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Water polo at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

The men's tournament of Water polo at the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, began on 6 August and ended on 20 August 2016. Games were held at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center and the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.

Men's water polo
at the XXXI Olympiad
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Serbia national team celebrates after the gold medal match
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates6–20 August 2016
Teams12 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Serbia (1st title)
Runner-up Croatia
Third place Italy
Fourth place Montenegro
Tournament statistics
Matches42
Goals scored704 (16.76 per match)
Top scorer(s)Serbia Filip Filipović
Spain Guillermo Molina
(19 goals)
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Serbia won the gold medal by defeating Croatia in the final. Bronze was won by Italy after beating Montenegro.[1] After the Rio Olympics, Serbia national team held Olympic Games, World Championship, European Championship, World Cup and World League titles simultaneously.[1]

Competition scheduleEdit

G Group stage ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Final
Sat 6 Sun 7 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20
G G G G G ¼ ½ B F

QualificationEdit

Qualification Date Host Berths Qualified
Host nation 2 October 2009   Copenhagen 1   Brazil
2015 FINA World League 23–28 June 2015   Bergamo 1   Serbia
2015 Pan American Games 7–15 July 2015   Toronto 1   United States
2015 FINA World Championships 27 July – 8 August 2015   Kazan 2   Croatia
  Greece
Oceanian Continental Selection[2] 19 October 2015   Perth 1   Australia
2015 Asian Championships 16–20 December 2015   Foshan 1   Japan
2016 European Championships 10–23 January 2016   Belgrade 1   Montenegro
World Qualification Tournament 3–10 April 2016   Trieste 4   Hungary
  Italy
  Spain
  France
Total 12

DrawEdit

The draw was held on 10 April 2016.[3]

Teams from twelve nations compete in the tournament and were seeded into two groups for the preliminary round. The top four teams advance to the quarterfinals.

SeedingEdit

The seeding was announced on 10 April 2016.[4]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6
  Serbia
  Croatia
  Greece
  Montenegro
  United States
  Australia
  France
  Japan
  Hungary
  Italy
  Spain
  Brazil

RefereesEdit

The following referees were selected for the tournament.[5]

  •   German Moller
  •   Daniel Flahive
  •   Mark Koganov
  •   Fabio Toffoli
  •   Marie-Claude Deslières
  •   Ni Shi Wei
  •   Nenad Peris
  •   Hatem Gaber
  •   Benjamin Mercier
  •   Georgios Stavridis
  •   Péter Molnár
  •   Masoud Rezvani
  •   Filippo Gomez
  •   Tadao Tahara
  •   Stanko Ivanovski
  •   Diana Dutilh-Dumas
  •   Radosław Koryzna
  •   Adrian Alexandrescu
  •   Sergey Naumov
  •   Vojin Putniković
  •   Boris Margeta
  •   Dion Willis
  •   Francesc Buch
  •   Joseph Peila

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Hungary 5 2 3 0 57 43 +14 7 Quarter-finals
2   Greece 5 2 2 1 41 40 +1 6
3   Brazil (H) 5 3 0 2 40 39 +1 6
4   Serbia 5 2 2 1 49 44 +5 6
5   Australia 5 2 1 2 44 40 +4 5
6   Japan 5 0 0 5 36 61 −25 0
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference.
(H) Host.


6 August 2016
09:00
Report Serbia   13–13   Hungary Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Radosław Koryzna (POL)
Score by quarters: 3–5, 3–4, 3–2, 4–2
Filipović 3 Goals Hosnyánszky 3
6 August 2016
13:00
Report Greece   8–7   Japan Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Sergey Naumov (RUS), Stanko Ivanovski (MNE)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 2–1, 0–4, 4–0
Vlachopoulos 3 Goals three players 2
6 August 2016
20:50
Report Brazil   8–7   Australia Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Filippo Gomez (ITA), Francesc Buch (ESP)
Score by quarters: 3–2, 2–1, 2–2, 1–2
Delgado 3 Goals Campbell, Cotterill 2

8 August 2016
09:00
Report Serbia   9–9   Greece Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Mark Koganov (AZE), Joseph Peila (USA)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 0–2, 4–3, 4–2
Filipović 2 Goals Fountoulis 4
8 August 2016
13:00
Report Hungary   9–9   Australia Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Filippo Gomez (ITA))
Score by quarters: 4–3, 2–2, 1–3, 2–1
three players 2 Goals Campbell 4
8 August 2016
19:30
Report Japan   8–16   Brazil Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Nenad Peris (CRO), Francesc Buch (ESP)
Score by quarters: 2–5, 1–3, 4–4, 1–4
three players 2 Goals Vrlić 5

