2009 World Men's Handball Championship

The 2009 World Men's Handball Championship (21st tournament) took place in Croatia from 16 January to 1 February, in the cities of Split, Zadar, Osijek, Varaždin, Poreč, Zagreb and Pula. Croatia was selected from a group of four potential hosts which included the Czech Republic, Greece and Romania.

2009 World Men's Handball Championship
Svjetsko prvenstvo u rukometu 2009. (in Croatian)
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Tournament details
Host country Croatia
Dates16 January – 1 February
Teams24 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions France (3rd title)
Runner-up Croatia
Third place Poland
Fourth place Denmark
Tournament statistics
Matches110
Goals scored6090 (55.36 per match)
Attendance392,550 (3,569 per match)
Top scorer(s) Kiril Lazarov (MKD)
(92 goals)
Best player Igor Vori (CRO)
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The opening game and ceremony were held in Split, and the final game was played in Zagreb. France won the tournament after defeating Croatia in the final. Poland took the third place after winning over Denmark. Tickets for the tournament went on sale from 15 to 20 November.[1] For the finals, ticket prices started at 700 kuna (c. €95). To promote the tournament, the Croatian National Tourist Board launched a series of presentations in the capitals of 13 participating countries.[2]

During the championship internal criticism arose against Hassan Moustafa, President of the IHF. The secretary general of the IHF, Peter Mühlematter, criticized Moustafa and asked for his demission. Moustafa asked to exclude Mühlematter after his criticism.[3][4][5][6][7]

VenuesEdit

Seven Croatian cities were selected as hosts for the 2009 Championship: Split, Zadar, Osijek, Varaždin, Poreč, Zagreb and Pula. The sites included the new Spaladium Arena in Split and Arena Zagreb, where the final took place.

Zagreb Varaždin Osijek
Arena Zagreb
Capacity: 15,024
Varaždin Arena
Capacity: 5,200
Gradski vrt Hall
Capacity: 3,538
     
Poreč
Žatika Sport Centre
Capacity: 3,500
Pula
Mate Parlov Sport Centre
Capacity: 2,132
 
Zadar Split
Krešimir Ćosić Hall
Capacity: 8,600
Spaladium Arena
Capacity: 10,941
   

QualificationEdit

 
Qualified nations

Qualification occurred through the previous years' continental championships or qualifying tournaments:

European qualifiers play-offEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Slovenia   62–63   Slovakia 33–33 29–30
Spain   63–56   Greece 32–24 31–32
Norway   61–52   Ukraine 29–22 32–30
Belarus   56–60   Russia 26–26 30–34
Montenegro   55–56   Romania 31–27 24–29
Czech Republic   62–62   Serbia 38–33 24–29
Poland   54–48    Switzerland 32–24 22–24
Hungary   54–49   Bosnia and Herzegovina 27–25 27–24[8]
Macedonia   58–56   Iceland 34–26 24–30

SeedingEdit

The draw for the groups of the preliminary round was held on 21 June 2008, in Zagreb. The draw took place at Zagreb's central Ban Jelačić Square and was hosted by Filip Brkić and Kristina Krepela.[9]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

SquadsEdit

Each nation had to submit a squad of 16 players.

RefereesEdit

On 12 October 2008, the match officials for the tournament were confirmed.[11] But due to injury, the Swedish referee couple Rickard Canbro and Mikael Claesson had to withdraw from the championship, and was replaced by Danish couple Per Olesen and Lars Ejby Pedersen.[12]

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are local UTC+1.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France 5 5 0 0 168 106 +62 10 Main round
2   Slovakia 5 3 1 1 152 119 +33 7[a]
3   Hungary 5 3 1 1 148 115 +33 7[a]
4   Romania 5 2 0 3 141 135 +6 4
5   Argentina 5 1 0 4 133 137 −4 2
6   Australia 5 0 0 5 76 206 −130 0
Source: IHF
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 Hungary 24–24 Slovakia
17 January 2009
16:30
Slovakia   27–25   Argentina Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
Straňovský 7 (12–13) Gull 5
  7×  Report   6× 
17 January 2009
18:30
Hungary   41–17   Australia Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Karbaschi, Kolahdouzan (IRI)
Iváncsik, Zubai 7 (20–8) Fletcher 8
  3×  Report   1× 
17 January 2009
20:30
France   31–21   Romania Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Stanojević, Višekruna (SRB)
Guigou, Karabatić 7 (12–9) Toma 5
  3×  Report   2× 

