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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 Result 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-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

Preliminary roundEdit

In the following tables:

  • Pld = total games played
  • W = total games won
  • D = total games drawn (tied)
  • L = total games lost
  • GF = total goals scored (goals for)
  • GA = total goals conceded (goals against)
  • GD = goal difference (GF−GA)
  • Pts = total points accumulated

The teams placed first, second and third (shaded in green) qualified to the main round.

Group AEdit

Venue: Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDIF Points
  France 5 5 0 0 168 106 +62 10
  Slovakia 5 3 1 1 152 119 +33 7
  Hungary 5 3 1 1 148 115 +33 7
  Romania 5 2 0 3 141 135 +6 4
  Argentina 5 1 0 4 133 137 –4 2
  Australia 5 0 0 5 76 206 –130 0

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

17 January
16:30
Slovakia   27–25   Argentina
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
Straňovský 7 (12–13) Gull 5
  3×  Report   3× 

17 January
18:30
Hungary   41–17   Australia
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Karbaschi, Kolahdouzan (IRI)
Iváncsik, Zubai 7 (20–8) Fletcher 8
  3×  Report   3× 

17 January
20:30
France   31–21   Romania
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Stanojević, Višekruna (SRB)
Karabatić, Guigou 7 (12–9) Toma 5
  3×  Report   3× 

18 January
15:00
Australia   12–47   Slovakia
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Stanojević, Višekruna (SRB)
Fletcher 6 (6–20) Antl 8
  3×  Report   3× 

18 January
17:00
Romania   27–30   Hungary
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
Pîrîianu 6 (16–13) Nagy 8
  3×  Report   3× 

18 January
19:00
Argentina   26–33   France
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Kogovsek, Migueles 5 (15–19) Guigou 7
  3×  Report   3× 

19 January
15:30
Romania   30–26   Argentina
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Karbaschi, Kolahdouzan (IRI)
Ghionea 9 (15–13) Kogovsek 7
  3×  Report   3×  1× 

19 January
17:30
Hungary   24–24   Slovakia
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Nagy, Iváncsik, Ilyés 5 (12–6) Šulc 9
  3×  Report   4× 

19 January
19:30
France   42–11   Australia
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
Abalo 10 (20–3) Fletcher 4
 2×  Report   3× 

21 January
15:00
Australia   20–40   Romania
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Blondell 8 (9–21) Cozma 10
  3×  Report   2× 

21 January
17:00
Hungary   31–20   Argentina
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Stanojević, Višekruna (SRB)
Mocsai 6 (17–8) Kogovsek, Gull 4
  3×  Report   3× 

21 January
19:00
Slovakia   26–35   France
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Karbaschi, Kolahdouzan (IRI)
Antl 7 (9–15) Karabatić 9
  4×  Report   3× 

22 January
15:00
Argentina   36–16   Australia
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Torres 7 (15–8) Fletcher 4
  2×  Report   3× 

22 January
17:00
Slovakia   28–23   Romania
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
Kukučka 8 (12–13) Ghionea, Pîrîianu 5
  3×  Report   3× 

22 January
19:00
France   27–22   Hungary
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Stanojević, Višekruna (SRB)
Fernandez, Karabatić, Narcisse 5 (13–8) Gál 5
 3×  Report   3× 

Group BEdit

Venue: Spaladium Arena, Split

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDIF Points
  Croatia 5 5 0 0 170 115 +55 10
  Sweden 5 4 0 1 162 118 +44 8
  South Korea 5 3 0 2 140 126 +14 6
  Spain 5 2 0 3 167 127 +40 4
  Cuba 5 1 0 4 106 181 –75 2
  Kuwait 5 0 0 5 99 177 –78 0

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

16 January
20:30
Croatia   27–26   South Korea
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Čupić 8 (14–13) Sim, Park J. 5
  3×  Report   3× 

17 January
16:30
Spain   47–17   Kuwait
Attendance: 8,000
Referees: Nilson Aires, Aparecido (BRA)
Rocas, García 7 (18–9) H. Al-Shamari 5
  3×  Report   3× 

17 January
18:30
Sweden   41–14   Cuba
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: El-Moamli, Shaaban (EGY)
Källman, Lennartsson 6 (19–7) Diaz 5
  3×  Report   3× 

18 January
16:30
Cuba   20–45   Spain
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Nilson Aires, Aparecdio (BRA)
Echavarria 5 (10–24) García 9
  2×  1×  Report   3× 

