2002 European Women's Handball Championship

The 2002 EHF European Women's Handball Championship was held in Denmark from 6–15 December. It was won by Denmark after beating Norway 25–22 in the final match.

2002 EHF European Women's
Handball Championship
2002 European Women's Handball Championship logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country Denmark
Dates6–15 December
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Denmark (3rd title)
Runner-up Norway
Third place France
Fourth place Russia
Tournament statistics
Matches48
Goals scored2448 (51 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ágnes Farkas (HUN) (58 goals)
Best player Karin Mortensen (DEN)
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VenuesEdit

The European Championships was held in the following cities:

  • Helsinge (Preliminary Group A)
  • Aarhus (Preliminary Group B, Preliminary Group D, Main Group 1, Final Round)
  • Farum Arena (Preliminary Group C, Main Group 2)

QualificationEdit

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament
  Denmark Host 4 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000)
  Hungary Semifinalist of 2000 European Championship 4 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000)
  Ukraine Semifinalist of 2000 European Championship 4 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000)
  Russia Semifinalist of 2000 European Championship 4 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000)
  Romania Semifinalist of 2000 European Championship 4 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000)
  France Fifth place of 2000 European Championship 1 (2000)
  Austria Playoff winner 4 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000)
  Belarus Playoff winner 1 (2000)
  Czech Republic Playoff winner 1 (1994)
  Germany Playoff winner 4 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000)
  Netherlands Playoff winner 1 (1998)
  Norway Playoff winner 3 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000)
  Slovenia Playoff winner 0 (Debut)
  Spain Playoff winner 1 (1998)
  Sweden Playoff winner 2 (1994, 1996)
  FR Yugoslavia Playoff winner 1 (2000)

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

Competition FormatEdit

  • Preliminary Round: 16 teams are divided into four groups. They play each other in a single round robin system, so each team plays three matches. A win is worth two points, while a draw is worth one point. The top three teams from each group advance to the Main Round.
  • Main Round: 12 teams are divided in two groups. They play against the teams they didn't play in the Preliminary Round, so each team plays 3 matches. All points from the Preliminary Round, except the points gained against the 4th place team in the preliminary group, are carried forward into the Main Round. Same round robin rules apply as in the Preliminary Round. Top 2 teams from each group advance to the semifinals, while the third placed team from each group advances to the 5th-6th Place Play-off, and the fourth placed team to the 7th-8th Place Play-off.
  • Final Round: 8 teams play in the final weekend of the championships. 3rd place teams from the Main Round play in the 5th-6th Place Play-off, and 4th place team to the 7th-8th Place Play-off. Other teams play in the semifinals. Losers of the semifinals advance to the 3rd-4th Place Play-off, and winners advance to the Final.

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   FR Yugoslavia 3 3 0 0 93 76 +17 6 Main round
2   Romania 3 2 0 1 82 78 +4 4
3   Austria 3 1 0 2 77 83 −6 2
4   Sweden 3 0 0 3 79 94 −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.
6 December 2002
18:30
Romania   27–21   Austria Helsinge-Hallen, Helsinge
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Liachovičius, Paškevičius (LTU)
(12–11)
Report
6 December 2002
20:30
FR Yugoslavia   31–28   Sweden Helsinge-Hallen, Helsinge
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Bashev, Dobrev (BUL)
(15–16)
Report

7 December 2002
16:30
Sweden   25–30   Romania Helsinge-Hallen, Helsinge
Attendance: 900
Referees: Fernández, Permuy (ESP)
(12–14)
Report
7 December 2002
18:30
Austria   23–30   FR Yugoslavia Helsinge-Hallen, Helsinge
Attendance: 942
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
(9–15)
Report

8 December 2002
16:30
Romania   25–32   FR Yugoslavia Helsinge-Hallen, Helsinge
Attendance: 930
Referees: Rančík, Beňo (SVK)
(13–16)
Report
8 December 2002
18:30
Austria   33–26   Sweden Helsinge-Hallen, Helsinge
Attendance: 650
Referees: Kékes, Kékes (HUN)
(20–10)
Report

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark (H) 3 3 0 0 74 63 +11 6 Main round
2   France 3 2 0 1 66 65 +1 4
3   Ukraine 3 1 0 2 72 77 −5 2
4   Netherlands 3 0 0 3 73 80 −7 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.
6 December 2002
18:30
France   25–24   Netherlands Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
(11–12)
Report
6 December 2002
20:45
Ukraine   23–27   Denmark Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 4,200
Referees: Fernández, Permuy (ESP)
(12–14)
Report

