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)
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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 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
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)

Round of 16Edit

  • Wednesday, 31 January in Albertville
    • France 23 - 18 Portugal
    • Tunisia 24 - 26 Germany
  • Wednesday, 31 January in Amnéville les Thermes
    • Algeria 21 - 24 Egypt
    • Russia 28 - 26 South Korea
  • Wednesday, 31 January in Marseille
    • Croatia 34 - 37 Ukraine (double overtime)
    • Sweden 32 - 23 Argentina
  • Wednesday, 31 January in Toulouse
    • Iceland 27 - 31 FRY
    • Spain 28 - 23 Norway

Places 9th to 16thEdit

Rank Country Pts Diff
9   Croatia 3 0
10   Tunisia 2 0
11   Iceland 2 -2
12   South Korea 1 -11
13   Algeria 0 -13
14   Norway   -18
15   Argentina 1 -31
16   Portugal 0 -14

Quarterfinal MatchesEdit

1 February 2001 Germany   23 - 26 (After Overtime I)   France Albertville

1 February 2001 Egypt   21 - 19   Russia Amnéville les Thermes

1 February 2001 Spain   24 - 26   FR Yugoslavia Toulouse
(10-13)

1 February 2001 Sweden   34 - 20   Ukraine Marseille

5th - 8th Placement MatchesEdit

3 February 2001 Ukraine   23 - 24   Spain Paris

3 February 2001 Germany   29 - 33   Russia Paris

7th - 8th Place MatchEdit

4 February 2001 Ukraine   30 - 24   Germany Paris

5th - 6th Place MatchEdit

4 February 2001 Spain   40 - 38 (After Overtime I)   Russia Paris

Semifinal MatchesEdit

3 February 2001 Sweden   25 - 24   FR Yugoslavia Paris

3 February 2001 Egypt   21 - 24   France Paris

Bronze Medal MatchEdit

4 February 2001 FR Yugoslavia   27 - 17   Egypt Paris

Final MatchEdit

4 February 2001 Sweden   25 - 28 (ET)   France Paris

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

MVP: Stefan Lövgren (Sweden)

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  France
  Sweden
  FR Yugoslavia

ReferencesEdit