2001 World Men's Handball Championship

The 2001 World Men's Handball Championship took place in France from 23 January to 4 February 2001. It was the 17th edition of the World Championship in team handball and the hosts won the championship.

2001 World Men's Handball Championship
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Tournament details
Host country France
Dates23 January – 4 February
Teams24
Final positions
Champions France (2nd title)
Runner-up Sweden
Third place FR Yugoslavia
Fourth place Egypt
Tournament statistics
Matches80
Goals scored4003 (50.04 per match)
Top scorer(s) Eduard Koksharov (RUS)
(61 goals)
Best player Stefan Lövgren (SWE)[1]
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QualificationEdit

Competition Dates Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 1   France
1999 World Men's Handball Championship 1–15 June 1999 1   Sweden
2000 European Men's Handball Championship 21–30 January 2000 4   Russia
  Spain
  Slovenia
  Croatia
2000 African Men's Handball Championship 22 April – 1 May 2000 4   Egypt
  Algeria
  Tunisia
  Morocco
2000 Pan American Men's Handball Championship 23–28 May 2000 4   Argentina
  Brazil
  United States
  Greenland
European qualification 15 December 1999 – 11 June 2000 6+1   Czech Republic
  Germany
  Iceland
  Norway
  Portugal
  Ukraine
  FR Yugoslavia
Asian qualification 12–27 August 2000 3   Kuwait
  Saudi Arabia
  South Korea

First roundEdit

The first four teams of each group qualify for the round of 16.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden 5 5 0 0 147 112 +35 10 Round of 16
2   Egypt 5 3 1 1 124 115 +9 7
3   Iceland 5 2 1 2 125 119 +6 5
4   Portugal 5 2 0 3 122 122 0 4[a]
5   Czech Republic 5 1 2 2 136 136 0 4[a]
6   Morocco 5 0 0 5 112 162 −50 0
Source: IHF
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Portugal 29–19 Czech Republic
23 January 2001
14:30
Egypt   28–19   Morocco Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Josić, Rudić (CRO)
(14–6)
23 January 2001
18:30
Portugal   29–19   Czech Republic Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
(14–10)
23 January 2001
20:30
Sweden   24–21   Iceland Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
(13–9)

24 January 2001
16:30
Czech Republic   26–26   Egypt Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
(16–14)
24 January 2001
18:30
Iceland   22–19   Portugal Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Josić, Rudić (CRO)
(10–11)
24 January 2001
20:30
Morocco   21–33   Sweden Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
(11–21)

25 January 2001
16:30
Egypt   23–19   Portugal Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
(9–10)
25 January 2001
18:30
Morocco   23–31   Iceland Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
(13–16)
25 January 2001
20:30
Sweden   29–22   Czech Republic Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Josić, Rudić (CRO)
(15–10)

27 January 2001
14:00
Czech Republic   40–23   Morocco Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
(22–9)
27 January 2001
16:00
Portugal   25–32   Sweden Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
(12–16)
27 January 2001
18:00
Egypt   24–22   Iceland Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
(12–7)

28 January 2001
14:00
Portugal   30–26   Morocco Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
(11–13)
28 January 2001
16:00
Iceland   29–29   Czech Republic Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
(15–12)
28 January 2001
18:00
Sweden   29–23   Egypt Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Josić, Rudić (CRO)
(14–7)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France (H) 5 5 0 0 132 85 +47 10 Round of 16
2   FR Yugoslavia 5 4 0 1 146 89 +57 8
3   Algeria 5 2 1 2 107 102 +5 5[a]
4   Argentina 5 2 1 2 94 118 −24 5[a]
5   Brazil 5 1 0 4 108 124 −16 2
6   Kuwait 5 0 0 5 76 145 −69 0
Source: IHF
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Argentina 23–23 Algeria
23 January 2001
14:00
Argentina   22–16   Kuwait Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Vakula, Liudovyk (UKR)
(14–9)
23 January 2001
18:00
France   23–13   Algeria Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 4,400
Referees: Øie, Hogsnes (NOR)
(10–4)
23 January 2001
20:00
FR Yugoslavia   31–23   Brazil Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Al-Janahe, Rasheed (KSA)
(15–12)