18 January 2009
15:00
Australia   12–47   Slovakia Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Stanojević, Višekruna (SRB)
Fletcher 6 (6–20) Antl 8
  4×  Report   2× 
18 January 2009
17:00
Romania   27–30   Hungary Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
Pîrîianu 6 (16–13) Nagy 8
  1×  Report   5× 
18 January 2009
19:00
Argentina   26–33   France Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Kogovsek, Migueles 5 (15–19) Guigou 7
  2×  Report   1× 

19 January 2009
15:30
Romania   30–26   Argentina Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Karbaschi, Kolahdouzan (IRI)
Ghionea 9 (15–13) Kogovsek 7
  4×  Report   5×  1× 
19 January 2009
17:30
Hungary   24–24   Slovakia Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
three players 5 (12–6) Šulc 9
  3×  Report   3× 
19 January 2009
19:30
France   42–11   Australia Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
Abalo 10 (20–3) Fletcher 4
  Report   4× 

21 January 2009
15:00
Australia   20–40   Romania Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Blondell 8 (9–21) Cozma 10
  2×  Report   3× 
21 January 2009
17:00
Hungary   31–20   Argentina Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Stanojević, Višekruna (SRB)
Mocsai 6 (17–8) Kogovsek, Gull 4
  3×  Report   2× 
21 January 2009
19:00
Slovakia   26–35   France Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Karbaschi, Kolahdouzan (IRI)
Antl 7 (9–15) Karabatić 9
  7×  Report   2× 

22 January 2009
15:00
Argentina   36–16   Australia Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Torres 7 (15–8) Fletcher 4
  3×  Report   1× 
22 January 2009
17:00
Slovakia   28–23   Romania Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
Kukučka 8 (12–13) Ghionea, Pîrîianu 5
  4×  Report   4× 
22 January 2009
19:00
France   27–22   Hungary Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Stanojević, Višekruna (SRB)
three players 5 (13–8) Gál 5
  Report   1× 

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Croatia (H) 5 5 0 0 170 115 +55 10 Main round
2   Sweden 5 4 0 1 162 118 +44 8
3   South Korea 5 3 0 2 140 126 +14 6
4   Spain 5 2 0 3 167 127 +40 4
5   Cuba 5 1 0 4 106 181 −75 2
6   Kuwait 5 0 0 5 99 177 −78 0
Source: IHF
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
16 January 2009
20:30
Croatia   27–26   South Korea Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Čupić 8 (14–13) Park J., Sim 5
  2×  Report   4× 

17 January 2009
16:30
Spain   47–17   Kuwait Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 8,000
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
García, Rocas 7 (18–9) H. Al-Shamari 5
  3×  Report   4× 
17 January 2009
18:30
Sweden   41–14   Cuba Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: El-Moamli, Shaaban (EGY)
Källman, Lennartsson 6 (19–7) Díaz 5
  6×  Report   4× 

18 January 2009
16:30
Cuba   20–45   Spain Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
Echevarría 5 (10–24) García 9
  8×  1×  Report   4× 
18 January 2009
18:30
South Korea   25–31   Sweden Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Din, Dinu (ROU)
Lee J., Park J. 6 (12–16) Källman 10
  4×  Report   10×  1× 
18 January 2009
20:30
Kuwait   21–40   Croatia Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: El-Moamli, Shaaban (EGY)
Al-Gharaballi, Al-Qallaf 5 (13–22) Šprem 8
  9×  1×  Report   5× 

19 January 2009
16:30
South Korea   34–19   Kuwait Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Din, Dinu (ROU)
Yoon 7 (15–9) five players 3
  3×  Report   4× 
19 January 2009
18:30
Sweden   34–30   Spain Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Doder 11 (19–13) Romero 11
  7×  Report   3× 
19 January 2009
20:30
Croatia   41–20   Cuba Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 11,800
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
Čupić 11 (20–9) Carol, Echevarría 5
  2×  Report   7× 