10 August 2016
09:00
Report Australia   8–6   Japan Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Francesc Buch (ESP), Joseph Peila (USA)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 2–1, 3–2, 2–1
Kayes 4 Goals Okawa, Takei 2
10 August 2016
10:20
Report Greece   8–8   Hungary Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Nenad Peris (CRO), Mark Koganov (AZE)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 1–1, 4–2, 2–3
Vlachopoulos 3 Goals Hárai 3
10 August 2016
19:30
Report Brazil   6–5   Serbia Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Benjamin Mercier (FRA), Ni Shi Wei (CHN)
Score by quarters: 0–2, 3–1, 2–0, 1–2
Vrlić 2 Goals five players 1

12 August 2016
09:00
Report Hungary   17–7   Japan Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Stanko Ivanovski (MKD), Masoud Rezvani (IRI)
Score by quarters: 5–1, 6–2, 2–2, 4–2
Kis 5 Goals Takei 3
12 August 2016
19:30
Report Greece   9–4   Brazil Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Boris Margate (SLO), Sergey Naumov (RUS)
Score by quarters: 3–1, 1–1, 3–2, 2–0
three players 2 Goals Silva 2
12 August 2016
22:10
Report Serbia   10–8   Australia Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Francesc Buch (ESP)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 2–3, 2–1, 4–2
three players 2 Goals Cotterill 2

14 August 2016
14:10
Report Australia   12–7   Greece Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Filippo Gomez (ITA), Joseph Peila (USA)
Score by quarters: 5–3, 5–1, 0–1, 2–2
Cotterill, Howden 3 Goals Fountoulis 3
14 August 2016
19:30
Report Serbia   12–8   Japan Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Nenad Peris (CRO), Benjamin Mercier (FRA)
Score by quarters: 2–5, 3–0, 4–2, 3–1
Filipović 6 Goals Takei 5
14 August 2016
20:50
Report Brazil   6–10   Hungary Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Francesc Buch (ESP), Stanko Ivanovski (MNE)
Score by quarters: 0–3, 1–2, 3–3, 2–2
Gomes, Perrone 2 Goals three players 2

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 5 3 1 1 46 35 +11 7 Quarter-finals
2   Croatia 5 3 0 2 37 37 0 6
3   Italy 5 3 0 2 40 41 −1 6
4   Montenegro 5 2 1 2 36 32 +4 5
5   United States 5 2 0 3 35 35 0 4
6   France 5 1 0 4 28 42 −14 2
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference.


6 August 2016
10:20
Report United States   5–7   Croatia Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 1–1, 1–2, 1–2
Azevedo 2 Goals Joković, Šetka 2
6 August 2016
11:40
Report Spain   8–9   Italy Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Vojin Putniković (SRB), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 3–2, 2–1, 1–2, 2–4
Molina 4 Goals Figlioli, Presciutti 3
6 August 2016
19:30
Report France   4–7   Montenegro Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Mark Koganov (AZE), Péter Molnár (HUN)
Score by quarters: 0–2, 0–3, 1–0, 3–2
four players 1 Goals Radović 3

8 August 2016
10:20
Report Italy   11–8   France Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Radosław Koryzna (POL), Sergey Naumov (RUS)
Score by quarters: 4–3, 4–1, 1–2, 2–2
Aicardi 4 Goals three players 2
8 August 2016
11:40
Report United States   9–10   Spain Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Péter Molnár (HUN)
Score by quarters: 2–4, 3–1, 2–3, 2–2
Bonanni 4 Goals Echenique 3
8 August 2016
20:50
Report Croatia   8–7   Montenegro Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 2–1, 1–2, 3–2
three players 2 Goals Brguljan, Janović 2

10 August 2016
11:40
Report France   3–6   United States Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
German Moller (ARG), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 1–1, 0–4, 0–0, 2–1
three players 1 Goals Samuels 3
10 August 2016
13:00
Report Montenegro   5–6   Italy Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Péter Molnár (HUN), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 1–1, 0–1, 3–2
Brguljan 2 Goals Di Fulvio 3
10 August 2016
20:50
Report Spain   9–4   Croatia Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Radosław Koryzna (POL)
Score by quarters: 2–0, 2–1, 1–2, 4–1
Echenique 4 Goals four players 1

12 August 2016
10:20
Report Croatia   10–7   Italy Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Mark Koganov (AZE), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 1–1, 4–3, 3–2, 2–1
Sukno 5 Goals Gallo 2
12 August 2016
11:40
Report United States   5–8   Montenegro Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Radosław Koryzna (POL), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 0–0, 2–2, 2–4
Samuels 2 Goals Da. Brguljan 2
12 August 2016
20:50
Report Spain   10–4   France Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Fabio Toffoli (BRA), Péter Molnár (HUN)
Score by quarters: 3–1, 3–0, 1–1, 3-2
Echenique 3 Goals Crousillat 2

