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October 25, 2018

“Out of 40.000 Players, Only 30 Are Good Enough for The National Team” — Interview with Robin van Galen

Before the upcoming Total Player Award 2018, we talked to a Dutch coach Robin van Galen. Throughout the years, he’s been one of the most influential […]
October 24, 2018
FINA World League — Russia, Netherlands, Montenegro, Greece and Croatia Win First Game

FINA World League — Russia, Netherlands, Montenegro, Greece and Croatia Win First Game

The FINA Men’s Water Polo World League first round of the European preliminary phase was played yesterday evening, Tuesday, October 23, in various European cities. The […]
October 22, 2018
Hungarian Water Polo - The End of The Second Leg

Hungarian Water Polo – The End of The Second Leg

It was a busy weekend for the players in the Hungarian Water Polo League. Apart from the expected action, there were a lot of goals and […]
October 21, 2018

Mladost Stops Jug’s Winning Streak

An end has come to what seemed an endless winning streak for VK Jug. Mladost ended it in Dubrovnik with 7:9. There were three more games […]
October 18, 2018

BPM Upsets Olympiacos, Szolnok, Jug Struggle But Win

Champions League, Main Round, Day 1 – Summary A newcomer couldn’t imagine any better debut than the one BPM Sport Management Busto had on Wednesday as […]
October 16, 2018
Zsolt Varga: "We Have Progress Step by Step" — VLV Interview

Zsolt Varga: “We Have To Progress Step by Step” — VLV Interview

Zsolt Varga, the head coach of great Hungarian club Ferencvárosi, gave an interview to VLV. Before the matches against Dinamo Moscow, Bucharest, and finally Pro Recco, Varga […]
October 16, 2018
Champions League, Main Round, Day 1 – Preview

Champions League, Main Round, Day 1 – Preview

It’s action time! Another season of tremendous excitements is set to begin on Wednesday when the Champions League main round kicks off with eight encounters. The […]
October 16, 2018
Mladen Drnasin: "There Is No Room for Clubs in The Federation"

Mladen Drnasin: “Our Goal Is To Stay among The Medal-Winners across All Competitions” – Interview with HVS’s New President

A couple of days ago, there was a personnel change at the HVS (Croatian Water Polo Federation). Mladen Drnasin, ex-water polo player and businessman from Split, […]
October 14, 2018
Men’s Euro Cup, Qualification Round II – Summary

Men’s Euro Cup, Qualification Round II – Summary

OSC and Marseille remain unbeaten Three of the four group-winners from the first qualification round have made the quarter-finals: OSC (HUN) and Marseille (FRA) finished atop […]
October 13, 2018
Split To Host 2022 European Water Polo Championships

Split To Host 2022 European Water Polo Championships

LEN Bureau Meeting Report from Amsterdam At its meeting in Amsterdam, the LEN Bureau allocated the 2022 edition of the European Water Polo Championships for the […]
October 12, 2018
Champions League Qualification Playoffs, 2nd Leg – Summary

Champions League Qualification Playoffs, 2nd Leg – Summary

Split upsets Herceg Novi, three Croats, Hungarians and Italians in the prelims For the first time, three nations will have three clubs apiece in the main […]
October 11, 2018
Vjekoslav Kobešćak Stays in VK Jug until 2025

Vjekoslav Kobešćak Stays in VK Jug until 2025

Vjekoslav Kobešćak and VK Jug extended their cooperation until 2025, announced Jug’s president, Tomislav Dumancic, at a club press conference. Kobeščak has been in Jug for […]
October 10, 2018
Sakis Kechagias Is No Longer Australian National Women's Head Coach

Sakis Kechagias Is No Longer Australian National Women’s Head Coach

Water Polo Australia announced that it will not be renewing its agreement with Sakis Kechagias as the National Women’s Head Coach. Kechagias has been the coach […]
October 9, 2018
Mladen Drnasin — Quick Brief and First Statement

Mladen Drnasin — Quick Brief and First Statement

An entrepreneur and former water polo player from Split, a longtime official in his home club Jadran and the Croatian HVS, Mladen Drnasin (51) is the […]
October 8, 2018

Champions League Qualification play-offs, Euro Cup Qualification Round II – Draws

Excitements Guaranteed The respective draws for the Champions League qualification play-offs and the second round in the Euro Cup have been conducted in the LEN Office […]
October 8, 2018
Japanese Water Polo - Boys from Kashiwazaki Take the 6th Consecutive Title

Japanese Water Polo – Boys from Kashiwazaki Retake the Title after 6 Years

The 94th Japan Men’s and Women’s Water Polo Championship ended its final day, and the audience feedback was beyond expectation.  Women’s Bronze – Shumei Water Polo […]
October 5, 2018
Supercup In Hannover Announced

Supercup In Hannover Announced

Three weeks after the new season start in the German Water Polo League (DWL), men’s Supercup is announced. It will be held in Hannover through 9th […]
October 4, 2018
A Step Forward in Water Polo Modernization: Communication between Referees

A Step Forward in Water Polo Modernization: Communication between Referees

Waterpolista reports that during the World League Superfinals this past season, FINA put to the test one of the measures debated at the World Water Polo […]
October 4, 2018
The Olympics and World Champions United for Genoa

The Olympic and World Champions United for Genoa

It was one of the most emotional water polo events recently in Italy. In honor of the disaster with the bridge-collapse, the game was played in […]
October 3, 2018

Xavi García: “We Are a Team of the Present, But Above All, the Future”

With Marko Bijač’s departure to Pro Recco, the most-trophied Croatian water polo club VK Jug needed a new captain. The players’ and team’s decision was unanimous […]
October 1, 2018
Champions League Qualification Play-offs, Euro Cup Qualification Round II – Draws

Champions League Qualification Play-offs, Euro Cup Qualification Round II – Draws

Excitements guaranteed The respective draws for the Champions League qualification play-offs and the second round in the Euro Cup have been conducted in the LEN Office […]
October 1, 2018
Attila Vári Is the New President of the Hungarian Water Polo Association

Attila Vári Is the New President of the Hungarian Water Polo Association

Dr. Kemény Dénest got replaced by the two-time Olympic champion An Extraordinary Meeting of the Hungarian Waterloo Association was held on Sunday in the conference hall […]
October 1, 2018
Euro Cup, Qualification Round I – Summary

Euro Cup, Qualification Round I – Summary

Unbeaten run from OSC, Primorac, Barcelona, and Marseille Both Hungarian and Croatian sides made the next round, joined by teams from France, Italy, Spain, and Montenegro. […]
October 1, 2018
Champions League, Qualification, Round II – Summary

Champions League, Qualification, Round II – Summary

Three goals in the last three seconds in Sabadell The favorite sides cleared all hurdles: Ferencvaros (HUN) and Brescia (ITA) advanced with ease, while Jadran (MNE) […]