Serbia Wins Men’s Water Polo World League Super Final in Berlin

BERLIN, Germany, August 13. SERBIA won the 2007 edition of the FINA Men's Water Polo World League, by triumphing in the decisive game against Hungary (9-6) in the Super Final held in Berlin from Aug. 7-12, 2007.

It was the third win for Serbia in the history of the World League, after winning in 2005 and 2006 as Serbia-Montenegro. Besides winning $100,000 in prize money, the win qualified Serbia for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

For the bronze medal, Australia beat host Germany, 7-6, while the United States beat Romania, 9-6, for fifth place. Finally, the seventh position was decided by penalty shootouts, with Canada defeating China, 12-11.

Special thanks to FINA for contributing this report.

Results of Super Final
Berlin, Germany – Aug. 7-12, 2007

August 7, 2007
USA – SRB 5-13
AUS – HUN 8-15
CAN – GER 13-8
CHN – ROU 7-8

August 8, 2007
ROU – SRB 9-17
USA – CHN 12-7
HUN – GER 7-5
CAN – AUS 8-9

August 9, 2007
USA – ROU 10-11
CHN – SRB 20-3
AUS – GER 15-17
CAN – HUN 9-20

August 10, 2007
AUS – ROU 9-6
CHN – HUN 6-13
GER – USA 9-3
SRB – CAN 10-6

August 11, 2007
CAN – USA 5-11
CHN – ROU 10-13
SRB – GER 8-7
HUN – AUS 16-7

August 12, 2007
CAN – CHN 12-11 (places 7/8)
USA – ROU 9-6 (places 5/6)
GER – AUS 6-7 (places 3/4)
SRB – HUN 9-6 (places 1/2)

Final Ranking and Prize Money
Super Final
1. Serbia 100,000
2. Hungary 70,000
3. Australia 50,000
4. Germany 35,000
5. United States 30,000
6. Romania 25,000
7. Canada 20,000
8. China 17,500

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