2004 European Women's Handball Championship

The 2004 EHF European Women's Handball Championship was held in Hungary from 9–19 December, it was won by Norway after beating Denmark 27–25 in the final match.

2004 EHF European Women's
Handball Championship
2004 European Women's Handball Championship logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country Hungary
Dates9–19 December
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Norway (2nd title)
Runner-up Denmark
Third place Hungary
Fourth place Russia
Tournament statistics
Matches48
Goals scored2596 (54.08 per match)
Top scorer(s) Bojana Radulović (HUN) (72 goals)
Best player Gro Hammerseng (NOR)
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VenuesEdit

The 2004 European Championship was held in the following cities:

QualificationEdit

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament1
  Hungary Host 5 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002)
  Denmark Semifinalist of 2002 European Championship 5 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002)
  Norway Semifinalist of 2002 European Championship 5 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002)
  France Semifinalist of 2002 European Championship 2 (2000, 2002)
  Russia Semifinalist of 2002 European Championship 5 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002)
  Austria Playoff winner 5 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002)
  Belarus Playoff winner 2 (2000, 2002)
  Croatia Playoff winner 2 (1994, 1996)
  Czech Republic Playoff winner 2 (1994, 2002)
  Germany Playoff winner 5 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002)
  Romania Playoff winner 5 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000 , 2002)
  Serbia and Montenegro Playoff winner 22 (2000, 2002)
  Slovenia Playoff winner 1 (2002)
  Spain Playoff winner 2 (1998, 2002)
  Sweden Playoff winner 3 (1994, 1996, 2002)
  Ukraine Playoff winner 5 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.
2 as FR Yugoslavia

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.

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Norway 3 3 0 0 83 71 +12 6 Main round
2   Ukraine 3 2 0 1 77 74 +3 4
3   Spain 3 1 0 2 71 72 −1 2
4   Czech Republic 3 0 0 3 60 74 −14 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.
9 December 2004
17:00
Czech Republic   18–19   Spain Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Ehrmann, Künzig (GER)
(12–6)
Report
9 December 2004
19:10
Norway   27–24   Ukraine Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Kékes, Kékes (HUN)
(15–12)
Report

11 December 2004
17:00
Ukraine   25–20   Czech Republic Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Küçükyılmaz, Altan (TUR)
(13–8)
Report
11 December 2004
19:10
Spain   25–26   Norway Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 2,600
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
(11–14)
Report

12 December 2004
17:00
Ukraine   28–27   Spain Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
(13–16)
Report
12 December 2004
19:10
Norway   30–22   Czech Republic Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Van der Helm, Wiebrands (NED)
(16–10)
Report

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Slovenia 3 2 0 1 96 86 +10 4[a] Main round
2   Russia 3 2 0 1 95 82 +13 4[a]
3   Serbia and Montenegro 3 1 0 2 89 105 −16 2[b]
4   Croatia 3 1 0 2 82 89 −7 2[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 Russia 30–31 Slovenia
  2. ^ a b Serbia and Montenegro 34–30 Croatia
9 December 2004
18:00
Russia   30–31   Slovenia Zalaegerszeg
Attendance: 1,300
Referees: Rančík, Beňo (SVK)
Turey 6 (12–17) Derepasko 9
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9 December 2004
20:00
Serbia and Montenegro   34–30   Croatia Zalaegerszeg
Attendance: 1,100
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
(17–16)
Report

11 December 2004
18:00
Croatia   22–26   Russia Zalaegerszeg
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Ehrmann, Künzig (GER)
Horvat 7 (10–15) Shipilova 5
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11 December 2004
20:00
Slovenia   36–26   Serbia and Montenegro Zalaegerszeg
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Kékes, Kékes (HUN)
(17–9)
Report

12 December 2004
18:00
Russia   39–29   Serbia and Montenegro Zalaegerszeg
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Sołodko, Sołodko (POL)
Bodniyeva 9 (18–13) Batinić 7
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12 December 2004
20:00
Slovenia   29–30   Croatia Zalaegerszeg
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Liachovičius, Paškevičius (LTU)
(16–17)
Report

