2010 European Women's Handball Championship

The 2010 European Women's Handball Championship was held in Denmark and Norway from 7–19 December. It was the first European Championship hosted by two countries.[1] Norway won their overall 5th gold medal, when they defeated first time finalist Sweden in the final. Romania claimed the bronze medal.

2010 EHF European Women's Handball Championship
2010 European Women's Handball Championship logo.svg
Tournament details
Host countries Denmark
 Norway
Dates7–19 December
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Norway (5th title)
Runner-up Sweden
Third place Romania
Fourth place Denmark
Tournament statistics
Matches47
Goals scored2388 (50.81 per match)
Attendance215,752 (4,590 per match)
Top scorer(s) Cristina Neagu (ROU)
(53 goals)
Best player Linnea Torstenson (SWE)
Next

VenuesEdit

Three Danish and two Norwegian cities have been selected to host the 2010 Championship. The venues in Aalborg, Aarhus and Larvik were only used during the preliminary round. The fourth venue to be used in this round is located in Lillehammer, and was also one of the two venues in the main round. The other being MCH Indoor Arena in Herning, which was the only venue to be used in the final round.[2][3]


Lillehammer
Håkons Hall
Capacity: 11,500
 
Larvik Map Aalborg
Arena Larvik
Capacity: 4,000
Gigantium
Capacity: 7,600
   
Herning Aarhus
Jyske Bank Boxen
Capacity: 12,000
NRGi Arena
Capacity: 4,740
   

Competition FormatEdit

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

Ranking in preliminary and main roundEdit

If two or more teams were equal on points in the preliminary or main round, their ranking was determined as follows:[4]

During the preliminary or main round matches:

  1. higher goal difference in all matches
  2. greater number of plus goals in all matches
  3. alphabetic order

After the completion of the preliminary and main round matches:

  1. better results in points gained in the direct encounter of the teams
  2. higher goal difference in the direct encounter of the teams
  3. greater number of plus goals in the direct encounter of the teams
  4. goal difference in all matches (achieved by subtraction)
  5. greater number of plus goals in all matches

QualificationEdit

Qualification matches were played from September 2009 to May 2010.[1] Following the new system introduced for the 2010 Men's Championship, all teams were included in the qualification round, except host Denmark and defending champion and host Norway. Teams were divided in 7 groups and the two top ranked teams from each group qualified.

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Qualified as Date qualification was secured Previous appearances in tournament1
  Denmark 00Co-hosts 005 May 2006 80 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008)
  Norway 01Co-hosts 005 May 2006 80 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008)
  Hungary 02Group 2 winner 014 April 2010 80 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008)
  France 03Group 3 winner 014 April 2010 50 (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008)
  Germany 04Group 4 winner 014 April 2010 80 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008)
  Spain 05Group 5 winner 014 April 2010 50 (1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008)
  Montenegro 06Group 6 winner 014 April 2010 00 (debut)
  Russia 072nd place in Group 6 014 April 2010 80 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008)
  Croatia 08Group 7 winner 014 April 2010 50 (1994, 1996, 2004, 2006, 2008)
  Romania 082nd place in Group 1 0226 May 2010 70 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008)
  Ukraine 08Group 1 winner 0226 May 2010 80 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008)
  Iceland 082nd place in Group 3 0229 May 2010 00 (debut)
  Slovenia 082nd place in Group 4 0230 May 2010 30 (2002, 2004, 2006)
  Netherlands 2nd place in Group 7 30 May 2010 30 (1998, 2002, 2006)
  Sweden 2nd place in Group 2 30 May 2010 60 (1994, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008)
  Serbia 2nd place in Group 5 30 May 2010 20 (2006, 2008)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year

SquadsEdit

Each nation had to submit an initial squad of 28 players by 3 November 2010,[5] but 12 of them became reserves when the final squad of 16 players was announced the day before the tournament starts.[6]

RefereesEdit

13 Referee pairs were selected:[7]

  •   Matija Gubica and Boris Milošević
  •   Jiří Opava and Pavel Válek
  •   Martin Gjeding and Mads Hansen
  •   Marlene Kroløkke Lythje and Karina Christiansen
  •   Charlotte Bonaventura and Julie Bonaventura
  •   Csaba Kékes and Pál Kékes
  •   Slomo Cohen and Yoram Peretz
  •   Zigmārs Stoļarovs and Renārs Līcis
  •   Ivan Pavićević and Miloš Ražnatović
  •   Kjersti Arntsen and Ida Cecilie Gullaksen
  •   Diana-Carmen Florescu and Anamaria Duţă
  •   Valerija Guseva and Stella Vartanyan
  •   Peter Brunovský and Vladimír Čanda

