1998 European Men's Handball Championship

The 1998 European Men's Handball Championship was the third edition of the tournament and held in Italy from 29 May to 7 June 1998, in the cities of Meran and Bolzano. Sweden won the tournament with Spain second and Germany third.

1998 European Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Italy
Dates29 May – 7 June
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Sweden (2nd title)
Runner-up Spain
Third place Germany
Fourth place Russia
Tournament statistics
Matches34
Goals scored1638 (48.18 per match)
Top scorer(s)Czech Republic Jan Filip
(48 goals)
Best playerGermany Daniel Stephan
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QualificationEdit

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament
  Italy Host 0 (Debut)
  Russia Defending champion 2 (1994, 1996)
  Croatia Group 1 winner 2 (1994, 1996)
  Macedonia Group 1 runner-up 0 (Debut)
  FR Yugoslavia Group 2 winner 1 (1996)
  Lithuania Group 2 runner-up 0 (Debut)
  France Group 3 winner 2 (1994, 1996)
  Czech Republic Group 3 runner-up 1 (1996)
  Germany Group 4 winner 2 (1994, 1996)
  Spain Group 4 runner-up 2 (1994, 1996)
  Hungary Group 5 winner 2 (1994, 1996)
  Sweden Group 5 runner-up 2 (1994, 1996)

Note: Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.

VenuesEdit

City Stadium Capacity
Bolzano PalaOnda 7.200
Merano Meranarena 4.000

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are local (UTC+2).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden 5 4 0 1 130 111 +19 8[a] Semifinals
2   Germany 5 4 0 1 125 102 +23 8[a]
3   FR Yugoslavia 5 3 0 2 125 121 +4 6 Fifth place game
4   France 5 1 1 3 110 125 −15 3[b] Seventh place game
5   Lithuania 5 1 1 3 100 115 −15 3[b] Ninth place game
6   Italy (H) 5 1 0 4 106 122 −16 2 Eleventh place game
Source: EHF
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Germany 20–21 Sweden
  2. ^ a b France 20–20 Lithuania
29 May 1998
16:00
France   20–20   Lithuania PalaOnda, Bolzano
Attendance: 1,600
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
Stoecklin 8 (9–10) Vilaniškis 6
  4×  Report   4× 
29 May 1998
18:00
Germany   20–21   Sweden PalaOnda, Bolzano
Attendance: 2,900
Referees: Kalin, Korič (SLO)
Kretzschmar, Schwalb 5 (12–10) Lövgren 5
  6×  Report   7× 
29 May 1998
20:00
FR Yugoslavia   26–19   Italy PalaOnda, Bolzano
Attendance: 3,100
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
Peruničić 8 (13–10) Kobilica, Tabanelli 4
  1×  Report   1× 

30 May 1998
16:00
Sweden   25–22   France PalaOnda, Bolzano
Attendance: 4,600
Referees: Vujnović, Mladinić (CRO)
three players 5 (13–13) Fernandez 6
  3×  Report   2× 
30 May 1998
18:00
Lithuania   22–30   FR Yugoslavia PalaOnda, Bolzano
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
Marcinkevičius 6 (11–15) Škrbić 7
  7×  1×  Report   2× 
30 May 1998
20:00
Italy   18–26   Germany PalaOnda, Bolzano
Attendance: 5,600
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
Fusina 5 (9–12) Kretzschmar 7
  3×  Report   4× 

1 June 1998
16:00
Lithuania   21–27   Sweden PalaOnda, Bolzano
Attendance: 2,900
Referees: Arnaldsson, Erlingsson (ISL)
Bučys, Rasikevičius 6 (9–14) Petersson 8
  2×  Report   2× 
1 June 1998
18:00
FR Yugoslavia   22–29   Germany PalaOnda, Bolzano
Attendance: 4,700
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
Butulija 6 (11–14) Stephan 7
  2×  Report   3× 
1 June 1998
20:00
France   23–22   Italy PalaOnda, Bolzano
Attendance: 2,800
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
Stoecklin 6 (11–10) Schmidt 7
  4×  Report   2× 

