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2018 European Women's Handball Championship

The 2018 European Women's Handball Championship was held in France in from 29 November to 16 December 2018. It was the first time France hosts the women's tournament. The matches were played in Brest, Montbéliard, Nancy, Nantes and Paris.[1]

2018 EHF European Women's Handball Championship
2018 European Women's Handball Championship logo.png
Tournament details
Host country France
Dates29 November–16 December
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions France (1st title)
Runner-up Russia
Third place Netherlands
Fourth place Romania
Tournament statistics
Matches47
Goals scored2504 (53.28 per match)
Attendance237,980 (5,063 per match)
Top scorer(s)Serbia Katarina Krpež Slezak
(50 goals)
Best playerRussia Anna Vyakhireva
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France defeated Russia in the final to claim their first title.[2]

Contents

VenuesEdit

Paris Nantes Montbéliard
AccorHotels Arena
Capacity: 15,603
Hall XXL
Capacity: 12,000
Axone
Capacity: 6,400
   
Nancy Brest
Palais des Sports Jean Weille
Capacity: 6,000
Brest Arena
Capacity: 4,500
   

QualificationEdit

Qualified teamsEdit

All 16 qualified teams took part in the previous 2016 championship.

Country Qualified as Date of qualification Previous appearances in tournament
  France Host 20 September 2014 9 (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
  Denmark Group 5 winner 24 March 2018 12 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
  Montenegro Group 2 winner 24 March 2018 4 (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
  Norway Group 1 winner 25 March 2018 12 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
  Spain Group 6 winner 30 May 2018 9 (1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
  Sweden Group 3 runner-up 30 May 2018 10 (1994, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
  Serbia Group 3 winner 30 May 2018 6 (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
  Germany Group 6 runner-up 31 May 2018 12 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
  Hungary Group 7 winner 31 May 2018 12 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
  Netherlands Group 7 runner-up 31 May 2018 6 (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2016)
  Romania Group 4 winner 31 May 2018 11 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
  Croatia Group 1 runner-up 2 June 2018 9 (1994, 1996, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
  Russia Group 4 runner-up 3 June 2018 12 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
  Poland Group 2 runner-up 3 June 2018 5 (1996, 1998, 2006, 2014, 2016)
  Czech Republic Group 5 runner-up 3 June 2018 5 (1994, 2002, 2004, 2012, 2016)
  Slovenia Best third-ranked team 3 June 2018 5 (2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2016)

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

DrawEdit

The draw was held on 12 June 2018 at 12:00 at the Maison de la Radio in Paris, France.[3][4]

SeedingsEdit

The pots were announced on 4 June 2018.[3]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

SquadsEdit

RefereesEdit

12 referee pairs were selected on 4 October 2018.[5]

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are local (UTC+1).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Serbia 3 2 0 1 84 73 +11 4[a] Main round
2   Sweden 3 2 0 1 74 73 +1 4[a]
3   Denmark 3 2 0 1 83 80 +3 4[a]
4   Poland 3 0 0 3 69 84 −15 0 Eliminated
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 Serbia 2 Pts, +4 GD; Sweden 2 Pts, 0 GD; Denmark 2 Pts, −4 GD
30 November 2018
18:00
Serbia   33–26   Poland Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 2,230
Referees: Bethmann, Tzaferopoulos (GRE)
Krpež Šlezak 11 (13–14) Kudłacz-Gloc 6
  1×  Report   1× 
30 November 2018
21:00
Denmark   30–29   Sweden Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 3,847
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
Tranborg 7 (15–16) Hagman 7
  2×  1×  Report   3× 

2 December 2018
15:00
Poland   21–28   Denmark Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 3,683
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Kobylińska 7 (9–11) K. Jørgensen, Østergaard 5
  2×  1×  Report   2× 
2 December 2018
18:00
Sweden   22–21   Serbia Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 3,810
Referees: Năstase, Stancu (ROU)
Alm 5 (11–13) Krpež Slezak 7
  1×  Report   3× 

