FINA Water Polo World Cup

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The FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup is an international water polo tournament, organized by FINA and featuring eight men's national teams. [1] It was established in 1979, initially taking place on odd years. Since 2002 it is held every four years, in the even-year between Olympics. [2]

Water polo ballgame-team sport played in water by teams competing to put the ball into the opponents goal

Water polo is a competitive team sport played in the water between two teams. The game consists of four quarters in which the two teams attempt to score goals by throwing the ball into the opposing team's goal. The team with the most goals at the end of the game wins the match. Each team is made up of six field players and one goalkeeper. Except for the goalkeeper, players participate in both offensive and defensive roles. Water polo is typically played in an all-deep pool meaning that players cannot touch the bottom.

FINA international sport governing body

FINA or Fédération internationale de natation is the international federation recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for administering international competition in water sports. It is one of several international federations which administer a given sport or discipline for the IOC and international community. It is based in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup
YearHostWinnerRunner-up3rd Place
1979 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Belgrade & Rijeka, Yugoslavia
Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
1981 Flag of the United States.svg
Long Beach, USA
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Soviet Union
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Yugoslavia
Flag of Cuba.svg
Cuba
1983 Flag of the United States.svg
Malibu, USA
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Flag of Germany.svg
West Germany
Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
1985 Flag of Germany.svg
Duisburg, West Germany
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West Germany
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
1987 Flag of Greece.svg
Thessaloniki, Greece
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Yugoslavia
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Soviet Union
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West Germany
1989 Flag of Germany.svg
West Berlin, West Germany
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Yugoslavia
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Italy
Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
1991 Flag of Spain.svg
Barcelona, Spain
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United States
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
1993 Flag of Greece.svg
Athens, Greece
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Italy
Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
1995 Flag of the United States.svg
Atlanta, USA
Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
1997 Flag of Greece.svg
Athens, Greece
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United States
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Greece
Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
1999 Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Sydney, Australia
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Hungary
Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
2002 Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg
Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
Flag of Yugoslavia (1992-2003).svg
Yugoslavia
2006 Flag of Hungary.svg
Budapest, Hungary
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Serbia and Montenegro
Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
2010 Flag of Romania.svg
Oradea, Romania
Flag of Serbia.svg
Serbia
Flag of Croatia.svg
Croatia
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Spain
2014 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Flag of Serbia.svg
Serbia
Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
Flag of Croatia.svg
Croatia
2018 Flag of Germany.svg
Berlin, Germany
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Hungary
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
Flag of Serbia.svg
Serbia

Results

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 44210
2Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 2226
3Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2204
4Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 2103
5Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 2013
6Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1315
7Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 1113
8Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 1012
9Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg  Serbia and Montenegro 1001
10Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 0112
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 0112
12Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 0101
13Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 0055
14Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 0011
Totals (14 nations)16161648
Source: [3]

Participation details

Legend
Team 1979
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(8)
1981
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(8)
1983
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(8)
1985
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(8)
1987
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(8)
1989
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(8)
1991
Flag of Spain.svg
(8)
1993
Flag of Greece.svg
(8)
1995
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(8)
1997
Flag of Greece.svg
(8)
1999
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
(8)
2002
Flag of Yugoslavia (1992-2003).svg
(8)
2006
Flag of Hungary.svg
(8)
2010
Flag of Romania.svg
(8)
2014
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
(8)
2018
Flag of Germany.svg
(8)
Years
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 7th7th7th7th3rd8th6th5th2nd9
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 8th8th2
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 7th1
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Part of Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 8th8th8th4th2nd3rd5th7
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 3rd8th7th8th4
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 5th2nd1st3rd5th8th6th4th8
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 8th8th7th6th2nd7th5th7th8
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 1st6th7th3rd4th2nd1st3rd1st2nd2nd2nd1st13
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 8th1
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 6th3rd5th5th2nd1st2nd5th2nd4th5th11
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 7th1
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Part of Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 6th1
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro Part of Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia Part of Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg  Serbia and Montenegro/FR Yugoslavia 7th1
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 6th6th7th3
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 7th6th6th5th4
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Part of Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 5th3rd4th4th1st8th6
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia Part of Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia Part of Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg  Serbia and Montenegro/FR Yugoslavia 1st1st3rd3
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg  Serbia and Montenegro/
FR Yugoslavia
Part of Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 7th5th3rd1stdefunct 4
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 8th8th2
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 4th1st1st2nd6th5thdefunct 6
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 5th5th3rd6th4th3rd5th6th3rd6th3rd3rd12
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2nd4th4th2nd4th8th1st4th4th1st6th7th4th4th6th15
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 3rd2nd4th1st1st2nddefunct 6

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References

  1. Water Polo World Cup page Archived 2012-03-31 at the Wayback Machine of the FINA website; retrieved 2012-03.08.
  2. HistoFINA, Water Polo, published by FINA on 2011-07-01; retrieved 2012-03-08. ("HistoFINA" is FINA's self-history.)
  3. "WATER POLO MEDALISTS AND STATISTICS" (PDF). FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-07-01.