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Water polo at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships – Men's tournament

The men's water polo tournament at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships was held in Kazan, Russia from 27 July–8 August.[3]

Water polo at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships – Men's tournament
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Team Serbia celebrates after the gold medal match
Tournament details
Dates 27 July – 8 August
Teams 16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Serbia (5th title)
Runner-up  Croatia
Third place  Greece
Fourth place  Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches 48
Goals scored 869 (18.1 per match)
Attendance 55,994 (1,167 per match)
Top scorer(s) Kazakhstan Alexandr Axenov
(22 goals)[1]
Best player Serbia Duško Pijetlović[2]
2015 FINA
World Championships

Kazan, Russia
Diving
Individual
1 m men women
3 m men women
10 m men women
Synchronised
3 m men women
10 m men women
Mixed 3 m 10 m
Team
High diving
Open water swimming
5 km men women
10 km men women
25 km men women
Team team
Swimming
Freestyle
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
Backstroke
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women
Mixed relay
4×100 m freestyle medley
Synchronised swimming
Solo technical free
Duet technical free
Team technical free
combination
Mixed duet technical free
Water polo

Contents

Participating teamsEdit

Africa
Americas
Asia
Europe
Oceania

FormatEdit

The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four teams and played a round-robin. The best placed team advanced to the quarterfinal, while the second-and third best team advanced to the playoffs. The last placed team played in placement games for place 13–16. From the quarterfinals on, a knockout system was used to determine the winner. The losers of the playoffs and quarterfinals played in placement games to determine their final position.

MedalsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Croatia 3 3 0 0 39 17 +22 6 Advanced to quarterfinals
2   Canada 3 2 0 1 25 20 +5 4 Advanced to playoffs
3   Brazil 3 0 1 2 24 29 −5 1
4   China 3 0 1 2 12 34 −22 1
Source: SportResult.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
27 July 2015
09:30
Report Croatia   12–7   Canada Kazan
Attendance: 507
Referees:
Radosław Koryzna (POL), German Moller (ARG)
Score by quarters: 4–2, 6–2, 1–0, 1–3
four players 2 Goals Conway 3
27 July 2015
10:50
Report Brazil   9–9   China Kazan
Attendance: 700
Referees:
Stanko Ivanovski (MNE), Vojin Putniković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 3–4, 2–1, 3–4, 1–0
Perrone 4 Goals Dong Tao, Zhang Chufeng 3

29 July 2015
20:10
Report China   2–8   Canada Kazan
Attendance: 240
Referees:
Stanko Ivanovski (MNE), György Kun (HUN)
Score by quarters: 0–3, 0–3, 1–1, 1–1
Tan Feihu 2 Goals McElroy 3
29 July 2015
21:30
Report Croatia   10–9   Brazil Kazan
Attendance: 230
Referees:
Mark Koganov (AZE), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 4–2, 4–2, 1–2, 1–3
Sukno 3 Goals three players 2

31 July 2015
17:30
Report Croatia   17–1   China Kazan
Attendance: 874
Referees:
Daniel Flahive (AUS), Masoud Rezvani (IRI)
Score by quarters: 4–1, 5–0, 7–0, 1–0
three players 3 Goals Zhang Chufeng 1
31 July 2015
20:10
Report Brazil   6–10   Canada Kazan
Attendance: 230
Referees:
Mark Koganov (AZE), György Kun (HUN)
Score by quarters: 0–3, 3–3, 2–3, 1–1
Silva 2 Goals Boyd, McElroy 2

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Greece 3 3 0 0 37 31 +6 6 Advanced to quarterfinals
2   United States 3 2 0 1 28 26 +2 4 Advanced to playoffs
3   Italy 3 1 0 2 28 28 0 2
4   Russia 3 0 0 3 23 31 −8 0
Source: SportResult.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
27 July 2015
12:10
Report Greece   11–10   Italy Kazan
Attendance: 883
Referees:
Francesc Buch (ESP), György Kun (HUN)
Score by quarters: 4–4, 2–1, 3–2, 2–3
Afroudakis 3 Goals four players 2
27 July 2015
18:50
Report United States   7–6   Russia Kazan
Attendance: 1,932
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 3–1, 1–2, 2–2, 1–1
Azevedo, Cupido 3 Goals Bugaychuk 3

29 July 2015
09:30
Report Greece   11–10   United States Kazan
Attendance: 839
Referees:
Francesc Buch (ESP), Vojin Putniković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 3–3, 1–3, 4–3, 3–1
Fountoulis 4 Goals three players 2
29 July 2015
18:50
Report Russia   6–9   Italy Kazan
Attendance: 2,350
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Radosław Koryzna (POL)
Score by quarters: 1–1, 0–5, 3–1, 2–2
Kholod 3 Goals Giorgetti 2

