1999 World Men's Handball Championship

The 1999 World Men's Handball Championship was the 16th edition of the World Championship in team handball. It was held in Egypt, from 1 to 15 June, in the cities of Cairo, Ismailia and Port Said. Sweden won the championship.

1999 World Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Egypt
Dates1–15 June
Teams24
Venue(s)(in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Sweden (4th title)
Runner-up Russia
Third place FR Yugoslavia
Fourth place Spain
Tournament statistics
Matches80
Goals scored4044 (50.55 per match)
Top scorer(s) Rolando Uríos (CUB)
(57 goals)
Best player Stefan Lövgren (SWE)
Next

QualificationEdit

Competition Dates Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 1   Egypt
1997 World Championship 16 May–1 June 1997 1   Russia
1998 European Championship 29 May – 7 June 1998 4   Sweden
  Spain
  Germany
  FR Yugoslavia
1998 Pan American Championship 22–29 September 1998 3   Cuba
  Argentina
  Brazil
1998 African Championship 19–28 October 1998 4   Tunisia
  Algeria
  Nigeria
  Morocco
European qualification[1] 24 June – 29 November 1998 6   Croatia
  Denmark
  France
  Hungary
  Macedonia
  Norway
Asian qualification 4   China
  Kuwait
  Saudi Arabia
  South Korea
Oceanian qualification 1   Australia

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are local (UTC+3).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 5 5 0 0 163 101 +62 10 Round of 16
2   Denmark 5 4 0 1 117 108 +9 8
3   Tunisia 5 2 1 2 111 118 −7 5
4   Algeria 5 1 1 3 106 120 −14 3[a]
5   Morocco 5 0 3 2 100 117 −17 3[a]
6   Argentina 5 0 1 4 96 129 −33 1
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Algeria 19–19 Morocco
2 June 1999
17:30
Tunisia   23–19   Argentina Cairo
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (FRY)
(9–8)
2 June 1999
19:30
Denmark   20–19   Morocco Cairo
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Al-Holi, Al-Enezi (KUW)
(11–7)
2 June 1999
21:30
Spain   34–24   Algeria Cairo
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
(20–11)

3 June 1999
17:30
Morocco   23–23   Tunisia Cairo
Attendance: 200
Referees: Anusic, Bojsen (USA)
(8–12)
3 June 1999
19:30
Argentina   19–31   Spain Cairo
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Klucsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
(6–15)
3 June 1999
21:30
Algeria   18–28   Denmark Cairo
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (FRY)
(9–12)

4 June 1999
17:30
Spain   34–18   Morocco Cairo
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Al-Holi, Al-Enezi (KUW)
(16–9)
4 June 1999
19:30
Argentina   16–25   Algeria Cairo
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
(9–11)
4 June 1999
21:30
Tunisia   19–23   Denmark Cairo
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Klucsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
(8–11)

6 June 1999
17:30
Tunisia   23–20   Algeria Cairo
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
(12–10)
6 June 1999
19:30
Morocco   21–21   Argentina Cairo
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Litvinov, Khudoerko (RUS)
(10–12)
6 June 1999
21:30
Denmark   17–31   Spain Cairo
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Klucsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
(8–16)

7 June 1999
17:30
Algeria   19–19   Morocco Cairo
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
(11–10)
7 June 1999
19:30
Denmark   29–21   Argentina Cairo
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Litvinov, Khudoerko (RUS)
(12–9)
7 June 1999
21:30
Spain   33–23   Tunisia Cairo
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
(16–13)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 5 5 0 0 146 100 +46 10 Round of 16
2   Egypt (H) 5 4 0 1 126 111 +15 8
3   Cuba 5 3 0 2 153 131 +22 6
4   Brazil 5 2 0 3 108 133 −25 4
5   Macedonia 5 1 0 4 122 149 −27 2
6   Saudi Arabia 5 0 0 5 101 132 −31 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
1 June 1999
21:30
Egypt   28–19   Brazil Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 22,000
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
(16–8)

2 June 1999
19:30
Saudi Arabia   21–28   Macedonia Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Anusic, Bojsen (USA)
(11–16)
2 June 1999
21:30
Germany   34–25   Cuba Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
(15–13)

3 June 1999
17:15
Brazil   22–21   Saudi Arabia Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Al-Holi, Al-Enezi (KUW)
(14–12)
3 June 1999
19:15
Macedonia   25–36   Germany Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Litvinov, Khudoerko (RUS)
(9–16)
3 June 1999
21:15
Cuba   29–31   Egypt Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 20,000
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
(14–17)

4 June 1999
17:15
Germany   26–13   Brazil Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (FRY)
(15–7)
4 June 1999
19:15
Macedonia   18–32   Cuba Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
(10–16)
4 June 1999
21:15
Saudi Arabia   16–19   Egypt Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 18,000
Referees: Litvinov, Khudoerko (RUS)
(4–10)