4 December 2018
18:00
Sweden   23–22   Poland Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 3,014
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Blomstrand, Hagman 4 (10–5) Grzyb 9
  3×  Report   1× 
4 December 2018
21:00
Denmark   25–30   Serbia Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 3,026
Referees: Covalciuc, Covalciuc (MDA)
Østergaard 6 (13–17) Krpež Šlezak, Lekić 8
  3×  Report   2× 

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Russia 3 2 0 1 77 75 +2 4[a] Main round
2   France (H) 3 2 0 1 78 67 +11 4[a]
3   Montenegro 3 1 0 2 79 81 −2 2[b]
4   Slovenia 3 1 0 2 82 93 −11 2[b] Eliminated
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 France 23–26 Russia
  2. ^ a b Montenegro 36–32 Slovenia
29 November 2018
21:00
France   23–26   Russia Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 5,220
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Kanor 6 (11–11) Dmitrieva 8
  4×  Report   2× 

30 November 2018
21:00
Montenegro   36–32   Slovenia Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 1,956
Referees: Năstase, Stancu (ROU)
Radičević 7 (18–12) Gros 8
  2×  Report   3× 

2 December 2018
15:00
Slovenia   21–30   France Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 5,220
Referees: Covalciuc, Covalciuc (MDA)
Gros 5 (8–17) Zaadi 6
  2×  Report   4× 
2 December 2018
18:00
Russia   24–23   Montenegro Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 3,229
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
Samokhina 7 (13–15) Jauković 12
  3×  Report   4× 

4 December 2018
18:00
Russia   27–29   Slovenia Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 3,120
Referees: Bethmann, Tzaferopoulos (GRE)
Kochetova 6 (13–13) Gros 12
  3×  1×  Report   3× 
4 December 2018
21:00
France   25–20   Montenegro Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 5,220
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Nze Minko 7 (16–8) Radičević 6
  3×  Report   3× 

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands 3 3 0 0 90 75 +15 6 Main round
2   Hungary 3 2 0 1 81 72 +9 4
3   Spain 3 1 0 2 78 78 0 2
4   Croatia 3 0 0 3 59 83 −24 0 Eliminated
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.
1 December 2018
15:00
Hungary   25–28   Netherlands Axone, Montbéliard
Attendance: 2,800
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Háfra, Kovács 5 (11–11) Abbingh, Dulfer 5
  4×  Report   1× 
1 December 2018
18:00
Spain   25–18   Croatia Axone, Montbéliard
Attendance: 3,600
Referees: Bennani, Bennani (SWE)
Pena 7 (15–5) Dežić 4
  3×  Report   2× 

3 December 2018
18:00
Croatia   18–24   Hungary Axone, Montbéliard
Attendance: 2,731
Referees: Vranes, Wenninger (AUT)
Krsnik 8 (9–13) Háfra, Kovács, Schatzl 5
  1×  Report   2× 
3 December 2018
21:00
Netherlands   28–27   Spain Axone, Montbéliard
Attendance: 3,862
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Groot 9 (14–11) Martín 6
  2×  Report   1× 

5 December 2018
18:00
Netherlands   34–23   Croatia Axone, Montbéliard
Attendance: 4,470
Referees: Christiansen, Hansen (DEN)
Amega 8 (17–10) Kalaus, Turk 6
  2×  Report   2× 
5 December 2018
21:00
Hungary   32–26   Spain Axone, Montbéliard
Attendance: 2,768
Referees: Mošorinski, Pandžić (SRB)
Planéta 8 (19–14) Martín 6
  3×  Report   2× 

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Romania 3 3 0 0 91 75 +16 6 Main round
2   Germany 3 2 0 1 87 89 −2 4
3   Norway 3 1 0 2 86 81 +5 2
4   Czech Republic 3 0 0 3 73 92 −19 0 Eliminated
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.
1 December 2018
15:00
Norway   32–33   Germany Brest Arena, Brest
Attendance: 3,520
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Oftedal 7 (16–15) Bölk, Großmann 5
  2×  Report   2× 
1 December 2018
18:00
Romania   31–28   Czech Republic Brest Arena, Brest
Attendance: 3,098
Referees: Christiansen, Hansen (DEN)
Buceschi 9 (17–11) Luzumová, Malá 5
  1×  Report   2×  1× 