31 July 2015
18:50
Report Greece   15–11   Russia Kazan
Attendance: 2,285
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Francesc Buch (ESP)
Score by quarters: 5–2, 3–2, 5–3, 2–4
Fountoulis 4 Goals Nagaev 3
31 July 2015
21:30
Report United States   11–9   Italy Kazan
Attendance: 214
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Nenad Peris (CRO)
Score by quarters: 4–4, 3–2, 2–1, 2–2
Vavić 3 Goals Di Fulvio 4

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Hungary 3 3 0 0 52 13 +39 6 Advanced to quarterfinals
2   Kazakhstan 3 2 0 1 34 24 +10 4 Advanced to playoffs
3   South Africa 3 1 0 2 17 37 −20 2
4   Argentina 3 0 0 3 17 46 −29 0
Source: SportResult.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
27 July 2015
13:30
Report South Africa   10–6   Argentina Kazan
Attendance: 913
Referees:
Masoud Rezvani (IRI), Sergey Naumov (RUS)
Score by quarters: 6–2, 1–2, 1–1, 2–1
E. Le Roux, P. Le Roux 3 Goals Yañez 3
27 July 2015
17:30
Report Hungary   14–5   Kazakhstan Kazan
Attendance: 1,180
Referees:
Joseph Peila (USA), Cory Williams (NZL)
Score by quarters: 4–0, 3–0, 5–2, 2–3
Hárai 4 Goals Ushakov 2

29 July 2015
10:50
Report Kazakhstan   15–7   Argentina Kazan
Attendance: 1,016
Referees:
Nenad Peris (CRO), Hatem Gaber (EGY)
Score by quarters: 5–2, 3–3, 5–1, 2–1
Axenov, Pekovich 4 Goals Yañez 3
29 July 2015
12:10
Report South Africa   4–17   Hungary Kazan
Attendance: 1,127
Referees:
Fabio Toffoli (BRA), Peter de Jong (NED)
Score by quarters: 1–5, 0–3, 2–4, 1–5
Molyneux 2 Goals Dén. Varga 5

31 July 2015
09:30
Report South Africa   3–14   Kazakhstan Kazan
Attendance: 884
Referees:
Fabio Toffoli (BRA), Hatem Gaber (EGY)
Score by quarters: 0–4, 1–3, 1–5, 1–2
three players 1 Goals Axenov 5
31 July 2015
10:50
Report Hungary   21–4   Argentina Kazan
Attendance: 1,065
Referees:
Sergey Naumov (RUS), Peter de Jong (NED)
Score by quarters: 6–2, 3–1, 6–1, 6–0
Dén. Varga 5 Goals López 2

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Serbia 3 3 0 0 40 26 +14 6 Advanced to quarterfinals
2   Australia 3 1 1 1 24 19 +5 3 Advanced to playoffs
3   Montenegro 3 1 1 1 29 26 +3 3
4   Japan 3 0 0 3 23 45 −22 0
Source: SportResult.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
27 July 2015
20:10
Report Serbia   11–8   Montenegro Kazan
Attendance: 2,279
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 2–1, 4–2, 3–4, 2–1
Filipović 3 Goals three players 2
27 July 2015
21:30
Report Japan   4–10   Australia Kazan
Attendance: 2,287
Referees:
Massimiliano Caputi (ITA), Hatem Gaber (EGY)
Score by quarters: 0–2, 2–2, 1–3, 1–3
four players 1 Goals Campbell 3

29 July 2015
13:30
Report Australia   5–5   Montenegro Kazan
Attendance: 313
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Sergey Naumov (RUS)
Score by quarters: 0–2, 1–1, 1–1, 3–1
Younger 3 Goals Janović 2
29 July 2015
17:30
Report Serbia   19–9   Japan Kazan
Attendance: 1,016
Referees:
Masoud Rezvani (IRI), Stephane Roy (CAN)
Score by quarters: 2–1, 6–2, 5–3, 6–3
Nikić 6 Goals Okawa, Takei 3

31 July 2015
12:10
Report Serbia   10–9   Australia Kazan
Attendance: 890
Referees:
Radosław Koryzna (POL), Georgios Stacridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 3–2, 2–2, 1–4, 4–1
three players 2 Goals Younger 3
31 July 2015
13:30
Report Japan   10–16   Montenegro Kazan
Attendance: 640
Referees:
Dion Willis (RSA), Massimiliano Caputi (ITA)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 2–5, 2–5, 4–3
Takei 4 Goals Ivović, Radović 4

