2016 European Women's Handball Championship

The 2016 European Women's Handball Championship was held in Sweden from 4 to 18 December 2016. It was the second time that Sweden hosts the tournament, after it also hosted the 2006 European Women's Handball Championship.

2016 EHF European Women's Handball Championship
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Tournament details
Host country Sweden
Dates4–18 December
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Norway (7th title)
Runner-up Netherlands
Third place France
Fourth place Denmark
Tournament statistics
Matches47
Goals scored2309 (49.13 per match)
Attendance148,800 (3,166 per match)
Top scorer(s)Norway Nora Mørk
(53 goals)
Best playerNetherlands Nycke Groot[1]
Next

Sweden was awarded the championship on the EHF Congress in Monaco on 23 June 2012.[2]

Norway won their seventh title after a 30–29 victory over the Netherlands.[3] France captured the bronze medal, after a 25–22 victory over Denmark.[4]

VenuesEdit

Stockholm Gothenburg Malmö Kristianstad Helsingborg
Hovet
Capacity: 8,094
Scandinavium
Capacity: 12,312
Malmö Isstadion
Capacity: 5,339
Kristianstad Arena
Capacity: 4,700
Helsingborg Arena
Capacity: 4,700
Group A Group I
Knockout stage
Group C Group B Group D
Group II
         

QualificationEdit

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament
  Sweden Host 23 June 2012 9 (1994, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Russia Group 6 winner 12 March 2016 11 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  France Group 7 winner 12 March 2016 8 (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Hungary Group 5 winner 1 June 2016 11 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Norway Group 1 winner 1 June 2016 11 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Romania Group 1 runner-up 1 June 2016 10 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Serbia Group 2 winner 1 June 2016 4 (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Czech Republic Group 2 runner-up 1 June 2016 4 (1994, 2002, 2004, 2012)
  Netherlands Group 3 winner 1 June 2016 5 (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014)
  Spain Group 3 runner-up 1 June 2016 8 (1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Poland Group 5 runner-up 1 June 2016 4 (1996, 1998, 2006, 2014)
  Germany Group 7 runner-up 1 June 2016 11 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Montenegro Group 4 winner 2 June 2016 3 (2010, 2012, 2014)
  Denmark Group 6 runner-up 2 June 2016 11 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Croatia Group 4 runner-up 2 June 2016 8 (1994, 1996, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  Slovenia Best third-ranked team 5 June 2016 4 (2002, 2004, 2006, 2010)

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

DrawEdit

The draw was held on 10 June 2016 at 13:00 local time at the Lisebergshallen in Gothenburg, Sweden.[5][6]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

SquadsEdit

RefereesEdit

14 referee pairs were selected on 17 June 2016, of which 12 will be refereeing the tournament.[7][8] Of these, 7 pairs are women and 5 are men.[9]

Preliminary roundEdit

The schedule was announced on 16 June 2016.[10][11]

All times are local (UTC+1).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Serbia 3 2 1 0 91 87 +4 5 Main round
2   Sweden (H) 3 1 1 1 78 74 +4 3
3   Spain 3 1 0 2 72 68 +4 2[a]
4   Slovenia 3 1 0 2 77 89 −12 2[a]
Source: EHF
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
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Spain 30–18 Slovenia
4 December 2016
15:15
Serbia   36–34   Slovenia Hovet, Stockholm
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
Radosavljević 8 (17–16) Mavsar 9
  3×  Report   3× 
4 December 2016
18:00
Sweden   25–19   Spain Hovet, Stockholm
Attendance: 7,900
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
Alm, Hagman 5 (14–10) Martín 7
  3×  Report   3× 

6 December 2016
18:30
Spain   23–25   Serbia Hovet, Stockholm
Attendance: 2,700
Referees: Christiansen, Hansen (DEN)
Martín 6 (8–11) Krpež Slezak 6
  4×  Report   3× 
6 December 2016
20.45
Slovenia   25–23   Sweden Hovet, Stockholm
Attendance: 3,700
Referees: Florescu, Stoia (ROU)
Mavsar 6 (13–13) Gulldén 10
  3×  Report   3× 

8 December 2016
18:30
Spain   30–18   Slovenia Hovet, Stockholm
Attendance: 3,100
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Pena 6 (14–5) Mavsar 5
  4×  Report   5× 
8 December 2016
20:45
Sweden   30–30   Serbia Hovet, Stockholm
Attendance: 5,200
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Sand 8 (15–18) three players 5
  5×  Report   4× 

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 3 2 0 1 73 71 +2 4[a] Main round
2   France 3 2 0 1 70 60 +10 4[a]
3   Netherlands 3 2 0 1 75 68 +7 4[a]
4   Poland 3 0 0 3 65 84 −19 0
Source: EHF
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 c Germany 2 Pts, +1 GD, 50 GF; France 2 Pts, +1 GD, 39 GF; Netherlands 2 Pts, −2 GD
4 December 2016
18:30
Netherlands   27–30   Germany Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 2,026
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Abbingh, Groot 5 (14–13) Huber 7
  2×  1×  Report   4× 
4 December 2016
20:45
France   31–22   Poland Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 1,750
Referees: Christiansen, Hansen (DEN)
three players 5 (15–9) Grzyb 6
  5×  Report   3× 

