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.[1]

Qualification summaryEdit

Event Dates Venue(s) Quota Qualifier(s)
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
  Spain
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[2][3] 25 August–1 September 2018   Jakarta 1   Kazakhstan
World Qualification Tournament 14–21 February 2021   Rotterdam 3   Croatia
  Greece
  Montenegro
Total 12


2019 FINA World LeagueEdit

The best team in the 2019 World League qualified for the Olympics.

Rank Team
    Serbia
    Croatia
    Australia
4   Spain
5   Hungary
6   Japan
7   Kazakhstan
8   Canada

2019 World ChampionshipsEdit

The top two teams in the 2019 World Championships qualified for the Olympics.

Rank Team
    Italy
    Spain
    Croatia
4   Hungary
5   Serbia
6   Australia
7   Greece
8   Germany
9   United States
10   Montenegro
11   Japan
12   South Africa
13   Brazil
14   Kazakhstan
15   South Korea
16   New Zealand

Continental tournamentsEdit

One team from each continental qualifying event qualifies for the Olympics.

AsiaEdit

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, was supposed to host the Asian continental tournament from 12 to 16 February.[4] 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.[5][6]

EuropeEdit

Rank Team
    Hungary
    Spain
    Montenegro
4   Croatia
5   Serbia
6   Italy
7   Greece
8   Russia
9   Germany
10   Georgia
11   Romania
12   Turkey
13   France
14   Slovakia
15   Netherlands
16   Malta

AmericasEdit

Rank Team
    United States
    Canada
    Brazil
4   Argentina
5   Cuba
6   Puerto Rico
7   Mexico
8   Peru

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.[5] It than took place from 21 to 28 February 2021.

Participating teamsEdit

The draw took place on 11 February 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland.[7]

Group A Group B
  Georgia
  Turkey
  Canada
  Brazil
  Montenegro
  Greece
  Croatia
  Netherlands
  France
  Russia
  Germany
  Romania1

1 Argentina withdrew from the tournament in mid-February. FINA replaced the South-American team with Romania[6]

Final rankingEdit

Qualified for the Summer Olympics
Rank Team[8]
    Montenegro
    Greece
    Croatia
4   Russia
5   Netherlands
6   France
7   Georgia
8   Canada
9   Romania
10   Brazil
11   Germany
DSQ   Turkey

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Water Polo Qualification System" (PDF). fina.org. FINA. 16 March 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 March 2019. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  2. ^ Ivan Curcic (30 January 2020). "Problems on road to Tokyo: Kazakhstan refuses to host Asian Championships". total-waterpolo.com. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  3. ^ Ivan Curcic (14 February 2020). "Asian Federation decides: Kazakhstan and China go to Tokyo". total-waterpolo.com. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  4. ^ Nurdana Adylkhanova (31 January 2020). "Kazakh capital to host Olympics water polo Asian pre-qualification tournament". astanatimes.com. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  5. ^ a b Ivan Curcic (11 February 2020). "Draw for Olympic qualifications in Rotterdam and Trieste". total-waterpolo.com. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  6. ^ a b Ivan Curcic (14 February 2020). "Asian Federation decides: Kazakhstan and China go to Tokyo". total-waterpolo.com. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Draw for the 2020 WP Olympic qualification tournaments". fina.org. FINA. Retrieved 11 February 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Final ranking

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