Knockout stageEdit

 
Serbian team with gold medal on a Serbian stamp
 
Croatian team won the silver medal
Championship bracket
Playoffs Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                           
    4 August        
2 August
   Croatia  10
   Kazakhstan  8 6 August
     Montenegro  4  
   Montenegro  12      Croatia (pen.)  10 (5)
  4 August
2 August      Greece  10 (3)  
   Greece (pen.)  7 (5)
   South Africa  1 8 August
     Australia  7 (4)  
   Australia  17      Croatia  4
  4 August
2 August      Serbia  11
   Hungary  7
   Canada  2 6 August
     Italy  8  
   Italy  8      Italy  6 Third place game
  4 August
2 August      Serbia  10   8 August
   Serbia  12
   Brazil  3    Greece (pen.)  7 (4)
     United States  7  
   United States  7      Italy  7 (2)


5th place bracket
 
5th–8th place semifinals Fifth place game
 
           
 
6 August
 
 
  Montenegro 11
 
8 August
 
  Australia 8
 
  Montenegro 10
 
6 August
 
  Hungary 9
 
  Hungary 13
 
 
  United States 9
 
Seventh place game
 
 
8 August
 
 
  Australia 6
 
 
  United States 10
9th place bracket
 
9th–12th place semifinals Ninth place game
 
           
 
4 August
 
 
  Canada 9
 
6 August
 
  Kazakhstan 7
 
  Canada (pen.) 7 (5)
 
4 August
 
  Brazil 7 (3)
 
  Brazil 16
 
 
  South Africa 5
 
Eleventh place game
 
 
6 August
 
 
  Kazakhstan 11
 
 
  South Africa 7
13th place bracket
 
13th–16th place semifinals 13th place game
 
           
 
2 August
 
 
  China 10 (1)
 
4 August
 
  Russia (pen.) 10 (4)
 
  Russia 9
 
2 August
 
  Japan 13
 
  Argentina 6
 
 
  Japan 14
 
15th place game
 
 
4 August
 
 
  China 16
 
 
  Argentina 9

PlayoffsEdit

2 August 2015
13:30
Report Canada   2–8   Italy Kazan
Attendance: 269
Referees:
Mark Koganov (AZE), Francesc Buch (ESP)
Score by quarters: 0–2, 1–1, 1–2, 0–3
Kudaba, Torakis 1 Goals Giorgetti, Gitto 2

2 August 2015
17:30
Report Brazil   3–7   United States Kazan
Attendance: 2,090
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 0–2, 1–1, 1–1, 1–3
three players 1 Goals Mann 3

2 August 2015
18:50
Report Kazakhstan   8–12   Montenegro Kazan
Attendance: 2,896
Referees:
Joseph Peila (USA), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 3–2, 2–3, 1–5, 2–2
Gubarev 3 Goals Brguljan, Janović 3

2 August 2015
20:10
Report South Africa   1–17   Australia Kazan
Attendance: 213
Referees:
Ni Shi Wei (CHN), German Moller (ARG)
Score by quarters: 1–5, 0–6, 0–2, 0–4
E. Le Roux 1 Goals Younger 4

QuarterfinalsEdit

4 August 2015
17:30
Report Croatia   10–4   Montenegro Kazan
Attendance: 1,769
Referees:
Radosław Koryzna (POL), Massimiliano Caputi (ITA)
Score by quarters: 1–0, 3–0, 3–3, 3–1
Muslim 3 Goals Klikovac 3

4 August 2015
18:50
Report Greece   7–7   Australia Kazan
Attendance: 1,996
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Vojin Putniković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 1–0, 1–3, 3–1, 2–3  PSO: 5–4
Fountoulis, Genidounias 2 Goals Younger 3

4 August 2015
20:10
Report Hungary   7–8   Italy Kazan
Attendance: 693
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 2–1, 1–2, 2–3
Dán. Varga 3 Goals Di Fulvio, Luongo 2

4 August 2015
21:30
Report Serbia   12–7   United States Kazan
Attendance: 455
Referees:
Francesc Buch (ESP), Nenad Peris (CRO)
Score by quarters: 4–2, 3–3, 2–1, 3–1
Pijetlović 4 Goals Bonanni 2

13th–16th place semifinalsEdit

2 August 2015
10:50
Report China   10–10   Russia Kazan
Attendance: 2,263
Referees:
Stanko Ivanovski (MNE), Masoud Rezvani (IRI)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 4–4, 2–1, 3–3  PSO: 1–4
Tan Feihu 4 Goals four players 2