14 August 2016
12:50
Report Montenegro   9–9   Spain Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Sergey Naumov (RUS), Radosław Koryzna (POL)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 3–2, 2–4, 2–1
three players 2 Goals Molina 2
14 August 2016
15:30
Report United States   10–7   Italy Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Vojin Putniković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 2–4, 3–2, 3–1, 2–0
four players 2 Goals Di Fulvio, Figlioli 2
14 August 2016
16:50
Report France   9–8   Croatia Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Ni Shi Wei (CHN), Hatem Gaber (EGY)
Score by quarters: 3–2, 3–3, 2–1, 1–2
Marzouki 3 Goals Sukno 3

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal
 
          
 
16 August
 
 
  Hungary9 (2)
 
18 August
 
  Montenegro (pen.)9 (4)
 
  Montenegro8
 
16 August
 
  Croatia12
 
  Brazil6
 
20 August
 
  Croatia10
 
  Croatia7
 
16 August
 
  Serbia11
 
  Greece5
 
18 August
 
  Italy9
 
  Italy8
 
16 August
 
  Serbia10 Bronze medal
 
  Serbia10
 
20 August
 
  Spain7
 
  Montenegro10
 
 
  Italy12
 
5th place bracket
 
5–8th place semifinalsFifth place
 
      
 
18 August
 
 
  Hungary13
 
20 August
 
  Brazil4
 
  Hungary12
 
18 August
 
  Greece10
 
  Greece9
 
 
  Spain7
 
Seventh place
 
 
20 August
 
 
  Brazil8
 
 
  Spain9

Quarter-finalsEdit

16 August 2016
11:00
Report Hungary   9–9   Montenegro Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Mark Koganov (AZE), Joseph Peila (USA)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 2–3, 3–3, 3–1  PSO: 2–4
Erdélyi, Vámos 3 Goals Ivović 3

16 August 2016
12:20
Report Serbia   10–7   Spain Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Radosław Koryzna (POL), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 3–1, 4–2, 0–2, 3–2
Mandić 4 Goals Molina 3

16 August 2016
15:10
Report Brazil   6–10   Croatia Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Benjamin Mercier (FRA)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 1–4, 3–1, 0–2
Gomes 3 Goals García, Joković 3

16 August 2016
16:30
Report Greece   5–9   Italy Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Sergey Naumov (RUS), Boris Margeta (SLO)
Score by quarters: 0–2, 2–2, 1–2, 2–3
Fountoulis, Mourikis 2 Goals Figlioli 3

5–8th place semifinalsEdit

18 August 2016
11:00
Report Hungary   13–4   Brazil Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Filippo Gomez (ITA), Masoud Rezvani (IRI)
Score by quarters: 4–1, 3–0, 4–3, 2–0
Erdélyi 4 Goals Delgado 2

18 August 2016
15:10
Report Greece   9–7   Spain Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Nenad Peris (CRO)
Score by quarters: 1–0, 2–1, 4–3, 2–3
Afroudakis, Mourikis 2 Goals Molina 4

Semi-finalsEdit

18 August 2016
12:20
Report Montenegro   8–12   Croatia Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Joseph Peila (USA)
Score by quarters: 3–4, 2–3, 1–1, 2–4
Brguljan, Ivović 3 Goals Bušlje 4

18 August 2016
16:30
Report Italy   8–10   Serbia Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 0–3, 2–3, 0–1, 6–3
three players 2 Goals three players 2

Seventh place gameEdit

20 August 2016
11:40
Report Brazil   8–9   Spain Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Vojin Putniković (SRB), Stanko Ivanovski (MNE)
Score by quarters: 1–3, 2–1, 1–2, 4–3
three players 2 Goals three players 2

Fifth place gameEdit

20 August 2016
16:30
Report Hungary   12–10   Greece Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Mark Koganov (AZE), Joseph Peila (USA)
Score by quarters: 2–1, 4–4, 3–3, 3–2
Kis, Zalánki 3 Goals four players 2

Bronze medal gameEdit

20 August 2016
13:00
Report Montenegro   10–12   Italy Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Sergey Naumov (RUS)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 3–3, 2–4, 4–3
Janović 3 Goals C. Presciutti 4

Gold medal gameEdit

20 August 2016
17:50
Report Croatia   7–11   Serbia Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Péter Molnár (HUN)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 1–3, 2–3, 2–2
Sukno 3 Goals Mandić 4

Ranking and statisticsEdit

MedalistsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Water Polo, Men's Final - And finally: it's Serbia!". fina.org. 20 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Breakdown of anticipated athletes by sport". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  3. ^ "WP Olympic Games Qualification Tournament is ready". federnuoto.it. 1 April 2016.
  4. ^ "RIO 2016 - Water polo - Teams & Groups". fina.org. 10 April 2016.
  5. ^ Referees