National Teams

Rest of the world – Americas qualify for the FINA World Championships

2019 Feb 01

Our rest of the world column is back! We have some interesting news to talk about as the Americas qualified for the World Championships, while there were national cup finals in lesser coveted leagues, such as Russia and Romania.  Americas qualify for the World Championship The UANA Cup was played in Sao Paolo (Brazil) as […]

What is in store for the water polo world in 2019?

2019 Jan 23

2018 was awesome – you can check out our “year in review“. But 2019 will be great as well with a lot of excitement and huge water polo events. Here is a quick calendar of the most anticipated events of the water polo year.  Intercontinental Cup (Perth, March 26-31) The best water polo national teams outside […]

Women’s World League Prelims – Hungary beats Netherlands after penalties!

2019 Jan 12

There was only one match in the women’s World League Prelims this weekend and Hungary beat European champion Netherlands after penalties. Netherlands – Hungary 13–14 (2-4, 2-3, 2-3, 4-0, 3-4) Hungary started the game better as visitors and managed to stay on top for three quarters. Lead by Keszthelyi and Gyöngyössy the built a 4-goal lead and […]

2018 – The year in review

2018 Dec 30

The year of 2018 is (almost) over and we wanted to recap this magnificent year of water polo.  LEN Champions League 2017/2018 Olympiacos won Group A confidently with only one loss and one tie. Jug Dubrovnik, Barceloneta and Brescia finished with only one point difference from each other and they all advanced to the Final […]

Hungary and USA are the best teams of the year!

2018 Dec 17

The best Aquatic athletes and teams of 2018 across FINA’s disciplines were awarded in Hangzhou (CHN), as the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) came to an end. For water polo, Hungary (men) and USA (women) were awarded as teams of the year.  The FINA Male Water Polo Team 2018 award went to Hungary. The Magyars made the most […]

Hungarian women’s national team aims for an Olympic quota in 2019

2018 Dec 02

Hungary’s women’s national team held an open practice on Friday before they face Italy in the World League prelims. We had the opportunity to talk to coach Attila Bíró and players Rita Keszthelyi  as well as Gréta Gurisatti about their expectations for Monday’s game and their preparation for the 2019 World Aquatics Championships and the […]

World League European Prelims, Round 2 – Every favourite wins

2018 Nov 13

Hungary delivered a surprisingly easy win in the World League European Prelims against Russia, while Serbia also had a great game in Romania. There were no surprises this time. Group A Russia – Hungary 8- 15 (2-3, 1-5, 1-3, 4-4) The teams went head-to-head until 2-2, then Hungary amazingly scored 6 in a row, deciding […]

Women’s World League European prelims kick off with an upset

2018 Nov 07

The first round of the Women’s World League European prelims are in the books. Hungary started the competition convincingly, while we witnessed an upset as last year’s World League runner-up Netherlands lost to Italy.  Neherlands – Italy 7 – 9 (4-4, 2-0, 0-3, 1-2) The first round of the prelims immediately provided a surprise. Most people […]

For the clubs, for the national teams and for the children – Attila Vári’s first month

2018 Nov 06

Attila Vári, selected as the president of the Hungarian Waterpolo Federation on the 30th of September is really proud, that he can work for the sport in which he achieved his dreams. He spoke about Olympic qualifications, event hosting, the changes he made, partnerships and goals in the future – all after only one month […]

World Leauge – Tamás Märcz announces his squad for the match against Russia

2018 Oct 30

The FINA Water Polo World League (which is also European Cup qualification) will continue on the 13th of November. Hungary has started the preliminary stages well, as they beat Germany 17-9 and the head coach will make some changes in the squad for the next game. At the next round of group A, the two […]