FINA 2011 World Championships

Men's water polo 18 to 30 July 2011

Women's water polo 17 to 29 July 2011

FINA World Championships 2011 - Water Polo Women Day 7

Netherlands, Australia, Russia and China have qualified for the quarter-finals.

Netherlands defeated New Zealand 14-8, while Australia managed to hold off Hungary 10-9 after leading by four goals 7 minutes from time.

Russia defeated Cuba 26-4 and after taking a 7-2 lead in opening quarter China went on to beat Spain 15-6 in front of a huge crowd. Ma Huanhuan's 5 goals mean she is now the tournamentís highest scorer with 14.

In the round 13-16, despite Ramilya Halikova scoring 8 goals Uzbekistan lost to Kazakhstan 13-14. South Africa missed a one-on-one chance with the goalkeeper to force extra time, hitting the crossbar in a 10-9 loss to Brazil.

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FINA World Championships 2011 - Water Polo Men Day 6

Preliminary round matches on 22 July 2011

Brazil 9 v 13 Canada
Japan 7 v 18 Croatia
USA 20 v 3 South Africa
Italy 7 v 6 Germany
Hungary 12 v 11 Spain
Kazakstan 5 v 16 Montenegro
Serbia 12 v 9 Australia
Romania 14 v 10 China

Croatia, Italy, Hungary and Serbia won their groups and advanced to the quarter-finals of the menís water polo competition on the last day of preliminary-round games.

FINA World Championships 2011 - Water Polo Women Day 5

Preliminary round matches on 21 July 2011

Brazil 4 v 12 Spain
Greece 6 v 5 Russia
South Africa 9 v 9 Cuba
Netherlands 9 v 9 Hungary
Kazakhstan 4 v 14 USA
Australia 27 v 2 Uzbekistan
New Zealand 4 v 11 Canada
China 9 v 10 Italy

View video highlights below via icaruswp.

FINA World Championships 2011 - Water Polo Men Day 4

Preliminary round matches on 20 July 2011.

Romania 5 v 12 Serbia
Canada 4 v 11 Croatia
Brazil 11 v 13 Japan
Germany 16 v 8 South Africa
Italy 8 v 5 USA
Spain 7 v 9 Montenegro
Hungary 16 v 5 Kazakhstan

View video of Spain v Montenegro below via MontenegrOnline

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Preliminary round matches on 19 July 2011

Uzbekistan 6 v 22 Canada
Australia 12 v 4 New Zealand
Spain 8 v 18 Russia
Brazil 8 v 11 Greece
Italy 18 v 2 South Africa
Hungary 7 v 16 USA
Netherlands 13 v 3 Kazakstan
China 19 v 6 Cuba

View highlights below from Hungary v USA via icaruswp (4m 41s flashplayer required)

FINA World Championships 2011 - Water Polo Men Day 2

Preliminary round matches on 18 July 2011.

Kazakhstan 5 v 18 Spain
Romania 8 v 9 Australia
Brazil 5 v 14 Croatia
Japan 5 v 11 Canada
USA 7 v 9 Germany
Italy 17 v 1 South Africa
China 5 v 17 Serbia

Video of Hungary v Montenegro below via MontenegrOnline

FINA World Championships 2011 - Water Polo Women Day 1

Preliminary round matches on 17 July 2011.

Netherlands 7 v 7 USA
Kazakstan 6 v 21 Hungary
Australia 7 v 10 Canada
New Zealand 19 v 6 Uzbekistan
Brazil 4 v 15 Russia
Greece 10 v 9 Spain
Italy 12 v 4 Cuba
China 22 v 5 South Africa

Video highlights below via Kovi421

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