2002 European Men's Handball Championship

The 2002 Men's European Handball Championship was the fifth edition of the tournament and took place from 25 January to 3 February 2002 in Sweden.

2002 European Men's Handball Championship
2002 European Men's Handball Championship Logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country Sweden
Dates25 January – 3 February
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Sweden (4th title)
Runner-up Germany
Third place Denmark
Fourth place Iceland
Tournament statistics
Matches46
Goals scored2359 (51.28 per match)
Top scorer(s)Iceland Ólafur Stefánsson
(58 goals)
Best playerSweden Magnus Wislander
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QualificationEdit

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament
  Sweden Host, defending champion 4 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000)
  France Semifinalist of 2000 European Championship 4 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000)
  Russia Semifinalist of 2000 European Championship 4 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000)
  Spain Semifinalist of 2000 European Championship 4 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000)
  Slovenia Fifth place of 2000 European Championship 3 (1994, 1996, 2000)
  Croatia Playoff winner 4 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000)
  Czech Republic Playoff winner 2 (1996, 1998)
  Denmark Playoff winner 3 (1994, 1996, 2000)
  Germany Playoff winner 4 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000)
  Iceland Playoff winner 1 (2000)
  Israel Playoff winner 0 (Debut)
  Poland Playoff winner 0 (Debut)
  Portugal Playoff winner 2 (1994, 2000)
   Switzerland Playoff winner 0 (Debut)
  Ukraine Playoff winner 1 (2000)
  FR Yugoslavia Playoff winner 2 (1996, 1998)

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

VenuesEdit

Group City Stadium Capacity
A and I Gothenburg Scandinavium 12.000
B Helsingborg Idrottens Hus 2.700
C Skövde Arena Skövde 2.500
D Jönköping Husqvarna Garden 7.000
II Västerås Västeråshallen 5.000
Final round Stockholm Globen Arena 14.500

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are local (UTC+1).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden (H) 3 3 0 0 86 63 +23 6 Main round
2   Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 77 82 −5 4
3   Ukraine 3 1 0 2 78 80 −2 2
4   Poland 3 0 0 3 67 83 −16 0
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
25 January 2002
18:00
Poland   24–25   Czech Republic Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 8,400
Referees: Falcone, Rätz (SUI)
Jurasik 8 (9–11) Laclavik 5
  3×  Report   8× 
25 January 2002
20:00
Sweden   27–21   Ukraine Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 11,300
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Lövgren 12 (11–9) Kostetskiy 5
  4×  Report   5×  1× 

26 January 2002
17:00
Czech Republic   22–31   Sweden Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 11,400
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
Berka 7 (12–14) Frändesjö 8
  4×  Report   4× 
26 January 2002
19:00
Ukraine   30–23   Poland Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 5,700
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Velyky 9 (13–13) four players 4
  6×  1×  Report   6× 

27 January 2002
16:00
Ukraine   27–30   Czech Republic Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 7,640
Referees: Josić, Rudić (CRO)
Kostetskiy 14 (12–16) Filip, Radčenko 9
  4×  Report   6×  1× 
27 January 2002
18:00
Sweden   28–20   Poland Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 11,400
Referees: Klucsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
Franzén 7 (12–12) Tkaczyk 7
  3×  Report   5× 

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark 3 2 1 0 81 71 +10 5[a] Main round
2   Russia 3 2 1 0 80 70 +10 5[a]
3   Portugal 3 1 0 2 65 70 −5 2
4   Israel 3 0 0 3 67 82 −15 0
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 Russia 25–25 Denmark
25 January 2002
18:00
Portugal   26–15   Israel Idrottens Hus, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,600
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
R. Costa 5 (12–6) Boutenko 5
  6×  Report   1× 
25 January 2002
20:00
Russia   25–25   Denmark Idrottens Hus, Helsingborg
Attendance: 2,700
Referees: Josić, Rudić (CRO)
Ivanov, Tuchkin 5 (12–13) Stryger 5
  6×  Report   6×  1× 

26 January 2002
15:00
Israel   26–27   Russia Idrottens Hus, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,900
Referees: Klucsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
Maimon 7 (11–16) Ivanov 6
  5×  Report   2× 
26 January 2002
17:00
Denmark   27–20   Portugal Idrottens Hus, Helsingborg
Attendance: 2,400
Referees: Falcone, Rätz (SUI)
Christiansen 6 (10–10) Galambas, Resende 5
  4×  Report   5×  1× 

27 January 2002
15:00
Russia   28–19   Portugal Idrottens Hus, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,145
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Koksharov, Rastvortsev 7 (17–7) Coelho 7
  2×  Report   2× 
27 January 2002
17:00
Denmark   29–26   Israel Idrottens Hus, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,810
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
Christiansen 10 (14–8) Balsar 10
  6×  Report   7×  2× 

