1998 European Women's Handball Championship

The 1998 EHF European Women's Handball Championship was held in the Netherlands from 11–20 December. It was won by Norway after beating Denmark 24–16 in the final match.

1998 EHF European Women's
Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Netherlands
Dates11–20 December
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Norway (1st title)
Runner-up Denmark
Third place Hungary
Fourth place Austria
Tournament statistics
Matches38
Goals scored1858 (48.89 per match)
Top scorer(s)Austria Ausra Fridrikas (68 goals)
Best playerNorway Trine Haltvik
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VenuesEdit

The tournament was held in the following cities:

TeamsEdit

The participating teams were divided into two groups.

Group A Group B
  Ukraine   Denmark
  Hungary   Norway
  Austria   Poland
  Netherlands   North Macedonia
  Germany   Spain
  Romania   Russia

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Austria 5 4 0 1 134 118 +16 8
  Hungary 5 4 0 1 131 109 +22 8
  Germany 5 4 0 1 117 119 −2 8
  Ukraine 5 2 0 3 128 127 +1 4
  Netherlands 5 1 0 4 107 121 −14 2
  Romania 5 0 0 5 120 143 −23 0
December 11, 1998
Hungary   28 – 24   Romania
Austria   24 – 25   Germany
Ukraine   23 – 16   Netherlands
December 13, 1998
Netherlands   19 – 28   Hungary
Romania   24 – 26   Austria
Germany   28 – 27   Ukraine
December 14, 1998
Hungary   21 – 26   Austria
Netherlands   18 – 19   Germany
Ukraine   32 – 24   Romania
December 16, 1998
Austria   30 – 24   Ukraine
Romania   23 – 30   Netherlands
Hungary   25 – 18   Germany
December 17, 1998
Ukraine   22 – 29   Hungary
Germany   27 – 25   Romania
Austria   28 – 24   Netherlands

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Norway 5 5 0 0 137 102 +35 10
  Denmark 5 4 0 1 138 115 +23 8
  Poland 5 3 0 2 112 110 +2 6
  Macedonia 5 2 0 3 111 136 −25 4
  Russia 5 0 1 4 112 128 −16 1
  Spain 5 0 1 4 107 126 −19 1
December 11, 1998
Poland   20 – 15   Spain
Denmark   37 – 21   Macedonia
Norway   25 – 20   Russia
December 12, 1998
Russia   21 – 25   Poland
Spain   23 – 26   Denmark
Macedonia   23 – 27   Norway
December 14, 1998
Macedonia   27 – 22   Spain
Norway   30 – 19   Poland
Denmark   27 – 22   Russia
December 16, 1998
Russia   23 – 25   Macedonia
Norway   27 – 21   Spain
Poland   21 – 29   Denmark
December 17, 1998
Spain   26 – 26   Russia
Poland   27 – 15   Macedonia
Denmark   19 – 28   Norway

Final roundEdit

 
Semi-FinalFinal
 
      
 
December 19, 1998
 
 
  Austria 24
 
December 20, 1998
 
  Denmark 35
 
  Denmark 16
 
December 19, 1998
 
  Norway 24
 
  Norway 28
 
 
  Hungary 14
 
3rd/4th Place
 
 
December 20, 1998
 
 
  Austria 24
 
 
  Hungary 30

Ranking and StatisticsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2008 Women's European Championship. Final Round. Official result bulletin". European Handball Federation.
  2. ^ "Norges lag". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). 1998. Retrieved 28 March 2010.