2014 European Women's Handball Championship

The 2014 European Women's Handball Championship was the eleventh continental tournament for women's national teams, organized by the European Handball Federation. The second jointly hosted edition in the competition's history took place in Hungary and Croatia from 7 to 21 December 2014.[2]

2014 European Women's
Handball Championship
2014 European Women's Handball Championship Logo.svg
Official logo
Tournament details
Host countries Hungary
 Croatia
Dates7–21 December
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Norway (6th title)
Runner-up Spain
Third place Sweden
Fourth place Montenegro
Tournament statistics
Matches47
Goals scored2375 (50.53 per match)
Attendance122,070 (2,597 per match)
Top scorer(s)Sweden Isabelle Gulldén
(58 goals)
Best playerSweden Isabelle Gulldén[1]
Next

Norway won their sixth title after beating Spain 28–25 in the final.[3] Sweden defeated Montenegro 25–23 to capture the bronze medal.[4]

Norway's victory ensured their qualification for the 2016 Summer Olympics. However, they later won the 2015 World Women's Handball Championship, vacating the European champion Olympic berth which fell to Spain as the runner-up. The two next-best placed teams, Sweden and Montenegro, earned spots in the Olympic Qualification Tournaments.

Host selectionEdit

Initially there were two applicants for the tournament, Slovenia and Turkey, with none of them having the experience of organizing a continental event before. However, both candidates withdrew their offers later, thus the host nation could not be selected on the 10th Ordinary EHF Congress between 24 and 25 September 2010 as it was planned.[5]

Instead, the European Handball Federation re-launched the bidding process. As a result, six federations (Croatia, Hungary, Iceland, Slovakia, Sweden and Turkey) showed intention to host the championship. Until the final deadline of 28 January 2011, EHF received three bids from four federations:[6]

After a thorough analysis, Slovakia was excluded from the race first, as they failed to ensure a minimum of four arenas that meet the strict criteria for the European Championship.[7] The EHF Executive Committee decided between the two remaining aspirants on its meeting on 9 April 2011, awarding the right to host the 11th Women’s EHF European Handball Championship to Hungary and Croatia.[2]

VenuesEdit

Country City Arena Capacity Round
Hungary Budapest László Papp Budapest Sports Arena 12,500 Knockout stage
Debrecen Főnix Hall 8,500 Group B, Main round
Győr Audi Aréna 5,000 Group A
Croatia Zagreb Arena Zagreb 15,200 Main round
Varaždin Varaždin Arena 5,200 Group C
Osijek Gradski vrt Hall 3,538 Group D

QualificationEdit

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament1
  Croatia 01Host nation 9 April 2011 7 (1994, 1996, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
  Hungary 01Host nation 9 April 2011 10 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
  Norway 02Winner of Group 6 26 March 2014 10 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
  France 02Winner of Group 2 29 March 2014 7 (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
  Russia 03Runner-up of Group 7 29 March 2014 10 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
  Montenegro 02Winner of Group 3 30 March 2014 2 (2010, 2012)
  Denmark 02Winner of Group 1 4 June 2014 10 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
  Germany 02Winner of Group 7 11 June 2014 10 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
  Slovakia 03Runner-up of Group 2 11 June 2014 1 (1994)
  Spain 02Winner of Group 4 11 June 2014 7 (1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
  Sweden 02Winner of Group 5 11 June 2014 8 (1994, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
  Netherlands 03Runner-up of Group 4 12 June 2014 4 (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010)
  Poland 03Runner-up of Group 3 14 June 2014 3 (1996, 1998, 2006)
  Romania 03Runner-up of Group 6 15 June 2014 9 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012)
  Serbia 03Runner-up of Group 5 15 June 2014 3 (2008, 2010, 2012)
  Ukraine 03Runner-up of Group 1 15 June 2014 10 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year.

SeedingEdit

The draw was held on 19 June 2014 at 13:00 local time in Zagreb, Croatia.[8][9]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

SquadsEdit

RefereesEdit

12 referee pairs were selected:[10]

Preliminary roundEdit

The playing schedule was released on 4 June 2014.[11]

Team advanced to the main round

All times are local (UTC+1).