24 January 2001
16:00
Brazil   19–20   Argentina Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Øie, Hogsnes (NOR)
(10–8)
24 January 2001
18:00
Kuwait   14–30   France Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Referees: Rosskamp, Rothkranz (BEL)
(8–14)
24 January 2001
20:00
Algeria   20–23   FR Yugoslavia Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Vakula, Liudovyk (UKR)
(7–14)

25 January 2001
16:00
Kuwait   13–26   Algeria Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 4,010
Referees: Øie, Hogsnes (NOR)
(3–13)
25 January 2001
18:00
France   29–19   Brazil Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Al-Janahe, Rasheed (KSA)
(14–10)
25 January 2001
20:00
Argentina   10–32   FR Yugoslavia Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Rosskamp, Rothkranz (BEL)
(2–15)

27 January 2001
14:00
Argentina   23–23   Algeria Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Vakula, Liudovyk (UKR)
(8–11)
27 January 2001
16:00
Brazil   27–19   Kuwait Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Rosskamp, Rothkranz (BEL)
(15–7)
27 January 2001
18:00
FR Yugoslavia   20–22   France Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Øie, Hogsnes (NOR)
(8–13)

28 January 2001
14:00
Algeria   25–20   Brazil Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Vakula, Liudovyk (UKR)
(11–8)
28 January 2001
16:00
FR Yugoslavia   40–14   Kuwait Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Al-Janahe, Rasheed (KSA)
(21–6)
28 January 2001
18:00
France   28–19   Argentina Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Vakula, Liudovyk (UKR)
(14–11)

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 5 4 0 1 160 105 +55 8 Round of 16
2   Germany 5 3 1 1 157 100 +57 7[a]
3   Croatia 5 3 1 1 154 115 +39 7[a]
4   South Korea 5 3 0 2 145 132 +13 6
5   Greenland 5 1 0 4 85 140 −55 2
6   United States 5 0 0 5 80 189 −109 0
Source: IHF
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Croatia 23–23 Germany
23 January 2001
14:30
Croatia   25–15   Greenland Palais des Sports, Besançon
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
(12–6)
23 January 2001
18:30
Germany   40–12   United States Palais des Sports, Besançon
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Mbengue, Sèye (SEN)
(19–6)
23 January 2001
20:30
Spain   26–17   South Korea Palais des Sports, Besançon
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
(13–9)

24 January 2001
16:30
Greenland   16–31   Spain Palais des Sports, Besançon
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Mbengue, Sèye (SEN)
(10–17)
24 January 2001
18:30
United States   12–41   Croatia Palais des Sports, Besançon
Attendance: 2,800
Referees: Hussain, Haider (KUW)
(5–21)
24 January 2001
20:30
South Korea   26–33   Germany Palais des Sports, Besançon
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
(14–16)

25 January 2001
16:30
Spain   45–18   United States Palais des Sports, Besançon
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Hussain, Haider (KUW)
(19–10)
25 January 2001
18:30
Greenland   20–27   South Korea Palais des Sports, Besançon
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
(10–11)
25 January 2001
20:30
Croatia   23–23   Germany Palais des Sports, Besançon
Attendance: 3,200
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
(12–13)

27 January 2001
14:00
United States   18–26   Greenland Palais des Sports, Besançon
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
(8–11)
27 January 2001
16:00
Germany   22–31   Spain Palais des Sports, Besançon
Attendance: 3,200
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
(11–15)
27 January 2001
18:00
Croatia   33–38   South Korea Palais des Sports, Besançon
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Hussain, Haider (KUW)
(18–16)

28 January 2001
14:00
Germany   39–8   Greenland Palais des Sports, Besançon
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Hussain, Haider (KUW)
(21–5)
28 January 2001
16:00
South Korea   37–20   United States Palais des Sports, Besançon
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Mbengue, Sèye (SEN)
(17–9)
28 January 2001
18:00
Spain   27–32   Croatia Palais des Sports, Besançon
Attendance: 3,200
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
(9–16)