7 December 2002
18:30
Denmark   20–17   France Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Kékes, Kékes (HUN)
(11–7)
Report
7 December 2002
20:30
Netherlands   26–28   Ukraine Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Rančík, Beňo (SVK)
(14–17)
Report

8 December 2002
18:30
Ukraine   21–24   France Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Bashev, Dobrev (BUL)
(10–11)
Report
8 December 2002
20:45
Denmark   27–23   Netherlands Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 4,100
Referees: Liachovičius, Paškevičius (LTU)
(15–10)
Report

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Norway 3 2 1 0 75 61 +14 5 Main round
2   Russia 3 1 1 1 67 70 −3 3
3   Germany 3 1 0 2 71 78 −7 2[a]
4   Spain 3 0 2 1 76 80 −4 2[a]
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 Germany 31–27 Spain
6 December 2002
18:15
Russia   25–22   Germany Farum Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: La Cour Bruun, Nielsen (DEN)
three players 5 (12–10) Wagner 7
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6 December 2002
20:15
Norway   25–25   Spain Farum Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Marić, Gardinovački (FRY)
(12–15)
Report

7 December 2002
16:30
Germany   18–26   Norway Farum Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Shal, Konoplyastyy (UKR)
(9–15)
Report
7 December 2002
18:30
Spain   24–24   Russia Farum Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 941
Referees: Borrotti, Marcet (FRA)
Andreu, Puche 4 (10–13) Poltoratskaya 7
  4×  Report   8×  1× 

8 December 2002
18:30
Germany   31–27   Spain Farum Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Vitzthum, Choquard (SUI)
(15–14)
Report
8 December 2002
20:30
Russia   18–24   Norway Farum Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 1,700
Referees: Reisinger, Kaschütz (AUT)
Bodniyeva, Poltoratskaya 4 (11–13) Olsson Rosenberg 11
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Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Hungary 3 3 0 0 98 77 +21 6 Main round
2   Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 76 72 +4 4
3   Slovenia 3 1 0 2 75 79 −4 2
4   Belarus 3 0 0 3 65 86 −21 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.
6 December 2002
14:30
Czech Republic   25–20   Slovenia Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 700
Referees: Reisinger, Kaschütz (AUT)
(10–14)
Report
6 December 2002
16:30
Hungary   34–23   Belarus Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 700
Referees: Vitzthum, Choquard (SUI)
(16–12)
Report

7 December 2002
14:30
Belarus   19–25   Czech Republic Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 350
Referees: La Cour Bruun, Nielsen (DEN)
(8–10)
Report
7 December 2002
16:30
Slovenia   28–31   Hungary Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 600
Referees: Marić, Gardinovački (FRY)
(14–16)
Report

8 December 2002
14:30
Belarus   23–27   Slovenia Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Borrotti, Marcet (FRA)
(15–16)
Report
8 December 2002
16:30
Hungary   33–26   Czech Republic Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Shal, Konoplyastyy (UKR)
(17–13)
Report

Main roundEdit

Group IEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark (H) 5 5 0 0 126 108 +18 10 Semifinals
2   France 5 3 0 2 121 124 −3 6[a]
3   FR Yugoslavia 5 3 0 2 153 129 +24 6[a] Fifth place game
4   Romania 5 2 0 3 120 124 −4 4[b] Seventh place game
5   Austria 5 2 0 3 126 124 +2 4[b]
6   Ukraine 5 0 0 5 104 141 −37 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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b FR Yugoslavia 27–29 France
  2. ^ a b Romania 27–21 Austria
10 December 2002
16:30
Austria   32–19   Ukraine Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 800
Referees: Fernández, Permuy (ESP)
(15–12)
Report
10 December 2002
18:30
FR Yugoslavia   27–29   France Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 1,700
Referees: Liachovičius, Paškevičius (LTU)
(12–14)
Report
10 December 2002
20:30
Romania   23–25   Denmark Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 4,200
Referees: Rančík, Beňo (SVK)
(9–14)
Report