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Iceland 3 2 1 0 88 71 +17 5[a] Main round
2   Spain 3 2 1 0 73 66 +7 5[a]
3   Slovenia 3 0 1 2 79 90 −11 1[b]
4    Switzerland 3 0 1 2 78 91 −13 1[b]
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 24–24 Iceland
  2. ^ a b Slovenia 34–34 Switzerland
25 January 2002
18:00
Slovenia   34–34    Switzerland Arena Skövde, Skövde
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Goulão, Macau (POR)
Vugrinec 12 (18–16) Kostadinovich 7
  1×  Report   3× 
25 January 2002
20:00
Spain   24–24   Iceland Arena Skövde, Skövde
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
Garralda 6 (9–13) Stefánsson 7
  4×  Report   8× 

26 January 2002
17:00
Iceland   31–25   Slovenia Arena Skövde, Skövde
Attendance: 1,400
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Jóhannesson, Stefánsson 9 (15–11) Lubej 8
  3×  Report   4× 
26 January 2002
19:00
Switzerland    22–24   Spain Arena Skövde, Skövde
Attendance: 1,300
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Kostadinovich 7 (10–14) O'Callaghan, Ortega 5
  4×  1×  Report   4× 

27 January 2002
17:00
Iceland   33–22    Switzerland Arena Skövde, Skövde
Attendance: 2,020
Referees: Vakula, Liudovyk (UKR)
Stefánsson 11 (15–9) Kostadinovich 8
  3×  Report   4× 
27 January 2002
19:00
Spain   25–20   Slovenia Arena Skövde, Skövde
Attendance: 2,190
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
Guijosa 9 (11–7) Tomšič, Vugrinec 5
  4×  Report   2×  1× 

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 3 2 1 0 68 57 +11 5[a] Main round
2   France 3 2 1 0 66 62 +4 5[a]
3   FR Yugoslavia 3 1 0 2 75 71 +4 2
4   Croatia 3 0 0 3 70 89 −19 0
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 France 15–15 Germany
25 January 2002
18:00
Croatia   22–34   FR Yugoslavia Husqvarna Garden, Jönköping
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
Goluža 5 (10–17) Jovanović 8
  4×  Report   5× 
25 January 2002
20:00
France   15–15   Germany Husqvarna Garden, Jönköping
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Fernandez, B. Gille 4 (8–8) Baur, Kehrmann 4
  3×  Report   2× 

26 January 2002
17:30
FR Yugoslavia   20–22   France Husqvarna Garden, Jönköping
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Vakula, Liudovyk (UKR)
Jovanović 8 (9–14) three players 4
  5×  Report   7× 
26 January 2002
19:30
Germany   26–21   Croatia Husqvarna Garden, Jönköping
Referees: Goulão, Macau (POR)
Kretzschmar 7 (13–9) Goluža 9
  5×  Report   4× 

27 January 2002
16:00
Germany   27–21   FR Yugoslavia Husqvarna Garden, Jönköping
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Kehrmann, Kretzschmar 8 (14–11) Jovanović 7
  4×  Report   10×  1× 
27 January 2002
18:00
France   29–27   Croatia Husqvarna Garden, Jönköping
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
Plantin 8 (10–12) Bilić 10
  6×  Report   5× 

Main roundEdit

Points gained in the preliminary round against teams that also qualified, were carried over.

Group IEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark 5 4 1 0 131 113 +18 9 Semifinals
2   Sweden (H) 5 4 0 1 141 118 +23 8
3   Russia 5 3 1 1 139 118 +21 7 Fifth place game
4   Czech Republic 5 2 0 3 126 145 −19 4 Seventh place game
5   Portugal 5 1 0 4 116 134 −18 2 Ninth place game
6   Ukraine 5 0 0 5 112 137 −25 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
29 January 2002
16:00
Ukraine   23–28   Portugal Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 3,200
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
Kostetsky 7 (11–14) R. Costa 7
  7×  Report   6× 
29 January 2002
18:00
Czech Republic   25–31   Denmark Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 9,200
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Heinz 8 (10–18) Christiansen 13
  5×  Report   7×  1× 
29 January 2002
20:00
Sweden   30–26   Russia Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 11,400
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Lövgren 12 (18–14) Rastvortsev 7
  6×  Report   4× 

30 January 2002
16:00
Czech Republic   20–29   Russia Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 3,250
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
Filip 9 (8–12) Voronin 7
  5×  Report   5× 
30 January 2002
18:00
Ukraine   17–21   Denmark Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
Petrenko 6 (7–11) Jeppesen 6
  3×  Report   3× 
30 January 2002
20:00
Sweden   27–22   Portugal Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 10,650
Referees: Josić, Rudić (CRO)
Petersson 8 (15–12) three players 4
  6×  1×  Report   3× 

31 January 2002
16:00
Czech Republic   29–27   Portugal Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 3,750
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
three players 6 (14–14) R. Costa 9
  4×  Report   6× 
31 January 2002
18:00
Ukraine   24–31   Russia Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Referees: Josić, Rudić (CRO)
Kostetsky 6 (10–12) Tuchkin 6
  6×  Report   4× 
31 January 2002
20:00
Sweden   26–27   Denmark Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 11,700
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
Andersson, Lövgren 7 (14–11) Boldsen, Stryger 5
  5×  Report   4× 