6 June 1999
17:30
Saudi Arabia   24–36   Cuba Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (FRY)
(10–17)
6 June 1999
19:30
Brazil   30–27   Macedonia Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 23,000
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
(15–15)
6 June 1999
21:30
Egypt   18–23   Germany Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 25,000
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
(7–9)

7 June 1999
17:30
Cuba   31–24   Brazil Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Anusic, Bojsen (USA)
(15–10)
7 June 1999
19:30
Germany   27–19   Saudi Arabia Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Klucsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
(13–10)
7 June 1999
21:30
Egypt   30–24   Macedonia Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 21,000
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
(18–8)

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Russia 5 5 0 0 162 106 +56 10 Round of 16
2   Croatia 5 3 1 1 118 115 +3 7
3   Hungary 5 3 0 2 134 112 +22 6
4   Norway 5 2 1 2 130 129 +1 5
5   Kuwait 5 1 0 4 107 147 −40 2
6   Nigeria 5 0 0 5 112 154 −42 0
2 June 1999
16:00
Croatia   25–19   Kuwait Ismailia
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Selem, Ali (EGY)
(15–7)
2 June 1999
18:00
Hungary   34–25   Nigeria Ismailia
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
(16–9)
2 June 1999
20:00
Russia   35–27   Norway Ismailia
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
(19–11)

3 June 1999
16:00
Kuwait   16–32   Hungary Ismailia
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
(8–15)
3 June 1999
18:00
Nigeria   23–36   Russia Ismailia
Attendance: 2,100
Referees: Selem, Ali (EGY)
(11–17)
3 June 1999
20:00
Norway   23–23   Croatia Ismailia
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
(13–11)

4 June 1999
16:00
Russia   35–15   Kuwait Ismailia
Attendance: 1,800
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
(20–6)
4 June 1999
18:00
Hungary   19–20   Croatia Ismailia
Attendance: 2,400
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
(8–10)
4 June 1999
20:00
Nigeria   13–27   Norway Ismailia
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
(9–8)

6 June 1999
15:30
Croatia   23–29   Russia Ismailia
Attendance: 2,400
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
(7–13)
6 June 1999
17:30
Kuwait   30–26   Nigeria Ismailia
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
(14–17)
6 June 1999
19:30
Hungary   31–24   Norway Ismailia
Attendance: 2,600
Referees: Fegir, Stegura (UKR)
(13–13)

7 June 1999
16:00
Croatia   27–25   Nigeria Ismailia
Attendance: 2,200
Referees: Fegir, Stegura (UKR)
(14–10)
7 June 1999
18:00
Russia   27–18   Norway Ismailia
Attendance: 2,100
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
(12–10)
7 June 1999
20:00
Norway   29–27   Kuwait Ismailia
Attendance: 2,400
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
(18–14)

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden 5 4 1 0 168 104 +64 9 Round of 16
2   France 5 4 0 1 151 113 +38 8
3   FR Yugoslavia 5 3 1 1 156 120 +36 7
4   South Korea 5 2 0 3 146 122 +24 4
5   China 5 1 0 4 122 193 −71 2
6   Australia 5 0 0 5 101 192 −91 0
2 June 1999
15:30
FR Yugoslavia   43–25   China Port Said Hall, Port Said
Attendance: 2,800
Referees: Kohout, Dolejš (CZE)
(23–12)
2 June 1999
17:30
Sweden   25–20   South Korea Port Said Hall, Port Said
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Merghany, Towfik (EGY)
(14–13)
2 June 1999
20:00
France   32–15   Australia Port Said Hall, Port Said
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
(16–9)

3 June 1999
15:30
China   21–42   Sweden Port Said Hall, Port Said
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Fegir, Stegura (UKR)
(11–23)
3 June 1999
17:30
Australia   22–40   FR Yugoslavia Port Said Hall, Port Said
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Merghany, Towfik (EGY)
(11–24)
3 June 1999
20:00
South Korea   25–28   France Port Said Hall, Port Said
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Kohout, Dolejš (CZE)
(12–13)

4 June 1999
15:30
Sweden   49–17   Australia Port Said Hall, Port Said
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Kohout, Dolejš (CZE)
(22–10)
4 June 1999
17:30
China   23–38   South Korea Port Said Hall, Port Said
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Merghany, Towfik (EGY)
(12–18)
4 June 1999
20:00
FR Yugoslavia   23–26   France Port Said Hall, Port Said
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
(11–13)

