2016 European Men's Handball Championship

The 2016 EHF European Men's Handball Championship was the twelfth edition and was held for the first time in Poland from 15–31 January 2016. Croatia and Norway were the other applicants in the bidding process.

2016 EHF European Men's Handball Championship
2016 European Men's Handball Championship logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country Poland
Dates15–31 January
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Germany (2nd title)
Runner-up Spain
Third place Croatia
Fourth place Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches48
Goals scored2629 (54.77 per match)
Attendance400,815 (8,350 per match)
Top scorer(s)Spain Valero Rivera Folch
(48 goals)
Best playerSpain Raúl Entrerríos[1]
Next

Poland was awarded the championship on the EHF Congress in Monaco on 23 June 2012 with 58% votes.[2]

Germany won their second title by beating Spain 24–17 in the final.[3] Croatia captured the bronze medal after defeating Norway 31–24.[4]

VenuesEdit

Kraków Gdańsk / Sopot
Tauron Arena
Capacity: 15,328
Ergo Arena
Capacity: 11,409
   
Katowice Wrocław
Spodek
Capacity: 11,036
Centennial Hall
Capacity: 8,500
   

QualificationEdit

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament
  Poland Host 23 June 2012 7 (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Hungary Group 5 winner 2 May 2015 9 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Denmark Group 2 winner 2 May 2015 10 (1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  France Group 6 winner 3 May 2015 11 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Sweden Group 3 winner 10 June 2015 10 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Slovenia Group 3 runner-up 10 June 2015 9 (1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
  Croatia Group 1 winner 10 June 2015 11 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Norway Group 1 runner-up 10 June 2015 6 (2000, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Spain Group 7 winner 10 June 2015 11 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Germany Group 7 runner-up 10 June 2015 10 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
  Iceland Group 4 winner 14 June 2015 8 (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Serbia Group 4 runner-up 14 June 2015 3 ( 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Montenegro Best third placed team 14 June 2015 2 (2008, 2014)
  Russia Group 5 runner-up 14 June 2015 11 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  North Macedonia Group 6 runner-up 14 June 2015 3 (1998, 2012, 2014)
  Belarus Group 2 runner-up 14 June 2015 3 (1994, 2008, 2014)

Note: Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.

SeedingEdit

The seeding was announced on 18 June 2015.[5]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

SquadsEdit

Match officialsEdit

On 30 September 2015, 12 couples were announced.[6]

Group stageEdit

The draw was held on 19 June 2015.[7]

All times are local (UTC+1).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Poland (H) 3 3 0 0 84 76 +8 6 Advance to main round
2   France 3 2 0 1 91 80 +11 4
3   North Macedonia 3 0 1 2 73 81 −8 1[a]
4   Serbia 3 0 1 2 81 92 −11 1[a] Eliminated
Source: EHF-Euro
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.[8]
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Macedonia 27–27 Serbia
15 January 2016
18:00
France   30–23   North Macedonia Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 9,000
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Sorhaindo 6 (12–12) K. Lazarov 9
  6×  1×  Report   7× 
15 January 2016
20:30
Poland   29–28   Serbia Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 14,100
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
Jurecki 7 (14–15) Nenadić, Nikčević 7
  3×  Report   6×  1× 

17 January 2016
18:15
Serbia   26–36   France Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 10,900
Referees: Johansson, Kliko (SWE)
Šešum 7 (16–19) Nyokas 8
  7×  Report   2× 
17 January 2016
20:30
North Macedonia   23–24   Poland Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 14,200
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
K. Lazarov 8 (13–11) Syprzak 6
  4×  Report   5×  1× 

19 January 2016
18:15
North Macedonia   27–27   Serbia Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 11,000
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Manaskov 10 (13–13) Nenadić, Šešum 7
  1×  Report   6× 
19 January 2016
20:30
France   25–31   Poland Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 14,854
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Abalo, Mahé 5 (12–15) Bielecki 9
  3×  Report   6× 