18 January
18:30
South Korea   25–31   Sweden
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Din, Dinu (ROU)
Park J., Lee J. 6 (12–16) Källman 10
  4×  Report 10×  4×  1× 

18 January
20:30
Kuwait   21–40   Croatia
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: El-Moamli, Shaaban (EGY)
Al-Qallaf, Al-Gharaballi 5 (13–22) Šprem 8
  2×  1×  Report   2× 

19 January
16:30
South Korea   34–19   Kuwait
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Din, Dinu (ROU)
Yoon 7 (15–9) H. Al-Shamari, Al-Theyab, Al-Anezi, Al-Otaibi, Abdul-Redha 3
  3×  Report   3× 

19 January
18:30
Sweden   34–30   Spain
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Doder 11 (19–13) Romero 11
  4×  Report   3× 

19 January
20:30
Croatia   41–20   Cuba
Attendance: 11,800
Referees: Nilson Aires, Aparecdio (BRA)
Čupić 11 (20–9) Echavarria, Carol 5
  2×  Report   2× 

21 January
16:30
Cuba   26–31   South Korea
Attendance: 500
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Turino, Diaz, Cuni, Echavarria, Amador 4 (13–17) Lee J. 10
10×  2×  Report   3× 

21 January
18:30
Sweden   30–19   Kuwait
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: El-Moamli, Shaaban (EGY)
Larholm 6 (17–9) Al-Hajeri 5
  3×  Report   2× 

21 January
20:30
Spain   22–32   Croatia
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Din, Dinu (ROU)
Romero 5 (11–18) Duvnjak 7
  4×  Report   4× 

22 January
16:30
Kuwait   23–26   Cuba
Attendance: 500
Referees: Nilson Aires, Aparecdio (BRA)
H. Al-Shamari, F. Al-Shamari 5 (9–12) Carol 8
  4×  Report   3× 

22 January
18:30
Spain   23–24   South Korea
Attendance: 8,000
Referees: Din, Dinu (ROU)
Rocas, Romero 5 (15–14) Oh Y. 6
  3×  Report   4× 

22 January
20:30
Croatia   30–26   Sweden
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Čupić 8 (14–13) Doder, Larholm 7
  4×  Report   4× 

Group CEdit

Venue: Varaždin Arena, Varaždin

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDIF Points
  Germany 5 4 1 0 147 116 +31 9
  Macedonia 5 3 0 2 145 136 +9 6
  Poland 5 3 0 2 146 131 +15 6
  Russia 5 2 1 2 143 145 –2 5
  Tunisia 5 2 0 3 143 142 +1 4
  Algeria 5 0 0 5 114 168 –54 0

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

17 January
15:30
Poland   39–22   Algeria
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Opava, Valek (CZE)
Jurasik, Tłuczyński 6 (17–8) Chehbour 6
  3×  Report   3× 

17 January
17:30
Germany   26–26   Russia
Attendance: 4,600
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Hens 9 (15–14) Rastvortsev, Igropulo 5
  3×  Report   3× 

17 January
19:30
Macedonia   24–25   Tunisia
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Cacador, Nicolau (POR)
K. Lazarov 9 (14–13) Tej 6
  3×  Report   4×  1× 

18 January
15:30
Algeria   19–32   Macedonia
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Chehbour 6 (8–16) K. Lazarov 9
  3×  Report   3× 

18 January
17:30
Tunisia   24–26   Germany
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Opava, Valek (CZE)
Hammed 9 (12–12) Hens 6
  2×  1×  Report   3× 

18 January
19:30
Russia   22–24   Poland
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Krstić, Ljubić (SLO)
Igropulo 6 (14–11) K. Lijewski, Bielecki, Jurasik 4
10×  3×  2×  Report   4× 

19 January
15:30
Poland   29–30   Macedonia
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Cacador, Nicolau (POR)
M. Lijewski, Bielecki 7 (15–16) K. Lazarov 13
  3×  Report   4× 

19 January
17:30
Germany   32–20   Algeria
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Krstić, Ljubić (SLO)
Jansen 6 (16–10) Berriah 8
  4×  Report   4× 

19 January
19:30
Russia   36–31   Tunisia
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Kovalev, Filippov 7 (16–11) Touati 9
  2×  1×  Report   3× 

21 January
15:30
Algeria   28–29   Russia
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Cacador, Nicolau (POR)
Boudrali 6 (14–17) Filippov 9
  3×  Report   3× 