6 June 1999
15:30
FR Yugoslavia   28–25   South Korea Port Said Hall, Port Said
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
(10–13)
6 June 1999
17:30
France   24–30   Sweden Port Said Hall, Port Said
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
(13–13)
6 June 1999
19:30
Australia   29–33   China Port Said Hall, Port Said
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Merghany, Towfik (EGY)
(16–15)

7 June 1999
16:00
Sweden   22–22   FR Yugoslavia Port Said Hall, Port Said
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Kohout, Dolejš (CZE)
(11–15)
7 June 1999
18:00
South Korea   38–18   Australia Port Said Hall, Port Said
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
(19–9)
7 June 1999
20:00
France   41–20   China Port Said Hall, Port Said
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Merghany, Towfik (EGY)
(18–7)

Final roundEdit

BracketEdit

 
Round of 16QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
              
 
9 June
 
 
  Spain27
 
11 June
 
  Brazil17
 
  Spain23
 
9 June
 
  France18
 
  Hungary23
 
13 June
 
  France24
 
  Spain21
 
9 June
 
  Russia22
 
  Russia31
 
11 June
 
  South Korea23
 
  Russia26
 
9 June
 
  Egypt20
 
  Tunisia22
 
15 June
 
  Egypt24
 
  Russia24
 
9 June
 
  Sweden25
 
  FR Yugoslavia30
 
11 June
 
  Croatia23
 
  FR Yugoslavia22
 
9 June
 
  Germany21
 
  Germany28
 
13 June
 
  Algeria17
 
  FR Yugoslavia22
 
9 June
 
  Sweden23 Third place
 
  Cuba32
 
11 June15 June
 
  Denmark24
 
  Cuba26  Spain24
 
9 June
 
  Sweden33   FR Yugoslavia27
 
  Sweden33
 
 
  Norway26
 
Fifth place bracket
 
5–8th place semifinalsFifth place
 
      
 
13 June
 
 
  Egypt25
 
14 June
 
  France (ET)27
 
  France21
 
13 June
 
  Germany26
 
  Cuba22
 
 
  Germany23
 
Seventh place
 
 
14 June
 
 
  Egypt35
 
 
  Cuba28

Round of 16Edit

9 June 1999
15:00
Cuba   32–24   Denmark Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Klucso, Lekrinszki (HUN)
(13–14)

9 June 1999
16:15
Germany   28–17   Algeria Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
(14–9)

9 June 1999
18:00
Russia   31–23   South Korea Mubarak Hall, Ismailia
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (SCG)
(16–8)

9 June 1999
18:00
Hungary   23–24   France Port Said Hall, Port Said
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Kohout, Dolejš (CZE)
(11–14)

9 June 1999
19:30
Spain   27–17   Brazil Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 18,000
Referees: Litvinov, Khudoerko (RUS)
(15–5)

9 June 1999
20:30
Sweden   33–26   Norway Port Said Hall, Port Said
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
(13–10)

9 June 1999
20:30
FR Yugoslavia   30–23   Croatia Mubarak Hall, Ismailia
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
(15–9)

9 June 1999
21:45
Tunisia   22–24   Egypt Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 25,000
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
(13–14)

QuarterfinalsEdit

11 June 1999
14:00
Spain   23–18   France Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (SCG)
(12–9)

11 June 1999
16:15
Cuba   26–33   Sweden Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 23,000
Referees: Litvinov, Khudoerko (RUS)
(13–19)

11 June 1999
18:30
FR Yugoslavia   22–21   Germany Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 25,000
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
(10–12)

11 June 1999
20:45
Russia   26–20   Egypt Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 25,000
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
(11–8)

5–8th place semifinalsEdit

13 June 1999
14:00
Cuba   22–23   Germany Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Kohout, Dolejš (CZE)
(11–12)

13 June 1999
16:15
Egypt   25–27 (ET)   France Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 8,000
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
(12–13)

FT: 22–22 ET: 3–5

SemifinalsEdit

13 June 1999
14:00
FR Yugoslavia   22–23   Sweden Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 4,500
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
(11–9)

13 June 1999
20:45
Spain   21–22   Russia Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
(9–11)

Seventh place gameEdit

14 June 1999
18:00
Egypt   35–28   Cuba Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Kohout, Dolejš (CZE)
(15–14)

Fifth place gameEdit

14 June 1999
20:30
France   21–26   Germany Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Litvinov, Khudoerko (RUS)
(10–14)

Bronze medal gameEdit

15 June 1999
18:00
Spain   24–27   FR Yugoslavia Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 20,000
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
(14–12)

FinalEdit

15 June 1999
21:30
Russia   24–25   Sweden Cairo Stadium – Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 23,000
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
(14–12)

Ranking and statisticsEdit

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  Sweden
  Russia
  FR Yugoslavia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1999 Men's World Championship – Qualification". EHF. Retrieved 9 September 2020.

External linksEdit