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 […]

Defending champions Spain and hosts Netherlands win big ahead of quarterfinals 

Title-holders Spain and world champions Netherlands both sent out firm statements of intent on day three of the European Water Polo Championships in Eindhoven. Spain powered past Italy, while the Netherlands brushed Greece aside as both sides eagerly hunt the gold.Group A: Netherlands 15-10 Greece, Hungary 17-2 CroatiaStandings: 1. Netherlands 9pts, 2. Greece 6pts, 3. […]

Malta snatches incredible win over Israel

This is what the two-division format has been created for: in the ‘lower house’ teams can play real thrillers like Malta and Israel did in Zagreb. The Maltese, surviving a 4-minute ejection and down by four in the third, produced a miraculous comeback in the emotion-filled match. Serbia did another clean job by beating Germany, […]

Great Britain and Serbia top groups after perfect starts

Great Britain and Serbia both made it three wins from three to top their respective groups and maintain their 100% records ahead of Monday’s crossovers at the European Championships in Eindhoven. Group C: Romania 9-7 Türkiye, Serbia 15-4 CzechiaStandings: 1. Serbia 9pts, 2. Czechia 6pts, Romania 3pts, 4. Türkiye 0Group D: Slovakia 23-8 Bulgaria, Germany […]

Italy breezes through to the quarters, Spain downs Montenegro

Italy thrashed Greece and booked their spot in the quarters, while the young Hungarians beat Georgia in an entertaining match on the second day of Division One action at the European Water Polo Championships. Spain brushed off Montenegro’s comeback efforts, while host Croatia stormed to a big win against France. Group A (Dubrovnik): Montenegro v […]

World champions Netherlands down Hungary to march into quarterfinals

Netherlands, Greece, Italy and Spain all booked quarterfinal spots after a second day of spectacular action in Eindhoven, as Hungary suffered a second successive defeat that condemned them to Monday’s crossover round. Group A: Greece 25-8 Croatia, Netherlands 14-11 HungaryGroup B: Italy 12-6 France, Spain 22-7 Israel  The stands were rocking and the noise deafening […]

Great Britain, Czechia, Serbia and Germany book tickets to crossovers

After another morning session packed with thrilling water polo action, four teams – Great Britain, Czechia, Serbia and Germany – confirmed their place in Monday’s crossover round by making it two wins from two, but who finishes top of Group C and Group D will be decided in a series of sensational showdowns on Sunday. […]

Greece, Spain, Netherlands and Italy triumph on day one

Greece were the big winners in the opening round of preliminary games in Eindhoven as they edged past medal rivals Hungary in the game of the day, while there were dominant wins for Italy, defending champions Spain, and the hosts Netherlands, who were cheered on by just over 2,300 loud and passionate fans. Group A: […]