21 January
17:30
Macedonia   23–33   Germany
Attendance: 3,800
Referees: Opava, Valek (CZE)
K. Lazarov 9 (14–13) Glandorf 9
  3×  1×  Report   3×  1× 

21 January
19:30
Poland   31–27   Tunisia
Attendance: 800
Referees: Krstić, Ljubić (SLO)
Tłuczyński 11 (16–11) Hedoui 6
  3×  Report   4×  1× 

22 January
15:30
Macedonia   36–30   Russia
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
K. Lazarov 13 (15–14) Igropulo 13
10×  3×  1×  Report   3× 

22 January
17:30
Germany   30–23   Poland
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Cacador, Nicolau (POR)
Kraus 7 (14–11) Tłuczyński 6
  3×  1×  Report   4× 

22 January
19:30
Tunisia   36–25   Algeria
Attendance: 300
Referees: Opava, Valek (CZE)
Touati 12 (18–11) Bouakaz 5
  3×  Report   2×  1× 

Group DEdit

Venue: Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDIF Points
  Denmark 5 5 0 0 167 121 +46 10
  Serbia 5 3 0 2 161 146 +15 6
  Norway 5 3 0 2 162 123 +39 6
  Egypt 5 2 0 3 110 126 –16 4
  Brazil 5 2 0 3 128 158 –30 4
  Saudi Arabia 5 0 0 5 107 161 –54 0

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

17 January
16:15
Norway   39–23   Saudi Arabia
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Gatelis, Mazeika (LTU)
Mamelund 8 (19–10) B. Al-Harbi 6
  3×  Report   3× 

17 January
18:15
Egypt   22–30   Serbia
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Baum, Góralczyk (POL)
El Ahmar 8 (12–12) Stojanović 6
  5×  Report   3× 

17 January
20:15
Denmark   40–27   Brazil
Attendance: 2,200
Referees: Gousko, Repkin (BLR)
Christiansen 8 (19–12) E. Silva 6
  3×  Report   3× 

18 January
16:15
Brazil   21–39   Norway
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Baum, Góralczyk (POL)
E. Silva, Hubner 4 (8–17) Bjørnsen 7
  3×  Report   3× 

18 January
18:15
Saudi Arabia   18–26   Egypt
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
B. Al-Harbi 9 (8–12) Hussein 7
  3×  Report   4× 

18 January
20:15
Serbia   36–37   Denmark
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Gousko, Repkin (BLR)
Ilić 10 (22–16) Lindberg 8
  3×  Report   2× 

19 January
17:00
Brazil   32–30   Serbia
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Ribeiro 10 (14–14) Ilić 7
  3×  Report   3× 

19 January
19:10
Norway   30–20   Egypt
Attendance: 1,650
Referees: Gatelis, Mazeika (LTU)
Kjelling 9 (14–10) Hussein 9
  3×  Report   3× 

19 January
21:15
Denmark   32–13   Saudi Arabia
Attendance: 800
Referees: Baum, Góralczyk (POL)
Jacobsen 10 (17–4) Al-Habib 6
  3×  Report   3× 

21 January
17:00
Saudi Arabia   24–26   Brazil
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Gatelis, Mazeika (LTU)
B. Al-Harbi 9 (10–14) Ribeiro 9
  3×  Report   3×  1× 

21 January
19:10
Norway   26–27   Serbia
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Baum, Góralczyk (POL)
Løke 6 (10–12) Vujin 6
  4×  Report   3× 

21 January
21:15
Egypt   17–26   Denmark
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Hussein 4 (7–12) Christiansen 7
  3×  Report   3× 

22 January
16:15
Serbia   38–29   Saudi Arabia
Attendance: 800
Referees: Gatelis, Mazeika (LTU)
Bojinovic, Markovic 6 (21–13) Al-Habib 6
 3×  Report   3× 

22 January
18:15
Egypt   25–22   Brazil
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Hussein 6 (13–6) Ribeiro 5
  3×  Report   3× 

22 January
20:15
Denmark   32–28   Norway
Attendance: 3,200
Referees: Gousko, Repkin (BLR)
Hansen 10 (16–14) Kjelling 9
  3×  Report   2× 

Main roundEdit

     Team advanced to the Semifinals

Group IEdit

Venue: Arena Zagreb, Zagreb

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDIF Points
  Croatia 5 5 0 0 137 118 +19 10
  France 5 4 0 1 139 112 +27 8
  Hungary 5 2 1 2 127 135 –8 5
  Sweden 5 2 0 3 135 140 –5 4
  Slovakia 5 1 1 3 124 137 –13 3
  South Korea 5 0 0 5 119 139 –20 0