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Spain 3 3 0 0 81 72 +9 6
  Hungary 3 1 1 1 84 79 +5 3
  Poland 3 1 0 2 74 84 −10 2
  Russia 3 0 1 2 79 83 −4 1
7 December 2014
18:00
Spain   29–22   Poland Audi Aréna, Győr
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
Martín 9 (16–13) Kudłacz 6
  4×  Report   3× 
7 December 2014
20:30
Hungary   29–29   Russia Audi Aréna, Győr
Attendance: 4,800
Referees: Brunovský, Čanda (SVK)
Triscsuk 6 (14–15) Dmitrieva 7
  5×  Report   3× 

9 December 2014
18:15
Russia   24–25   Spain Audi Aréna, Győr
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Erdoğan, Özdeniz (TUR)
Kuznetcova, Sen 5 (14–13) Martín 9
  5×  Report   7×  1× 
9 December 2014
20:30
Poland   23–29   Hungary Audi Aréna, Győr
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Opava, Válek (CZE)
Kudłacz 7 (7–14) Mayer, Tomori 6
  5×  Report   4× 

11 December 2014
18:15
Russia   26–29   Poland Audi Aréna, Győr
Attendance: 4,100
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Bliznova, Punko 7 (11–13) Kudłacz 9
  5×  Report   9×  1× 
11 December 2014
20:30
Hungary   26–27   Spain Audi Aréna, Győr
Attendance: 4,800
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Tomori, Triscsuk 6 (13–13) Martín 10
  2×  Report   5× 

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Norway 3 3 0 0 88 63 +25 6
  Denmark 3 1 1 1 82 79 +3 3
  Romania 3 1 1 1 71 78 −7 3
  Ukraine 3 0 0 3 68 89 −21 0
7 December 2014
18:15
Norway   27–19   Romania Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Oftedal 5 (16–7) Neagu 7
  1×  Report   4× 
7 December 2014
20:30
Denmark   32–23   Ukraine Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Erdoğan, Özdeniz (TUR)
Nørgaard 8 (14–11) Borshchenko 7
  5×  Report   6× 

9 December 2014
18:15
Romania   29–29   Denmark Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Brunovský, Čanda (SVK)
Neagu, Țăcălie 10 (16–12) Fisker 8
  4×  Report   6× 
9 December 2014
20:30
Ukraine   23–34   Norway Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Glibko 7 (13–17) Mørk, Solberg 6
  5×  Report   3×  1× 

11 December 2014
18:15
Romania   23–22   Ukraine Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 2,200
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
Neagu 8 (12–9) Borshchenko 10
  5×  Report   3× 
11 December 2014
20:30
Norway   27–21   Denmark Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Opava, Válek (CZE)
Løke 7 (12–13) Burgaard, Nørgaard 4
  3×  Report   3× 

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Sweden 3 2 1 0 99 90 +9 5
  Netherlands 3 1 1 1 86 87 −1 3
  Germany 3 1 0 2 84 92 −8 2
  Croatia 3 1 0 2 83 83 0 2
8 December 2014
18:00
Germany   26–29   Netherlands Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Huber, Naidzinavicius 6 (11–12) Polman 7
  5×  Report   8× 
8 December 2014
20:15
Sweden   30–28   Croatia Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 3,400
Referees: Zotin, Volodkov (RUS)
Gulldén 7 (17–17) Penezić, Zebić 6
  4×  Report   3× 

10 December 2014
18:00
Netherlands   30–30   Sweden Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Marín, García (ESP)
Polman 10 (14–14) Odén 7
  3×  Report   4× 
10 December 2014
20:15
Croatia   24–26   Germany Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Florescu, Stoia (ROU)
Penezić 13 (14–13) Minevskaja, S. Müller 5
  Report   5× 

12 December 2014
18:00
Sweden   39–32   Germany Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 1,300
Referees: Stenrand, Birch (DEN)
Gulldén 10 (23–17) Nadgornaja 9
  4×  Report   1× 
12 December 2014
20:15
Croatia   31–27   Netherlands Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
Penezić 11 (17–15) Van der Heijden 5
  5×  Report   3× 

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  France 3 3 0 0 72 54 +18 6
  Montenegro 3 2 0 1 70 67 +3 4
  Slovakia 3 1 0 2 65 70 −5 2
  Serbia 3 0 0 3 56 72 −16 0
8 December 2014
18:00
France   21–18   Slovakia Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
Attendance: 1,300
Referees: Stenrand, Birch (DEN)
Dembélé 6 (7–9) Školková, Trehubová 4
  4×  Report   3× 
8 December 2014
20:15
Montenegro   22–19   Serbia Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
Attendance: 2,200
Referees: Florescu, Stoia (ROU)
K. Bulatović, Lazović 5 (10–8) Lekić 6
  3×  Report   1× 

