Croatia is the defending men’s water polo World Champion, while Hungary and Serbia rounded out the podium in 2017. Croatia is looking for its third title.
Hungary, Croatia and Spain were the best three teams in the FINA/LEN Men’s Water Polo World League Europa Cup, held in in Zagreb (CRO) on April 5-7, thus ensuring their presence in the Super Final of the competition on June 18-23 in Belgrade (SRB).
Hungary stunned host and title-holder Croatia in the World League Europa Cup finals by winning a thrilling gold medal match in front of 2,000 fans in Zagreb.
Champions League Day 8 features big wins for Brescia and Szolnok, while Olympiacos barely saves a point and BPM crashes in Split.
Spectacular away wins, the fifth in as many matches – both the players of Pro Recco (ITA) and Jug Dubrovnik (CRO) should enjoy a merry Christmas as unbeaten leaders of the respective groups.
The biggest win went to Barceloneta (ESP) on Day 4 as the Spanish team managed to down the freshly crowned Super Cup winner FTC-Telekom (HUN) in Budapest and earned its fourth straight win. Recco (ITA) followed the Spaniards with another victory and fellow Italian side Brescia claimed three crucial points in Eger (HUN).