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark 3 2 0 1 75 70 +5 4[a] Main round
2   Germany 3 2 0 1 75 73 +2 4[a]
3   Romania 3 2 0 1 81 75 +6 4[a]
4   Sweden 3 0 0 3 68 81 −13 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 c Denmark 2 Pts, +2 GD; Germany 2 Pts, –1 GD, 50 GS; Romania 2 Pts, –1 GD, 49 GS
9 December 2004
18:00
Romania   32–25   Sweden Városi Sportcsarno, Békéscsaba
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Küçükyılmaz, Altan (TUR)
(16–10)
Report
9 December 2004
20:15
Denmark   27–24   Germany Városi Sportcsarno, Békéscsaba
Attendance: 2,100
Referees: Krstić, Ljubič (SLO)
(12–14)
Report

10 December 2004
18:00
Germany   26–24   Romania Városi Sportcsarno, Békéscsaba
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Sołodko, Sołodko (POL)
(12–14)
Report
10 December 2004
20:15
Sweden   21–24   Denmark Városi Sportcsarno, Békéscsaba
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Hansen, Pettersen (NOR)
(9–11)
Report

12 December 2004
18:15
Denmark   24–25   Romania Városi Sportcsarno, Békéscsaba
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Poladenko, Chernega (RUS)
(11–12)
Report
12 December 2004
20:15
Germany   25–22   Sweden Városi Sportcsarno, Békéscsaba
Attendance: 1,700
Referees: Rančík, Beňo (SVK)
(10–11)
Report

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Hungary (H) 3 3 0 0 98 74 +24 6 Main round
2   Austria 3 2 0 1 91 84 +7 4
3   France 3 1 0 2 81 95 −14 2
4   Belarus 3 0 0 3 70 87 −17 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.
9 December 2004
17:45
Hungary   32–22   Belarus University Hall, Győr
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Van der Helm, Wiebrands (NED)
(17–7)
Report
9 December 2004
20:00
France   29–36   Austria University Hall, Győr
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
(11–17)
Report

10 December 2004
17:45
Austria   29–34   Hungary University Hall, Győr
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Poladenko, Chernega (RUS)
(15–17)
Report
10 December 2004
20:00
Belarus   27–29   France University Hall, Győr
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Liachovičius, Paškevičius (LTU)
(14–15)
Report

12 December 2004
17:00
France   23–32   Hungary University Hall, Győr
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Hansen, Pettersen (NOR)
(12–14)
Report
12 December 2004
19:00
Austria   26–21   Belarus University Hall, Győr
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Krstić, Ljubič (SLO)
(12–8)
Report

Main roundEdit

Group IEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Norway 5 5 0 0 158 115 +43 10 Semifinals
2   Russia 5 3 0 2 148 133 +15 6[a]
3   Ukraine 5 3 0 2 124 127 −3 6[a] Fifth place game
4   Spain 5 2 0 3 138 138 0 4[b] Seventh place game
5   Slovenia 5 2 0 3 135 151 −16 4[b]
6   Serbia and Montenegro 5 0 0 5 131 170 −39 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 Ukraine 24–28 Russia
  2. ^ a b Spain 30–28 Slovenia
14 December 2004
15:00
Spain   32–29   Serbia and Montenegro University Hall, Győr
Attendance: 500
Referees: Ehrmann, Künzig (GER)
(13–17)
Report
14 December 2004
17:00
Ukraine   24–22   Slovenia University Hall, Győr
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Kékes, Kékes (HUN)
(8–11)
Report
14 December 2004
19:10
Norway   25–24   Russia University Hall, Győr
Attendance: 1,300
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Riegelhuth 6 (10–9) Postnova 10
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15 December 2004
15:00
Ukraine   24–28   Russia University Hall, Győr
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Sołodko, Sołodko (POL)
Reznir 16 (9–16) Muravyova, Postnova 6
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15 December 2004
17:00
Spain   30–28   Slovenia University Hall, Győr
Attendance: 1,100
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
(12–16)
Report
15 December 2004
19:10
Norway   39–24   Serbia and Montenegro University Hall, Győr
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Küçükyılmaz, Altan (TUR)
(20–15)
Report