3 December 2018
18:00
Germany   24–29   Romania Brest Arena, Brest
Attendance: 2,106
Referees: Mošorinski, Pandžić (SRB)
Behnke 8 (11–14) Buceschi 11
  1×  Report   2× 
3 December 2018
21:00
Czech Republic   17–31   Norway Brest Arena, Brest
Attendance: 1,734
Referees: Bennani, Bennani (SWE)
Marčíková 4 (10–20) Aune, Løke 6
  3×  Report   1× 

5 December 2018
18:00
Germany   30–28   Czech Republic Brest Arena, Brest
Attendance: 2,930
Referees: Vranes, Wenninger (AUT)
Schmelzer 7 (16–16) Luzumová 10
  2×  Report   2× 
5 December 2018
21:00
Norway   23–31   Romania Brest Arena, Brest
Attendance: 2,782
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Aune, Kristiansen 5 (12–18) Neagu 11
  3×  Report   2× 

Main roundEdit

Points obtained against qualified teams from the same group will be taken over.

Group IEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Russia 5 4 0 1 141 131 +10 8 Semifinals
2   France (H) 5 3 1 1 136 118 +18 7
3   Sweden 5 2 1 2 139 132 +7 5 Fifth place game
4   Denmark 5 2 0 3 123 143 −20 4[a] Eliminated
5   Montenegro 5 2 0 3 124 128 −4 4[a]
6   Serbia 5 1 0 4 131 142 −11 2
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 Denmark 24–23 Montenegro
6 December 2018
18:00
Denmark   23–29   France Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 5,296
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
Woller 5 (11–17) Nze Minko 6
  3×  1×  Report   3× 
6 December 2018
21:00
Sweden   28–30   Montenegro Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 2,614
Referees: Bethmann, Tzaferopoulos (GRE)
Gulldén 6 (14–18) Radičević 9
  2×  1×  Report   3× 

Both matches were scheduled for 8 December, but moved back due to the Yellow vests movement.[6]

9 December 2018
15:00
Sweden   21–21   France Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 7,241
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Gulldén 6 (14–11) Lacrabère 5
  2×  Report   3× 
9 December 2018
18:00
Serbia   25–29   Russia Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 6,420
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Krpež Šlezak 7 (13–16) Dmitrieva 7
  2×  Report   2× 

10 December 2018
18:00
Denmark   21–32   Russia Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 2,812
Referees: Bethmann, Tzaferopoulos (GRE)
Heindahl 5 (9–14) Vyakhireva 9
  3×  Report   3×  1× 
10 December 2018
21:00
Serbia   27–28   Montenegro Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 2,307
Referees: Năstase, Stancu (ROU)
Krpež Šlezak 12 (15–12) Jauković, Mehmedović, Raičević 6
  2×  Report   3× 

12 December 2018
15:45
Denmark   24–23   Montenegro Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 3,811
Referees: Covalciuc, Covalciuc (MDA)
Hansen 6 (15–11) Radičević 7
  3×  Report   3× 
12 December 2018
18:00
Sweden   39–30   Russia Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 3,848
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Hagman 17 (18–17) Samokhina 6
  1×  Report   3× 
12 December 2018
21:00
Serbia   28–38   France Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 7,046
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Kovačević, Krpež Šlezak, Pop-Lazić 5 (14–18) Nze Minko 9
  1×  Report   1× 

Group IIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands 5 4 0 1 128 126 +2 8 Semifinals
2   Romania 5 3 0 2 140 132 +8 6[a]
3   Norway 5 3 0 2 155 131 +24 6[a] Fifth place game
4   Hungary 5 3 0 2 139 146 −7 6[a] Eliminated
5   Germany 5 2 0 3 132 137 −5 4
6   Spain 5 0 0 5 127 149 −22 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 Romania 2 Pts, +6 GD; Norway 2 Pts, +5 GD; Hungary 2 Pts, −11 GD
7 December 2018
18:00
Spain   23–29   Germany Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 2,217
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Martín 7 (9–17) Bölk, Geschke, Schmelzer 4
  1×  1×  Report   2× 
7 December 2018
21:00
Hungary   25–38   Norway Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 2,180
Referees: Christiansen, Hansen (DEN)
Tóth 6 (12–19) Løke 7
  1×  Report   1× 

