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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 […]
January 17, 2020

Spain and Netherlands  warm up for crucial match, Russia scores 34 goals

The fourth day of the women’s tournament at the Europeans has started in the same manner as the previous three. Favorites have no problems in beating […]
January 16, 2020

Thrilling night in Budapest: Hungary and Spain share points, Croatia advances to quarterfinals

Two big derbies closed the second day of the male tournament at the 34th European Championships in Budapest. Hungary and Spain shared the points in an […]
January 16, 2020

Titleholder keeps top spot in the group with easy win

Serbia became the first team that collected 6 points at the male tournament of the 34th European Championships in Budapest. The reigning champion easily beat Romania […]
January 16, 2020

Big gap between elite teams and the rest of Europe

After the first four days of the European Championships, we have to say that these were a kind of warm-up matches. It is very clear that […]
January 15, 2020

Evening of big games: Hungary defeats Russia, Netherlands downs Italy

Three derby games were played this evening, on Day 3 of the women’s European Championships in Budapest. Host Hungary defeated Russia in a fierce battle 9:8 […]
January 15, 2020

French ladies secure quarterfinals

The morning/afternoon session of the third day at the women’s European Championships in Budapest saw three high-scoring matches, in which favorites left no chance their opponents. […]
January 15, 2020

One Italian player got a VAR suspension. We don’t know who.

World champion Italy will have only 12 players in the team in tomorrow’s match against France in the second round of the male tournament. Which player […]
January 14, 2020

Two champions start journey with valuable victories

The match Italy – Greece was the most awaited encounter of the first day at the male tournament of the 34th European Championships in Budapest. World […]
January 14, 2020

Finally an exciting match: The Dutch edge out Romania

The 34th European Championships for men has started in Budapest this morning. After 12 one-sided matches on the first two days of the female tournament, the […]
January 14, 2020

New era of water polo began in Vienna 1995

The series of the expert columns we continue with Roberto Calcaterra, who won two gold medals at the European Championships and the crown at the 1994 […]
January 13, 2020

Spain beats Italy with ease

The first derby at the 34th European Championships in Budapest – the encounter between Spain and Italy- was the highlight of Day 2 of the female […]
January 13, 2020

Netherlands, Russia, Greece march on

Medal contenders recorded easy wins in the first three matches of the second day of the women’s tournament at the 34th European Championships in Budapest. The […]
January 13, 2020

Budapest preview, part III: Teams that might break South Slavs’ golden streak

Total Waterpolo completes a three-part preview of the 34th European Championships. Today’s article focuses on the teams which will try to halt the South Slavic domination […]
January 12, 2020

Favorites have no mercy on opening day

Favorites were merciless on the opening day of the female tournament at the 34th European Championships in Budapest. The teams which arrived in the capital of […]
January 12, 2020

A lot of favorites for the European medals

Gergely Kiss, one of the best Hungarian water polo players of all time, joined our team for the European Championships in Budapest. Kiss, the triple Olympic […]
January 12, 2020

Budapest preview, part II:Serbia aims 5th crown in a row, Croatia and Montenegro seek Olympic ticket

The European championships for ladies started today. The men will begin their battles on Tuesday. Sixteen teams are competing at the male tournament. Today, we present […]
January 11, 2020

First place in the group can be crucial

Marton Benczur, who coaches reigning Hungarian champion UVSE, is one of Total Waterpolo’s bloggers for the European championships. These are his predictions about the women’s tournament […]
January 11, 2020

Budapest preview, part I: Netherlands and Italy are eyeing new record

The battle for the European medals begins tomorrow. The 34th European Water Polo Championships in the Duna Arena in Budapest will start on January 12th, with […]
January 11, 2020

Kobescak’s six questions about European Championships

On the eve of the European Championships in Budapest, Total Waterpolo brings the series of the columns, by former water polo stars, great champions, medal winners […]
October 26, 2019

Germany survives drama to secure ticket for Budapest

The qualifications for the 34th European Championships in Budapest are over! The 2nd leg of the women’s playoffs was played today. The most exciting match was […]
October 22, 2019

Draw for 34th European Championships: Two “groups of death”

The draw for the 34th European Championships has been made in Budapest this evening. The competition will be held in the Danube Arena in Budapest in […]
October 13, 2019

Qualifications for Budapest: Georgia, Slovakia, Romania and Turkey finish atop the groups

The men’s qualification tournaments for the 2020 European Championships were completed today. The top two teams from each of the four groups advanced to the Championships, […]
October 12, 2019

Women’s European qualifications: Serbia, France, Slovakia with no mercy

France , Serbia and Slovakia recorded wins with huge margins in the 1st leg of the women’s play-offs of the qualifications for the Women’s European Championships […]