2000 European Men's Handball Championship

The 2000 European Men's Handball Championship was the fourth edition of the tournament and was held in Croatia from 21 to 30 January 2000, in the cities of Zagreb and Rijeka. Sweden won the tournament after defeating Russia in the final, while Spain finished third.

2000 European Men's Handball Championship
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Tournament details
Host country Croatia
Dates21–30 January
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Sweden (3rd title)
Runner-up Russia
Third place Spain
Fourth place France
Tournament statistics
Matches38
Goals scored1867 (49.13 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ukraine Oleg Velyky
(46 goals)
Best playerFrance Jackson Richardson
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QualificationEdit

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament
  Croatia Host 3 (1994, 1996, 1998)
  Sweden Defending champion 3 (1994, 1996, 1998)
  Denmark Playoff winner 2 (1994, 1996)
  France Playoff winner 3 (1994, 1996, 1998)
  Germany Playoff winner 3 (1994, 1996, 1998)
  Iceland Playoff winner 0 (Debut)
  Norway Playoff winner 0 (Debut)
  Portugal Playoff winner 1 (1994)
  Russia Playoff winner 3 (1994, 1996, 1998)
  Slovenia Playoff winner 2 (1994, 1996)
  Spain Playoff winner 3 (1994, 1996, 1998)
  Ukraine Playoff winner 0 (Debut)

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

VenuesEdit

Two Croatian cities were selected as hosts for the 2000 Championship:

Rijeka
Zagreb
   
Dvorana Mladosti
Capacity: 4,000
Dom Športova
Capacity: 7,000

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are local (UTC+1).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France 5 4 1 0 127 110 +17 9 Semifinals
2   Spain 5 4 0 1 128 120 +8 8
3   Croatia (H) 5 3 1 1 122 114 +8 7 Fifth place game
4   Norway 5 1 1 3 106 114 −8 3 Seventh place game
5   Germany 5 0 2 3 110 119 −9 2 Ninth place game
6   Ukraine 5 0 1 4 104 120 −16 1 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
21 January 2000
16:30
France   24–21   Norway Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Litvinov, Khudoerko (RUS)
Gille 6 (14–12) Berge 6
  4×  Report   6× 
21 January 2000
18:30
Germany   24–24   Ukraine Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Baur 8 (14–11) Velyky 12
  4×  Report   3× 
21 January 2000
21:00
Spain   27–22   Croatia Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Guijosa 6 (16–11) Smajlagić 6
  5×  Report   4× 

22 January 2000
17:00
Norway   21–25   Spain Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,600
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (FRY)
Ellingsen, Penne 5 (9–13) Dujshevaev, Xepkin 7
  3×  Report   6× 
22 January 2000
19:00
Croatia   21–20   Germany Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 9,500
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
Saračević 7 (11–12) Kretzschmar 7
  3×  Report   4× 
22 January 2000
21:00
Ukraine   22–24   France Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Velyky 8 (9–12) Cazal 8
  3×  Report   4× 

23 January 2000
17:00
Spain   27–24   Ukraine Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Guijosa 7 (17–11) Velyky 10
  1×  Report   4× 
23 January 2000
19:00
Germany   19–25   France Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Litvinov, Khudoerko (RUS)
Kretzschmar 6 (9–15) Richardson 8
  4×  1×  Report   3× 
23 January 2000
21:00
Croatia   27–23   Norway Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 9,500
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Bilić 8 (15–10) Oustorp, Penne 5
  10×  1×  Report   3× 

25 January 2000
17:00
France   28–22   Spain Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Cazal 8 (16–12) Masip 9
  5×  Report   3× 
25 January 2000
19:00
Germany   22–22   Norway Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (FRY)
Roos 11 (11–10) Jensen 7
  6×  Report   2× 
25 January 2000
21:00
Ukraine   18–26   Croatia Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Klúcsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
Nat 5 (9–13) Saračević 8
  3×  Report   3× 

27 January 2000
17:00
Norway   19–16   Ukraine Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 700
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
Rasch 6 (12–7) four players 3
  5×  Report   3× 
27 January 2000
19:00
Spain   27–25   Germany Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Guijosa, Masip 6 (12–9) Baur, Roos 6
  2×  Report   4× 
27 January 2000
21:00
France   26–26   Croatia Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
Cazal 8 (12–11) Kljaić 6
  7×  Report   4× 

