water polo champions hungary
Photo: MTI/Szigetváry Zsolt

Host Hungary won the men’s tournament of the 34th European Water Polo Championship here on Sunday, edging Spain 14-13 (1-3, 3-0, 2-2, 3-4, 5-4) with penalty shots in the final.

Hungary earned the best team of Europe in waterpolo for the 13th time.

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The odds were in favor of the host team, as the two teams met each other 18 times before the final, with three draws in addition to 15 Hungarian wins.

water polo champions hungary
Photo: MTI/Szigetváry Zsolt

Montenegro beat Croatia 10-9 (1-3, 2-4, 4-1, 3-1) to clinch the bronze.

water polo champions hungary
Photo: MTI/Szigetváry Zsolt

The European Water Polo Championship started on January 12.

water polo champions hungary
Photo: MTI/Czagány Balázs

Budapest welcomed the best water polo teams for the fifth time after 1926, 1958, 2001 and 2014, which is a record in the history of the event.

Source: Xinhua – BUDAPEST

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  1. Many congrats. to the boys on this fantastic achievement, you have done everybody proud. P.S. What a lovely looking team! Best regards from Granny Mary

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