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

24 January
16:30
Slovakia   23–20   South Korea
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Šulc 6 (15–12) Lee J. 8
  3×  Report   2× 

24 January
18:30
France   28–21   Sweden
Attendance: 13,000
Referees: Baum, Góralczyk (POL)
Karabatić, Guigou 7 (16–10) Andersson 5
  2×  Report   3×  1× 

24 January
20:30
Hungary   22–27   Croatia
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
Nagy 6 (12–14) Čupić 6
  3×  Report   4× 

25 January
16:30
Sweden   30–31   Hungary
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Källman 8 (18–16) Ilyés 8
  2×  1×  Report   3× 

25 January
18:30
South Korea   21–30   France
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
Kim T., Oh Y. 5 (15–15) Abalo, Guigou 5
  3×  Report   3× 

25 January
20:30
Croatia   31–25   Slovakia
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Gousko, Repkin (BLR)
Hrvatin 6 (18–13) Šulc 7
  3×  Report   3× 

27 January
16:30
Hungary   28–27   South Korea
Attendance: 800
Referees: Gousko, Repkin (BLR)
Császár 8 (11–14) Lee J. 7
  1×  Report   1× 

27 January
18:30
Slovakia   26–27   Sweden
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Kukucka 9 (11–16) Doder 11
  3×  Report   3×  1× 

27 January
20:30
France   19–22   Croatia
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Baum, Góralczyk (POL)
Junillon 5 (7–11) Vori 8
  3×  Report   3× 

Group IIEdit

Venue: Krešimir Ćosić Hall, Zadar

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDIF Points
  Denmark 5 4 0 1 156 145 +11 8
  Poland 5 3 0 2 150 141 +9 6
  Germany 5 2 1 2 147 133 +14 5
  Serbia 5 2 1 2 153 161 –8 5
  Norway 5 2 0 3 138 141 –3 4
  Macedonia 5 1 0 4 132 155 –23 2

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

24 January
15:30
Macedonia   27–29   Norway
Attendance: 4,500
Referees: Cacador, Nicolau (POR)
K. Lazarov 9 (13–16) Tvedten 10
  4×  Report   4×  1× 

24 January
17:30
Germany   35–35   Serbia
Attendance: 4,500
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Jansen 10 (16–19) Bojinović 8
  3×  Report   3×  1× 

24 January
20:15
Poland   32–28   Denmark
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Din, Dinu (ROU)
Kuchczyński 9 (20–12) Boesen 6
  3×  Report   4× 

25 January
15:30
Serbia   23–35   Poland
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Cacador, Nicolau (POR)
Ilić 6 (7–21) Tłuczyński 11
  3×  Report   3× 

25 January
17:30
Norway   25–24   Germany
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Krstić, Ljubić (SLO)
Tvedten, Kjelling 7 (12–12) Glandorf 6
  4×  Report   4×  1× 

25 January
20:15
Denmark   32–24   Macedonia
Attendance: 5,500
Referees: Lazaar, Navaret (FRA)
Christiansen 8 (13–12) K. Lazarov 8
  3×  Report   3× 

27 January
15:30
Macedonia   28–32   Serbia
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Krstić, Ljubić (SLO)
K. Lazarov 7 (16–15) Ilić 8
  3×  Report   3×  1× 

27 January
17:30
Germany   25–27   Denmark
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Din, Dinu (ROU)
Preiß 7 (14–14) Lindberg 6
  4×  Report   3× 

27 January
20:15
Poland   31–30   Norway
Attendance: 4,200
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Bielecki 5 (14–14) Kjelling 8
  3×  Report   3× 

Final round (Split/Zagreb)Edit

Bracket
 
Final, France vs. Croatia, 22:19, 28:11 min, Arena Zagreb
 
SemifinalFinal
 
      
 
30 January - 17:30 (Split)
 
 
  Denmark22
 
1 February - 17:30 (Zagreb)
 
  France27
 
  France24
 
30 January - 20:30 (Zagreb)
 
  Croatia19
 
  Croatia29
 
 
  Poland23
 
Bronze match
 
 
1 February - 15:00 (Zagreb)
 
 
  Denmark23
 
 
  Poland31

SemifinalsEdit

30 January
17:30
Denmark   22–27   France Spaladium Arena, Split
Attendance: 11,000
Referees: Gousko, Repkin (BLR)
Jørgensen 5 (11–16) Abalo 7
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30 January
20:30
Croatia   29–23   Poland Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Čupić 12 (14–13) Jurasik 6
  3×  Report   3× 

