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 […]

Serbia set the tone, Romania snatch crucial win

The first day of the second division tournaments offered no surprises. In Zagreb, Serbia thrashed Israel, and Germany managed to overcome some difficulties to down Malta. In Dubrovnik, Slovakia upended Slovenia, while Romania beat the Netherlands in a crucial match-up. Group C (Zagreb): Serbia v Israel 22-1, Germany v Malta 18-13Group D (Dubrovnik): Slovakia v […]

Shootout day in Dubrovnik, with Montenegro and Croatia the lucky ones

The European Water Polo Championships got off to a flying start as both Group A matches ended in a thrilling shootout. The Montenegrins and Croatians bagged two points in Group A, at the expense of France and Spain respectively. In Zagreb, Italy thrashed Georgia and Greece fought off the young Hungarians. Group A (Dubrovnik): Montenegro […]

Five to watch in Zagreb and Dubrovnik

As the continent’s greatest players arrive in Croatia for the 2024 European Championships, we take a look at five stars to watch out for in Zagreb and Dubrovnik. STYLIANOS ARGYROPOULOS, GREECE One of the best all-round players in Europe, let alone in the world, Stylianos Argyropoulos is definitely a key to Greece’s recent successes. Never […]

Dubrovnik and Zagreb are ready – just like the teams

This is going to be the fourth January edition of the European Water Polo Championships, but there will still be history in the making as the tournaments shall be hosted by two countries in three cities – something that\’s never happened before. The women will play in Eindhoven, from 5 January, while the men’s event […]

Men’s squads for the 2024 European Water Polo Championships

The 2024 men’s European Water Polo Championships begins on Thursday 4th January in Zagreb and Dubrovnik, with a total of 16 teams competing to be crowned the continent’s best. For the first time in the tournament’s history, the top eight-ranked sides will compete in Group A and B (Division 1), while the next eight teams […]

Meet the groups – Group D (division 2)

SLOVAKIA Slovakia first appeared at European Championships much earlier than many later great nations in this sport. Almost a whole century ago or exactly 97 years ago! It was at the 2nd European Championship, played in Bologna 1927. under the name of the country at that time, which was called Czechoslovakia. After 1992. when Slovakia […]

Meet the groups – Group C (division 2)

SERBIA Another european and world water polo superpower, although it has existed as an independent state under its current name only since 2006. Serbian water polo has an immeasurably longer and above all, successful history. Just as in the case of Croatia and Montenegro, Serbian water polo players made their contribution to the great victories […]

Meet the groups – Group B (division 1)

GREECE Greece has been experiencing a water polo boom for the past few years, culminating in the 2021. Tokyo Olympics (officially 2020.) when they won a silver medal, their biggest success to date at the senior level. Until then, the best at the Olympics were in Athens, 2004. (4th place). The Tokyo silver is just […]

Meet the groups – Group A (division 1)

CROATIA The tradition of water polo, as well as the history of the success of this sport in Croatia, is much longer than the state’s independence. Therefore, it is impossible not to mention the role of Croatian players, coaches and clubs in water polo successes even before the independence of Croatia. In all the trophies […]