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Norway 3 2 0 1 88 84 +4 4[a] Advance to main round
2   Croatia 3 2 0 1 95 83 +12 4[a]
3   Belarus 3 1 0 2 87 94 −7 2[b]
4   Iceland 3 1 0 2 92 101 −9 2[b] Eliminated
Source: EHF-Euro
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.[8]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Norway 34–31 Croatia
  2. ^ a b Belarus 39–38 Iceland
15 January 2016
16:00
Croatia   27–21   Belarus Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Johansson, Kliko (SWE)
Štrlek 9 (15–15) Rutenka 8
  6×  1×  Report   5×  1× 
15 January 2016
18:15
Iceland   26–25   Norway Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 6,200
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Pálmarsson 8 (10–11) Bjørnsen 7
  7×  Report   4× 

17 January 2016
16:00
Belarus   39–38   Iceland Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 6,200
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Pukhouski 11 (17–18) Petersson 6
  6×  Report   5× 
17 January 2016
18:15
Norway   34–31   Croatia Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 8,400
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Bjørnsen 7 (16–17) Duvnjak 8
  4×  Report   6× 

19 January 2016
18:15
Belarus   27–29   Norway Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 6,800
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Rutenka 9 (13–12) Bjørnsen, O'Sullivan 5
  6×  Report   6× 
19 January 2016
20:30
Croatia   37–28   Iceland Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
Marić 8 (19–10) Gunnarsson, Sigurðsson 6
  5×  Report   4× 

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 3 2 1 0 80 75 +5 5 Advance to main round
2   Germany 3 2 0 1 81 79 +2 4
3   Sweden 3 1 0 2 71 72 −1 2
4   Slovenia 3 0 1 2 66 72 −6 1 Eliminated
Source: EHF-Euro
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.[8]
16 January 2016
18:30
Spain   32–29   Germany Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,500
Referees: Pichon, Reveret (FRA)
Rivera 7 (18–15) Dissinger 6
  5×  1×  Report   7× 
16 January 2016
20:45
Sweden   23–21   Slovenia Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,500
Referees: Stoļarovs, Līcis (LAT)
Ekberg 4 (16–9) Gaber 5
  6×  1×  Report   5× 

18 January 2016
18:15
Slovenia   24–24   Spain Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Gousko, Repkin (BLR)
Žvižej 6 (13–10) Aguinagalde 6
  3×  1×  Report   4×  1× 
18 January 2016
20:30
Germany   27–26   Sweden Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,500
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Reichmann 9 (13–17) Jakobsson 8
  5×  1×  Report   3× 

20 January 2016
17:15
Germany   25–21   Slovenia Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,500
Referees: Santos, Fonseca (POR)
Reichmann 5 (12–10) Kavtičnik 6
  7×  1×  Report   7×  1× 
20 January 2016
20:00
Spain   24–22   Sweden Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,200
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Rivera 9 (12–10) Jakobsson, Östlund 4
  2×  Report   4× 

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark 3 3 0 0 91 75 +16 6 Advance to main round
2   Russia 3 2 0 1 80 78 +2 4
3   Hungary 3 1 0 2 80 84 −4 2
4   Montenegro 3 0 0 3 76 90 −14 0 Eliminated
Source: EHF-Euro
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.[8]
16 January 2016
18:00
Hungary   32–27   Montenegro Ergo Arena, Gdańsk / Sopot
Attendance: 6,864
Referees: Gousko, Repkin (BLR)
Bánhidi 7 (16–12) Borozan 7
  5×  Report   4× 
16 January 2016
20:15
Denmark   31–25   Russia Ergo Arena, Gdańsk / Sopot
Attendance: 7,952
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
three players 4 (13–13) Shelmenko 5
  2×  Report   3× 

18 January 2016
18:00
Russia   27–26   Hungary Ergo Arena, Gdańsk / Sopot
Attendance: 6,452
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Dibirov 6 (14–10) Jamali 6
  6×  Report   3× 
18 January 2016
20:15
Montenegro   28–30   Denmark Ergo Arena, Gdańsk / Sopot
Attendance: 6,980
Referees: Santos, Fonseca (POR)
Grbović 7 (16–14) Eggert 6
  3×  Report   3× 

20 January 2016
17:15
Russia   28–21   Montenegro Ergo Arena, Gdańsk / Sopot
Attendance: 5,930
Referees: Stoļarovs, Līcis (LAT)
Gorbok, Shelmenko 5 (14–9) Ševaljević, Vujović 4
  3×  Report   5× 
20 January 2016
20:00
Denmark   30–22   Hungary Ergo Arena, Gdańsk / Sopot
Attendance: 8,361
Referees: Pichon, Reveret (FRA)
Hansen 9 (18–10) Hornyák 5
  1×  Report   2× 

Main roundEdit

The points gained in the preliminary group against teams that advanced were carried over.

