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Waterpolo

  • Camilleri marks top award with three goals for Ortigia

    Steve Camilleri’s honour on Saturday as Malta’s sportsman of the year on the basis of his feats in 2015, coincided with the waterpolo stalwart netting three goals on the same day for CC Ortigia. He helped the side in the Italian top division to...

  • Balanced duels mark start to the tournament

    Balanced duels mark start to the tournament

    This year’s Winter League, again sponsored by Bank of Valletta, will start on Sunday, February 28 and end on April 24. The competition will be divided into two separate leagues, six in the Premier and three in the First Division, with the Under-19...

  • Malta needs to export more players – Camilleri

    Malta needs to export more players – Camilleri

    The Maltese waterpolo team were more in the news than normal at this time of the year following their participation in the 2016 European Championships in Belgrade. Qualification was attained in autumn last year but there was great curiosity to see...

  • Serbia land European title

    A record crowd of 16,000 saw hosts Serbia win their third successive European waterpolo championship with a 10-8 win over neighbours Montenegro yesterday. The attendance beat the competition record of 11,000 for Serbia’s opening 13-6 win over...

  • Serbia land Euro title; Malta's Steve Camilleri is top scorer

    Serbia land Euro title; Malta's Steve Camilleri is top scorer

    A record crowd of 16,000 saw hosts Serbia win their third successive European water polo championship with a 10-8 win over neighbours Montenegro. The attendance beat the competition record of 11,000 for Serbia's opening 13-6 win over Croatia, with...

  • Grixti heroics lead Malta team to historic victory

    Grixti heroics lead Malta team to historic victory

    Malta 10 Turkey 10 (3-3, 2-0, 3-5, 2-2 – Malta win 4-3 after penalty shoot-out) Maltese waterpolo wrote a new chapter in its annals as the national team clinched their first victory on their debut in the European Championships after defeating...

  • Waterpolo: Malta beats Turkey to avoid bottom spot

    Waterpolo: Malta beats Turkey to avoid bottom spot

    Malta 14 Turkey 13 (3-3, 2-0, 3-5, 2-2; 4-3 on pens) The Maltese waterpolo national team clinched its first-ever victory at a European Championship when it defeated Turkey 14-13 in a penalty shoot-out in a play-off for 15th and 16th place. It was...

  • Serbia sink Greece to reach final

    Serbia sink Greece to reach final

    Hosts Serbia booked their place in the final of the men’s European Championships after seeing off Greece 13-7 to edge closer to retaining their title. In front of a packed Kombank Arena, the Serbian team, who are also the defending world...

  • Malta coach Izzo rues lax defending against Slovakia

    Malta coach Izzo rues lax defending against Slovakia

    Malta 9Slovakia 17 (1-4, 2-3, 4-5, 2-5) The Maltese national team are still searching for their first win in the European Championships finals after going down to Slovakia in a classification match for 13th to 16th place, in Belgrade,...

  • 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...

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