Netherlands finalist after thriller against Italy

In a packed Pieter van den Hoogenband, the water polo women won 7-6 against Italy in the semifinals. In the final Saturday, Spain, 13-5 too strong for Greece in the other semifinal, will be the opponent. The game starts at 8:30 p.m. and is a reprise of last summer’s World Cup final in Fukuoka. The […]


In een afgeladen Pieter van den Hoogenband trokken de waterpolovrouwen in de halve finale met 7-6 aan het langste eind tegen Italië. In de finale is Spanje, met 13-5 te sterk voor Griekenland in de andere halve finale, zaterdag de tegenstander. Het duel begint om 20.30 uur en is een reprise van de WK-finale van […]

Serbia gets revenge on France, Montenegro power past Germany

Serbia took a noble revenge for the stunning loss in Split 2022 and beat France with a brilliant second-half performance on the first day of the crossovers. This secured them a spot in the quarters and also a place in the top division for 2026. Montenegro followed their ‘brothers’ with an easy victory over Germany. […]


De Nederlandse waterpolovrouwen hadden in de kwartfinale van het Europees kampioenschap geen kind aan Groot-Brittannië. Het team van bondscoach Evangelos Doudesis overtuigde en won met dubbele cijfers: 25-6.  Na de eerste periode was het duel feitelijk al beslist (7-1). Vanaf de midvoorpositie tekende Kitty Lynn Joustra voor de 8-1. De doelpuntenproductie van Oranje stokte niet […]

25-6 win of Dutch waterpolo women over Great Britain

In the quarterfinals of the European Championships, the Dutch water polo women had no problem with Great Britain. The team of national coach Evangelos Doudesis was convincing and won by double digits: 25-6.  After the first period the game was already decided (7-1). From the midfield position Kitty Lynn Joustra signed for the 8-1. The […]

Challengers of top division sides confirmed

Serbia, Germany, Romania and the Netherlands will have the chance to challenge the respective third and fourth ranked sides from the top division groups in the crossovers. The clash of Serbia and France shall be the absolute highlight of the next stage. Group C: Germany v Israel 14-8, Serbia v Malta 21-4Final rankings: 1. Serbia […]

World champions Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Greece to fight for the medals

Italy beat Hungary in a thrilling and entertaining encounter to reach the semifinals of the European Championships in Eindhoven. Joining the Italians in the medal round – which will be contested by the same final four as in Split – are world champions and hosts Netherlands, title holders Spain and Greece, who all sailed through […]

Hungary Jr. blasts Italy, wins group, Spain on top in Dubrovnik

Hungary, rather Hungary Jr., caused the upset of the event so far by handing Italy a five-goal beating, which also rocketed the young team to the first place in Zagreb. Spain finished strong to down France and also clinched the first place in Dubrovnik as Croatia could only bag one point after their thriller with […]

Great Britain, Croatia, France and Hungary complete quarterfinal line-up

The quarterfinal line-ups were completed on Monday after a thrilling fourth day of action at the European Championships in Eindhoven. Great Britain upset Israel by winning the first penalty shootout of the tournament to progress in dramatic fashion, while there were also victories for Croatia, France and Hungary. Crossover resultsCroatia 11-8 SerbiaIsrael 13-14* Great Britain […]

Dutch waterpolowomen in quarterfinals achter a 15-10 win over Greece

After the waterpolowomen’s 15-10 victory over Greece, national coach Evangelos Doudesis felt the game shown was solid and controlled. He described the game as a mature performance. Given the pattern of play, the Greek-born was right. Especially in the second period, the Dutch scored in a continuous stream and led 9-4 at the halfway point. […]