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January 26, 2020

Hungary wins European gold after 21 years

The penalty shootout decided the gold-medal winner at the Europeans for the second time in history. The first final, which went to a shootout, was the […]
January 26, 2020

Montenegro clinches bronze after magnificent comeback

Montenegro won the bronze medal at the male European Championships, after a magnificent comeback in the match for the third place against Croatia. The Montenegrins edged […]
January 26, 2020

Serbia wins in clash of champions for 5th place

The outgoing continental champion Serbia won the 5th place at the 34th European Championships in Budapest. Serbia recorded an 8:7 win over Italy in the 5th-place […]
January 25, 2020

Spanish ladies are new European champions

Spain is the new European water polo champion for ladies. The Spaniards defeated Russia 13:12 in the final game of the 34th European Championships in Budapest. […]
January 25, 2020

Hungary edges out Netherlands and clinches bronze medal

Hungary won the bronze medal at the European Championships for women. The Hungarian ladies edged out the 2018 champion Netherlands – 9:8 in the bronze-medal match. […]
January 25, 2020

Italy defeats Greece to take 5th place

The last day of the female tournament at the 34th European Championships was opened by the games for 5th and 7th place. Italy finished in 5th […]
January 24, 2020

Hungary ousts Montenegro and earns medal and Olympic ticket

Hungary beat Montenegro in the second semifinal of the ECH in Budapest 10:8 and achieved two objectives – they secured a medal and also earned an […]
January 24, 2020

Spain repeats story from Gwangju and continues battle for gold

Spain defeated Croatia 9:8 in the first semifinal game of the men’s tournament at the European Championships in Budapest. The final score  is very similar to […]
January 24, 2020

Serbia and Italy to face off in consolation final

Two reigning champions – Italy and Serbia – will play in the 5th-place game at the 34th European Championships for men. Italy, the world champion, defeated […]
January 23, 2020

Spain edges out Hungary and reaches gold medal match

Spain is in the final of the women’s tournament at the 34th European Championships. The Spaniards edged out host Hungary in the thrilling second semifinal match […]
January 23, 2020

Russia dethrones Netherlands after shootout

Russia defeated the Netherlands in the first semifinal of the female tournament at the 2020 European Championships. A dramatic match was decided after a penalty shootout. […]
January 23, 2020

Greece and Italy battle for 5th place

There were no surprises in the semifinals for places 5th-8th of the women’s tournament at the 34th European Championships in Budapest. Greece and Italy proved too […]
January 22, 2020

Hungary and Croatia join Spain and Montenegro in semifinals

Hungary and Croatia recorded the victories in the third and fourth quarterfinal match of the male tournament at the 34th European Championships and joined Montenegro and […]
January 22, 2020

Two champions leave Budapest without medals

Olympic champion Serbia and World champion Italy will finish the 34th European Championships in Budapest with no medals. Both teams were defeated in the quarterfinal matches […]
January 22, 2020

Germany and Georgia to play for 9th place

The teams of Georgia and Germany will play in the match for the 9th place at the 34th European Championships for men in Budapest. The semifinals […]
January 21, 2020

Russia and Hungary continue to hunt for Olympic berth

Spain, Russia, Hungary and the Netherlands advanced to the semifinals of the women’s European Championships in Budapest. In the evening session of the quarterfinal day, the […]
January 21, 2020

Titleholder secures semifinals with convincing win

The Netherlands became the first team that secured its spot in the semifinals at the female tournament of the 34th European Championships in Budapest. The titleholder […]
January 20, 2020

Favorites make no mistake in crossover round

Favorites made no mistake in the crossover round of the 34th European Championships for men in Budapest. Spain, Russia, Greece and Montenegro defeated their respective rivals […]
January 20, 2020

Montenegro cruises to quarterfinals

Montenegro cruised to a win over Turkey in the first match of the crossover round at the male tournament of the 34th European Championships in Budapest. […]
January 19, 2020

Netherlands beats Spain for top spot in Group B, Hungary wins 27:0

The highlight of the last competition day in the group stage at the female European Championships was a clash of the Netherlands and Spain. The Netherlands, […]
January 19, 2020

Slovakian ladies join circle of top 8 European teams

The most exciting match of the morning/afternoon session of the female tournament at the 34th European Championships was an encounter between Slovakia and Croatia. The Slovaks […]
January 18, 2020

Hungary equals Greece’s record and reaches quarterfinals

Hungary equaled Greece’s record of the biggest victory in the history of the European Championships for men. On Day 3 of the 34th Europeans in Budapest, […]
January 18, 2020

Romania earns ticket for crossover round

Romania is the winner of the morning/afternoon session of the last day of the group stage at the European Championships for men in Budapest. The Romanians […]
January 17, 2020

Hungary cements first place, Slovakia makes history

Host Hungary secured the 1st place in Group A of the female tournament at the 34th European Championships. The Hungarians defeated Greece 13:10 in the most […]