Water polo at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Men's qualification
The qualification for the 2020 men's Olympic water polo tournament allocated twelve teams quota spots: the hosts, the top team in the World League, the top two teams in the World Championships, five continental Olympic qualification tournament champions, and the three top teams at an Olympic qualifying tournament.
|Host nation||7 September 2013||Buenos Aires||1||Japan|
|2019 FINA World League||18–23 June 2019||Belgrade||1||Serbia|
|2019 FINA World Championships||15–27 July 2019||Gwangju||2||Italy|
|2019 Pan American Games||4–10 August 2019||Lima||1||United States|
|Oceanian Continental Selection||—||—||1||Australia|
|African Continental Selection||—||—||1||South Africa|
|2020 European Championships||14–26 January 2020||Budapest||1||Hungary|
|2018 Asian Games||25 August–1 September 2018||Jakarta||1||Kazakhstan|
|World Qualification Tournament||14–21 February 2021||Rotterdam||3||Croatia|
2019 FINA World LeagueEdit
The best team in the 2019 World League qualified for the Olympics.
2019 World ChampionshipsEdit
The top two teams in the 2019 World Championships qualified for the Olympics.
One team from each continental qualifying event qualifies for the Olympics.
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, was supposed to host the Asian continental tournament from 12 to 16 February. In late January the event was cancelled as the Kazakh Government suspended all flights and visas from China due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic in the Eastern part of the country. In mid-February AASF decided to use the final ranking of 2018 Asian Games to allocate its continental quotas to the winners and the slots in WQT to the following teams in said ranking; the decision must yet be made official by FINA and IOC before the World Qualification Tournament, scheduled from 22 to 29 March.
World Qualification TournamentEdit
The tournament was scheduled to be contested in Rotterdam, Netherlands, from 31 May to 7 June but was postponed to 14 to 21 February 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The draw of pools was held at FINA headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 11 February 2020. The top three teams qualified for the Olympics. It than took place from 21 to 28 February 2021.
|Group A||Group B|
|Qualified for the Summer Olympics|
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- Ivan Curcic (14 February 2020). "Asian Federation decides: Kazakhstan and China go to Tokyo". total-waterpolo.com. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
- Nurdana Adylkhanova (31 January 2020). "Kazakh capital to host Olympics water polo Asian pre-qualification tournament". astanatimes.com. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
- Ivan Curcic (11 February 2020). "Draw for Olympic qualifications in Rotterdam and Trieste". total-waterpolo.com. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
- Ivan Curcic (14 February 2020). "Asian Federation decides: Kazakhstan and China go to Tokyo". total-waterpolo.com. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
- "Draw for the 2020 WP Olympic qualification tournaments". fina.org. FINA. Retrieved 11 February 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Final ranking