Group IEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Norway 5 4 1 0 153 141 +12 9 Advanced to semifinals
2   Croatia 5 3 0 2 153 134 +19 6[a]
3   France 5 3 0 2 145 130 +15 6[a] Advanced to fifth place game
4   Poland 5 3 0 2 138 142 −4 6[a] Advanced to seventh place game
5   Belarus 5 1 0 4 128 151 −23 2 Eliminated
6   North Macedonia 5 0 1 4 130 149 −19 1
Source: EHF-Euro
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.[8]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Croatia 2 pts, +6 GD, France 2 pts, +2 GD, Poland 2 pts, −8 GD
21 January 2016
18:15
France   34–23   Belarus Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 6,900
Referees: Johansson, Kliko (SWE)
Karabatić 9 (20–5) Khadkevich 9
  3×  Report   2× 
21 January 2016
20:30
North Macedonia   24–34   Croatia Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 9,100
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Manaskov 7 (13–17) Slišković 6
  1×  Report   2× 

23 January 2016
18:15
France   32–24   Croatia Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 10,600
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Abalo 6 (16–10) Duvnjak 5
  3×  Report   5×  1× 
23 January 2016
20:30
Poland   28–30   Norway Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 14,600
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Bielecki 10 (15–16) Hansen 8
  4×  Report   5× 

25 January 2016
18:15
North Macedonia   31–31   Norway Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 7,600
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
K. Lazarov 11 (17–13) Bjørnsen 6
  4×  Report   5× 
25 January 2016
20:30
Poland   32–27   Belarus Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Santos, Fonseca (POR)
Jurecki 9 (19–13) Shylovich 6
  2×  Report   4× 

27 January 2016
16:00
North Macedonia   29–30   Belarus Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 3,100
Referees: Stoļarovs, Līcis (LAT)
K. Lazarov 10 (13–14) Pukhouski 11
  2×  Report   5× 
27 January 2016
18:15
France   24–29   Norway Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 10,200
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Narcisse 7 (11–12) Tønnesen 6
  3×  Report   7× 
27 January 2016
20:30
Poland   23–37   Croatia Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Bielecki, Daszek 4 (10–15) Štrlek 11
  6×  Report   5× 

Group IIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 5 4 0 1 135 130 +5 8[a] Advanced to semifinals
2   Germany 5 4 0 1 140 129 +11 8[a]
3   Denmark 5 3 1 1 139 123 +16 7 Advanced to fifth place game
4   Sweden 5 1 2 2 126 121 +5 4 Advanced to seventh place game
5   Russia 5 1 1 3 132 140 −8 3 Eliminated
6   Hungary 5 0 0 5 110 139 −29 0
Source: EHF-Euro
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.[8]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Spain 32–29 Germany
22 January 2016
18:15
Germany   29–19   Hungary Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,500
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Wiede 6 (17–9) three players 3
  2×  Report   3× 
22 January 2016
20:30
Sweden   28–28   Russia Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,350
Referees: Pichon, Reveret (FRA)
Jakobsson 9 (15–15) Dibirov 7
  5×  Report   4× 

24 January 2016
18:15
Germany   30–29   Russia Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,593
Referees: Santos, Fonseca (POR)
Dissinger 7 (17–16) Dibirov 7
  5×  Report   1× 
24 January 2016
20:30
Spain   23–27   Denmark Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,593
Referees: Nikolov, Nachevski (MKD)
Entrerríos, Rivera 4 (14–11) Damgaard 6
  1×  Report   1× 

26 January 2016
18:15
Spain   31–29   Hungary Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,500
Referees: Gousko, Repkin (BLR)
Rivera 5 (15–15) Nagy 9
  5×  Report   5× 
26 January 2016
20:30
Sweden   28–28   Denmark Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,593
Referees: Stoļarovs, Līcis (LAT)
three players 5 (13–15) Damgaard 7
  3×  Report   4×  1× 