3 June 1998
18:00
FR Yugoslavia   19–29   Sweden Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
Butulija 6 (13–15) Lövgren 9
  2×  Report   4× 
3 June 1998
20:00
Germany   30–23   France Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 4,300
Referees: Vujnović, Mladinić (CRO)
Kretzschmar, Stephan 8 (13–11) Stoecklin 4
  3×  Report   3× 
3 June 1998
20:00
Italy   18–19   Lithuania PalaOnda, Bolzano
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Kalin, Korič (SLO)
Massotti, Tarafino 5 (10–9) Savukynas 5
  5×  Report   5× 

4 June 1998
18:00
France   22–28   FR Yugoslavia Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 2,200
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
Gille 6 (14–14) Maksić 8
  3×  Report   5× 
4 June 1998
20:00
Sweden   28–29   Italy PalaOnda, Bolzano
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
Larsson 8 (13–12) Kobilica 10
  3×  Report   1× 
4 June 1998
20:00
Germany   20–18   Lithuania Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 2,400
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
Ziercke 5 (9–5) three players 4
  2×  Report   5×  1× 

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 5 4 1 0 135 103 +32 9 Semifinals
2   Russia 5 3 1 1 127 110 +17 7
3   Hungary 5 3 0 2 121 122 −1 6 Fifth place game
4   Croatia 5 2 1 2 117 120 −3 5 Seventh place game
5   Czech Republic 5 1 0 4 130 132 −2 2 Ninth place game
6   Macedonia 5 0 1 4 104 147 −43 1 Eleventh place game
Source: EHF
29 May 1998
16:00
Hungary   29–20   Macedonia Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 250
Referees: Masi, Di Piero (ITA)
Kotormán 7 (14–7) Manaskov 7
  2×  Report   3× 
29 May 1998
18:00
Russia   22–21   Czech Republic Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
Filippov 9 (11–8) Tancoš 6
  5×  Report   4× 
29 May 1998
20:00
Croatia   18–18   Spain Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
Saračević 5 (11–10) Lozano 5
  4×  Report   5× 

31 May 1998
16:00
Czech Republic   24–30   Croatia Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 700
Referees: Arnaldsson, Erlingsson (ISL)
Filip 8 (14–15) Ćavar 11
  4×  Report   4× 
31 May 1998
18:00
Macedonia   26–26   Russia Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 1,100
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
Manaskov 12 (10–16) Koksharov 8
  6×  Report   4× 
31 May 1998
20:00
Spain   27–17   Hungary Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 1,100
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
three players 4 (17–3) Pásztor 4
  2×  Report   4× 

1 June 1998
16:00
Croatia   28–21   Macedonia Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 200
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
Ćavar 8 (12–10) Kotevki, Petreski 5
  4×  1×  Report   2× 
1 June 1998
18:00
Hungary   20–23   Russia Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 250
Referees: Kalin, Korič (SLO)
Csoknyai, Kotormán 4 (10–13) Voronin 5
  5×  Report   4× 
1 June 1998
20:00
Spain   35–22   Czech Republic Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 400
Referees: Masi, Piero (ITA)
Guijosa 12 (17–9) Filip 5
  3×  Report   4× 

3 June 1998
16:00
Hungary   27–25   Czech Republic PalaOnda, Bolzano
Attendance: 350
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
Pásztor 11 (13–8) Lanča 11
  7×  Report   8×  1× 
3 June 1998
16:00
Macedonia   19–26   Spain Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Arnaldsson, Erlingsson (ISL)
Kotevki 6 (10–13) Ortega 7
  2×  Report   5× 
3 June 1998
18:00
Russia   29–14   Croatia PalaOnda, Bolzano
Attendance: 900
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
Koksharov 8 (12–8) Ćavar 5
  5×  Report   7× 