21 January 2009
16:30
Cuba   26–31   South Korea Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 500
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
five players 4 (13–17) Lee J. 10
  10×  Report   4× 
21 January 2009
18:30
Sweden   30–19   Kuwait Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: El-Moamli, Shaaban (EGY)
Larholm 6 (17–9) Al-Hajeri 5
  4×  Report   2× 
21 January 2009
20:30
Spain   22–32   Croatia Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Din, Dinu (ROU)
Romero 5 (11–18) Duvnjak 7
  2×  Report   8× 

22 January 2009
16:30
Kuwait   23–26   Cuba Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 500
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
F. Al-Shamari, H. Al-Shamari 5 (9–12) Carol 8
  5×  Report   6× 
22 January 2009
18:30
Spain   23–24   South Korea Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 8,000
Referees: Din, Dinu (ROU)
Rocas, Romero 5 (15–14) Oh Y. 6
  1×  Report   4× 
22 January 2009
20:30
Croatia   30–26   Sweden Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Čupić 8 (14–13) Doder, Larholm 7
  4×  Report   5× 

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 5 4 1 0 147 116 +31 9 Main round
2   Macedonia 5 3 0 2 145 136 +9 6[a]
3   Poland 5 3 0 2 146 131 +15 6[a]
4   Russia 5 2 1 2 143 145 −2 5
5   Tunisia 5 2 0 3 143 142 +1 4
6   Algeria 5 0 0 5 114 168 −54 0
Source: IHF
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 Poland 29–30 Macedonia
17 January 2009
15:30
Poland   39–22   Algeria Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Opava, Válek (CZE)
Jurasik, Tłuczyński 6 (17–8) Chehbour 6
  3×  Report   7× 
17 January 2009
17:30
Germany   26–26   Russia Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 4,600
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Hens 9 (15–14) Igropulo, Rastvortsev 5
  5×  Report   9× 
17 January 2009
19:30
Macedonia   24–25   Tunisia Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Caçador, Nicolau (POR)
K. Lazarov 9 (14–13) Tej 6
  1×  Report   4×  1× 

18 January 2009
15:30
Algeria   19–32   Macedonia Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Chehbour 6 (8–16) K. Lazarov 9
  4×  Report   4× 
18 January 2009
17:30
Tunisia   24–26   Germany Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Opava, Válek (CZE)
Hammed 9 (12–12) Hens 6
  7×  1×  Report   6× 
18 January 2009
19:30
Russia   22–24   Poland Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Krstič, Ljubič (SLO)
Igropulo 6 (14–11) three players 4
  10×  2×  Report   7× 

19 January 2009
15:30
Poland   29–30   Macedonia Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Caçador, Nicolau (POR)
Bielecki, M. Lijewski 7 (15–16) K. Lazarov 13
  4×  Report   4× 
19 January 2009
17:30
Germany   32–20   Algeria Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Krstič, Ljubič (SLO)
Jansen 6 (16–10) Berriah 8
  6×  Report   4× 
19 January 2009
19:30
Russia   36–31   Tunisia Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Filippov, Kovalyov 7 (16–11) Touati 9
  7×  1×  Report   4× 

21 January 2009
15:30
Algeria   28–29   Russia Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Caçador, Nicolau (POR)
Boudrali 6 (14–17) Filippov 9
  3×  Report   3× 
21 January 2009
17:30
Macedonia   23–33   Germany Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 3,800
Referees: Opava, Válek (CZE)
K. Lazarov 9 (14–13) Glandorf 9
  6×  1×  Report   7×  1× 
21 January 2009
19:30
Poland   31–27   Tunisia Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 800
Referees: Krstič, Ljubič (SLO)
Tłuczyński 11 (16–11) Hedoui 6
  3×  Report   9×  1× 

22 January 2009
15:30
Macedonia   36–30   Russia Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
K. Lazarov 13 (15–14) Igropulo 13
  10×  1×  Report   7× 
22 January 2009
17:30
Germany   30–23   Poland Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Caçador, Nicolau (POR)
Kraus 7 (14–11) Tłuczyński 6
  9×  1×  Report   5× 
22 January 2009
19:30
Tunisia   36–25   Algeria Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 300
Referees: Opava, Válek (CZE)
Touati 12 (18–11) Bouakaz 5
  3×  Report   9×  1× 