10 December 2014
18:00
Serbia   16–27   France Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
Attendance: 1,400
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Rajović, Stoiljković 4 (3–11) Lacrabère 6
  2×  Report   7×  1× 
10 December 2014
20:15
Slovakia   24–28   Montenegro Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
Attendance: 1,900
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
Dubajová 5 (10–20) Radičević 6
  2×  Report   5× 

12 December 2014
18:00
Montenegro   20–24   France Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Zotin, Volodkov (RUS)
Knežević 6 (12–12) Pineau 8
  2×  Report   5× 
12 December 2014
20:15
Serbia   21–23   Slovakia Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
Attendance: 2,600
Referees: Marín, García (ESP)
Cvijić 6 (11–6) Jakubisová 8
  4×  Report   4×  1× 

Main roundEdit

Team advanced to the semi-finals
Team qualified for the 5th/6th place match

All times are local (UTC+1).

Group IEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Norway 5 4 0 1 134 119 +15 8
  Spain 5 3 0 2 131 121 +10 6
  Hungary 5 3 0 2 124 117 +7 6
  Denmark 5 2 1 2 123 124 −1 5
  Romania 5 2 1 2 113 115 −2 5
  Poland 5 0 0 5 107 136 −29 0
13 December 2014
16:00
Poland   19–28   Denmark Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Erdoğan, Özdeniz (TUR)
Siódmiak 5 (9–9) Fisker 6
  1×  Report   2× 
13 December 2014
18:15
Spain   26–29   Norway Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
Pena 7 (16–16) Riegelhuth 7
  2×  Report   2× 
13 December 2014
20:30
Hungary   20–19   Romania Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 5,370
Referees: Zotin, Volodkov (RUS)
Szucsánszki, Triscsuk 4 (10–8) Neagu 8
  3×  Report   6× 

15 December 2014
16:00
Spain   20–22   Romania Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Brunovský, Čanda (SVK)
Pinedo 5 (14–9) Neagu 7
  4×  Report   4× 
15 December 2014
18:15
Poland   24–26   Norway Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Drabik 5 (15–11) Mørk 11
  4×  Report   4× 
15 December 2014
20:30
Hungary   20–23   Denmark Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Tomori, Tóth 5 (9–11) L. Jørgensen 6
  1×  Report   2× 

17 December 2014
16:00
Poland   19–24   Romania Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Erdoğan, Özdeniz (TUR)
five players 3 (9–11) Neagu 9
  2×  Report   3× 
17 December 2014
18:15
Spain   29–22   Denmark Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Zotin, Volodkov (RUS)
Barbosa 6 (15–12) L. Jørgensen 7
  1×  Report   4× 
17 December 2014
20:30
Hungary   29–25   Norway Főnix Hall, Debrecen
Attendance: 4,800
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
Bulath 6 (15–11) Løke 6
  5×  Report   2× 

Group IIEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Montenegro 5 4 0 1 136 124 +12 8
  Sweden 5 3 1 1 158 140 +18 7
  France 5 3 1 1 115 109 +6 7
  Netherlands 5 2 1 2 134 127 +7 5
  Germany 5 1 1 3 138 141 −3 3
  Slovakia 5 0 0 5 106 146 −40 0
14 December 2014
15:45
Germany   20–27   Montenegro Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Opava, Válek (CZE)
Zapf 6 (10–12) Knežević 8
  5×  Report   4× 
14 December 2014
18:00
Sweden   29–26   France Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Marín, García (ESP)
Hagman 7 (12–14) Lacrabère 10
  4×  Report   4× 
14 December 2014
20:15
Netherlands   30–20   Slovakia Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
Polman 7 (17–10) Školková 6
  3×  Report   1× 

16 December 2014
15:45
Netherlands   27–31   Montenegro Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Florescu, Stoia (ROU)
Polman 8 (13–15) K. Bulatović 10
  2×  Report   5× 
16 December 2014
18:00
Sweden   31–22   Slovakia Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,300
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Gulldén 9 (17–11) Szarková 7
  5×  Report   4× 
16 December 2014
20:15
Germany   24–24   France Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 800
Referees: Stenrand, Birch (DEN)
Geschke 9 (13–10) Baudouin, Dembélé 5
  2×  Report   2× 

17 December 2014
15:45
Sweden   29–30   Montenegro Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Gulldén 9 (18–13) Radičević 9
  4×  Report   4×  1× 
17 December 2014
18:00
Germany   36–22   Slovakia Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 600
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
Huber, Lang 6 (17–10) Dubajová 5
  2×  Report   3× 
17 December 2014
20:15
Netherlands   18–20   France Arena Zagreb, Zagreb
Attendance: 600
Referees: Opava, Válek (CZE)
Groot 10 (9–7) three players 4
  5×  Report   6× 

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
19 December
 
 
  Norway29
 
21 December
 
  Sweden25
 
  Norway28
 
19 December
 
  Spain25
 
  Spain19
 
 
  Montenegro18
 
Third place game
 
 
21 December
 
 
  Sweden25
 
 
  Montenegro23

All times are local (UTC+1).