SeedingEdit

The draw for the final tournament took place 17:00 CET on 5 June 2010 in Odense.[8]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Preliminary roundEdit

Group A (Aalborg)Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark (H) 3 3 0 0 72 61 +11 6 Main round
2   Romania 3 2 0 1 92 79 +13 4
3   Spain 3 1 0 2 71 75 −4 2
4   Serbia 3 0 0 3 71 91 −20 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

7 December
18:15
Spain   26 – 30   Romania Gigantium Arena, Aalborg
Attendance: 4,231
Referees: Arntsen, Gullaksen (NOR)
Pena 6 (10–15) Vărzaru 9
  3×  Report   3× 

7 December
20:45
Denmark   25 – 20   Serbia Gigantium Arena, Aalborg
Attendance: 6,223
Referees: Brunovský, Čanda (SVK)
Kviesgaard 4 (14–6) Lekić 7
  2×  Report   1× 

9 December
18:45
Serbia   23 – 26   Spain Gigantium Arena, Aalborg
Attendance: 4,625
Referees: Kékes, Kékes (HUN)
Lekić, Damnjanović 6 (9–14) Alberto 5
  1×  Report  1× 

9 December
20:45
Romania   22 – 25   Denmark Gigantium Arena, Aalborg
Attendance: 6,476
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Neagu 8 (15–14) Norgaard 7
  1×  Report   1× 

11 December
18:45
Romania   40 – 28   Serbia Gigantium Arena, Aalborg
Attendance: 5,800
Referees: Cohen, Peretz (ISR)
Neagu 7 (20–14) Krpež 6
  3×  Report   4× 

11 December
20:45
Spain   19 – 22   Denmark Gigantium Arena, Aalborg
Attendance: 6,607
Referees: Opava, Válek (CZE)
Mangue 4 (9–12) Troelsen 6
  4×  Report   1× 

Group B (Aarhus)Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Russia 3 2 0 1 82 69 +13 4 Main round
2   Montenegro 3 2 0 1 78 74 +4 4
3   Croatia 3 2 0 1 88 83 +5 4
4   Iceland 3 0 0 3 69 91 −22 0

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

7 December
18:15
Montenegro   24 – 22   Russia NRGI Atletion Arena, Aarhus
Attendance: 600
Referees: Kékes, Kékes (HUN)
Popović 9 (10–15) Kuznetcova, Turey 4
  4×  1×  Report   4× 

7 December
20:15
Croatia   35 – 25   Iceland NRGI Atletion Arena, Aarhus
Attendance: 300
Referees: Cohen, Peretz (ISR)
Franić 9 (19–12) Stefansdottir 6
  2×  Report   3× 

9 December
18:15
Iceland   23 – 26   Montenegro NRGI Atletion Arena, Aarhus
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Arntsen, Gullaksen (NOR)
Skúladóttir 8 (10–14) Radičević, Savić 6
  2×  Report   4× 

9 December
20:15
Russia   30 – 24   Croatia NRGI Atletion Arena, Aarhus
Attendance: 900
Referees: Opava, Válek (CZE)
Kochetova 6 (16–11) Pušić, Franić 7
  6×  Report   4× 

11 December
18:15
Russia   30 – 21   Iceland NRGI Atletion Arena, Aarhus
Attendance: 1,150
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Kochetova 6 (16–9) Bragadóttir 5
  2×  Report   6× 

11 December
20:15
Montenegro   28 – 29   Croatia NRGI Atletion Arena, Aarhus
Attendance: 900
Referees: Brunovský, Čanda (SVK)
Popović 11 (12–13) Penezić 10
  6×  Report   4× 

Group C (Larvik)Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden 3 3 0 0 85 68 +17 6 Main round
2   Netherlands 3 1 0 2 70 68 +2 2
3   Ukraine 3 1 0 2 71 81 −10 2
4   Germany 3 1 0 2 78 87 −9 2

