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Waterpolo

  • Slovakia too strong for Malta

    Malta 9 Slovakia 17 (1-4, 2-3, 4-5, 2-5) The Maltese waterpolo national team were well beaten by Slovakia in a positional play-off at the European Championships in Belgrade. Karl Izzo’s men gave everything they had but the Slovakians proved simply...

  • Hosts Serbia to play Greece in semi-finals

    Serbia’s European title defence continued on the right track after they beat Russia 15-5 at an electrifying Kombank Arena, in Belgrade, on Monday. A more balanced quarter-final was anticipated. In fact, it appeared as though the Russian team would...

  • Camilleri scores four but Malta lose to Romania

    Camilleri scores four but Malta lose to Romania

    Malta 7Romania 12 (2-4, 2-5, 1-1, 2-2) Malta were unable to avoid a fifth successive defeat at the European Championships yesterday after losing 12-7 to Romania in a positional play-off at the Kombank Arena, in Belgrade. This was our national...

  • Energetic Malta lose to Romania

    Malta 7 Romania 12 (2-4, 2-5, 1-1, 2-2) The Maltese waterpolo national team produced a sprightly performance at the European Championships but still was not enough to avoid a 12-7 defeat to Romania in the classification matches in Belgrade. Karl...

  • Malta to play Romania in classification play-off

    The Maltese waterpolo national team face another difficult test at the 2016 European Championships as they play Romania in a positional play-off at the Kombank Arena in Belgrade this morning. Karl Izzo’s men come into the match with renewed...

  • Spain beat improved Malta

    Spain 14Malta 3 (3-1, 3-0, 7-1, 1-1) An improved performance from the Maltese team at the European Championships was still not enough to avoid defeat against Spain in a Last 16 ranking match in Belgrade, yesterday. In the build-up to this game,...

  • Spirited Malta go down to Spain in waterpolo

    Spain 14; Malta 3(3-1, 3-0, 7-1, 1-1) The Maltese waterpolo national team showed remarkable improvement but was still not enough to avoid a 14-3 defeat to Spain in a Last 16 tie at the European Championships in Belgrade. It was a brave showing...

  • Izzo calls for aggressive showing against Spain

    Izzo calls for aggressive showing against Spain

    Karl Izzo has called on his players to adopt a more aggressive approach as the national team take on Spain in a second phase ranking match at the European Championships, in Belgrade, today (start: 9.30am). This week, Spain pipped Montenegro to the...

  • U-19 matches at Tal-Qroqq

    One of the qualifying waterpolo mini-tournaments from the 2016 Under-19 European Championships for men will be played at the National Pool, Tal-Qroqq, this year. Draws were held in Belgrade yesterday with Malta pitted in the same group as Germany,...

  • Croatia punish low-key Malta

    Croatia punish low-key Malta

    Croatia 22Malta 2 (7-1, 5-1, 5-0, 5-0) Croatia punished Malta’s off-colour performance as the Olympic waterpolo champions cantered to a 22-2 victory in their final Group B match at the European Championships in Belgrade yesterday. After...

  • Waterpolo: Croatia overwhelm Malta

    Croatia 22 Malta 2(7-1, 5-1, 5-0, 5-0) The Malta waterpolo national team suffered a heavy defeat to Croatia in their final Group B match at the European Championships as the Olympic champions cantered to a 22-2 victory. As the scoreline clearly...

  • Izzo targets creditable showing against Croatia

    Izzo targets creditable showing against Croatia

    The Maltese national team players are bracing themselves for another formidable challenge at the European Championships when they take on Olympic champions Croatia in their final Group B match in Belgrade today. Karl Izzo’s men have come through...

  • Waterpolo: Slick Serbia beat Malta 20-2

    Waterpolo: Slick Serbia beat Malta 20-2

    Serbia 20Malta 2 (6-0, 5-1, 4-1, 5-0) The Maltese national team suffered their second defeat in the 2016 European Championships as yesterday they went down to hosts Serbia 20-2 in Belgrade. Malta were always going to find the going tough when...

  • Tough test awaits Izzo’s men today

    Tough test awaits Izzo’s men today

    Coach Karl Izzo is wary of the mammoth task awaiting his players when Malta take on world and European champions Serbia in a Group B qualifier, in Belgrade, this evening. Izzo lauded his squad for their commitment and whole-hearted effort in the...

  • Resilient Malta go down to France in opening game

    Resilient Malta go down to France in opening game

    France 17Malta 7 (3-0, 7-4, 5-1, 2-2) Malta lost their opening Group B match at the 2016 European Championships after going down 17-7 to France in Serbia yesterday. It was always going to be difficult for Karl Izzo’s men to obtain a positive...

  • Malta facing daunting challenge in Belgrade

    Malta facing daunting challenge in Belgrade

    Malta will start their historic adventure in the 16-team European Championship finals in Belgrade on Sunday when they meet France in their opening Group B match. After Sunday’s opener, Malta will then face hosts Serbia, the current world...

  • Neptunes honour goal ace Camilleri and retired club stalwart Stellini

    Neptunes honour goal ace Camilleri and retired club stalwart Stellini

    Steve Camilleri and Michele Stellini were recently presented with mementos by Neptunes WPSC president Matthew Bonello during a festive period get-together at the club premises in Balluta Bay. Stellini, 32, was honoured for his splendid...

  • Calcaterra training camp at Sliema ASC

    Calcaterra training camp at Sliema ASC

    No fewer than 30 waterpolo hopefuls from the Sliema ASC nursery recently took part in the ‘Go Calcaterra Waterpolo Camp’. The training camp was organised jointly by the Sliema Aquatic Sports Club and Roberto Calcaterra, the former Italy national...

  • Further changes in regulations set for trials next year

    Further changes in regulations set for trials next year

    Waterpolo has often been prone to changes in the rules of the game. Since early days it has undergone several permutations in the way it is played until along the years changes in the laws assumed the proportion of a metamorphosis. This was aimed...

  • Camilleri increases goal tally in Serie A1 charts

    Camilleri increases goal tally in Serie A1 charts

    In his eighth season plying his trade in Italy, Steve Camilleri’s predatory qualities in terms of scoring are still very much a talking point. Significantly, the Malta international has always led his teams’ scoring charts during this...

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