1994 European Men's Handball Championship

The 1994 European Men's Handball Championship was the inaugural edition of the tournament, held in Portugal from 3 to 12 June 1994, in the cities of Porto and Almada. Sweden won the tournament after defeating Russia in the final, while Croatia finished third.

1994 European Men's Handball Championship
1994 European Men's Handball Championship.svg
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Dates3–12 June
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Sweden (1st title)
Runner-up Russia
Third place Croatia
Fourth place Denmark
Tournament statistics
Matches34
Goals scored1537 (45.21 per match)
Top scorer(s) Vasily Kudinov (RUS) (50 goals)
Best player Magnus Andersson (SWE)
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TeamsEdit

Group A Group B
  Croatia   Denmark
  Belarus   Hungary
  Romania   Portugal
  Russia   Sweden
  France   Spain
  Germany   Slovenia

VenuesEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are local (UTC+1).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Russia 5 5 0 0 122 94 +28 10 Semifinals
2   Croatia 5 3 0 2 120 114 +6 6
3   France 5 2 1 2 123 120 +3 5 Fifth place game
4   Belarus 5 2 0 3 130 139 −9 4 Seventh place game
5   Germany 5 1 1 3 107 113 −6 3 Ninth place game
6   Romania 5 1 0 4 113 135 −22 2 Eleventh place game
Source: EHF
3 June 1994
15:30
Germany   23–24   Belarus Complexo Desportivo de Almada, Almada
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
(12–10)
Report
3 June 1994
17:30
Russia   27–20   Romania Complexo Desportivo de Almada, Almada
Referees: Johansson, Kjellqvist (SWE)
(16–9)
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3 June 1994
19:30
France   27–25   Croatia Complexo Desportivo de Almada, Almada
Attendance: 600
Referees: Sousa, Aires (POR)
(11–11)
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4 June 1994
15:30
Croatia   24–22   Germany Complexo Desportivo de Almada, Almada
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Johansson, Kjellqvist (SWE)
(14–11)
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4 June 1994
17:30
Belarus   23–31   Russia Complexo Desportivo de Almada, Almada
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Jeglič, Jug (SLO)
(11–18)
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4 June 1994
19:30
Romania   27–26   France Complexo Desportivo de Almada, Almada
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
(16–11)
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5 June 1994
15:30
France   21–21   Germany Complexo Desportivo de Almada, Almada
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Jeglič, Jug (SLO)
(10–11)
Report
5 June 1994
17:30
Russia   21–18   Croatia Complexo Desportivo de Almada, Almada
Attendance: 600
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
(13–8)
Report
5 June 1994
19:30
Romania   24–33   Belarus Complexo Desportivo de Almada, Almada
Attendance: 500
Referees: Sousa, Aires (POR)
(9–14)
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7 June 1994
15:30
Germany   16–25   Russia Complexo Desportivo de Almada, Almada
Attendance: 600
Referees: Johansson, Kjellqvist (SWE)
(9–12)
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7 June 1994
17:30
France   32–29   Belarus Complexo Desportivo de Almada, Almada
Attendance: 500
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
(16–15)
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7 June 1994
19:30
Croatia   24–23   Romania Complexo Desportivo de Almada, Almada
Attendance: 500
Referees: Jeglič, Jug (SLO)
(12–11)
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8 June 1994
15:30
Germany   25–19   Romania Complexo Desportivo de Almada, Almada
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Szajną, Wróblewski (POL)
(11–10)
Report
8 June 1994
17:30
Belarus   21–29   Croatia Complexo Desportivo de Almada, Almada
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Johansson, Kjellqvist (SWE)
(12–12)
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8 June 1994
19:30
Russia   18–17   France Complexo Desportivo de Almada, Almada
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
(11–9)
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Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden 5 5 0 0 114 91 +23 10 Semifinals
2   Denmark 5 3 1 1 107 99 +8 7
3   Spain 5 3 0 2 114 101 +13 6 Fifth place game
4   Hungary 5 2 0 3 100 107 −7 4 Seventh place game
5   Slovenia 5 1 1 3 94 111 −17 3 Ninth place game
6   Portugal (H) 5 0 0 5 96 116 −20 0 Eleventh place game
Source: EHF
(H) Host
3 June 1994
15:30
Sweden   22–17   Slovenia Pavilhão Rosa Mota, Porto
Attendance: 1,100
Referees: Thomas, Thomas (GER)
(10–10)
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3 June 1994
17:30
Spain   25–20   Hungary Pavilhão Rosa Mota, Porto
Attendance: 1,100
Referees: Rudin, Schill (SUI)
(11–10)
Report
3 June 1994
19:30
Denmark   24–17   Portugal Pavilhão Rosa Mota, Porto
Attendance: 1,100
Referees: Szajną, Wróblewski (POL)
(11–5)
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4 June 1994
15:30
Slovenia   19–19   Denmark Pavilhão Rosa Mota, Porto
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Rudin, Schill (SUI)
(8–10)
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4 June 1994
17:30
Hungary   18–22   Sweden Pavilhão Rosa Mota, Porto
Attendance: 1,700
Referees: Szajną, Wróblewski (POL)
(7–13)
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4 June 1994
19:30
Portugal   18–24   Spain Pavilhão Rosa Mota, Porto
Attendance: 2,600
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
(8–13)
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5 June 1994
15:30
Hungary   19–18   Portugal Pavilhão Rosa Mota, Porto
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Thomas, Thomas (GER)
(7–8)
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5 June 1994
17:30
Sweden   22–16   Denmark Pavilhão Rosa Mota, Porto
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
(7–6)
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5 June 1994
19:30
Spain   24–16   Slovenia Pavilhão Rosa Mota, Porto
Attendance: 800
Referees: Szajną, Wróblewski (POL)
(13–8)
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7 June 1994
15:30
Slovenia   19–24   Hungary Pavilhão Rosa Mota, Porto
Attendance: 1,700
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
(9–11)
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7 June 1994
17:30
Sweden   26–21   Portugal Pavilhão Rosa Mota, Porto
Attendance: 2,100
Referees: Rudin, Schill (SUI)
(12–9)
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7 June 1994
19:30
Denmark   25–22   Spain Pavilhão Rosa Mota, Porto
Attendance: 1,900
Referees: Thomas, Thomas (GER)
(10–7)
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8 June 1994
15:30
Denmark   23–19   Hungary Pavilhão Rosa Mota, Porto
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Sousa, Aires (POR)
(10–8)
Report
8 June 1994
17:30
Portugal   22–23   Slovenia Pavilhão Rosa Mota, Porto
Attendance: 3,100
Referees: Thomas, Thomas (GER)
(10–8)
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8 June 1994
19:30
Spain   19–22   Sweden Pavilhão Rosa Mota, Porto
Attendance: 1,800
Referees: Jeglič, Jug (SLO)
(8–10)
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Placement gamesEdit

