Water polo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's qualification

The 2008 Men's Olympic Water Polo Qualifying Tournament was a tournament to decide the remaining four competing teams, out of twelve, to attend the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, PR China. Eight teams were already qualified, including China as the host country. The tournament was held at the "Ioan Alexandrescu" Pool, newly built in Oradea, Romania from March 2 to March 9, 2008s.

TeamsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

GROUP AEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.   Greece 10 5 5 0 0 60 36 +24
2.   Romania 8 5 4 0 1 57 28 +29
3.   Russia 6 5 3 0 2 56 29 +27
4.   Slovakia 4 5 2 0 3 48 41 +7
5.   Brazil 2 5 1 0 4 28 57 –29
6.   Kazakhstan 0 5 0 0 5 25 83 –58
  • Sunday March 2, 2008
Brazil   6 – 15   Greece
Russia   19 – 4   Kazakhstan
Romania   7 – 6   Slovakia
  • Monday March 3, 2008
Kazakhstan   6 – 9   Brazil
Romania   11 – 8   Russia
Slovakia   9 – 11   Greece
  • Tuesday March 4, 2008
Kazakhstan   8 – 18   Greece
Brazil   4 – 13   Romania
Slovakia   3 – 12   Russia
  • Wednesday March 5, 2008
Slovakia   18 – 5   Kazakhstan
Russia   11 – 3   Brazil
Romania   7 – 8   Greece
  • Thursday March 6, 2008
Brazil   6 – 12   Slovakia
Greece   8 – 6   Russia
Romania   19 – 2   Kazakhstan

GROUP BEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.   Germany 9 5 4 1 0 72 18 +54
2.   Italy 8 5 3 2 0 71 23 +48
3.   Canada 7 5 3 1 1 58 36 +22
4.   North Macedonia 4 5 2 0 3 45 50 –5
5.   Iran 1 5 0 1 4 23 72 –49
6.   Mexico 1 5 0 1 4 28 98 –70
  • Sunday March 2, 2008
Mexico   9 – 18   North Macedonia
Iran   2 – 20   Italy
Germany   11 – 6   Canada
  • Monday March 3, 2008
Italy   14 – 5   North Macedonia
Canada   15 – 5   Iran
Mexico   1 – 29   Germany
  • Tuesday March 4, 2008
Italy   7 – 7   Canada
Germany   9 – 4   North Macedonia
Mexico   8 – 8   Iran
  • Wednesday March 5, 2008
North Macedonia   7 – 12   Canada
Mexico   4 – 25   Italy
Germany   18 – 2   Iran
  • Thursday March 6, 2008
Italy   5 – 5   Germany
Mexico   6 – 18   Canada
Iran   6 – 11   North Macedonia

Quarter finalsEdit

  • Friday March 7, 2008
Kazakhstan   4 – 6   Iran
Brazil   8 – 7   Mexico
  • Friday March 7, 2008
Russia   10 – 11   Italy
Romania   8 – 9   Canada

Semi finalsEdit

  • Saturday March 8, 2008 — 7th/10th place
Slovakia   18 – 4   Iran
North Macedonia   10 – 8   Brazil
  • Saturday March 8, 2008 — 1st/4th place
Greece   8 – 9   Italy
Germany   8 – 6   Canada

FinalsEdit

  • Saturday March 8, 2008 — Eleventh place
Kazakhstan   9 – 11   Mexico
  • Sunday March 9, 2008 — Ninth place
Iran   1 – 10   Brazil
  • Sunday March 9, 2008 — Seventh place
Slovakia   9 – 7   North Macedonia
  • Sunday March 9, 2008 — Fifth place
Russia   9 – 10   Romania
  • Sunday March 9, 2008 — Third place
Greece   13 – 4   Canada
  • Sunday March 9, 2008 — First place
Italy   9 – 10   Germany



Final rankingEdit

Rank Team
1.   Germany
2.   Italy
3.   Greece
4.   Canada
5.   Romania
6.   Russia
7.   Slovakia
8.   North Macedonia
9.   Brazil
10.   Iran
11.   Mexico
12.   Kazakhstan
  • Germany, Italy, Greece and Canada qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, PR China, joining Australia, China, Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia, Spain, and the United States.

Individual awardsEdit

  • Most Valuable Player
  • Best Goalkeeper

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit