Hungary men’s head coach Tibor Benedek has announced his 16-man squad for the Olympic Games qualification tournament in Trieste, Italy, between 3-10 April, press release from Hungarian Water Polo Federation.

The Hungary squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Nagy Viktor (Szolnoki Dózsa-Közgép), Bisztritsányi Dávid (A-Híd-OSC-Újbuda), Lévai Márton (Debreceni VSE)

Outfield players: Kis Gábor, Vámos Márton, Varga Dániel, Varga Dénes (Szolnoki Dózsa-Közgép), Hárai Balázs, Bedő Krisztián, Zalánki Gergő, Erdélyi Balázs, Hosnyánszky Norbert, Szivós Márton (ZF-Eger), Bátori Bence, Decker Ádám (A-Híd-OSC-Újbuda), Manhercz Krisztián (Contitech-Szeged-Diapolo)

The Trieste tournament groups:

Group A: Hungary, Canada, Russia, France, Romania, Slovakia
Group B: Italy, Kazakhstan, South Africa, Spain, Germany, Netherlands

The countries already qualified for this year’s Olympic Games in men’s water polo:

Serbia (World League winners in Bergamo)
Croatia (World Cup runners-up in Kazan)
Greece (World Cup bronze medallists in Kazan)
USA (Pan-American Games winner)
Brasil (Olympic hosts)
Montenegro (from the European Championships in Belgrade)
Japan (Ásia’s best team)
Oceania’s best (likely to be Australia)

+ the semi-finalists at the Trieste tournament

The Hungarian team’s schedule at the Triest tournament:

Sunday April 3rd:
France v Hungary
Monday April 4th:
Canada v Hungary
Tuesday April 5th:
Hungary v Romania
Wednesday April 6th:
Russia v Hungary
Thursday April 7th:
Hungary v Slovakia
Friday April 8th:
Saturday April 9th:
Sunday April 10th:
Play-off matches to decide final rankings

Press release – Hungarian Water Polo Federation

Photo: MTI


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