​​​Whether you are a general sports fan or a water polo fan to be more specific, the thirty-third European Water Polo Championships, which will take place in Barcelona from July 14 to 18, 2018, are a perfect opportunity to grant you a few days of vacation in Barcelona. 

We take care of bringing you the easiest and most comfortable way possible: aboard a Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation train. ​

Once your ticket have been reserved, you can go to this link​ in order to take advantage of the countdown and see that the time for sports events is close!

Countries Participating in the Event

There are 12 countries for women and 16 countries for men who have been qualified for the 33rd LEN European Water Polo Championships. The women's teams will thus represent Germany, Croatia, Spain, France, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Russia, Serbia and Turkey. The qualified men's teams will represent the same countries as women, adding Slovakia, Georgia, Malta, Montenegro and Romania.

Water polo match at the Picornell pool in Barcelona

The Player Impressions...

Paula Leitón is the youngest of the players who has been cautious, stating that the Spanish team would be favoured due to the fact that the athletes have the chance to play at home - however she also said that in no case is it beneficial to see yourself as if you’ve already won. Anything can happen. The blue team meanwhile, after defeating Malta 20 to 8, have shown that they are quite ready to take up the challenge. The women's team, absent since 2008, has made a comeback after winning 14 to 8 against Serbia.​

The Matches

The match between Holland and Croatia will be the first one of the championships in Barcelona. In total, 92 matches will be held. After the inaugural match at 2pm, one will be capable of attending 5 other women's matches including the one between Spain and Hungary - highly anticipated by the Spanish fans whose team will play at home.

The top four of each group in the men’s division will qualify for the quarterfinals. On the women's side, two groups of six contenders for the championship title will qualify for the quarter-finals.

Tickets Are On Sale!

Several types of tickets are offered (grandstand, east, north, west) at different rates. Find all the details of the matches and ticket prices on​.

You will equally be able to choose a Hotel + subscription pack starting at €220 including three nights in a 4-star hotel with breakfast, entries for the semi-finals as well as the men's final and other benefits. Find all the details on

Match of the 2013 Waterpolo World Championships, also in Barcelona

The matches will take place in Barcelona at the Bernat Picornell pools, Avinguda de l'Estadi, 30-38, 08038 Barcelona.

In order to return home after these intense and emotion-filled days, board one of our Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation high-speed trains, settle in, relive and share with family and friends the best moments experienced during the championships in Barcelona.


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