Water Polo News


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July 19, 2019

Serbia downs Greece to join Croatia, Hungary and Italy in the quarterfinals

Great excitements and big matches at the men’s water polo tournament at the World Championships in Gwangju are getting closer. The Group Stage was completed today. […]
July 19, 2019

France dominates the beach water polo tournament for men in Gwangju

The first FINA World Championships beach water polo tournament was ended at the Nambu University Grounds in Gwangju. The matches for the final ranking in competition […]
July 18, 2019
Russia Hungary water polo women

Russia, Italy, USA and Spain secure spots among the eight best teams

The female teams of the USA, Russia, Spain, and Italy clinched top places in their respective groups at the World Championships in Gwangju and qualified for […]
July 18, 2019
women usa beach water polo

The USA team is the first World Champion in beach water polo

The USA women’s team became the first world champion in the beach water polo. The first WCH in this new sport is an exhibition event during […]
July 17, 2019
Hungary water polo Gwangju

Hungary wins and reaches quarterfinals without Denes Varga

Hungary was one of the most successful teams of Day 2 of the men’s water polo tournament at the World Championships in Gwangju. The Hungarians defeated […]
July 16, 2019
Maddie Musselman

Olympic champion defeats European champion in a clash of giants

The highlight of the Day 2 of the World Championships women’s tournament in Gwangju was an encounter between Olympic and World champion the USA team and […]
July 15, 2019
Maro Jokovic Croatia

Croatia with no mercy, Serbia and Montenegro share points

Two encounters between squads which are in the circle of the best water polo teams in the world were on the schedule of Day 1 of […]
July 14, 2019

Felipe Perrone: “It is an important moment for Spain’s water polo to achieve a good result in Gwangju”

What better introduction to give to Felipe Perrone than to say he is the Total Player 2018. Find out more about his expectations for this World […]
July 14, 2019
Rita Keszthelyi

Flood of goals opens women’s water polo tournament in Gwangju

The opening day of the women’s water polo tournament at the 18th World Championships in Gwangju was the day of big wins. More than 200 goals […]
July 12, 2019

Gwangju 2019 preview (part V): Team USA aims 12th world gold in a row

The last part of our Gwangju 2019 preview is the article about the women’s water polo tournament which will start tomorrow. The European teams have been […]
July 12, 2019

Gwangju 2019 preview (part IV): Does Italy have an easy task?

The Italians will be the favorite in Group D of the men’s tournament at the World Championships in Gwangju. But, they have to be cautious in […]
July 12, 2019

Dusan Mandic: “Our goal remains the same – win the gold medal!”

Serbia’s water polo team went to Gwangju without seven main players, but they still feature a mighty roster led by Milos Cuk, Nikola Jaksic and our […]
July 12, 2019

Gwangju 2019 preview (part III): Hungary and Spain in a hunt for 1st place in Group C and for medals

Two strong European teams and two squads that haven’t big chances to secure themselves spots among top 8 teams will play in Group C of the […]
July 11, 2019

Gwangju 2019 preview (part II): Croatia wants to replay Budapest golden story

World champion for men Croatia was drawn in Group B of the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, with three non-European teams Australia, the USA, and Kazakhstan. […]
July 11, 2019

Gwangju 2019 preview (part I): Dejan Savic prepares a team for 2024 Olympic Games

Our World Championships Warm Up Series is near the end. Until the start of the water polo tournament, we will introduce the teams which will take […]
July 9, 2019
A Florist with a Silver Medal Interview with Australia's Keesja Gofers

Keesja Gofers: “I have full confidence in my girls!”

In the women’s very close competition, the Aussie Stingers are definitely a team you want to avoid. One of their star players, Keesja Gofers, shared her […]
July 9, 2019

Andro Buslje: “Medals are reserved for the top nations”

World Champion, Olympic Champion, European Champion, Champions League winner, Croatian captain, and the best defender in 2017 – the one and only Andro Buslje gave shared […]
July 8, 2019

Alex Bowen: “We can surprise a lot of people this summer!”

Unlike their women’s team, the United States’ men are currently not the main contender for the gold medal, but with players like Cupido, Hooper and Bowen […]
July 8, 2019

Nathan Power: “We have great confidence in ourselves!”

Seems like everything is set for the Aussie Sharks to aim for the podium at the World Championships. After clinching the bronze in the recent World […]
July 7, 2019

Sabrina Van der Sloot: “Every team has its weak spot”

Gold medalist and MVP from the Barcelona 2018 European Championships, Silver medalist from Kaan 2015 World Championships, runner up in the Total Player 2018 award… What […]
July 7, 2019

Julian Real: “We want to make it among the eight best teams”

We talked to Germany’s main center back Julian Real, who shared his thoughts and expectations about the upcoming World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Tell us […]
July 6, 2019

Ioannis Fountoulis: “I believe that men-up execution will be vital”

We spoke to Ioannis Fountoulis one of the best Greek players in recent history, who’s quality has been recognized by freshly baked champions league winner Ferencvaros, […]
July 6, 2019

Rita Keszthelyi: “I believe that everyone is beatable”

Two years ago, during the World Championships in Budapest, Rita scored one of the most spectacular goals of the tournament. Here are her thoughts on the […]
July 5, 2019

Francesco Di Fulvio: “It was easy to adapt to the new rules because we are a smart team”

Italy’s lethal striker Francesco Di Fulvio and his teammates are preparing for the World Championship. Francesco gave us a brief summary of their expectations for the […]