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Russia 5 4 1 0 140 120 +20 9 Round of 16
2   Ukraine 5 3 0 2 134 115 +19 6[a]
3   Tunisia 5 3 0 2 116 110 +6 6[a]
4   Norway 5 2 1 2 116 127 −11 5
5   Slovenia 5 2 0 3 145 137 +8 4
6   Saudi Arabia 5 0 0 5 92 134 −42 0
Source: IHF
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Ukraine 24–18 Tunisia
23 January 2001
13:30
Slovenia   28–24   Ukraine Stade des Flandres, Dunkerque
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Goulão, Macau (POR)
(16–8)
23 January 2001
17:30
Russia   23–20   Tunisia Stade des Flandres, Dunkerque
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
(13–13)
23 January 2001
19:30
Norway   20–14   Saudi Arabia Stade des Flandres, Dunkerque
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
(9–8)

24 January 2001
15:30
Saudi Arabia   22–35   Slovenia Stade des Flandres, Dunkerque
Attendance: 1,700
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
(13–17)
24 January 2001
17:30
Ukraine   27–30   Russia Stade des Flandres, Dunkerque
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Arnaldsson, Viðarsson (ISL)
(12–16)
24 January 2001
19:30
Tunisia   28–19   Norway Stade des Flandres, Dunkerque
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Goulão, Macau (POR)
(17–6)

25 January 2001
15:30
Ukraine   24–18   Tunisia Stade des Flandres, Dunkerque
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
(10–11)
25 January 2001
17:30
Russia   29–18   Saudi Arabia Stade des Flandres, Dunkerque
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Goulão, Macau (POR)
(17–10)
25 January 2001
19:30
Slovenia   29–30   Norway Stade des Flandres, Dunkerque
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Arnaldsson, Viðarsson (ISL)
(12–18)

27 January 2001
14:00
Saudi Arabia   17–28   Ukraine Stade des Flandres, Dunkerque
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Arnaldsson, Viðarsson (ISL)
(9–14)
27 January 2001
16:00
Norway   25–25   Russia Stade des Flandres, Dunkerque
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
(9–12)
27 January 2001
18:00
Slovenia   23–28   Tunisia Stade des Flandres, Dunkerque
Attendance: 2,400
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
(10–13)

28 January 2001
14:00
Tunisia   22–21   Saudi Arabia Stade des Flandres, Dunkerque
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Arnaldsson, Viðarsson (ISL)
(11–10)
28 January 2001
16:00
Norway   22–31   Ukraine Stade des Flandres, Dunkerque
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
(9–14)
28 January 2001
18:00
Russia   33–30   Slovenia Stade des Flandres, Dunkerque
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Goulão, Macau (POR)
(15–15)

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

Championship bracket
 
Round of 16QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
              
 
31 January
 
 
  Sweden32
 
1 February
 
  Argentina23
 
  Sweden34
 
31 January
 
  Ukraine20
 
  Croatia34
 
3 February
 
  Ukraine (ET)37
 
  Sweden25
 
31 January
 
  FR Yugoslavia24
 
  Spain28
 
1 February
 
  Norway23
 
  Spain24
 
31 January
 
  FR Yugoslavia26
 
  Iceland27
 
4 February
 
  FR Yugoslavia31
 
  Sweden25
 
31 January
 
  France (ET)28
 
  Tunisia24
 
1 February
 
  Germany26
 
  Germany23
 
31 January
 
  France (ET)26
 
  France23
 
3 February
 
  Portugal18
 
  France24
 
31 January
 
  Egypt21 Third place
 
  Algeria21
 
1 February4 February
 
  Egypt24
 
  Egypt21  FR Yugoslavia27
 
31 January
 
  Russia19   Egypt17
 
  Russia28
 
 
  South Korea26
 
5th place bracket
 
5–8th place semifinalsFifth place
 
      
 