Group IIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Iceland 5 3 2 0 144 125 +19 8 Semifinals
2   Germany 5 3 1 1 116 111 +5 7
3   France 5 2 2 1 123 109 +14 6 Fifth place game
4   Spain 5 2 1 2 126 122 +4 5 Seventh place game
5   FR Yugoslavia 5 1 1 3 126 139 −13 3 Ninth place game
6   Slovenia 5 0 1 4 118 147 −29 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.
29 January 2002
16:00
Iceland   26–26   France Västeråshallen, Västerås
Attendance: 2,800
Referees: Falcone, Rätz (SUI)
Jóhannesson 6 (14–12) Burdet 7
  7×  Report   8× 
29 January 2002
18:00
Slovenia   24–24   FR Yugoslavia Västeråshallen, Västerås
Referees: Klucsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
Pungartnik 9 (11–14) Matić 9
  2×  Report   5×  1× 
29 January 2002
20:00
Spain   18–19   Germany Västeråshallen, Västerås
Referees: Vakula, Liudovyk (UKR)
Ortega 6 (9–8) Stephan 6
  4×  1×  Report   6× 

30 January 2002
16:00
Iceland   34–26   FR Yugoslavia Västeråshallen, Västerås
Attendance: 3,480
Referees: Goulão, Macau (POR)
Stefánsson 10 (16–14) Škrbić 6
  2×  Report   5× 
30 January 2002
18:00
Slovenia   28–31   Germany Västeråshallen, Västerås
Attendance: 3,660
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Pajovič 6 (12–12) Hens 6
  2×  Report   4× 
30 January 2002
20:00
Spain   27–24   France Västeråshallen, Västerås
Attendance: 3,870
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Urdiales 5 (13–11) Girault 7
  8×  Report   9×  1× 

31 January 2002
16:00
Spain   32–35   FR Yugoslavia Västeråshallen, Västerås
Attendance: 2,300
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Entrerríos 10 (15–15) Lisičić, Škrbić 8
  4×  Report   5× 
31 January 2002
18:00
Slovenia   21–36   France Västeråshallen, Västerås
Attendance: 3,300
Referees: Goulão, Macau (POR)
Pungartnik 5 (10–19) Fernandez 12
  6×  1×  Report   4× 
31 January 2002
20:00
Iceland   29–24   Germany Västeråshallen, Västerås
Attendance: 3,900
Referees: Klucsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
Jóhannesson 8 (15–11) Hens 5
  6×  Report   7× 

Placement gamesEdit

Eleventh place gameEdit

2 February 2002
09:30
Ukraine   34–29   Slovenia Globen Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Kostetskiy 11 (20–14) Vugrinec 7
  5×  Report   5×  1× 

Ninth place gameEdit

3 February 2002
12:00
Portugal   31–25   FR Yugoslavia Globen Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Andorinho 9 (15–12) Jovanović 8
  4×  Report   1× 

Seventh place gameEdit

2 February 2002
09:30
Czech Republic   29–36   Spain Globen Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 4,150
Referees: Klucsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
Filip 10 (14–17) Hernández 8
  4×  Report   7× 

Fifth place gameEdit

3 February 2002
12:00
Russia   31–28   France Globen Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 3,050
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
Krivoshlykov 10 (14–11) B. Gille 5
  3×  Report   2× 

Final roundEdit

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
2. February 2002
 
 
  Denmark 23
 
3. February 2002
 
  Germany 28
 
  Germany 31
 
2. February 2002
 
  Sweden (ET) 33
 
  Sweden 33
 
 
  Iceland 22
 
Bronze-final
 
 
3. February 2002
 
 
  Denmark 29
 
 
  Iceland 22

SemifinalsEdit

2 February 2002
16:00
Sweden   33–22   Iceland Globen Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Goulão, Macau (POR)
Lövgren, Petersson 6 (14–12) Stefánsson 6
  2×  Report  

2 February 2002
18:30
Denmark   23–28   Germany Globen Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 13,550
Referees: Josić, Rudić (CRO)
Stryger 6 (12–13) Baur, Zerbe 7
  8×  Report   5× 

Third place gameEdit

3 February 2002
15:30
Denmark   29–22   Iceland Globen Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 12,380
Referees: Vakula, Liudovyk (UKR)
Jeppesen 8 (13–11) S. Sigurðsson 6
  5×  1×  Report   6×  1× 

FinalEdit

3 February 2002
18:00
Germany   31–33 (ET)   Sweden Globen Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 14,300
Referees: Nachevski , Nachevski (MKD)
three players 6 (14–13) Lövgren 8
  7×  Report   9× 

FT: 26–26 ET: 5–7

Ranking and statisticsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • eurohandball.com. "2002 Men's European Championship". Archived from the original on 8 August 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  • todor66.com. "Men Handball European Championship 2002". Archived from the original on 19 June 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011.

External linksEdit