
5.   Bulgaria 2 4 1 0 3 19 25 –6

Second roundEdit

Group DEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.   Hungary 9 5 4 1 0 28 17 +11
2.   Soviet Union 8 5 4 0 1 30 16 +14
3.   Yugoslavia 5 5 2 1 2 23 22 +1
4.   Italy 4 5 2 0 3 22 25 –3
5.   United States 4 5 2 0 3 22 28 –6
6.   Cuba 0 5 0 0 5 15 32 –17

Group EEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
7.   Romania 9 5 4 1 0 34 21 +14
8.   Netherlands 8 5 4 0 1 31 18 +13
9.   Mexico 4 5 2 0 3 21 22 –1
10.   Spain 4 5 2 0 3 22 29 –7
11.   West Germany 3 5 1 1 3 19 27 –8
12.   Greece 2 5 1 0 4 17 28 –11

Group FEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
13.   Bulgaria 5 3 2 1 0 16 10 +6
14.   Australia 4 3 2 0 1 18 5 +13
15.   Great Britain 3 3 1 1 1 16 14 +2
16.   Israel 0 3 0 0 3 9 30 –21

Final rankingEdit

Team rostersEdit

  HungaryEdit

Balazs Balla, Andrá Bodner, Gabor Csapo, Tibor Czervengak, Tamas Farago, István Görgenyi, Zoltán Kasas, Ferenc Konrad, Endre Molnar, László Sarosi, István Szivos Jr. [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "HistoFINA – Water polo medalists and statistics" (PDF). fina.org. FINA. September 2019. p. 14. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 August 2020. Retrieved 22 August 2020.