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Two of the strongest teams in the competition, Serbia and Italy, have all but sealed their ticket to the quarter finals after their victories today in the second matchday of the men’s competition, against Russia and Hungary respectively. Serbia, current Olympic Champions, beat the mighty Russians 11-9, while the Italians surprised everyone with a victory over Hungary, the powerhouse in European
The stands of the Bernat Picornell Pool have become an astonishing sight tonight, during the second day of the men’s competition, in the preliminary stage of the competition. The stellar match of the night session, a thrilling Hingary-Italy, and the second game of the Spanish national squad against France, have brought to the Montjuïc Mountain a very enthusiastic crowd, which proves that the
The U-10 game between UE Horta Taurons and CN Sant Feliu will be the starting signal for Habawaba, the youth water polo tournament which arrives in Spain for the first time, coinciding with the European Water Polo Championships Barcelona 2018. Habawaba (happy baby water ball) is much more than just a tournament. It is a fantastic opportunity for children to live a once-in-alifetime experience in
The match corresponding to group A of the European Water Polo Championships Barcelona 2018 that will take place tonight between Italy and Hungary will have an interesting duel between two coaches, who as players, were Olympic Champions in the past: Antonio Campagna for Italy and Tamás Märcz on the Hungarian side. The Italian coach took the gold medal home in the unforgettable 1992 Barcelona
Barcelona, July 17, 2018 The national teams from the Netherlands, Russia, Greece, and Spain have sealed their ticket to the quarter finals of the European Water Polo Championships Barcelona 2018 with two matches to spare in the group stage. Other than the Netherlands, who tied 6-6 against Italy in what represented the first draw of the competition (which leaves the “orange” team with seven points)
With the four goals that she netted against Germany today, Ekaterina Prokofyeva (captain of the Russian team), is the top scorer of the Championships so far with 14 goals to her name. Russia is the highest scoring team in the women’s category so far, averaging 30 goals per game, and having scored a grand total of 89 goals in just three matches. Russia’s first three matches were against the easiest
Goals galore in group B of the women’s tournament at Barcelona 2018. The thrashing in the first two days of the competition have beat records. As of today, with six matches played, the six teams taking part in the competition have scored a grand total of 297 goals, an average of 28,8 per match. Russia, which has delivered two outstanding performances against Turkey (35 goals) and Serbia (27 goals)
The eight men’s teams that are touted to win the competition have performed as expected in the first matchday of Barcelona 2018. Some underdogs were close to clinching a surprising result, such as France that lost against Montenegro by a two-goal difference (8-6), who are the champions of this season’s World League, while other teams showed their progress, like Georgia and Slovakia, but it still
Xavi Garcia, born in Spain, debuted with Croatia at the European Water Polo Championships Barcelona 2018. The number 12 of the Croatian team, current world champions, played for the first time at the Picornell Pool since switching national team allegiances. The last time that he made an appearance at the legendary venue was at the World Championships back in 2013 when he still played for the
If there is a team that counts on the Picornell Pool to be a lucky charm in their pursuit of the title at Barcelona 2018 it's Hungary. The Hungarian side is a powerhouse in European water polo and the winningest team in the history of the European Championships. In the previous editions of the competition they have ammassed an impressive 24 medals: 12 gold, six silver, and six bronze. Their