3 February
 
 
  Ukraine23
 
4 February
 
  Spain24
 
  Spain (ET)40
 
3 February
 
  Russia38
 
  Germany29
 
 
  Russia33
 
Seventh place
 
 
4 February
 
 
  Ukraine30
 
 
  Germany24

Round of 16Edit

31 January 2001
17:00
France   23–18   Portugal La halle de glace Olympique, Albertville
(10–10)

31 January 2001
17:30
Algeria   21–24   Egypt Galaxie Amnéville, Amnéville
(9–12)

31 January 2001
18:00
Croatia   34–37 (ET)   Ukraine Palais des Sports de Marseille, Marseille
(11–11)

FT: 29–29 ET: 4–4, 1–4


31 January 2001
18:00
Iceland   27–31   FR Yugoslavia Palais des sports, Toulouse
(10–15)

31 January 2001
19:30
Tunisia   24–26   Germany La halle de glace Olympique, Albertville
(11–15)

31 January 2001
20:30
Russia   28–26   South Korea Galaxie Amnéville, Amnéville
(11–12)

31 January 2001
20:30
Sweden   32–23   Argentina Palais des Sports de Marseille, Marseille
(18–10)

31 January 2001
20:30
Spain   28–23   Norway Palais des sports, Toulouse
(16–11)

Places 9th to 16thEdit

For places 9–16 the criteria was the number of points gained against the teams ranked first to fourth in the preliminary round in their group.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
9   Croatia 3 1 1 1 88 88 0 3
10   Tunisia 3 1 0 2 66 66 0 2
11   Iceland 3 1 0 2 65 67 −2 2
12   South Korea 3 1 0 2 81 92 −11 2
13   Algeria 3 0 1 2 56 69 −13 1
14   Norway 3 0 1 2 66 84 −18 1
15   Argentina 3 0 1 2 52 83 −31 1
16   Portugal 3 0 0 3 63 77 −14 0
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

QuarterfinalsEdit

1 February 2001
20:30
Germany   23–26 (ET)   France La halle de glace Olympique, Albertville
(8–11)

FT: 22–22 ET: 1–4


1 February 2001
20:30
Egypt   21–19   Russia Galaxie Amnéville, Amnéville
(9–7)

1 February 2001
20:30
Spain   24–26   FR Yugoslavia Palais des sports, Toulouse
(10–13)

1 February 2001
20:30
Sweden   34–20   Ukraine Palais des Sports de Marseille, Marseille
(14–9)

5–8th place semifinalsEdit

3 February 2001
09:30
Ukraine   23–24   Spain Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris
(7–14)

3 February 2001
12:00
Germany   29–33   Russia Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris
(16–17)

SemifinalsEdit

3 February 2001 Sweden   25–24   FR Yugoslavia Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris
Attendance: 13,500
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Lövgren 11 (14–9) Jovanović 5
Report

3 February 2001 France   24–21   Egypt Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris
Attendance: 13,500
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Anquetil 7 (8–10) Zaky 8
 7×  Report  8× 

Seventh place gameEdit

4 February 2001 Ukraine   30–24   Germany Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris
Kostetsky 14 (17–8) Baur 8
Report

Fifth place gameEdit

4 February 2001 Spain   40–38 (ET)   Russia Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris
Ortega 10 (18–15) Koksharov, Krivoshlykov 6
Report

FT: 35–35 ET: 5–3

Third place gameEdit

4 February 2001 FR Yugoslavia   27–17   Egypt Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris
Referees: Lemme, Ulrich (GER)
Škrbić 9 (11–8) A. Awaad, Moemen 4
Report

FinalEdit

4 February 2001 Sweden   25–28 (ET)   France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris
Referees: Øie, Hognes (NOR)
Lövgren 8 (10–11) Fernandez 8
 2×  Report  3× 

FT: 22–22 ET: 3–6

Final standingsEdit

  1.   France
  2.   Sweden
  3.   FR Yugoslavia
  4.   Egypt
  5.   Spain
  6.   Russia
  7.   Ukraine
  8.   Germany
  9.   Croatia
  10.   Tunisia
  11.   Iceland
  12.   South Korea
  13.   Algeria
  14.   Norway
  15.   Argentina
  16.   Portugal
  17.   Slovenia
  18.   Czech Republic
  19.   Brazil
  20.   Greenland
  21.   Saudi Arabia
  22.   Morocco
  23.   Kuwait
  24.   United States

AwardsEdit

Position Player
Most valuable player   Stefan Lövgren (SWE)
Goalkeeper   David Barrufet (ESP)
Right wing   Žikica Milosavljević (FRY)
Right back   Yoon Kyung-shin (KOR)
Centre back   Hussein Zaky (EGY)
Left back   Stefan Lövgren (SWE)
Left wing   Eduard Koksharov (RUS)
Pivot   Bertrand Gille (FRA)

StatisticsEdit

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  France
  Sweden
  FR Yugoslavia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lovgren élu meilleur joueur du Mondial". handzone.net (in French). 4 February 2001. Retrieved 2 August 2020.

External linksEdit