Water polo at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

The men's tournament of water polo at the 2020 Summer Olympics at Tokyo, Japan, were scheduled to begin on 26 July and end on 9 August 2020. Games will be held at the Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center.[1] It will be the 27th official appearance of the tournament, which was not held in 1896 and was a demonstration sport in 1904 but otherwise has been held at every Olympics.

Men's water polo
at the XXXII Olympiad
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Tournament details
Host country Japan
DatesTBD
Teams12 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
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On 24 March 2020, the Olympics were postponed to 2021 due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.[2]

QualificationEdit

Qualification Date Host Berths Qualified
Host nation 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[3][4] 25 August–1 September 2018   Jakarta 1   Kazakhstan
World Qualification Tournament 31 May – 7 June 2020   Rotterdam 3  
 
 
Total 12

ScheduleEdit

The competition begins on Sunday and matches are held every other day. At each match time, two matches are played simultaneously (one from each group during preliminary round, two quarterfinals during that round, one main semifinal and one classification 5–8 semifinal during the semifinal round, and the two classification 5/6 and 7/8 games on the final day) except for the bronze medal final and gold medal final.[1]

G Group stage ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Final
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
G G G G G ¼ ½ B F

Competition formatEdit

The twelve teams are seeded into two groups for a preliminary round. The teams in each group play a round-robin. The top 4 teams in each group advance to the knockout round while the 5th and 6th place teams are eliminated. The 5th place teams are ranked 9 and 10 based on win-loss record, then goal average; the 6th place teams are ranked 11 and 12 in the same way. The knockout round begins with quarterfinals. Quarterfinal winners advance to the semifinals, while quarterfinal losers play in the 5th–8th place classification semifinals. The two semifinal winners play in the gold medal game. The two semifinal losers play in the bronze medal game. The 5th–8th place classification semifinal winners and losers play in the 5th/6th and 7th/8th place classification games, respectively.[5]

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]
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.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]
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.

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal
 
          
 
5 August
 
 
 
 
7 August
 
 
 
 
 
5 August
 
 
 
 
 
9 August
 
 
 
 
 
5 August
 
 
 
 
 
7 August
 
 
 
 
 
5 August
 
 Bronze medal
 
 
 
9 August
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fifth place bracket
 
5–8th place semifinalsFifth place
 
      
 
7 August
 
 
 
 
9 August
 
 
 
 
 
7 August
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seventh place
 
 
9 August
 
 
 
 
 
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Tokyo2020 schedule". Tokyo2020. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". olympic.org. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  3. ^ Ivan Curcic (30 January 2020). "Problems on road to Tokyo: Kazakhstan refuses to host Asian Championships". total-waterpolo.com. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  4. ^ Ivan Curcic (14 February 2020). "Asian Federation decides: Kazakhstan and China go to Tokyo". total-waterpolo.com. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  5. ^ "FINA By-Laws, 2017–21" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 31 January 2020.