16 December 2004
15:00
Spain   24–27   Russia University Hall, Győr
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Kékes, Kékes (HUN)
Oncina 5 (12–17) Bodniyeva 9
  5×  Report   8×  1× 
16 December 2004
17:00
Ukraine   24–23   Serbia and Montenegro University Hall, Győr
Attendance: 1,400
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
(15–9)
Report
16 December 2004
19:10
Norway   41–18   Slovenia University Hall, Győr
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Sołodko, Sołodko (POL)
(16–8)
Report

Group IIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark 5 4 0 1 122 114 +8 8[a] Semifinals
2   Hungary (H) 5 4 0 1 146 126 +20 8[a]
3   Germany 5 3 0 2 133 127 +6 6[b] Fifth place game
4   Romania 5 3 0 2 137 134 +3 6[b] Seventh place game
5   Austria 5 1 0 4 138 149 −11 2
6   France 5 0 0 5 124 150 −26 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 Denmark 24–23 Hungary
  2. ^ a b Germany 26–24 Romania
14 December 2004
15:45
Romania   31–25   France Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Krstić, Ljubič (SLO)
(15–13)
Report
14 December 2004
17:45
Germany   25–26   Hungary Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Liachovičius, Paškevičius (LTU)
(13–10)
Report
14 December 2004
19:45
Denmark   25–22   Austria Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Rančík, Beňo (SVK)
(16–14)
Report

15 December 2004
15:45
Germany   29–23   Austria Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Hansen, Pettersen (NOR)
(13–13)
Report
15 December 2004
17:45
Romania   25–31   Hungary Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Rančík, Beňo (SVK)
(13–17)
Report
15 December 2004
19:45
Denmark   22–20   France Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Van der Helm, Wiebrands (NED)
(10–12)
Report

16 December 2004
15:45
Germany   29–27   France Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
(13–16)
Report
16 December 2004
17:45
Denmark   24–23   Hungary Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Krstić, Ljubič (SLO)
(8–14)
Report
16 December 2004
19:45
Romania   32–28   Austria Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Poladenko, Chernega (RUS)
(14–15)
Report

Final roundEdit

BracketEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
18 December
 
 
  Norway44
 
19 December
 
  Hungary29
 
  Norway27
 
18 December
 
  Denmark25
 
  Russia27
 
 
  Denmark31
 
Third place
 
 
19 December
 
 
  Hungary29
 
 
  Russia25

SemifinalsEdit

18 December 2004
17:00
Norway   44–29   Hungary Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 8,000
Referees: Rančík, Beňo (SVK)
Hårsaker 9 (21–16) Radulovics 10
  3×  Report   8× 

18 December 2004
19:30
Russia   27–31   Denmark Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Krstić, Ljubič (SLO)
Postnova 7 (11–11) Touray 7
  5×  Report   7×  1× 

Seventh place gameEdit

18 December 2004
14:30
Spain   28–37   Romania Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Ehrmann, Künzig (GER)
Ortuño 7 (17–16) Avadanii 11
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Fifth place gameEdit

19 December 2004
12:30
Ukraine   24–25 (ET)   Germany Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Kékes, Kékes (HUN)
Lyapina 7 (8–8) Jurack 9
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FT: 22–22 ET: 2–3

Third place gameEdit

19 December 2004
15:00
Hungary   29–25   Russia Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Hansen, Pettersen (NOR)
Radulovics 12 (14–13) Turey 7
  7×  Report   6×  1× 

FinalEdit

19 December 2004
17:30
Norway   27–25   Denmark Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Lunde 6 (11–11) Hørlykke, Thomsen 4
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Ranking and StatisticsEdit