Bronze matchEdit

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

FinalEdit

1 February
17:30
France   24–19   Croatia Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Olsen, Pedersen (DEN)
Guigou 10 (11–12) Čupić 6
  4×  Report   4×  1× 


Placement matches (5–12th place)Edit

11th–12thEdit

29 January
12:30
South Korea   31–32   Macedonia Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Nilson Aires, Aparecdio (BRA)
Jeong 7 (14–14) K. Lazarov 15
  2×  Report   4× 

9th–10thEdit

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

7th–8thEdit

29 January
17:30
Sweden   37–29   Serbia Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 5,300
Referees: Karbaschi, Kolahdouzan (IRI)
Gustafsson 7 (20–16) Vujin, Vucković 5
  4×  Report   1× 

5th–6thEdit

29 January
15:00
Hungary   25–28   Germany Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Baum, Góralczyk (POL)
Nagy 5 (13–16) Kaufmann 8
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President's CupEdit

Group IEdit

Venue: Mate Parlov Sport Centre, Pula

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDIF Points
  Spain 5 5 0 0 205 98 +107 10
  Romania 5 4 0 1 175 141 +34 8
  Argentina 5 3 0 2 137 125 +12 6
  Cuba 5 2 0 3 124 154 –30 4
  Kuwait 5 1 0 4 119 157 –38 2
  Australia 5 0 0 5 87 172 –85 0

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

24 January
15:00
Argentina   26–25   Kuwait
Attendance: 500
Referees: Opava, Valek (CZE)
Migueles 5 (12–12) Abdul-Redha 6
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24 January
17:00
Australia   10–42   Spain
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: El-Moamli, Shaaban (EGY)
Fletcher, Subotic 3 (6–18) Ugalde 9
  4×  Report   3× 

24 January
19:00
Romania   39–28   Cuba
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Nilson Aires, Aparecido (BRA)
Ghionea 12 (21–15) Turino, Carol 6
  3×  Report   3× 

25 January
15:00
Spain   31–19   Argentina
Attendance: 1,600
Referees: El-Moamli, Shaaban (EGY)
García 6 (15–11) Viscovich 5
  3×  1×  Report   3× 

25 January
17:00
Kuwait   27–34   Romania
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Nilson Aires, Aparecido (BRA)
Al-Qallaf, Al-Gharaballi 5 (12–16) Ghionea 8
  3×  Report   2× 

25 January
19:00
Cuba   27–17   Australia
Attendance: 500
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Diaz 5 (14–6) Fletcher 6
  3×  Report   3× 

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

Group IIEdit

Venue: Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDIF Points
  Egypt 5 4 0 1 135 125 +10 8
  Russia 5 4 0 1 151 127 +24 8
  Tunisia 5 3 0 2 159 146 +13 6
  Algeria 5 3 0 2 140 142 –2 6
  Brazil 5 1 0 4 131 137 –6 2
  Saudi Arabia 5 0 0 5 105 144 –39 0

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

24 January
16:00
Tunisia   28–21   Saudi Arabia
Attendance: 300
Referees: Gatelis, Mazeika (LTU)
Ayed 5 (12–8) B. Al-Harbi 5
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24 January
18:00
Algeria   28–22   Egypt
Attendance: 300
Referees: Stanojević, Višekruna (SRB)
Berriah 7 (12–7) Hussein 6
  3×  Report   2× 

24 January
20:00
Russia   25–22   Brazil
Attendance: 300
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Dibirov 7 (15–9) Gaeta, Ribeiro 4
  3×  1×  Report   2× 

25 January
16:00
Egypt   31–30   Tunisia
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Stanojević, Višekruna (SRB)
El Ahmar 11 (15–14) Ayed 9
  3×  1×  Report   3× 

25 January
18:00
Saudi Arabia   15–34   Russia
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Opava, Valek (CZE)
Al-Abdulali 4 (5–17) Chernoivanov 8
  3×  Report   3× 

25 January
20:00
Brazil   28–29   Algeria
Attendance: 500
Referees: Gatelis, Mazeika (LTU)
Ribeiro, Ferreira 8 (15–10) Boudrali 5
  3×  Report   3× 

26 January
16:00
Algeria   30–27   Saudi Arabia
Attendance: 500
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Soudani 8 (14–12) B. Al-Harbi 13
  3×  Report   3× 