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark 5 5 0 0 167 121 +46 10 Main round
2   Serbia 5 3 0 2 161 146 +15 6[a]
3   Norway 5 3 0 2 162 123 +39 6[a]
4   Egypt 5 2 0 3 110 126 −16 4[b]
5   Brazil 5 2 0 3 128 158 −30 4[b]
6   Saudi Arabia 5 0 0 5 107 161 −54 0
Source: IHF
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 Norway 26–27 Serbia
  2. ^ a b Egypt 25–22 Brazil
17 January 2009
16:15
Norway   39–23   Saudi Arabia Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Gatelis, Mažeika (LTU)
Mamelund 8 (19–10) B. Al-Harbi 6
  3×  Report   7× 
17 January 2009
18:15
Egypt   22–30   Serbia Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Baum, Góralczyk (POL)
El Ahmar 8 (12–12) Stojanović 6
  6×  Report   5× 
17 January 2009
20:15
Denmark   40–27   Brazil Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 2,200
Referees: Gousko, Repkin (BLR)
Christiansen 8 (19–12) F. Silva 6
  2×  Report   5× 

18 January 2009
16:15
Brazil   21–39   Norway Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Baum, Góralczyk (POL)
Hubner, F. Silva 4 (8–17) Bjørnsen 7
  4×  Report   3× 
18 January 2009
18:15
Saudi Arabia   18–26   Egypt Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
B. Al-Harbi 9 (8–12) Zaky 7
  6×  Report   3× 
18 January 2009
20:15
Serbia   36–37   Denmark Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Gousko, Repkin (BLR)
Ilić 10 (22–16) Lindberg 8
  8×  Report   4× 

19 January 2009
17:00
Brazil   32–30   Serbia Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Ribeiro 10 (14–14) Ilić 7
  2×  Report   2× 
19 January 2009
19:10
Norway   30–20   Egypt Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 1,650
Referees: Gatelis, Mažeika (LTU)
Kjelling 9 (14–10) Zaky 9
  2×  Report   6× 
19 January 2009
21:15
Denmark   32–13   Saudi Arabia Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 800
Referees: Baum, Góralczyk (POL)
Eggert 10 (17–4) Al-Habib 6
  1×  Report   2× 

21 January 2009
17:00
Saudi Arabia   24–26   Brazil Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Gatelis, Mažeika (LTU)
B. Al-Harbi 9 (10–14) Ribeiro 9
  2×  Report   6×  1× 
21 January 2009
19:10
Norway   26–27   Serbia Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Baum, Góralczyk (POL)
Løke 6 (10–12) Vujin 6
  2×  Report   5× 
21 January 2009
21:15
Egypt   17–26   Denmark Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Zaky 4 (7–12) Christiansen 7
  4×  Report   3× 

22 January 2009
16:15
Serbia   38–29   Saudi Arabia Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 800
Referees: Gatelis, Mažeika (LTU)
Bojinović, Marković 6 (21–13) Al-Habib 6
  Report   6× 
22 January 2009
18:15
Egypt   25–22   Brazil Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Zaky 6 (13–6) Ribeiro 5
  5×  Report   5× 
22 January 2009
20:15
Denmark   32–28   Norway Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 3,200
Referees: Gousko, Repkin (BLR)
Hansen 10 (16–14) Kjelling 9
  2×  Report   4× 

President's CupEdit

Group IEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 5 5 0 0 205 98 +107 10 13th place game
2   Romania 5 4 0 1 175 141 +34 8 15th place game
3   Argentina 5 3 0 2 137 125 +12 6 17th place game
4   Cuba 5 2 0 3 124 154 −30 4 19th place game
5   Kuwait 5 1 0 4 119 157 −38 2 21st place game
6   Australia 5 0 0 5 87 172 −85 0 23rd place game
Source: IHF
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.
24 January 2009
15:00
Argentina   26–25   Kuwait Mate Parlov Sport Centre, Pula
Attendance: 500
Referees: Opava, Válek (CZE)
Migueles 5 (12–12) Abdulredha 6
  4×  Report   4× 
24 January 2009
17:00
Australia   10–42   Spain Mate Parlov Sport Centre, Pula
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: El-Moamli, Shaaban (EGY)
Fletcher, Subotic 3 (6–18) Ugalde 9
  4×  Report   3× 
24 January 2009
19:00
Romania   39–28   Cuba Mate Parlov Sport Centre, Pula
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
Ghionea 12 (21–15) Carol, Turiño 6
  1×  Report   5× 