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

7 December
17:45
Germany   25 – 27   Sweden Arena Larvik, Larvik
Attendance: 1,956
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Mietzner 6 (14–12) Gulldén 7
  3×  Report   5× 

7 December
19:45
Ukraine   13 – 25   Netherlands Arena Larvik, Larvik
Attendance: 607
Referees: Lythje, Christiansen (DEN)
Shymkute 5 (8–13) Visser 10
  1×  Report   5× 

8 December
17:45
Sweden   33 – 25   Ukraine Arena Larvik, Larvik
Attendance: 1,034
Referees: Florescu, Duţă (ROU)
Torstensson 7 (18–15) Vashchuk 6
  3×  Report   3× 

8 December
19:45
Netherlands   27 – 30   Germany Arena Larvik, Larvik
Attendance: 1,058
Referees: Lythje, Christiansen (DEN)
van der Heijden 7 (18–17) Lörper 7
  7×  Report   5× 

10 December
17:45
Sweden   25 – 18   Netherlands Arena Larvik, Larvik
Attendance: 1,205
Referees: Stoļarovs, Līcis (LAT)
Gulldén 6 (14–6) van der Wissel 6
  2×  Report   1× 

10 December
19:45
Germany   23 – 33   Ukraine Arena Larvik, Larvik
Attendance: 894
Referees: Pavićević, Ražnatović (MNE)
Jurack 6 (10–15) Manaharova 8
  2×  Report   1× 

Group D (Lillehammer)Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Norway (H) 3 3 0 0 99 51 +48 6 Main round
2   Hungary 3 2 0 1 62 71 −9 4
3   France 3 1 0 2 69 73 −4 2
4   Slovenia 3 0 0 3 54 89 −35 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

7 December
18:15
Hungary   28 – 19   Slovenia Håkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 4,300
Referees: Guseva, Vartanyan (RUS)
Bulath 6 (16–10) Zrnec 5
  5×  Report   2× 

7 December
20:15
Norway   33 – 22   France Håkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 5,145
Referees: Pavićević, Ražnatović (MNE)
Riegelhuth 7 (19–10) Deroin 4
  3×  Report   3× 

8 December
18:15
France   18 – 21   Hungary Håkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 2,178
Referees: Stoļarovs, Līcis (LAT)
Lacrabère 6 (7–12) Bulath 5
  2×  Report   6× 

8 December
20:15
Slovenia   16 – 32   Norway Håkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 2,674
Referees: Guseva, Vartanyan (RUS)
Gros 4 (6–19) Løke 7
  3×  Report   2× 

10 December
18:15
France   29 – 19   Slovenia Håkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 5,050
Referees: Florescu, Duţă (ROU)
Signate 7 (15–9) Jericek 8
  2×  Report   3× 

10 December
20:15
Norway   34 – 13   Hungary Håkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 10,185
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Løke 7 (19–7) Szucsánszki 6
  1×  Report   6× 

Main RoundEdit

Top 2 teams from each group advanced to the Semifinals, while the third placed team from each group competed in a 5th/6th place play-off.

Group I (Herning)Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark (H) 5 4 0 1 133 110 +23 8 Semifinals
2   Romania 5 3 0 2 126 129 −3 6
3   Montenegro 5 3 0 2 125 123 +2 6 Fifth place game
4   Russia 5 2 0 3 129 124 +5 4
5   Croatia 5 2 0 3 117 142 −25 4
6   Spain 5 1 0 4 117 119 −2 2
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

13 December
16:45
Spain   20 – 22   Montenegro MCH Indoor Arena, Herning
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Kékes, Kékes (HUN)
Alberto 6 (12–12) Popović 6
  3×  Report   4× 

13 December
18:45
Romania   31 – 22   Croatia MCH Indoor Arena, Herning
Attendance: 8,000
Referees: Opava, Válek (CZE)
Neagu, Manea 7 (14–12) Penezić 6
  Report   4× 

13 December
20:45
Denmark   26 – 20   Russia MCH Indoor Arena, Herning
Attendance: 11,454
Referees: Brunovský, Čanda (SVK)
Augustesen 7 (11–10) Kuznetcova 4
  2×  Report   1×  1× 

14 December
16:45
Romania   23 – 21   Montenegro MCH Indoor Arena, Herning
Attendance: 3,420
Referees: Brunovský, Čanda (SVK)
Neagu 11 (13–12) Popović 7
  1×  Report   2× 