6 December 2016
18:30
Poland   21–30   Netherlands Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 2,105
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Wojtas 5 (11–14) Abbingh, Goos 5
  4×  Report   4× 
6 December 2016
20:45
Germany   20–22   France Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 1,805
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
Huber 6 (11–11) Nze Minko 5
  2×  Report  

8 December 2016
18:30
Germany   23–22   Poland Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 1,875
Referees: Florescu, Stoia (ROU)
Huber 7 (12–10) Achruk 7
  3×  Report   1× 
8 December 2016
20:45
Netherlands   18–17   France Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 1,730
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
Visser 5 (7–12) Nze Minko 5
  2×  Report   3× 

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark 3 3 0 0 78 69 +9 6 Main round
2   Czech Republic 3 1 0 2 83 83 0 2[a]
3   Hungary 3 1 0 2 62 64 −2 2[a]
4   Montenegro 3 1 0 2 63 70 −7 2[a]
Source: EHF
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 c Czech Republic 2 Pts, +4 GD; Hungary 2 Pts, +2 GD; Montenegro 2 Pts, −6 GD
5 December 2016
18:30
Hungary   22–27   Czech Republic Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 753
Referees: Kijauskaite, Žaliene (LTU)
Kovács 7 (10–13) Hrbková, Malá 5
  5×  Report   3× 
5 December 2016
20:45
Montenegro   21–22   Denmark Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 1,674
Referees: Brunovský, Čanda (SVK)
Knežević 7 (11–14) Jørgensen 9
  3×  Report   2× 

7 December 2016
18:30
Czech Republic   27–28   Montenegro Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 654
Referees: Kurtagic, Wetterwik (SWE)
Hrbková 6 (12–13) Jauković, Mehmedović 7
  3×  Report   7× 
7 December 2016
20:45
Denmark   23–19   Hungary Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 1,946
Referees: Brehmer, Skowronek (POL)
Jørgensen 5 (12–10) Görbicz 6
  5×  Report   3× 

9 December 2016
18:30
Montenegro   14–21   Hungary Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 1,279
Referees: Marín, García (ESP)
four players 2 (6–11) Görbicz 5
  2×  Report   2× 
9 December 2016
20:45
Denmark   33–29   Czech Republic Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 3,124
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Jørgensen 9 (13–17) Růčková 7
  7×  Report   5× 

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Norway 3 3 0 0 80 58 +22 6 Main round
2   Romania 3 2 0 1 74 66 +8 4
3   Russia 3 1 0 2 70 71 −1 2
4   Croatia 3 0 0 3 68 97 −29 0
Source: EHF
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.
5 December 2016
18:30
Russia   32–26   Croatia Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 2,571
Referees: Marín, García (ESP)
Bobrovnikova, Zhilinskayte 6 (16–13) Penezić 8
  6×  Report   9× 
5 December 2016
20:45
Norway   23–21   Romania Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,278
Referees: Brehmer, Skowronek (POL)
Mørk 7 (13–11) Neagu 6
  6×  Report   4× 

7 December 2016
18:30
Romania   22–17   Russia Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,279
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Buceschi, Neagu 7 (11–9) Postnova 4
  4×  Report   2× 
7 December 2016
20:45
Croatia   16–34   Norway Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,375
Referees: Kijauskaite, Žaliene (LTU)
Penezić 4 (9–15) Frafjord 6
  6×  1×  Report   5× 

9 December 2016
18:30
Romania   31–26   Croatia Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 2,435
Referees: Kurtagic, Wetterwik (SWE)
Neagu 10 (15–13) Penezić 8
  7×  Report   5× 
9 December 2016
20:45
Norway   23–21   Russia Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 2,493
Referees: Brunovský, Čanda (SVK)
Kristiansen, Mørk 5 (11–11) three players 3
  3×  Report   3× 

Main roundEdit

Points obtained against qualified teams from the same group were carried over.

Group IEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands 5 4 0 1 142 128 +14 8[a] Semifinals
2   France 5 4 0 1 111 100 +11 8[a]
3   Germany 5 3 1 1 124 110 +14 7 Fifth place game
4   Sweden (H) 5 1 1 3 126 131 −5 3[b]
5   Serbia 5 1 1 3 122 142 −20 3[b]
6   Spain 5 0 1 4 108 122 −14 1
Source: EHF
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
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Netherlands 18–17 France
  2. ^ a b Sweden 30–30 Serbia
10 December 2016
16:15
Serbia   19–26   Germany Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 4,212
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Georgijev 7 (10–14) Huber, Hubinger 4
  6×  Report   9× 
10 December 2016
18:30
Sweden   30–33   Netherlands Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 6,102
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
Gulldén 8 (13–14) Groot 7
  4×  Report   6×  1× 
10 December 2016
20:45
Spain   22–23   France Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 3,702
Referees: Christiansen, Hansen (DEN)
Pena 5 (14–10) Pineau 9
  6×  Report   2× 