25 January 2009
15:00
Spain   31–19   Argentina Mate Parlov Sport Centre, Pula
Attendance: 1,600
Referees: El-Moamli, Shaaban (EGY)
García 6 (15–11) Viscovich 5
  4×  1×  Report   3× 
25 January 2009
17:00
Kuwait   27–34   Romania Mate Parlov Sport Centre, Pula
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
Al-Qallaf, Al-Gharaballi 5 (12–16) Ghionea 8
  2×  Report   3× 
25 January 2009
19:00
Cuba   27–17   Australia Mate Parlov Sport Centre, Pula
Attendance: 500
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Díaz 5 (14–6) Fletcher 6
  3×  Report   3× 

26 January 2009
15:00
Australia   24–27   Kuwait Mate Parlov Sport Centre, Pula
Attendance: 200
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
Blondell 7 (10–14) F. Al-Shamari 7
  4×  Report   2× 
26 January 2009
17:00
Argentina   30–23   Cuba Mate Parlov Sport Centre, Pula
Attendance: 500
Referees: El-Moamli, Shaaban (EGY)
Pizarro 8 (16–15) Carol 6
  6×  Report   6× 
26 January 2009
19:00
Romania   32–40   Spain Mate Parlov Sport Centre, Pula
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Stanojević, Višekruna (SRB)
Ghionea 7 (16–19) Ugalde 9
  3×  Report   4× 

Group IIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Egypt 5 4 0 1 135 125 +10 8[a] 13th place game
2   Russia 5 4 0 1 151 127 +24 8[a] 15th place game
3   Tunisia 5 3 0 2 159 146 +13 6[b] 17th place game
4   Algeria 5 3 0 2 140 142 −2 6[b] 19th place game
5   Brazil 5 1 0 4 131 137 −6 2 21st place game
6   Saudi Arabia 5 0 0 5 105 144 −39 0 23rd place game
Source: IHF
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 27–31 Egypt
  2. ^ a b Tunisia 36–25 Algeria
24 January 2009
16:00
Tunisia   28–21   Saudi Arabia Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 300
Referees: Gatelis, Mažeika (LTU)
Ayed 5 (12–8) B. Al-Harbi 5
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24 January 2009
18:00
Algeria   28–22   Egypt Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 300
Referees: Stanojević, Višekruna (SRB)
Berriah 7 (12–7) Zaky 6
  3×  Report   2× 
24 January 2009
20:00
Russia   25–22   Brazil Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 300
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Dibirov 7 (15–9) Gaeta, Ribeiro 4
  5×  1×  Report   4× 

25 January 2009
16:00
Egypt   31–30   Tunisia Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Stanojević, Višekruna (SRB)
El Ahmar 11 (15–14) Ayed 9
  6×  1×  Report   6× 
25 January 2009
18:00
Saudi Arabia   15–34   Russia Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Opava, Válek (CZE)
Al-Abdulali 4 (5–17) Chernoivanov 8
  2×  Report   2× 
25 January 2009
20:00
Brazil   28–29   Algeria Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 500
Referees: Gatelis, Mažeika (LTU)
Ribeiro, Ferreira 8 (15–10) Boudrali 5
  6×  Report   3× 

26 January 2009
16:00
Algeria   30–27   Saudi Arabia Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 500
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Soudani 8 (14–12) B. Al-Harbi 13
  2×  Report   4× 
26 January 2009
18:00
Tunisia   34–33   Brazil Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 500
Referees: Gatelis, Mažeika (LTU)
Touati 6 (18–16) Ribeiro, Ferreira 9
  3×  Report   6× 
26 January 2009
20:00
Russia   27–31   Egypt Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Opava, Válek (CZE)
Igropulo 8 (12–16) El Ahmar, Yousry 8
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Placement gamesEdit

