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May 26, 2023

Croatia goes to Fukuoka without one European champion

European champion Croatia will start preparing for the World Championships in Fukuoka on June 8. Head coach Ivica Tucak announced the list of the players called […]
May 24, 2023

Hungary begins preparations with 24 players: One returnee on list

The head coach of the Hungarian male team Zsolt Varga announced the list of the players who will take part in the preparations for the World […]
May 23, 2023

Serbia starts in two days, 21 players called up

Serbia’s national team will start preparing for the summer challenges in two days. Head coach Uros Stevanovic will gather the team on May 25 in Kragujevac. […]
May 6, 2023

Argentina replaces both Brazilian teams in Fukuoka

The national teams of Argentina will replace the Brazilians at the water polo tournament at the 2023 World Championships Fukuoka (July 16 – 29). The male […]
April 19, 2023

Two vacancies at World Championships: Brazilian teams don’t arrive in Fukuoka

Neither men’s nor women’s team of Brazil won’t participate in the water polo tournaments at the World Championships in Fukuoka. The Brazilians qualified for the Worlds […]
April 18, 2023

World Championships, schedule: Spain’s ladies and men feature in opening day’s derbies

The draws for both tournaments at the World Championships in Fukuoka have been made in Athens today. There will be a lot of exciting games. It […]
April 18, 2023

Draw for World Championships in Fukuoka: Two reigning champions in “Group of death”

On the eve of the second tournament of the Women’s World Cup Division 1, the draw for the water polo tournaments at the 20th World Championships […]
April 12, 2023

World Aquatics confirms date and pots for World Championships draw

World Aquatics has confirmed the date and lines for the draw of the groups at the water polo tournament draw at the 2023 World Championships in […]
April 10, 2023

World Championships, Fukuoka: Qualified teams and draw pots

The list of participating teams in the water polo tournaments at the World Championships in Fukuoka (14 – 30 July) was finalized last week after the […]
April 9, 2023

Double crown for Canada at Pan American Championships; golds for USA youth teams

Both teams of Canada won the gold medals at the Pan American Water Polo Championships held in Bauru (Brazil). The men’s team of Canada finished first […]
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, […]
April 6, 2023

Four Pan American Championships are halfway: Race for last tickets to Fukuoka

While the European men’s clubs play in the LEN and the national competitions, and the best female national teams prepare for the World Cup Division 1, […]
April 5, 2023

World Aquatics Bureau considers return of Russia and Belarus to stage; no chance for water polo teams

Since March of 2022, the athletes from Russia and Belarus have been excluded from all the competitions organized by the World Aquatics (FINA at that time) […]
February 9, 2023

Three World Championships in three years in Asia: Singapore to host 2025 Worlds

The 22nd edition of the World Aquatics Championships (FINA World Championships earlier) will be held in Singapore in 2025. Initially, Kazan (Russia) was awarded the organization […]
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 […]