Eleventh place gameEdit

10 June 1994
12:30
Romania   38–21   Portugal Complexo Municipal de Desportos, Almada
Attendance: 650
Referees: Szajną, Wróblewski (POL)
(18–11)
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Ninth place gameEdit

10 June 1994
10:30
Germany   28–18   Slovenia Complexo Municipal de Desportos, Almada
Attendance: 600
Referees: Sousa, Aires (POR)
(15–10)
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Seventh place gameEdit

10 June 1994
17:30
Belarus   24–28   Hungary Complexo Municipal de Desportos, Almada
Attendance: 500
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
(14–16)
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Fifth place gameEdit

10 June 1994
19:30
France   25–28   Spain Complexo Municipal de Desportos, Almada
Attendance: 600
Referees: Johansson, Kjellqvist (SWE)
(15–12)
Report

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Russia 29
 
 
 
  Denmark 20
 
  Russia 21
 
 
 
  Sweden 34
 
  Sweden 24
 
 
  Croatia 21
 
Third place
 
 
 
 
 
  Denmark 23
 
 
  Croatia 24

SemifinalsEdit

11 June 1994
15:30
Russia   29–20   Denmark Pavilhão Rosa Mota, Porto
Attendance: 2,100
Referees: Rudin, Schill (SUI)
(14–8)
Report

11 June 1994
17:30
Sweden   24–21   Croatia Pavilhão Rosa Mota, Porto
Attendance: 2,300
Referees: Thomas, Thomas (GER)
(13–7)
Report

Third place gameEdit

12 June 1994
14:00
Croatia   24–23   Denmark Pavilhão Rosa Mota, Porto
Attendance: 2,300
Referees: Jeglič, Jug (SLO)
(12–13)
Report

FinalEdit

12 June 1994
16:00
Russia   21–34   Sweden Pavilhão Rosa Mota, Porto
Attendance: 3,200
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
(9–18)
Report

Ranking and statisticsEdit

ReferencesEdit