27 January 2016
16:00
Sweden   22–14   Hungary Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 5,900
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
Nilsson, Östlund 5 (10–7) Bodó 5
  5×  Report   1× 
27 January 2016
18:15
Germany   25–23   Denmark Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,593
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Fäth 6 (12–13) Hansen 7
  4×  Report   4× 
27 January 2016
20:30
Spain   25–23   Russia Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Rivera 11 (11–12) Dibirov 5
  2×  Report   3× 

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
29 January 2016
 
 
  Norway33
 
31 January 2016
 
  Germany (OT)34
 
  Germany24
 
29 January 2016
 
  Spain17
 
  Spain33
 
 
  Croatia29
 
Third place game
 
 
31 January 2016
 
 
  Norway24
 
 
  Croatia31

SemifinalsEdit

29 January 2016
18:30
Norway   33–34 (ET)   Germany Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 9,100
Referees: Pichon, Reveret (FRA)
Bjørnsen 8 (13–14) Reichmann 10
  6×  Report   2× 

FT: 27–27 ET: 6–7


29 January 2016
21:00
Spain   33–29   Croatia Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 11,100
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
García, Rivera 6 (18–14) Slišković 6
  2×  Report   3× 

Seventh place gameEdit

29 January 2016
16:00
Poland   26–24   Sweden Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,500
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Konitz, Krajewski 5 (12–12) Nilsson 5
  1×  Report   1× 

Fifth place gameEdit

29 January 2016
18:30
France   29–26   Denmark Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 4,500
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Kounkoud 8 (15–13) Balling 7
  1×  Report   3×  1× 

Third place gameEdit

31 January 2016
15:00
Norway   24–31   Croatia Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Sagosen 5 (11–15) Horvat 8
  5×  Report   4×  1× 

FinalEdit

31 January 2016
17:30
Germany   24–17   Spain Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Häfner 7 (10–6) Entrerríos 5
  8×  Report   4× 

StatisticsEdit

 
Results map

Final ranking and qualificationsEdit

Rank Team 2017 WC 2016 OG
    Germany Q Q
    Spain Q q
    Croatia Q q
4   Norway q
5   France Host Q
6   Denmark q
7   Poland q
8   Sweden q
9   Russia
10   Belarus
11   North Macedonia q
12   Hungary
13   Iceland
14   Slovenia q
15   Serbia
16   Montenegro
Based on this tournament Q = qualified
q = goes to qualification
Based on 2015 WC

WC = World Championship, OG = Olympic Games

All Star TeamEdit

Position Player
Goalkeeper   Andreas Wolff (GER)
Right wing   Tobias Reichmann (GER)
Right back   Johan Jakobsson (SWE)
Centre back   Sander Sagosen (NOR)
Left back   Michał Jurecki (POL)
Left wing   Manuel Štrlek (CRO)
Pivot   Julen Aguinagalde (ESP)

Source[1]

Player's awardsEdit

Award Player
Most Valuable Player   Raúl Entrerríos (ESP)
Best Defence Player   Henrik Møllgaard (DEN)
Topscorer   Valero Rivera Folch (ESP) (48 goals)

Source[1]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "EHF EURO 2016 awarded to Poland and Sweden". eurohandball.com. 23 June 2012. Archived from the original on 12 January 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Wolff saves EHF EURO gold for Germany". pol2016.ehf-euro.com. 31 January 2016. Archived from the original on 31 January 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Croatia claim bronze and the ticket to France 2017". pol2016.ehf-euro.com. 31 January 2016. Archived from the original on 31 January 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Krakow hosts EHF EURO 2016 draw". eurohandball.com. 18 June 2015. Archived from the original on 15 June 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Final referee selection for EHF EURO 2016 announced". eurohandball.com. 30 September 2013. Archived from the original on 15 January 2016. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  7. ^ "EHF EURO 2016 Preliminary Round Groups drawn in Krakow". eurohandball.com. 19 June 2015. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  8. ^ a b c d e f "EHF EURO Regulations" (PDF). eurohandball.com. 12 January 2015. pp. 12–16.

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