14 December
18:45
Spain   30 – 22   Russia MCH Indoor Arena, Herning
Attendance: 9,430
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Pena 8 (16–12) Davydenko, Vetkova 5
  4×  Report   4× 

14 December
20:45
Denmark   31 – 19   Croatia MCH Indoor Arena, Herning
Attendance: 11,304
Referees: Kékes, Kékes (HUN)
Kviesgaard 7 (16–10) Horvat 4
  4×  Report   2× 

16 December
16:45
Romania   20 – 35   Russia MCH Indoor Arena, Herning
Attendance: 3,980
Referees: Arntsen, Gullaksen (NOR)
Geiger 6 (10–19) Sen 6
  2×  Report   2× 

16 December
18:45
Spain   22 – 23   Croatia MCH Indoor Arena, Herning
Attendance: 7,630
Referees: Opava, Válek (CZE)
three players 5 (10–11) Penezić 8
  2×  Report   2× 

16 December
20:45
Denmark   29 – 30   Montenegro MCH Indoor Arena, Herning
Attendance: 11,461
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Dalby 8 (18–14) Popović 8
  1×  Report   2× 

Group II (Lillehammer)Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden 5 4 0 1 127 103 +24 8 Semifinals
2   Norway (H) 5 4 0 1 153 91 +62 8
3   France 5 3 0 2 116 115 +1 6 Fifth place game
4   Netherlands 5 2 0 3 104 115 −11 4
5   Hungary 5 2 0 3 98 128 −30 4
6   Ukraine 5 0 0 5 101 147 −46 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

12 December
16:15
Netherlands   21 – 23   France Håkons Hall
Attendance: 2,133
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Visser 9 (10–13) Dembele, Deroin, Lacrabère, Signate, Spincer 3
  2×  Report   2× 

12 December
18:15
Ukraine   25 – 26   Hungary Håkons Hall
Attendance: 2,471
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Pidpalova 9 (12–14) Szucsánszki 6
  4×  Report   5× 

12 December
20:15
Sweden   24 – 19   Norway Håkons Hall
Attendance: 6,535
Referees: Guseva, Vartanyan (RUS)
Torstenson 7 (13–6) Alstad 5
  4×  Report  

14 December
16:15
Netherlands   27 – 19   Hungary Håkons Hall
Attendance: 346
Referees: Stoļarovs, Līcis (LAT)
Van der Heijden, Visser 6 (15–10) Szucsánszki 6
  4×  1×  Report   4×  1× 

14 December
18:15
Sweden   21 – 22   France Håkons Hall
Attendance: 2,150
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Torstenson 8 (9–11) Pineau, Signate 4
  3×  1×  Report   2× 

14 December
20:15
Ukraine   19 – 32   Norway Håkons Hall
Attendance: 3,527
Referees: Florescu, Duţă (ROU)
Laiuk, Zoria 3 (6–13) Løke 6
  2×  Report   1× 

15 December
16:15
Ukraine   19 – 31   France Håkons Hall
Attendance: 711
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Borshchenko 7 (13–16) Pineau 6
  1×  Report   2× 

15 December
18:15
Sweden   24 – 19   Hungary Håkons Hall
Attendance: 2,340
Referees: Florescu, Duţă (ROU)
Torstenson 8 (10–12) Szucsánszki 8
  1×  Report   4× 

15 December
20:15
Netherlands   13 – 35   Norway Håkons Hall
Attendance: 5,123
Referees: Guseva, Vartanyan (RUS)
Abbingh 4 (9–18) Løke 7
  2×  Report   1× 

Final roundEdit

Knockout mapEdit

 
SemifinalFinal
 
      
 
18 December (Herning)
 
 
  Denmark 19
 
19 December (Herning)
 
  Norway 29
 
  Norway 25
 
18 December (Herning)
 
  Sweden 20
 
  Romania 23
 
 
  Sweden 25
 
Bronze Match
 
 
19 December (Herning)
 
 
  Denmark 15
 
 
  Romania 16

5th Place MatchEdit

18 December
11:30
Montenegro   19 – 23   France MCH Indoor Arena, Herning
Attendance: 3,320
Referees: Kekes, Kekes (HUN)
Popović 5 (5–12) Signate 7
  Report   2× 

