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January 5, 2023

Qualifications for World Championships: Last tickets to be allocated in Brazil

The highlight of the upcoming water polo season will be the 20th World Championships in Fukuoka (14 – 30 July) Most qualifying tournaments were held in […]
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 26, 2022

National teams in action: Preparations and games in Dallas, Zagreb, Piraeus…

The year packed with many competitions for the national teams is coming to an end. But the calendar of international water polo events for 2023 is […]
September 7, 2022

Hungary earns Fukuoka berth, two tickets from Europe are still available

One of the quarterfinal duels at the European Men’s Championships in Split was also some kind of a qualification match. It was a game between Hungary […]
July 28, 2022

PODCAST: Doudesis: “The national team is a continuous process”

We were delighted to invite the head coach of the Netherlands women’s national team, Evangelos Doudesis, to talk with James on the Total Waterpolo Podcast this […]
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 26, 2022

Five tickets for Fukuoka are allocated, next one is available this evening

The World League Super Final that will end in Strasbourg tomorrow evening can be considered one of the milestones in the history of the competition. Italy […]
July 12, 2022

Doha World Championships scheduled for winter 2024

FINA has determined the dates of the 21st World Championships, which will be held in Doha (Qatar). The Championships will take place from 2 to 18 […]
July 11, 2022

PODCAST #014 – Stylianos Argyropoulos

This week we are pleased to welcome Stylianos Argyropoulos to the Total Waterpolo Podcast. Joining James on the show, the Greek superstar talks about his career […]
July 3, 2022

Spain beats Italy in penalty thriller and returns to World throne after 21 years

Spain returned to the World water polo throne after 21 years. Spain defeated Italy in an exciting final of the 19th World Championships in Budapest. The […]
July 3, 2022

Greece breaks Croatia’s medal streak to take bronze

Greece won its third bronze medal at the World Championships. The Greeks beat Croatia, the 2019 bronze medalist, (9:7) in the third-place match at the 19th […]
July 3, 2022

Two champions finish Budapest tournament with wins; Serbia in 5th, and Hungary in 7th place

Two reigning champions didn’t win medals at the 19th World Championships in Hungary, but they finished the tournament with wins. Olympic champion Serbia beat Team USA […]
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 […]
July 1, 2022

Spain beats Croatia and sets up rematch of Gwangju final

For the second consecutive time, Spain and Italy will play in the final of the Men’s World Water Polo Championships. Spain, the silver medalist in Gwangju […]
July 1, 2022

Italy defeats Greece and continues hunting for 5th World crown

On Sunday, Italy will battle for its 5th title of the World water polo champions for men. The reigning champions beat Olympic silver medalist Greece 11:10 […]
July 1, 2022

Team USA shocks Hungary and plays with Serbia for 5th place

Olympic champion Serbia and Team USA will play in the 5th-place match at the 2022 World Championships. The United States shocked Hungary in the semifinals for […]
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 29, 2022

Italy halts host Hungary; Spain downs Montenegro in close battles

The finalists of the 2019 World Championships, Italy and Spain, emerged as winners in the evening session of the quarterfinal day of the World Men’s Championships […]
June 29, 2022

Croatia defeats Olympic champion in water polo classic to secure semifinals; Greece beats USA

Croatia and Greece are the first two semifinalists of the Men’s World Championships in Budapest. Croatia beat Serbia 14:12 in the water polo classic. It advanced […]
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, […]