23rd place gameEdit

27 January 2009
15:00
Australia   19–23   Saudi Arabia Mate Parlov Sport Centre, Pula
Attendance: 300
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
Fletcher 6 (11–15) B. Al-Harbi 6
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21st place gameEdit

27 January 2009
16:00
Kuwait   24–27   Brazil Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 200
Referees: El-Moamli, Shaaban (EGY)
Al-Gharaballi 8 (12–13) Ribeiro 11
  2×  Report   3× 

19th place gameEdit

27 January 2009
17:00
Cuba   27–34   Algeria Mate Parlov Sport Centre, Pula
Attendance: 350
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Turiño 8 (15–18) three players 6
  4×  Report   7× 

17th place gameEdit

27 January 2009
18:00
Argentina   23–29   Tunisia Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 500
Referees: Opava, Válek (CZE)
Migueles 5 (13–14) Gharbi, Kraiem 6
  4×  Report   4× 

15th place gameEdit

27 January 2009
19:00
Romania   42–38   Russia Mate Parlov Sport Centre, Pula
Attendance: 750
Referees: Gatelis, Mažeika (LTU)
Irimescu 8 (25–21) Dibirov 12
  6×  Report   6× 

13th place gameEdit

27 January 2009
20:00
Spain   28–24   Egypt Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Stanojević, Višekruna (SRB)
Cañellas 9 (15–10) El-Salam 7
  2×  Report   4× 

Main roundEdit

Group IEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Croatia (H) 5 5 0 0 137 118 +19 10 Semifinals
2   France 5 4 0 1 139 112 +27 8
3   Hungary 5 2 1 2 127 135 −8 5 Fifth place game
4   Sweden 5 2 0 3 135 140 −5 4 Seventh place game
5   Slovakia 5 1 1 3 124 137 −13 3 Ninth place game
6   South Korea 5 0 0 5 119 139 −20 0 Eleventh place game
Source: IHF
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
24 January 2009
16:30
Slovakia   23–20   South Korea Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Šulc 6 (15–12) Lee J. 8
  5×  Report   2× 
24 January 2009
18:30
France   28–21   Sweden Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 13,000
Referees: Baum, Góralczyk (POL)
Guigou, Karabatić 7 (16–10) Andersson 5
  3×  Report   1×  1× 
24 January 2009
20:30
Hungary   22–27   Croatia Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
Nagy 6 (12–14) Čupić 6
  3×  Report   3× 

25 January 2009
16:30
Sweden   30–31   Hungary Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Källman 8 (18–16) Ilyés 8
  4×  1×  Report   6× 
25 January 2009
18:30
South Korea   21–30   France Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
Kim T., Oh Y. 5 (15–15) Abalo, Guigou 5
  3×  Report   4× 
25 January 2009
20:30
Croatia   31–25   Slovakia Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Gousko, Repkin (BLR)
Hrvatin 6 (18–13) Šulc 7
  2×  Report   4× 

27 January 2009
16:30
Hungary   28–27   South Korea Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 800
Referees: Gousko, Repkin (BLR)
Császár 8 (11–14) Lee J. 7
  4×  Report   2× 
27 January 2009
18:30
Slovakia   26–27   Sweden Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Kukučka 9 (11–16) Doder 11
  5×  Report   4×  1× 
27 January 2009
20:30
France   19–22   Croatia Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Baum, Góralczyk (POL)
Junillon 5 (7–11) Vori 8
  2×  Report   3× 

