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May 12, 2023

Beach water polo: Egypt stuns Serbia at start of qualifications for World Beach Games

The World Aquatics water polo qualification tournament for the World Beach Games has started in Soma Bay (Egypt). A total of 15 teams from 14 countries […]
May 10, 2023

Serbia, Hungary, Montenegro seek tickets for World Beach Games

The upcoming summer will offer a lot of water polo action worldwide. The highlight is the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, but a big competition in […]
April 7, 2023

Updated VAR Protocol: Six situations for review

Recently, the World Aquatics Bureau updated and approved new rules and competition regulations in all aquatic sports. We have written about changes in water polo rules, […]
March 24, 2023

New World Aquatics rules: There are no more ties; 3-year waiting after changing nationality

The World Aquatics Bureau has recently approved new Competition Regulations in all six aquatic sports and announced it yesterday. As for water polo, there are two […]
January 1, 2023

Major water polo events 2023

Last year, three significant water polo events were held. For the first time after 19 years (and for the 4th time ever), the World and the […]
December 12, 2022

FINA becomes World Aquatics; former Serbia captain new Bureau member

The international federation for water sports has a new name. The federation that was founded 114 years ago as FINA (the Fédération Internationale de Natation) has […]
November 25, 2022

World Cup draw: Three reigning champions in same group

The draw for Division 1 of the new FINA competition – the Water Polo World Cup, has been held in Budapest today. The World Cup is […]
October 25, 2022

Timeline of Olympic qualifications

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed the formula of the qualifications for the water polo tournament at the Paris Olympic Games and announced the timeline of […]
October 7, 2022

New FINA competition: World Cup replaces World League

FINA has changed the system and formula of its competitions. After five years, the FINA World Cup returns to the stage. In the past two decades, […]
October 4, 2022

FINA Technical Water Polo Congress approves new rules

The FINA Technical Water Polo Congress was held today to ratify proposed changes to the rules of the game.  Under the stewardship of Tamas Molnar, chairman […]
September 14, 2022

FINA suspends former LEN President Paolo Barelli

Former LEN President and former FINA Bureau member Paolo Barelli has been provisionally suspended by FINA’s independent Ethics Panel due to allegations of wrongdoing. The FINA […]
July 28, 2022

Stats & Preview: Women’s World Youth Championships return to Belgrade

Less than a month after the conclusion of an immensely successful FINA World Championships in Budapest, elite women’s international water polo returns this weekend for the […]
July 18, 2022

Road to Paris Games: Fukuoka and Doha in focus; no visas in World League and Intercontinental qualifications

FINA and the IOC have confirmed the Qualification System for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. As for the water polo tournaments, there are no significant changes […]
July 3, 2022

Tamas Molnar new FINA TWPC Chairman

Triple Olympic champion Tamas Molnar has been elected the new Chairman of the FINA Technical Water Polo Committee. The elections for a new FINA TWPC have […]
July 2, 2022

Seventh World Championship title for the United States as they beat Hungary in game for the ages

The United States have won their Seventh World Championships, breaking Hungarian hearts in Budapest, and running out 9-7 winners. In a thrilling game at Alfred Hajos, […]
July 2, 2022

Spain deny Australia a fifth place finish in Budapest

Spain beat Australia today to secure fifth place at the World Championships. The Spanish were clinical today, with some really silky attacking moves. Both of Spain’s […]
July 2, 2022

The Netherlands win Bronze against Italy, Greece cruise past France in 7th/8th Final

The Netherlands have won the Bronze medal in Budapest after an impressive defensive performance against Italy. The Italians looked good in the first period, leading by […]
June 30, 2022

Hungary through to the Final by downing the Dutch

Hungary have progressed to their first World Championships final since they won the competition in 2005 with a 13-12 victory over the Netherlands. It is often […]
June 30, 2022

Spain and Australia to fight it out for fifth place

Spain make the 5th/6th play off after a routine win for the second time at these World Championships against France, while it took penalties for Australia […]
June 30, 2022

United States make fourth consecutive World Championship final after a flawless victory over Italy

The United States are in the fourth consecutive World Championship Semi-Final after completely outclassing Italy, winning 14-6. The game will be remembered for some outstanding goalkeeping […]
June 28, 2022

Hungarian defence holds firm against Australia to reach Semi-finals

Hungary have beaten the Aussie Stingers by a single goal, and set up a duel with the Netherlands in the Semi-final. In a really enjoyable spectacle, […]
June 28, 2022

Netherlands too strong for Greece and progress to Semi-finals

The Netherlands played with great confidence against Greece at Alfred Hajos this evening, running out 12-7 winners. The Dutch proved too good for the Greeks tonight, […]
June 28, 2022

The United States end Spanish medal hopes in Budapest

The United States is once again a step too far for Miki Oca’s Spain, as he once again saw his side fall 13-8 to a formidable […]
June 28, 2022

Italy book Semi-Final place and await winner of Spain and the United States

Italy have beaten France by 10 goals, and progress to the Semi-finals of the world championships. Italy were untroubled by France in the first quarter-final of […]