In seven days, on March 2, the Hungarian male national team will start preparing for Division 1 of the Water Polo World Cup.
Hungary will play in Group A in Zagreb (March 8 – 14), against Croatia, Italy, the USA, France and Japan.
Head coach Zsolt Varga called up 24 players. He will later announce the final list of players traveling to Zagreb.
Denes Varga will be with the national team for the first time after the World Championships in Budapest. He missed the European Championships and the preparations held in January because Zsolt Varga decided that the 2019 Total Player needed a rest.
Marton Vamos, who also didn’t play at the Europeans, is among the 24 invited players. But, Vamos participated in the first preparations in 2023.
“I indicated earlier that Denes Varga would return in the spring. The focus is on the team starting to work together seriously and finally playing intense matches again”, Zsolt Varga said for the Hungarian Water Polo Federation website. – “According to my plans, this is the framework from which the World Cup team will be assembled and from which we can build the team in the longer term, but of course, it is not closed. New players can still be included in justified cases.”
Hungary’s roster for the preparations
Goalkeepers: Soma Vogel (Ferencvaros), Marton Levai (OSC), Viktor Gyapjas (BVSC), Daniel Szakonyi (Ferencvaros).
Field players: Denes Varga, Szilard Jansik, Gergo Fekete, Vendel Vigvari, Erik Molnar, Adam Nagy, Toni Nemet, Zoltan Pohl (all Ferencvaros), Krisztian Manhercz, Daniel Angyal, Vince Vigvari, Mate Aranyi, Gergely Burian (all OSC), Akos Konarik (Vasas), Matyas Meszaros (BVSC), Vismeg Zsombor (Szolnok), Marton Vamos (Olympiacos), Gergo Zalanki (Pro Recco).
The Hungarians will train in Budapest between March 2 and 6. On March 7, the picked players will travel to Zagreb (a head coach can submit an 18-player roster for the tournament and select 13 from match to match)
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