11 December 2002
16:30
FR Yugoslavia   39–24   Ukraine Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 800
Referees: Kékes, Kékes (HUN)
(19–8)
Report
11 December 2002
18:30
Romania   26–29   France Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 3,100
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
(12–15)
Report
11 December 2002
20:30
Austria   20–26   Denmark Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 4,200
Referees: Bashev, Dobrev (BUL)
(13–13)
Report

12 December 2002
16:30
Romania   19–17   Ukraine Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 800
Referees: Liachovičius, Paškevičius (LTU)
(10–10)
Report
12 December 2002
18:30
Austria   30–22   France Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 3,100
Referees: Rančík, Beňo (SVK)
(17–12)
Report
12 December 2002
20:30
FR Yugoslavia   25–28   Denmark Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 4,200
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
(11–14)
Report

Group IIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Norway 5 5 0 0 135 103 +32 10 Semifinals
2   Russia 5 4 0 1 138 116 +22 8
3   Hungary 5 3 0 2 146 142 +4 6 Fifth place game
4   Czech Republic 5 2 0 3 120 129 −9 4 Seventh place game
5   Slovenia 5 1 0 4 124 143 −19 2
6   Germany 5 0 0 5 111 141 −30 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.
10 December 2002
16:30
Germany   26–30   Slovenia Farum Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 500
Referees: Shal, Konoplyastyy (UKR)
(15–14)
Report
10 December 2002
18:30
Norway   27–20   Czech Republic Farum Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 500
Referees: Reisinger, Kaschütz (AUT)
(16–9)
Report
10 December 2002
20:30
Russia   39–29   Hungary Farum Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 500
Referees: La Cour Bruun, Nielsen (DEN)
Naukovich 16 (21–17) Farkas 11
  7×  Report   5× 

11 December 2002
16:30
Germany   25–30   Hungary Farum Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 400
Referees: Reisinger, Kaschütz (AUT)
(14–15)
Report
11 December 2002
18:30
Norway   34–24   Slovenia Farum Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 600
Referees: Borrotti, Marcet (FRA)
(13–9)
Report
11 December 2002
20:30
Russia   29–19   Czech Republic Farum Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 300
Referees: Marić, Gardinovački (FRY)
Poltoratskaya 10 (12–10) Čumplová 9
  5×  Report   3× 

12 December 2002
16:30
Germany   20–30   Czech Republic Farum Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 250
Referees: La Cour Bruun, Nielsen (DEN)
(7–14)
Report
12 December 2002
18:30
Russia   27–22   Slovenia Farum Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 650
Referees: Vitzthum, Choquard (SUI)
Poltoratskaya 8 (13–11) Ilić 8
  5×  Report   2× 
12 December 2002
20:30
Norway   24–23   Hungary Farum Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Shal, Konoplyastyy (UKR)
(13–11)
Report

Final roundEdit

BracketEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
14 December
 
 
  Denmark22
 
15 December
 
  Russia18
 
  Denmark25
 
14 December
 
  Norway22
 
  France16
 
 
  Norway21
 
Third place
 
 
15 December
 
 
  Russia22
 
 
  France27

SemifinalsEdit

14 December 2002
14:30
France   16–21   Norway Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
Cano 4 (8–9) four players 3
  2×  Report   4× 

14 December 2002
17:00
Denmark   22–18   Russia Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 4,200
Referees: Kékes, Kékes (HUN)
K. Andersen 7 (8–11) Naukovich 7
  2×  Report   3× 

Seventh place gameEdit

14 December 2002
12:00
Romania   19–17   Czech Republic Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 854
Referees: Fernández, Permuy (ESP)
Brădeanu 6 (13–8) Adámková, Čumplová 4
  4×  Report   4× 

Fifth place gameEdit

15 December 2002
12:00
FR Yugoslavia   39–43   Hungary Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: La Cour Bruun, Nielsen (DEN)
Knežević 10 (20–24) Farkas 14
  5×  Report   8×  1× 

Third place gameEdit

15 December 2002
14:30
Russia   22–27   France Areanen, Aarhus
Referees: Marić, Gardinovački (FRY)
Muravyova, Turey 5 (11–14) Cano 8
  3×  Report   6× 

FinalEdit

15 December 2002
17:00
Denmark   25–22   Norway Areanen, Aarhus
Attendance: 4,200
Referees: Rančík, Beňo (SVK)
Daugaard 6 (13–11) Hammerseng 7
  2×  Report   3× 

Final ranking and statisticsEdit

External linksEdit