Group IIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark 5 4 0 1 156 145 +11 8 Semifinals
2   Poland 5 3 0 2 150 141 +9 6
3   Germany 5 2 1 2 147 133 +14 5[a] Fifth place game
4   Serbia 5 2 1 2 153 161 −8 5[a] Seventh place game
5   Norway 5 2 0 3 138 141 −3 4 Ninth place game
6   Macedonia 5 1 0 4 132 155 −23 2 Eleventh place game
Source: IHF
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 35–35 Serbia
24 January 2009
15:30
Macedonia   27–29   Norway Krešimir Ćosić Hall, Zadar
Attendance: 4,500
Referees: Caçador, Nicolau (POR)
K. Lazarov 9 (13–16) Tvedten 10
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24 January 2009
17:30
Germany   35–35   Serbia Krešimir Ćosić Hall, Zadar
Attendance: 4,500
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Jansen 10 (16–19) Bojinović 8
  4×  Report   4×  1× 
24 January 2009
20:15
Poland   32–28   Denmark Krešimir Ćosić Hall, Zadar
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Din, Dinu (ROU)
Kuchczyński 9 (20–12) Boesen 6
  5×  Report   4× 

25 January 2009
15:30
Serbia   23–35   Poland Krešimir Ćosić Hall, Zadar
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Caçador, Nicolau (POR)
Ilić 6 (7–21) Tłuczyński 11
  2×  Report   2× 
25 January 2009
17:30
Norway   25–24   Germany Krešimir Ćosić Hall, Zadar
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Krstič, Ljubič (SLO)
Kjelling, Tvedten 7 (12–12) Glandorf 6
  5×  Report   5×  1× 
25 January 2009
20:15
Denmark   32–24   Macedonia Krešimir Ćosić Hall, Zadar
Attendance: 5,500
Referees: Lazaar, Navaret (FRA)
Christiansen 8 (13–12) K. Lazarov 8
  4×  Report   6× 

27 January 2009
15:30
Macedonia   28–32   Serbia Krešimir Ćosić Hall, Zadar
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Krstič, Ljubič (SLO)
K. Lazarov 7 (16–15) Ilić 8
  3×  Report   5×  1× 
27 January 2009
17:30
Germany   25–27   Denmark Krešimir Ćosić Hall, Zadar
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Din, Dinu (ROU)
Preiß 7 (14–14) Lindberg 6
  6×  Report   4× 
27 January 2009
20:15
Poland   31–30   Norway Krešimir Ćosić Hall, Zadar
Attendance: 4,200
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Bielecki 5 (14–14) Kjelling 8
  3×  Report   4× 

Final roundEdit

BracketEdit

 
Final, France vs. Croatia, 22:19, 28:11 min, Arena Zagreb
 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
30 January
 
 
  Denmark22
 
1 February
 
  France27
 
  France24
 
30 January
 
  Croatia19
 
  Croatia29
 
 
  Poland23
 
Third place
 
 
1 February
 
 
  Denmark23
 
 
  Poland31

SemifinalsEdit

30 January 2009
17:30
Denmark   22–27   France Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 11,000
Referees: Gousko, Repkin (BLR)
Jørgensen 5 (11–16) Abalo 7
  Report   2×  1× 

30 January 2009
20:30
Croatia   29–23   Poland Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Čupić 12 (14–13) Jurasik 6
  3×  Report   4× 

Eleventh place gameEdit

29 January 2009
12:30
South Korea   31–32   Macedonia Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
Jeong 7 (14–14) K. Lazarov 15
  3×  Report   4× 

Ninth place gameEdit

29 January 2009
20:15
Slovakia   27–34   Norway Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Kukučka 6 (14–18) Kjelling 9
  6×  Report   5× 

Seventh place gameEdit

29 January 2009
17:30
Sweden   37–29   Serbia Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 5,300
Referees: Karbaschi, Kolahdouzan (IRI)
Gustafsson 7 (20–16) Vujin, Vučković 5
  3×  Report   3× 

Fifth place gameEdit

29 January 2009
15:00
Hungary   25–28   Germany Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Baum, Góralczyk (POL)
Nagy 5 (13–16) Kaufmann 8
  Report   2× 

Third place gameEdit

1 February 2009
15:00
Denmark   23–31   Poland Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 8,000
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Hansen 10 (11–14) Bielecki 10
  5×  Report   3× 

FinalEdit

1 February 2009
17:30
France   24–19   Croatia Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Olsen, Pedersen (DEN)
Guigou 10 (11–12) Čupić 6
  2×  Report   3×  1× 


Ranking and statisticsEdit

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  France
  Croatia
  Poland

IHF broadcasting rightsEdit