2 August 2015
12:10
Report Argentina   6–14   Japan Kazan
Attendance: 218
Referees:
Viktor Salnichenko (KAZ), Hatem Gaber (EGY)
Score by quarters: 0–4, 2–2, 2–4, 2–4
Carabantes, Demarchi 3 Goals Takei 4

9th–12th place semifinalsEdit

4 August 2015
12:10
Report Canada   9–7   Kazakhstan Kazan
Attendance: 421
Referees:
Stanko Ivanovski (MNE), German Moller (ARG)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 5–0, 2–3, 1–2
Conway 4 Goals Axenov 3

4 August 2015
13:30
Report Brazil   16–5   South Africa Kazan
Attendance: 213
Referees:
Ni Shi Wei (CHN), Hatem Gaber (EGY)
Score by quarters: 7–3, 2–2, 3–0, 4–0
Vrlic 5 Goals five players 1

5th–8th place semifinalsEdit

6 August 2015
15:30
Report Montenegro   11–8   Australia Kazan
Attendance: 1,500
Referees:
Francesc Buch (ESP), Vojin Putniković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 4–1, 1–1, 4–4, 2–2
Janović 4 Goals three players 2

6 August 2015
17:00
Report Hungary   13–9   United States Kazan
Attendance: 645
Referees:
Massimiliano Caputi (ITA), Sergey Naumov (RUS)
Score by quarters: 4–2, 3–2, 2–2, 4–3
Hárai 4 Goals Azevedo, Bonanni 3

SemifinalsEdit

6 August 2015
20:30
Report Croatia   10–10   Greece Kazan
Attendance: 2,486
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 3–1, 2–3, 3–2, 2–4  PSO: 5–3
four players 2 Goals Vlahopoulos 3

6 August 2015
22:00
Report Italy   6–10   Serbia Kazan
Attendance: 1,859
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Radosław Koryzna (POL)
Score by quarters: 0–4, 2–4, 2–1, 2–1
Fondelli 2 Goals S. Mitrovic 3

15th place gameEdit

4 August 2015
09:30
Report China   16–9   Argentina Kazan
Attendance: 753
Referees:
Joseph Peila (USA), Tadao Tahara (JPN)
Score by quarters: 6–2, 3–4, 4–2, 3–1
Dong Tao 4 Goals Yanez 5

13th place gameEdit

4 August 2015
10:50
Report Russia   9–13   Japan Kazan
Attendance: 821
Referees:
György Kun (HUN), Masoud Rezvani (IRI)
Score by quarters: 4–3, 1–3, 2–5, 2–2
Bychkov 3 Goals Okawa 3

Eleventh place gameEdit

6 August 2015
10:50
Report Kazakhstan   11–7   South Africa Kazan
Attendance: 450
Referees:
Fabio Toffoli (BRA), Tadao Tahara (JPN)
Score by quarters: 4–2, 1–2, 2–1, 4–2
Axenov 7 Goals P. Le Roux 3

Ninth place gameEdit

6 August 2015
12:10
Report Canada   7–7   Brazil Kazan
Attendance: 308
Referees:
Mark Koganov (AZE), Viktor Salnichenko (KAZ)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 1–1, 2–3, 2–1  PSO: 5–3
Conway, Kubada 2 Goals Delgado 3

Seventh place gameEdit

8 August 2015
14:00
Report Australia   6–10   United States Kazan
Attendance: 1,677
Referees:
Nenad Peris (CRO), Francesc Buch (ESP)
Score by quarters: 3–2, 0–2, 1–4, 2–2
Younger 2 Goals Azevedo 4

Fifth place gameEdit

8 August 2015
15:30
Report Montenegro   10–9   Hungary Kazan
Attendance: 2,365
Referees:
Mark Koganov (AZE), Joseph Peila (USA)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 2–1, 2–2, 4–4
Ivović 3 Goals three players 2

Third place gameEdit

8 August 2015
20:30
Report Greece   7–7   Italy Kazan
Attendance: 2,165
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Radosław Koryzna (POL)
Score by quarters: 1–0, 2–2, 4–4, 0–1  PSO: 4–2
Vlahopoulos 3 Goals Aicardi, Figlioli 2

FinalEdit

8 August 2015
22:00
Report Croatia   4–11   Serbia Kazan
Attendance: 2,575
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 0–3, 2–2, 0–4
Sukno 2 Goals Prlainović 3

Final rankingEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit