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
1998 European Women's Handball Championship Logo.png
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 scored1,858 (49 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:

QualificationEdit

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament
  Netherlands Host 0 (Debut)
  Denmark Defending champion 2 (1994, 1996)
  Austria Winner of group 1 2 (1994, 1996)
  Russia Runner-up of group 1 2 (1994, 1996)
  Hungary Winner of group 2 2 (1994, 1996)
  Germany Runner-up of group 2 2 (1994, 1996)
  Norway Winner of group 3 2 (1994, 1996)
  Spain Runner-up of group 3 0 (Debut)
  Poland Winner of group 4 1 (1996)
  Romania Runner-up of group 4 2 (1994, 1996)
  Ukraine Winner of group 5 2 (1994, 1996)
  Macedonia Runner-up of group 5 0 (Debut)

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

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Austria 5 4 0 1 134 118 +16 8[a] Semifinals
2   Hungary 5 4 0 1 131 109 +22 8[a]
3   Germany 5 4 0 1 117 119 −2 8[a] Fifth place game
4   Ukraine 5 2 0 3 128 127 +1 4 Seventh place game
5   Netherlands (H) 5 1 0 4 107 121 −14 2 Ninth place game
6   Romania 5 0 0 5 120 143 −23 0 Eleventh place game
Source: EHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Austria 2 Pts, +4 GD; Hungary 2 Pts, +2 GD; Germany 2 Pts, –6 GD
11 December 1998
16:00
Hungary   28–24   Romania Amsterdam
Referees: Baum, Szczepański (POL)
(14–11)
Report
11 December 1998
18:00
Austria   24–25   Germany Amsterdam
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
(15–13)
Report
11 December 1998
20:15
Ukraine   23–16   Netherlands Amsterdam
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
(11–9)
Report

13 December 1998
15:00
Netherlands   19–28   Hungary Amsterdam
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (FRY)
(5–12)
Report
13 December 1998
17:00
Romania   24–26   Austria Amsterdam
Attendance: 1,300
Referees: Ivanchev, Georgiev (BUL)
(13–13)
Report
13 December 1998
19:00
Germany   28–27   Ukraine Amsterdam
Attendance: 800
Referees: Baum, Szczepański (POL)
(18–14)
Report

14 December 1998
15:30
Hungary   21–26   Austria Amsterdam
Attendance: 750
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
(10–11)
Report
14 December 1998
17:30
Netherlands   18–19   Germany Amsterdam
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Kohout, Dolejš (CZE)
(8–11)
Report
14 December 1998
19:30
Ukraine   32–24   Romania Amsterdam
Attendance: 900
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
(16–12)
Report

16 December 1998
16:00
Austria   30–24   Ukraine Amsterdam
Attendance: 450
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (FRY)
(17–14)
Report
16 December 1998
18:00
Romania   23–30   Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Baum, Szczepański (POL)
(9–12)
Report
16 December 1998
20:00
Hungary   25–18   Germany Amsterdam
Attendance: 600
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
(13–10)
Report

17 December 1998
16:00
Ukraine   22–29   Hungary Amsterdam
Attendance: 400
Referees: Kohout, Dolejš (CZE)
(11–17)
Report
17 December 1998
18:00
Germany   27–25   Romania Amsterdam
Attendance: 600
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
(16–12)
Report
17 December 1998
20:00
Austria   28–24   Netherlands Amsterdam
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
(13–9)
Report

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Norway 5 5 0 0 137 102 +35 10 Semifinals
2   Denmark 5 4 0 1 138 115 +23 8
3   Poland 5 3 0 2 112 110 +2 6 Fifth place game
4   Macedonia 5 2 0 3 111 136 −25 4 Seventh place game
5   Russia 5 0 1 4 112 128 −16 1[a] Ninth place game
6   Spain 5 0 1 4 107 126 −19 1[a] Eleventh place game
Source: EHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Spain 26–26 Russia
11 December 1998
16:00
Poland   20–15   Spain 's-Hertogenbosch
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
(9–8)
Report
11 December 1998
18:00
Denmark   37–21   Macedonia 's-Hertogenbosch
Referees: Scholtens, Stolk (NED)
(19–10)
Report
11 December 1998
20:00
Norway   25–20   Russia 's-Hertogenbosch
Referees: Klucsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
Grini 7 (9–10) Mozgovaia 4
  3×  Report   2× 

12 December 1998
16:00
Russia   21–25   Poland 's-Hertogenbosch
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (FRY)
Mozgovaia 7 (9–14) Matuszewska 7
  5×  1×  Report   3× 
12 December 1998
18:00
Spain   23–26   Denmark 's-Hertogenbosch
Referees: Klucsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
(10–13)
Report
12 December 1998
20:00
Macedonia   23–27   Norway 's-Hertogenbosch
Referees: Kohout, Dolejš (CZE)
(12–13)
Report

14 December 1998
16:00
Macedonia   27–22   Spain 's-Hertogenbosch
Attendance: 600
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
(13–10)
Report
14 December 1998
18:00
Norway   30–19   Poland 's-Hertogenbosch
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (FRY)
(14–8)
Report
14 December 1998
20:00
Denmark   27–22   Russia 's-Hertogenbosch
Attendance: 1,100
Referees: Scholtens, Stolk (NED)
Fruelund, Kjærgaard 5 (14–10) Shevchenko 6
  2×  Report   5× 

16 December 1998
16:00
Russia   23–25   Macedonia 's-Hertogenbosch
Attendance: 310
Referees: Ivanchev, Georgiev (BUL)
Mozgovaia 12 (14–11) Radulović 9
  4×  Report   2× 
16 December 1998
18:00
Norway   27–21   Spain Amsterdam
Attendance: 300
Referees: Scholtens, Stolk (NED)
(13–14)
Report
16 December 1998
20:00
Poland   21–29   Denmark 's-Hertogenbosch
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Kohout, Dolejš (CZE)
(9–15)
Report

17 December 1998
16:00
Spain   26–26   Russia 's-Hertogenbosch
Referees: Baum, Szczepański (POL)
Puche 8 (12–12) Chechkova, Verakso 5
  3×  Report   5×  1× 
17 December 1998
18:00
Poland   27–15   Macedonia 's-Hertogenbosch
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
(13–8)
Report
17 December 1998
20:00
Denmark   19–28   Norway 's-Hertogenbosch
Attendance: 2,200
Referees: Klucsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
(8–12)
Report

Final roundEdit

BracketEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
19 December
 
 
  Norway28
 
20 December
 
  Hungary14
 
  Norway24
 
19 December
 
  Denmark16
 
  Austria24
 
 
  Denmark35
 
Third place
 
 
20 December
 
 
  Hungary30
 
 
  Austria24

Eleventh place gameEdit

19 December 1998
13:00
Romania   28–25   Spain 's-Hertogenbosch
Attendance: 200
Referees: Scholtens, Stolk (NED)
Amariei 13 (15–16) Pareja 6
  3×  Report   5× 

Ninth place gameEdit

19 December 1998
15:30
Netherlands   19–32   Russia Amsterdam
Attendance: 2,250
Referees: Klucsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
Van Linder 6 (8–14) Chechkova, Mozgovaia 7
  5×  Report   10×  2× 

Seventh place gameEdit

19 December 1998
17:30
Ukraine   35–21   Macedonia 's-Hertogenbosch
Attendance: 400
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Derepasko 9 (21–14) Abramova 5
  2×  Report   6× 

Fifth place gameEdit

19 December 1998
13:00
Germany   23–26   Poland Amsterdam
Attendance: 900
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
three players 5 (12–12) Soja 10
  2×  Report   7×  1× 

SemifinalsEdit

19 December 1998
18:00
Norway   28–14   Hungary 's-Hertogenbosch
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Baum, Szczepański (POL)
Grini 9 (13–8) three players 3
  3×  Report   5× 

19 December 1998
18:00
Austria   24–35   Denmark Amsterdam
Attendance: 2,700
Referees: Kohout, Dolejš (CZE)
Fridrikas 9 (9–22) C. Andersen 11
  2×  Report   4×  1× 

Third place gameEdit

20 December 1998
16:30
Hungary   30–24   Austria Amsterdam
Attendance: 3,300
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Farkas 10 (18–11) Fridrikas 11
  2×  Report   3× 

FinalEdit

20 December 1998
19:00
Norway   24–16   Denmark Amsterdam
Attendance: 3,300
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (FRY)
Sørlie 7 (13–7) three players 3
  2×  Report   1× 

Ranking and StatisticsEdit

All Star TeamEdit

Position Player
Goalkeeper   Cecilie Leganger (NOR)
Right wing   Janne Kolling (DEN)
Right back   Kjersti Grini (NOR)
Centre back   Camilla Andersen (DEN)
Left back   Ausra Fridrikas (AUT)
Left wing   Sabina Soja (POL)
Pivot   Tonje Kjærgaard (DEN)

Source: EHF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1998 Women's European Championship – Finals". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Norges lag". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). 1998. Archived from the original on 21 February 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2010.