SemifinalsEdit

18 December
14:30
Romania   23 – 25   Sweden MCH Indoor Arena, Herning
Attendance: 9,600
Referees: Brunovský, Čanda (SVK)
Neagu 7 (13–14) Torstenson 9
  2×  Report   2× 

18 December
17:00
Denmark   19 – 29   Norway MCH Indoor Arena, Herning
Attendance: 11,411
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Skov 5 (10–14) Sulland 7
  3×  Report   2× 

Bronze Medal MatchEdit

19 December
14:30
Denmark   15 – 16   Romania MCH Indoor Arena, Herning
Attendance: 11,004
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Nørgaard, Skov 4 (7–9) Neagu 6
  3×  Report   1× 

FinalEdit

19 December
17:00
Norway   25 – 20   Sweden MCH Indoor Arena, Herning
Attendance: 11,004
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Løke, Hammerseng 5 (10–11) Gulldén 7
  1×  Report   2× 

Final ranking and statisticsEdit

Qualified for the 2011 World Championship
 

Top GoalkeepersEdit

Rank Name Team % Saves Shots
1 Katrine Lunde Haraldsen   Norway 47% 96 205
2 Amandine Leynaud   France 44% 88 198
3 Kari Aalvik Grimsbø   Norway 42% 27 64
Cecilia Grubbström   Sweden 57 137
Maria Sidorova   Russia 71 168
Talida Tolnai   Romania 95 227
7 Karin Mortensen   Denmark 41% 99 241
Clara Woltering   Germany 18 44
9 Silvia Navarro   Spain 39% 59 151
Katalin Pálinger   Hungary 70 178

Source: SportResult.com

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Name Team Goals Shots %
1 Cristina Neagu   Romania 53 105 50%
2 Linnea Torstenson   Sweden 48 90 53%
3 Bojana Popović   Montenegro 46 85 54%
4 Heidi Løke   Norway 40 47 85%
5 Isabelle Gulldén   Sweden 36 65 55%
Maura Visser   Netherlands 65 55%
7 Zita Szucsánszki   Hungary 34 63 54%
8 Marija Jovanović   Montenegro 31 76 41%
Andrea Penezić   Croatia 62 50%
10 Ionela Stanca   Romania 28 34 82%

Source: SportResult.com

 

Best defenderEdit

Rank Name Team Block Steals Total
1 Tonje Larsen   Norway 13 9 22
2 Linnea Torstenson   Sweden 9 11 20
3 Isabelle Gulldén   Sweden 10 7 17
Gro Hammerseng   Norway 11 6
5 Marit Malm Frafjord   Norway 7 9 16
6 Aurelia Bradeanu   Romania 9 5 14
Andrea Penezić   Croatia 11 3
Maria Tivadar   Romania 5 9
9 Milena Knežević   Montenegro 5 7 12
Mette Melgaard   Denmark 2 10
Allison Pineau   France 5 7
Maura Visser   Netherlands 5 7

Source: SportResult.com

Most assistsEdit

Rank Name Team Assists
1 Cristina Neagu   Romania 36
2 Isabelle Gulldén   Sweden 30
3 Linnea Torstenson   Sweden 26
4 Bojana Popović   Montenegro 24
5 Gro Hammerseng   Norway 21
6 Maura Visser   Netherlands 20
7 Tonje Larsen   Norway 19
8 Trine Troelsen   Denmark 18
9 Pearl van der Wissel   Netherlands 17
10 Tonje Nøstvold   Norway 16

Source: SportResult.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Women's EHF EURO 2010 Qualification Draw". European Handball Federation. 19 March 2009. Archived from the original on 22 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-23.
  2. ^ "EM-håndball i Larvik og Lillehammer" (in Norwegian). TV 2 Sporten. 19 March 2009. Archived from the original on 22 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-23.
  3. ^ "EHF EURO 2010: playing schedule published". European Handball Federation. 25 June 2010. Archived from the original on 30 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-25.
  4. ^ "EHF EURO Regulations" (PDF). Statues of the European Handball Federation (EHF). European Handball Federation (EHF). pp. 13–14. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  5. ^ Official 28 player Squad List[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ 9th Women's EHF Euro Championship Guide
  7. ^ "EHF EURO 2010 referees". ehf-euro.com. 2010-11-09. Retrieved 2010-12-07.
  8. ^ Draw results

External linksEdit