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Water Polo, Men

Date6 – 20 August 2016
StatusOlympic
LocationEstádio Aquático Olímpico, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro / Parque Aquático Maria Lenk, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants154 from 12 countries
FormatRound-robin pools advanced teams to classification matches.

The two preliminary pools of the men’s water polo tournament were a very close affair. The winners Hungary and Spain both lost their quarter-final matches. The semi-finals were played between Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia, three teams from the former Yugoslavia, three time Olympic champion between 1968 and 1988, and Italy. The two big tournament favorites played in the final, which was won by Serbia, winner of the 2015 World league. Croatia, defending World Champion, won the silver medal. Italy, who had just qualified for the Olympics at the last qualification tournament in their own country, took the bronze medal.

PosNrTeamNOCWTLPtsGoals
1SerbiaSRB5211280–66Gold
2CroatiaCRO5031066–62Silver
3ItalyITA5031069–66Bronze
4MontenegroMNE314767–67
5HungaryHUN4311193–70
6GreeceGRE323865–68
7SpainESP413969–62
8BrazilBRA305658–71
9AustraliaAUS212544–40
10United StatesUSA203435–35
11FranceFRA104228–42
12JapanJPN005036–61

Preliminary Round (6 – 14 August 2016)

Group A (6 – 14 August 2016)

Round-robin pool.

PosNOCWTLPtsGoals
1HUN230757–43Q
2GRE221641–40Q
3BRA302640–39Q
4SRB221649–44Q
5AUS212544–40
6JPN005036–61

Match #106 Aug 09:00HUN 13 – 13SRB
Match #206 Aug 13:00GRE 8 – 7JPN
Match #306 Aug 20:50BRA 8 – 7AUS
Match #408 Aug 09:00GRE 9 – 9SRB
Match #508 Aug 13:00AUS 0 – 9HUN
Match #608 Aug 19:30BRA 16 – 8JPN
Match #710 Aug 09:00AUS 8 – 6JPN
Match #810 Aug 10:20HUN 8 – 8GRE
Match #910 Aug 19:30BRA 6 – 5SRB
Match #1012 Aug 09:00HUN 17 – 7JPN
Match #1112 Aug 19:30GRE 9 – 4BRA
Match #1212 Aug 22:10SRB 10 – 8AUS
Match #1314 Aug 14:10AUS 12 – 7GRE
Match #1414 Aug 19:30SRB 12 – 8JPN
Match #1514 Aug 20:50HUN 10 – 6BRA

Group B (6 – 14 August 2016)

Round-robin pool.

PosNOCWTLPtsGoals
1ESP311746–35Q
2CRO302637–37Q
3ITA302640–41Q
4MNE212536–32Q
5USA203435–35
6FRA104228–42

Match #106 Aug 10:20CRO 7 – 5USA
Match #206 Aug 11:40ITA 9 – 8ESP
Match #306 Aug 19:30MNE 7 – 4FRA
Match #408 Aug 10:20ITA 11 – 8FRA
Match #508 Aug 11:40ESP 10 – 9USA
Match #608 Aug 20:50CRO 8 – 7MNE
Match #710 Aug 11:40USA 6 – 3FRA
Match #810 Aug 13:00ITA 6 – 5MNE
Match #910 Aug 20:50ESP 9 – 4CRO
Match #1012 Aug 10:20CRO 10 – 7ITA
Match #1112 Aug 11:40MNE 8 – 5USA
Match #1212 Aug 20:50ESP 10 – 4FRA
Match #1314 Aug 12:50ESP 9 – 9MNE
Match #1414 Aug 15:30USA 10 – 7ITA
Match #1514 Aug 16:50FRA 9 – 8CRO

Quarter-Finals (16 August 2016)

Winners of each match advanced to semi-finals.

Match #116 Aug 11:00MNE 9 – 9
4-2 PS
HUN
Match #216 Aug 12:20SRB 10 – 7ESP
Match #316 Aug 15:10CRO 10 – 6BRA
Match #416 Aug 16:30ITA 9 – 5GRE

Classification Round 5-8 (18 August 2016)

Classification matches.

Match #118 Aug 11:00HUN 13 – 4BRA
Match #218 Aug 15:10GRE 9 – 7ESP

Semi-Finals (18 August 2016)

Winners of each match advanced to finals.

Match #118 Aug 12:20CRO 12 – 8MNE
Match #218 Aug 16:30SRB 10 – 8ITA

Final Round (20 August 2016)

Classification round.

Match 1/220 Aug 17:50SRB 11 – 7CRO
Match 3/420 Aug 13:00ITA 12 – 10MNE
Match 5/620 Aug 16:30HUN 12 – 10GRE
Match 7/820 Aug 11:40ESP 9 – 8BRA