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden 5 5 0 0 143 115 +28 10 Semifinals
2   Russia 5 4 0 1 128 120 +8 8
3   Slovenia 5 2 0 3 129 131 −2 4[a] Fifth place game
4   Portugal 5 2 0 3 123 133 −10 4[a] Seventh place game
5   Denmark 5 2 0 3 126 134 −8 4[a] Ninth place game
6   Iceland 5 0 0 5 121 137 −16 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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Slovenia 2 Pts, +3 GD; Portugal 2 Pts, –1 GD; Denmark 2 Pts, –2 GD
21 January 2000
17:00
Sweden   31–23   Iceland Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Klúcsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
Lövgren 7 (18–10) Bjarnason 5
  4×  Report   8× 
21 January 2000
19:00
Portugal   28–27   Slovenia Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
Coelho 6 (12–12) Lubej 8
  7×  1×  Report   2× 
21 January 2000
21:00
Russia   27–26   Denmark Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
three players 5 (11–14) Jacobsen 6
  2×  Report   3× 

22 January 2000
17:00
Slovenia   23–27   Russia Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
Pajovič 10 (12–16) Koksharov 7
  4×  Report   5× 
22 January 2000
19:00
Iceland   25–28   Portugal Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
Grímsson 9 (13–14) Resende 10
  7×  1×  Report   4× 
22 January 2000
21:00
Denmark   22–29   Sweden Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
Christiansen, Jeppesen 5 (10–16) Lövgren 10
  5×  Report   3× 

23 January 2000
17:00
Sweden   29–21   Portugal Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
Petersson 7 (15–9) Resende 6
  2×  Report   5×  1× 
23 January 2000
19:00
Russia   25–23   Iceland Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (FRY)
Filippov 6 (15–14) Grímsson 6
  3×  Report   3× 
23 January 2000
21:00
Denmark   24–28   Slovenia Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Klúcsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
Jacobsen 11 (9–13) Šerbec 6
  4×  Report   9× 

25 January 2000
17:00
Sweden   26–24   Slovenia Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
Wislander 7 (11–12) Pajovič 5
  3×  Report  
25 January 2000
19:00
Portugal   20–24   Russia Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Resende 8 (13–11) Krivoshlykov, Kulinchenko 6
  2×  Report   2× 
25 January 2000
21:00
Iceland   24–26   Denmark Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 800
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
Grímsson 6 (14–13) Bjerre 6
  4×  Report   3× 

27 January 2000
17:00
Slovenia   27–26   Iceland Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 2,400
Referees: Litvinov, Khudoerko (RUS)
Kastelic, Šerbec 5 (17–12) Grímsson 7
  3×  Report   4× 
27 January 2000
19:00
Russia   25–28   Sweden Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
Filippov 10 (15–14) Wislander 7
  3×  Report   2× 
27 January 2000
21:00
Portugal   26–28   Denmark Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Nachevski , Nachevski (MKD)
Resende 9 (12–13) Jacobsen 6
  8×  Report   3× 

Placement matchesEdit

Eleventh place gameEdit

29 January 2000
15:00
Ukraine   25–26   Iceland Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 200
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (FRY)
Velyky 11 (12–13) Grímsson 9
  3×  Report   4× 

Ninth place gameEdit

29 January 2000
17:30
Germany   19–17   Denmark Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 350
Referees: Klúcsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
Roos 6 (8–10) Christiansen 6
  7×  1×  Report   6× 

Seventh place gameEdit

29 January 2000
20:00
Norway   27–30 (ET)   Portugal Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 100
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
three players 5 (10–14) Tchikoulaev 8
  4×  Report   6× 

FT: 23–23 ET: 4–7

Fifth place gameEdit

29 January 2000
21:00
Croatia   24–25   Slovenia Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
Smajlagić 7 (12–12) three players 6
  6×  Report   7×  1× 

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
29 January
 
 
  France23
 
30 January
 
  Russia30
 
  Russia31
 
29 January
 
  Sweden (ET)32
 
  Sweden23
 
 
  Spain21
 
Third place
 
 
30 January
 
 
  Spain24
 
 
  France23

SemifinalsEdit

29 January 2000
15:00
France   23–30   Russia Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Cazal 6 (10–16) Koksharov 9
  2×  Report   5×  1× 

29 January 2000
17:30
Sweden   23–21   Spain Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 7,500
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
Vranjes, Wislander 6 (11–12) Ortega 5
  3×  Report   4× 

Third place gameEdit

30 January 2000
15:00
Spain   24–23   France Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (FRY)
Dujshebaev 7 (13–12) Gille 6
  3×  Report   2× 

FinalEdit

30 January 2000
17:30
Russia   31–32 (ET)   Sweden Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 7,500
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
Filippov 6 (15–9) Wislander 10
  2×  Report   4× 

FT: 24–24 ET: 3–3, 4–5

Ranking and statisticsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • eurohandball.com. "2000 Men's European Championship". Archived from the original on 18 March 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  • todor66.com. "Men Handball European Championship 2000". Archived from the original on 19 June 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011.

External linksEdit