4 June 1998
16:00
Russia   27–29   Spain Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Kalin, Korič (SLO)
Khodkov 7 (15–11) Guijosa 6
  5×  Report   2× 
4 June 1998
16:00
Croatia   27–28   Hungary PalaOnda, Bolzano
Attendance: 300
Referees: Arnaldsson, Erlingsson (ISL)
Ćavar, Goluža 6 (10–13) Pásztor 12
  7×  1×  Report   8×  1× 
4 June 1998
18:00
Czech Republic   38–18   Macedonia PalaOnda, Bolzano
Attendance: 400
Referees: Masi, Di Piero (ITA)
Filip, Lanča 10 (16–12) Novokmet 7
  4×  Report   3× 

Placement gamesEdit

Eleventh place gameEdit

6 June 1998
14:00
Italy   27–26 (ET)   Macedonia Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
Massotti 9 (11–12) Novokmet 7
  5×  Report   3× 

FT: 23–23 ET: 4–3

Ninth place gameEdit

6 June 1998
16:00
Lithuania   38–36 (ET)   Czech Republic PalaOnda, Bolzano
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Kalin, Korič (SLO)
Klimčiauskas 9 (17–14) Filip 12
  8×  Report   10×  2× 

FT: 30–30 ET: 3–3, 5–3

Seventh place gameEdit

6 June 1998
18:00
France   30–28   Croatia PalaOnda, Bolzano
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
Fernandez 8 (16–12) Mikulić 10
  4×  Report   3× 

Fifth place gameEdit

6 June 1998
16:00
FR Yugoslavia   32–24   Hungary Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 2,400
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
Jovanović 9 (15–12) Kertész, Pásztor 6
  3×  Report   4× 

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
6 June
 
 
  Spain29
 
7 June
 
  Germany22
 
  Spain23
 
6 June
 
  Sweden25
 
  Sweden27
 
 
  Russia24
 
Third place
 
 
7 June
 
 
  Germany (ET)30
 
 
  Russia28

SemifinalsEdit

6 June 1998
18:00
Spain   29–22   Germany Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Arnaldsson, Erlingsson (ISL)
Ortega 6 (13–9) Stephan 6
  4×  Report   3× 

6 June 1998
20:00
Sweden   27–24   Russia PalaOnda, Bolzano
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Vujnović, Mladinić (CRO)
Lövgren 9 (15–14) I. Lavrov 6
  2×  Report   2× 

Third place gameEdit

7 June 1998
14:00
Germany   30–28 (ET)   Russia PalaOnda, Bolzano
Attendance: 5,100
Referees: Masi, Di Piero (ITA)
Kretzschmar 10 (13–14) Koksharov 7
  5×  Report   5×  1× 

FT: 25–25 ET: 5–3

FinalEdit

7 June 1998
16:30
Spain   23–25   Sweden PalaOnda, Bolzano
Attendance: 6,100
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
Xepkin 6 (9–15) Petersson, Vranjes 6
  2×  Report   3× 

Final rankingEdit

    Sweden
    Spain
    Germany
4   Russia
5   FR Yugoslavia
6   Hungary
7   France
8   Croatia
9   Lithuania
10   Czech Republic
11   Italy
12   Macedonia

All-Star TeamEdit

Position Player
Goalkeeper   Peter Gentzel (SWE)
Right wing   Johan Petersson (SWE)
Right back   Sergey Pogorelov (RUS)
Centre back   Talant Dujshebaev (ESP)
Left back   Daniel Stephan (GER)
Left wing   Stefan Kretzschmar (GER)
Pivot   Andrei Xepkin (ESP)
Most valuable player   Daniel Stephan (GER)

Source: EHF

ReferencesEdit

  • eurohandball.com. "1998 Men's European Championship". Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  • todor66.com. "Men Handball European Championship 1998". Archived from the original on 18 June 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011.

External linksEdit