12 December 2016
16:15
Spain   20–20   Germany Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 1,697
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
Pena 7 (12–9) Hubinger 5
  2×  Report   3× 
12 December 2016
18:30
Serbia   27–35   Netherlands Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 3,663
Referees: Florescu, Stoia (ROU)
Stoiljković 8 (12–17) Abbingh, Broch 6
  2×  Report   4× 
12 December 2016
20:45
Sweden   19–21   France Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 5,279
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Roberts 5 (10–12) Nze Minko 6
  2×  Report   4×  1× 

14 December 2016
16:15
Spain   24–29   Netherlands Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 1,896
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Martín 6 (13–15) Polman 10
  4×  Report   4× 
14 December 2016
18:30
Sweden   22–28   Germany Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 5,031
Referees: Brunovský, Čanda (SVK)
Hagman, Alm 4 (9–12) Bölk 5
  3×  Report   2× 
14 December 2016
20:45
Serbia   21–28   France Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 2,243
Referees: Christiansen, Hansen (DEN)
Stoiljković 6 (12–15) Ayglon, Nze Minko 6
  3×  Report   3× 

Group IIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Norway 5 5 0 0 127 109 +18 10 Semifinals
2   Denmark 5 3 1 1 123 113 +10 7
3   Romania 5 3 0 2 119 110 +9 6 Fifth place game
4   Russia 5 1 2 2 116 121 −5 4
5   Czech Republic 5 1 0 4 132 146 −14 2
6   Hungary 5 0 1 4 111 129 −18 1
Source: EHF
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.
11 December 2016
16:15
Czech Republic   24–26   Russia Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,021
Referees: Brehmer, Skowronek (POL)
Růčková 5 (12–14) Sen 4
  Report   1× 
11 December 2016
18:30
Hungary   21–29   Romania Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 2,236
Referees: Brunovský, Čanda (SVK)
four players 3 (9–15) Neagu 10
  3×  Report   3× 
11 December 2016
20:45
Denmark   20–22   Norway Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 2,553
Referees: Marín, García (ESP)
three players 4 (9–14) Mørk 5
  3×  Report   3× 

13 December 2016
16:15
Czech Republic   28–30   Romania Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 773
Referees: Kijauskaite, Žaliene (LTU)
Luzumová 7 (14–17) Neagu 10
  5×  Report   4× 
13 December 2016
18:30
Hungary   23–24   Norway Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,402
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
Görbicz, Kovács 5 (9–11) Mørk 6
  3×  Report   3× 
13 December 2016
20:45
Denmark   26–26   Russia Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,672
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Jørgensen 7 (13–11) Sudakova 6
  4×  Report   4× 

14 December 2016
16:15
Hungary   26–26   Russia Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 732
Referees: Kurtagic, Wetterwik (SWE)
Kovács 6 (14–13) Dmitrieva 7
  4×  Report   5×  1× 
14 December 2016
18:30
Denmark   21–17   Romania Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,582
Referees: Marín, García (ESP)
Hansen 9 (12–10) Buceschi 4
  7×  1×  Report   3× 
14 December 2016
20:45
Czech Republic   24–35   Norway Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 853
Referees: Brehmer, Skowronek (POL)
Hrbková 7 (17–18) Mørk 6
  1×  Report   1× 

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
16 December
 
 
  Netherlands26
 
18 December
 
  Denmark22
 
  Netherlands29
 
16 December
 
  Norway30
 
  France16
 
 
  Norway20
 
Third place
 
 
18 December
 
 
  Denmark22
 
 
  France25

SemifinalsEdit

16 December 2016
18:15
Netherlands   26–22   Denmark Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 9,853
Referees: Brunovský, Čanda (SVK)
Polman 7 (13–13) Jørgensen 6
  2×  Report   3× 

16 December 2016
20:45
France   16–20   Norway Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 9,908
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
Lacrabère 6 (9–11) Mørk 7
  1×  Report   4× 

Fifth place gameEdit

16 December 2016
15:45
Germany   22–23   Romania Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 2,210
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
Huber 5 (11–11) Zamfir 6
  2×  Report   2× 

Third place gameEdit

18 December 2016
15:30
Denmark   22–25   France Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 8,391
Referees: Florescu, Stoia (ROU)
Jørgensen 6 (9–14) Nze Minko 5
  4×  1×  Report   3× 

FinalEdit

18 December 2016
18:00
Netherlands   29–30   Norway Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 11,037
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Snelder 6 (15–15) Mørk 12
  2×  Report   2× 

Final ranking and statisticsEdit

Qualified for the 2017 World Championship

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "France survive second-half Danish rally to claim third EHF EURO bronze". swe2016.ehf-euro.com. 18 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Women's EHF EURO 2016 Draw takes place on 10 June". eurohandball.com. 6 June 2016. Archived from the original on 8 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
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  7. ^ "EHF nominates referees for Women's EHF EURO". eurohandball.com. 21 June 2016. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
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  9. ^ "referees-guidelines". swe2016.ehf-euro.com. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
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  11. ^ Schedule
  12. ^ Top goalscorers
  13. ^ Top goalkeepers

External linksEdit