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1998 World Aquatics Championships
in Australia Perth, Australia
Swimming (long course)
Freestyle
50 m   men   women  
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women
Open water swimming
men women
Water Polo
Team men women
Diving
1 m men women
3 m men women
10 m men women
Synchronised swimming
Solo women
Duet women
Team women

The 1998 FINA Men's World Water Polo Championship was the eighth edition of the event, organised by the world's governing body in aquatics, the FINA. The tournament was held at the Challenge Stadium from January 7 to January 18, 1998 and incorporated in the 1998 World Aquatics Championships, held in Perth, Australia.

Contents

Qualification

Teams

GROUP A
GROUP B
GROUP C
GROUP D
  • The majority of water polo players who played under the flag of Yugoslavia were in fact of Croatian nationality.

Squads

Preliminary Round

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Group A

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Russia 6 3 3 0 0 38 12 +26
2.  Croatia 4 3 2 0 1 42 13 +29
3.  Kazakhstan 2 3 1 0 2 27 38 –11
4.  New Zealand 0 3 0 0 3 9 53 –44
Kazakhstan  15 – 6  New Zealand
Russia  6 – 4  Croatia
Russia  13 – 8  Kazakhstan
Croatia  19 – 3  New Zealand
Russia  19 – 0  New Zealand
Croatia  19 – 4  Kazakhstan

Group B

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Hungary 6 3 3 0 0 34 14 +20
2.  Yugoslavia 4 3 2 0 1 34 21 +13
3.  Italy 2 3 1 0 2 32 23 +9
4.  Iran 0 3 0 0 3 7 49 –42
Italy  15 – 1  Iran
Hungary  7 – 5  Yugoslavia
Hungary  11 – 7  Italy
Yugoslavia  18 – 4  Iran
Hungary  16 – 2  Iran
Yugoslavia  11 – 10  Italy

Group C

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Spain 6 3 3 0 0 29 12 +17
2.  Greece 4 3 2 0 1 26 18 +8
3.  Brazil 2 3 1 0 2 16 22 –6
4.  South Africa 0 3 0 0 3 13 32 –19
Greece  9 – 5  Brazil
Spain  13 – 3  South Africa
Spain  7 – 6  Greece
Brazil  8 – 4  South Africa
Spain  9 – 3  Brazil
Greece  11 – 6  South Africa

Group D

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Australia 6 3 3 0 0 26 19 +7
2.  United States 4 3 2 0 1 24 13 +11
3.  Slovakia 2 3 1 0 2 22 20 +2
4.  Canada 0 3 0 0 3 9 29 –20
Slovakia  9 – 3  Canada
Australia  7 – 6  United States
United States  8 – 5  Slovakia
Australia  10 – 5  Canada
United States  10 – 1  Canada
Australia  9 – 8  Slovakia

Second Round

Group E

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Hungary 8 5 4 0 1 55 35 +20
2.  Yugoslavia 7 5 3 1 1 47 35 +12
3.  Russia 6 5 3 0 2 44 40 +4
4.  Italy 5 5 2 1 2 47 40 +7
5.  Croatia 4 5 2 0 3 46 34 +12
6.  Kazakhstan 0 5 0 0 5 23 78 –55
Croatia  5 – 6  Yugoslavia
Italy  8 – 6  Russia
Hungary  17 – 3  Kazakhstan

Group F

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Spain 10 5 5 0 0 41 25 +16
2.  Australia 8 5 4 0 1 34 24 +10
3.  United States 4 5 2 0 3 33 25 +8
4.  Greece 4 5 2 0 3 30 30 0
5.  Slovakia 4 5 2 0 3 41 49 –8
6.  Brazil 0 5 0 0 5 23 49 –26
Spain  15 – 8  Slovakia
Greece  3 – 2  United States
Australia  9 – 2  Brazil

Semi Finals

  • January 16, 1998
Spain  5 – 3  Yugoslavia
Hungary  10 – 5  Australia

Finals

  • January 16, 1998 — 15th place
Iran  6 – 5  New Zealand
  • January 16, 1998 — 13th place
Canada  12 – 7  South Africa
  • January 16, 1998 — 11th place
Kazakhstan  7 – 6  Brazil
  • January 17, 1998 — 9th place
Croatia  12 – 3  Slovakia
  • January 17, 1998 — 7th place
United States  8 – 4  Greece
  • January 18, 1998 — 5th place
Italy  14 – 3  Russia
  • January 18, 1998 — Med 3.png Bronze Medal Match
Yugoslavia  9 – 5  Australia
  • January 18, 1998 — Med 1.png Gold Medal Match
Spain  6 – 4  Hungary

Final Ranking

RANK TEAM
Med 1.png  Spain
Med 2.png  Hungary
Med 3.png  Yugoslavia
4.  Australia
5.  Italy
6.  Russia
7.  United States
8.  Greece
9.  Croatia
10.  Slovakia
11.  Kazakhstan
12.  Brazil
13.  Canada
14.  South Africa
15.  Iran
16.  New Zealand
 1998 FINA Men's World Champions 

Spain
First title

Individual Awards

  • Most Valuable Player
  • ???
  • Best Goalkeeper
  • ???
  • Topscorer
  • ???

References




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