26 January
18:00
Tunisia   34–33   Brazil
Attendance: 500
Referees: Gatelis, Mazeika (LTU)
Touati 6 (18–16) Ribeiro, Ferreira 9
  3×  Report   4× 

26 January
20:00
Russia   27–31   Egypt
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Opava, Valek (CZE)
Igropulo 8 (12–16) El Ahmar, Rabie 8
  3×  1×  Report   3× 

Placement matches (13–24th place)Edit

23rd–24thEdit

27 January
15:00
Australia   19–23   Saudi Arabia Mate Parlov Sport Centre, Pula
Attendance: 300
Referees: Nilson Aires, Aparecido (BRA)
Fletcher 6 (11–15) B. Al-Harbi 6
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21st–22ndEdit

27 January
16:00
Kuwait   24–27   Brazil Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 200
Referees: El-Moamli, Shaaban (EGY)
Al-Gharaballi 8 (12–13) Ribeiro 11
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19th–20thEdit

27 January
17:00
Cuba   27–34   Algeria Mate Parlov Sport Centre, Pula
Attendance: 350
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Turino 8 (15–18) Chehbour, Soudani, Berriah 6
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17th–18thEdit

27 January
18:00
Argentina   23–29   Tunisia Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 500
Referees: Opava, Valek (CZE)
Migueles 5 (13–14) Gharbi, Kraiem 6
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15th–16thEdit

27 January
19:00
Romania   42–38   Russia Mate Parlov Sport Centre, Pula
Attendance: 750
Referees: Gatelis, Mazeika (LTU)
Irimescu 8 (25–21) Dibirov 12
  3×  Report   3× 

13th–14thEdit

27 January
20:00
Spain   28–24   Egypt Žatika Sport Centre, Poreč
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Stanojević, Višekruna (SRB)
Cañellas 9 (15–10) Hassan 7
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Ranking and statisticsEdit

 

Top goalkeepersEdit

Rank Name Team % Saves Shots
1 Per Sandström   Sweden 44% 52 118
2 Nándor Fazekas   Hungary 41% 79 195
Daouda Karaboué   France 41 99
Richard Štochl   Slovakia 110 266
5 Mohamed Nakib Bakir   Egypt 39% 62 157
Jose Manuel Sierra   Spain 54 139
7 Steinar Ege   Norway 38% 95 249
Andreas Palicka   Sweden 44 116
9 Thierry Omeyer   France 37% 91 244
Johan Sjöstrand   Sweden 56 150

Source: ihf.info

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Name Team Goals Shots %
1 Kiril Lazarov   Macedonia 92 167 55%
2 Ivan Čupić   Croatia 66 81 81%
3 Felipe Borges Ribeiro   Brazil 61 87 70%
4 Valentin Marian Ghionea   Romania 58 87 67%
Tomasz Tłuczyński   Poland 73 79%
6 Bandar Al-Harbi   Saudi Arabia 55 100 55%
7 Kristian Kjelling   Norway 54 102 53%
8 Michaël Guigou   France 52 66 79%
Momir Ilić   Serbia 100 52%
10 Hussein Hussein   Egypt 50 50 100%

Source: ihf.info

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  France
  Croatia
  Poland

Match officialsEdit

IHF broadcasting rightsEdit

High Definition

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ulaznica za finale Svjetskog prvenstva 700 kuna (in Croatian)
  2. ^ Krenule rukometno-turističke prezentacije (in Croatian)
  3. ^ Kritiker vor dem Ausschluss IHF-Generalsekretär ist im Verband isoliert Archived 21 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine (in German)
  4. ^ Moustafa soll gehen (in German)
  5. ^ Mühlematter legt Moustafa Rücktritt nahe (in German)
  6. ^ Mühlematter fordert Moustafas Rücktritt (in German)
  7. ^ Handball Doping: "Da wird ohne Ende gelogen" (in German)
  8. ^ a b "The EHF Body of 1st Instance has dealt with the abandoned Bosnia Herzegovina vs Hungary game". eurohandball.com. Archived from the original on 22 June 2008. Retrieved 19 June 2008.
  9. ^ Izvlačenje skupina na Trgu bana Jelačića Archived 27 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine (in Croatian)
  10. ^ a b Runners-up Croatia and 4th-placed Germany had already secured their places at the World Championship before the European Championship.
  11. ^ My name is Ruksi Archived 17 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine croatia2009.com
  12. ^ Imenovani suci za rukometno SP (in Croatian) Sportnet.hr
  13. ^ 2009 Men's World Championship in Croatia: Updated List of Referees ihf.info

External linksEdit