Water polo women European champion after sensational final against Spain (8-7)

The Dutch water polo women have become European champions in Eindhoven. In a reprise of last summer’s World Cup final, Spain was defeated 8-7 in a full Pieter van den Hoogenband swimming stadium.  National coach Evangelos Doudesis visibly booed from the buzz of celebration that ensued after the final whistle. ,,It was sensation in a […]

Title holders Spain set up epic final with world champions and hosts Netherlands

The 2024 European Championship final will be a repeat of the 2023 World Championships gold medal game after Spain and the Netherlands got the better of Greece and Italy respectively in Thursday’s semifinals. The Netherlands triumphed on penalties in Fukuoka to be crowned champions of the world, and will be hoping a loud and noisy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]