European Water Polo Championship Budapest 2014

  • 14 Jul 2014 9:02 AM
European Water Polo Championship Budapest 2014
The tournament starts on 14th July, 2014 and closes on 27th July, 2014. Officials unveiled the two qualifying groups preceding the playoffs for women and men, respectively. The preliminary rounds, starting at 11.30, are accesible with one ticket for both men and women except the last two matches of the day played by men.

The starting times for the host national team have not changed as ladies play their matches from 5.30 pm and men play their games from 8.30pm during the qualification round. The schedule is further determined by the ranking of other teams.

The opening match of the EC will feature Croatia playing against Germany on Monday, July 14 at 11:30 a.m. Two years ago, in Eindhoven, this match-up resulted in a tough, memorable game, with the slightly surprising victory of German team.

Though LEN need to agree with broadcasters on the starting times of the matches, the games if Hungarian matches would surely begin at 8.30 pm in the preliminary rounds.

Men's championship schedule (group stage)

Round 1, Monday, 14 July
Group A - Romania-Georgia, Montenegro-Greece, Italy-Russia
Group B - Croatia-Germany, France-Serbia, Spain-Hungary

Round 2, Tuesday, 15 July
Group A - Georgia-Greece, Russia-Montenegro, Romania-Italy
Group B - Germany-Serbia, Croatia-Spain, Hungary-France

Round 3, Thursday, 17 July
Group A - Greece-Russia, Italy-Georgia, Montenegro-Romania
Group B - Spain-Germany, France-Croatia, Serbia-Hungary

Round 4, Saturday, 19 July
Group A - Georgia-Russia, Romania-Greece, Italy-Montenegro
Group B - Croatia-Serbia, Spain-France, Germany-Hungary

Round 5, Monday, 21 July
Group A - Russia-Romania, Greece-Italy, Montenegro-Georgia
Group B- Serbia-Spain, France-Germany, Hungary-Croatia

Daily schedule of the women's championship is yet unknown as the schedule of the women's group stage has not been finalized, however the starting times of the Hungarian national women team would surely be at 5.30 pm.

Women's championship schedule (group stage)

Round 1, Wednesday, 16 July
Group A - Great Britain-Greece, Netherlands-Hungary
Group B- Russia-Spain, Italy-France

Round 2, Friday, 18 July
Group A - Hungary-Greece, Great Britain-Netherlands
Group B - France-Spainm, Russia-Italy

Round 3, Sunday, 20 July
Group A - Great Britain-Hungary, Netherlands-Greece
Group B - Russia-France, Italy-Spain

The Organizing Committe of the European Water polo Championships reserves the right to change the program schedule.

Source and more information: EC Waterpolo 2014

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