9 December 2018
15:00
Hungary   26–25   Germany Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 2,926
Referees: Mošorinski, Pandžić (SRB)
Lukács 7 (12–10) Stolle 9
  2×  Report   2× 
9 December 2018
18:00
Netherlands   29–24   Romania Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 3,016
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Abbingh, Bont 6 (11–10) Buceschi 8
  1×  Report   3× 

11 December 2018
18:00
Spain   25–27   Romania Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 2,359
Referees: Vranes, Wenninger (AUT)
González 6 (12–10) Neagu 7
  1×  Report   1× 
11 December 2018
21:00
Netherlands   16–29   Norway Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 1,803
Referees: Mošorinski, Pandžić (SRB)
Polman 4 (7–15) Jacobsen 5
 1×  Report   1× 

12 December 2018
15:45
Spain   26–33   Norway Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 1,791
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
López 5 (17–18) Oftedal 8
  1×  1×  Report   1× 
12 December 2018
18:00
Hungary   31–29   Romania Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 1,844
Referees: Bennani, Bennani (SWE)
Háfra, Schatzl 6 (17–17) Neagu 9
  2×  Report   1× 
12 December 2018
21:00
Netherlands   27–21   Germany Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 2,104
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Dulfer, Polman 6 (13–11) Geschke 5
  1×  Report  1× 

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
14 December
 
 
  Russia 28
 
16 December
 
  Romania 22
 
  Russia 21
 
14 December
 
  France 24
 
  Netherlands 21
 
 
  France 27
 
Third place
 
 
16 December
 
 
  Romania 20
 
 
  Netherlands 24

Fifth place gameEdit

14 December 2018
14:00
Sweden   29–38   Norway AccorHotels Arena, Paris
Attendance: 8,639
Referees: Năstase, Stancu (ROU)
Lagerquist 7 (14–22) Kristiansen 6
 2×  Report   2× 

SemifinalsEdit

14 December 2018
17:30
Russia   28–22   Romania AccorHotels Arena, Paris
Attendance: 8,122
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Vyakhireva 13 (16–15) Dragut, Pintea 4
  2×  Report   2× 

14 December 2018
21:00
Netherlands   21–27   France AccorHotels Arena, Paris
Attendance: 12,463
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Abbingh 7 (11–12) Nze Minko 6
  2×  Report   2× 

Third place gameEdit

16 December 2018
14:00
Romania   20–24   Netherlands AccorHotels Arena, Paris
Attendance: 13,145
Referees: Vranes, Wenninger (AUT)
Ardean-Elisei 6 (8–15) Polman 7
  1×  Report   1× 

FinalEdit

16 December 2018
17:30
Russia   21–24   France AccorHotels Arena, Paris
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Christiansen, Hansen (DEN)
Vyakhireva 7 (12–13) Lacrabère 6
  1×  Report   2×  1× 

Final ranking and statisticsEdit

Qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics
Qualified for the 2019 World Championship

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ European Handball Federation (20 September 2014). "France to host women's EHF EURO 2018". eurohandball.com. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  2. ^ "France claim title in front of record EHF EURO crowd". eurohandball.com. 16 December 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Pots set for Women's EHF EURO 2018 Final Tournament Draw on 12 June". eurohandball.com. 4 June 2018.
  4. ^ ""Handballissime" moments at Women's EHF EURO 2018 Final Tournament Draw". fra2018.ehf-euro.com. 12 June 2018.
  5. ^ "EHF nominates referees for Women's EHF EURO 2018". fra2018.ehf-euro.com. 4 October 2018.
  6. ^ "EHF EURO matches rescheduled". eurohandball.com. 8 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Stalwarts of nine teams make the EHF EURO 2018 All-star team". fra2018.ehf-euro.com. European Handball Federation. 16 December 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  8. ^ Top goalscorers
  9. ^ Top goalkeepers

External linksEdit