SemifinalsEdit

19 December 2014
18:00
Montenegro   18–19   Spain László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Brunovský, Čanda (SVK)
Radičević 6 (8–13) Pinedo 5
  1×  Report   2× 

19 December 2014
20:30
Norway   29–25   Sweden László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
Løke 6 (13–11) Gulldén 9
  1×  Report   1× 

Fifth place gameEdit

19 December 2014
15:30
Hungary   25–26   France László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Opava, Válek (CZE)
Triscsuk 10 (13–16) Nze Minko 7
  5×  Report   3× 

Third place gameEdit

21 December 2014
15:30
Sweden   25–23   Montenegro László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 5,500
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
Gulldén 7 (11–12) K. Bulatović 8
  1×  1×  Report   5× 

FinalEdit

21 December 2014
18:00
Norway   28–25   Spain László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 7,500
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Riegelhuth Koren 10 (10–12) Pena 10
  4×  Report   5× 

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team
    Norway
    Spain
    Sweden
4   Montenegro
5   France
6   Hungary
7   Netherlands
8   Denmark
9   Romania
10   Germany
11   Poland
12   Slovakia
13   Croatia
14   Russia
15   Serbia
16   Ukraine
Qualified for the 2015 World Championship
Qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics
Qualified for the Olympic Qualification Tournament

Note: As Norway later qualified for the olympics as World Champions, the qualification slot went to the runner up instead and Montenegro qualified for the qualification tournament instead of Spain.

AwardsEdit

The all-star team and awards were announced on 21 December 2014.[1]

All-Star TeamEdit

Other awardsEdit

StatisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Name Team Goals Shots %
1 Isabelle Gulldén   Sweden 58 89 65%
2 Cristina Neagu   Romania 49 97 51%
3 Carmen Martín   Spain 46 65 71%
4 Katarina Bulatović   Montenegro 44 86 51%
5 Nora Mørk   Norway 41 69 59%
6 Krisztina Triscsuk   Hungary 39 53 74%
7 Nerea Pena   Spain 38 61 62%
8 Alexandra Lacrabère   France 37 73 51%
Heidi Løke   Norway 51 73%
10 Ida Odén   Sweden 36 58 62%

Source: SportResult.com

Top goalkeepersEdit

Rank Name Team % Saves Shots
1 Silje Solberg   Norway 41% 94 227
2 Paula Ungureanu   Romania 40% 80 198
3 Katja Schülke   Germany 39% 56 142
4 Éva Kiss   Hungary 38% 72 188
Sandra Toft   Denmark 62 163
6 Amandine Leynaud   France 36% 56 157
Silvia Navarro   Spain 89 247
8 Marina Vukčević   Montenegro 34% 21 62
Marta Žderić   Croatia 27 80
10 Sonja Barjaktarović   Montenegro 33% 71 217

Source: SportResult.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "EHF EURO All-star team announced". huncro2014.ehf-euro.com. 21 December 2014. Archived from the original on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b Women's EHF Euro 2014 goes to Hungary and Croatia, 9 April 2011, accessdate, 9 April 2011
  3. ^ "Norway win sixth EHF EURO gold". huncro2014.ehf-euro.com. 21 December 2014. Archived from the original on 24 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Gullden leads Sweden to first EHF EURO bronze". huncro2014.ehf-euro.com. 21 December 2014. Archived from the original on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  5. ^ Men's EHF Euro 2014 goes to Denmark, 25 September 2013, accessdate, 9 April 2011
  6. ^ "Women's EHF EURO 2014 bids". European Handball Federation. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  7. ^ "Women's EHF EURO 2014 to be awarded". European Handball Federation. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  8. ^ "The eyes of European women's handball are on Zagreb". eurohandball.com. 16 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Europe's best teams gather in Hungary and Croatia". eurohandball.com. 19 June 2014.
  10. ^ "EHF nominates referees for Women's EHF EURO 2014". ehf-euro.com. 2 October 2014. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  11. ^ Match schedule

External linksEdit