1996 European Women's Handball Championship

The 1996 EHF European Women's Handball Championship was held in Denmark from 6–15 December. It was won by Denmark after beating Norway 25–23 in the final match.

1996 EHF European Women's
Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Denmark
Dates6–15 December
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Denmark (2nd title)
Runner-up Norway
Third place Austria
Fourth place Germany
Next

VenuesEdit

The European Championship was held in the following cities:

TeamsEdit

Group A Group B
  Austria   Germany
  Croatia   Lithuania
  Denmark   Norway
  Hungary   Romania
  Poland   Russia
  Sweden   Ukraine

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Denmark 5 5 0 0 148 101 +47 10
  Austria 5 4 0 1 125 105 +20 8
  Croatia 5 3 0 2 121 120 +1 6
  Sweden 5 2 0 3 114 139 −25 4
  Hungary 5 1 0 4 109 127 −18 2
  Poland 5 0 0 5 107 132 −25 0
December 6, 1996 Hungary   21 – 19   Poland
(10–10)
December 6, 1996 Denmark   30 – 13   Sweden
(13–6)
December 6, 1996 Croatia   21 – 25   Austria
(9–12)
December 7, 1996 Sweden   31 – 26   Hungary
(13–13)
December 7, 1996 Poland   21 – 25   Croatia
(11–11)
December 7, 1996 Austria   16 – 29   Denmark
(6–14)
December 8, 1996 Sweden   18 – 31   Austria
(9–13)
December 8, 1996 Hungary   19 – 24   Croatia
(11–13)
December 8, 1996 Denmark   33 – 22   Poland
(14–9)
December 10, 1996 Poland   23 – 24   Sweden
(7–16)
December 10, 1996 Croatia   22 – 27   Denmark
(10–14)
December 10, 1996 Hungary   15 – 24   Austria
(7–11)
December 11, 1996 Croatia   29 – 28   Sweden
(15–14)
December 11, 1996 Denmark   29 – 28   Hungary
(14–14)
December 11, 1996 Austria   29 – 22   Poland
(15–10)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Norway 5 3 2 0 134 106 +28 8
  Germany 5 4 0 1 124 111 +13 8
  Romania 5 3 1 1 132 122 +10 7
  Russia 5 2 1 2 132 119 +13 5
  Ukraine 5 1 0 4 114 122 −8 2
  Lithuania 5 0 0 5 97 153 −56 0
December 6, 1996 Norway   36 – 18   Lithuania
(17–9)
December 6, 1996 Russia   30 – 23   Ukraine
(14–13)
December 6, 1996 Germany   22 – 21   Romania
(12–11)
December 7, 1996 Ukraine   19 – 23   Norway
(11–14)
December 7, 1996 Lithuania   17 – 27   Germany
(7–13)
December 7, 1996 Romania   29 – 26   Russia
(15–14)
December 8, 1996 Russia   22 – 22   Norway
(12–9)
December 8, 1996 Germany   25 – 23   Ukraine
(13–10)
December 8, 1996 Romania   32 – 26   Lithuania
(16–12)
December 10, 1996 Ukraine   22 – 24   Romania
(13–13)
December 10, 1996 Russia   31 – 16   Lithuania
(14–8)
December 10, 1996 Norway   27 – 21   Germany
(11–7)
December 11, 1996 Norway   26 – 26   Romania
(12–16)
December 11, 1996 Lithuania   20 – 27   Ukraine
(12–16)
December 11, 1996 Germany   29 – 23   Russia
(14–11)

classification matchesEdit

Eleventh place gameEdit

December 13, 1996 Poland   30 – 27 (ET)   Lithuania
(11–11)

FT: 23–23 ET: 30–27

Ninth place gameEdit

December 13, 1996 Hungary   22 – 27   Ukraine
(14–14)

Seventh place gameEdit

December 13, 1996 Sweden   28 – 32   Russia
(15–18)

Fifth place gameEdit

December 13, 1996 Croatia   17 – 23   Romania
(10–9)

Final roundEdit

 
Semi-FinalFinal
 
      
 
December 13, 1996
 
 
  Denmark 24
 
December 15, 1996
 
  Germany 22
 
  Denmark 25
 
December 13, 1996
 
  Norway 23
 
  Norway 22
 
 
  Austria 20
 
3rd/4th Place
 
 
December 15, 1996
 
 
  Germany 23
 
 
  Austria 30

SemifinalsEdit

December 13, 1996 Denmark   24 – 22   Germany
(13–10)

December 13, 1996 Norway   22 – 20   Austria
(11–11)

Bronze medal matchEdit

December 15, 1996 Austria   30 – 23   Germany
(18–8)

Gold medal matchEdit

December 15, 1996 Denmark   25 – 23   Norway
(10–10)

Final rankingEdit