2022 European Women's Handball Championship

The 2022 European Women's Handball Championship was held in Slovenia, North Macedonia and Montenegro from 4 to 20 November 2022.[1] The tournament has been advanced a month in order not to coincide with the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.[2]

2022 EHF European Women's Handball Championship
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Tournament details
Host countries Slovenia
 North Macedonia
 Montenegro
Dates4–20 November
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Norway (9th title)
Runner-up Denmark
Third place Montenegro
Fourth place France
Tournament statistics
Matches47
Goals scored2,492 (53 per match)
Attendance125,545 (2,671 per match)
Top scorer(s)Norway Nora Mørk
(50 goals)
Best playerNorway Henny Reistad
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The top three team qualified for the 2023 World Championship and the winner will also qualify for the 2024 Summer Olympics.[3][4]

Norway won their ninth title after defeating Denmark in the final.[5] Bronze went to Montenegro, who defeated France.[6]

VenuesEdit

  Slovenia   Montenegro   North Macedonia
Ljubljana Celje Podgorica Skopje
Arena Stožice Zlatorog Arena Morača Sports Center Boris Trajkovski Sports Center
Capacity: 12,480 Capacity: 5,191 Capacity: 6,000 (reduced to 4,317) Capacity: 7,000
       

QualificationEdit

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Qualified as Date of qualification Previous appearances in tournament1
  Slovenia Co-hosts 20 June 2018 7 (2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2016, 2018, 2020)
  North Macedonia Co-hosts 5 (1998, 2000, 2006, 2008, 2012)
  Montenegro Co-hosts 6 (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020)
  Norway 2020 champions 20 December 2020 14 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020)
  Netherlands Group 3 top two 4 March 2022 8 (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020)
  Poland Group 1 top two 7 (1996, 1998, 2006, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020)
  Denmark Group 2 top two 5 March 2022 14 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020)
  Switzerland Group 1 top two 6 March 2022 0 (debut)
  France Group 4 top two 11 (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020)
  Sweden Group 6 top two 20 April 2022 12 (1994, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020)
  Germany Group 3 top two 21 April 2022 14 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020)
  Spain Group 5 top two 11 (1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020)
  Hungary 14 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020)
  Serbia Group 6 top two 23 April 2022 8 (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020)
  Romania Group 2 top two 24 April 2022 13 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020)
  Croatia Group 4 top two 11 (1994, 1996, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.

DrawEdit

The draw was held on 28 April 2022 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.[7]

SeedingsEdit

The pots were announced on 25 April 2022.[8]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

RefereesEdit

Twelve referee pairs were selected on 13 June 2022.[9] Two pairs were replaced in October 2022.[10]

SquadsEdit

Each squad consisted of 20 players, and 16 players were selected on the day of each match. There was a maximum of six players who can be replaced during the tournament. However, in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential risk of several players from the same team testing positive, there was no limit to the number of replacements for players testing positive.[11]

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are UTC+1.[12]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Norway 3 3 0 0 102 66 +36 6 Main round
2   Croatia 3 1 1 1 70 76 −6 3
3   Hungary 3 1 0 2 73 81 −8 2
4   Switzerland 3 0 1 2 75 97 −22 1
Source: Eurohandball[13]
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.
4 November 2022
18:00
Hungary   33–28   Switzerland Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 1,168
Referees: Vujačić, Kažanegra (MNE)
Klujber 9 (12–14) Schmid 6
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4 November 2022
20:30
Norway   32–23   Croatia Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 1,179
Referees: Duplii, Pobedrina (UKR)
Mørk 8 (16–14) S. Posavec 4
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6 November 2022
18:00
Croatia   21–18   Hungary Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 1,424
Referees: Merz, Kuttler (GER)
Blažević 9 (10–7) Győri-Lukács 4
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6 November 2022
20:30
Switzerland   21–38   Norway Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 1,123
Referees: M. Sá, V. Sá (POR)
Emmenegger 5 (9–19) Oftedal 6
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8 November 2022
18:00
Croatia   26–26   Switzerland Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 1,088
Referees: Álvarez, Bustamante (ESP)
Japundža 6 (14–12) Emmenegger 7
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8 November 2022
20:30
Norway   32–22   Hungary Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 1,088
Referees: Metalari, Nikolovski (MKD)
Ingstad 8 (14–12) Klujber 6
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Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden 3 2 0 1 83 68 +15 4[a] Main round
2   Denmark 3 2 0 1 85 72 +13 4[a]
3   Slovenia (H) 3 2 0 1 77 83 −6 4[a]
4   Serbia 3 0 0 3 66 88 −22 0
Source: Eurohandball[13]
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 c Sweden 2 Pts, +9 GD; Denmark 2 Pts, 0 GD, Slovenia 2 Pts, −9 GD
4 November 2022
18:00
Denmark   26–28   Slovenia Zlatorog Arena, Celje
Attendance: 2,878
Referees: Álvarez, Bustamante (ESP)
Østergaard 7 (15–14) Gros 8
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4 November 2022
20:30
Sweden   27–21   Serbia Zlatorog Arena, Celje
Attendance: 2,878
Referees: M. Sá, V. Sá (POR)
Hagman 9 (14–9) Stamenić 6
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6 November 2022
18:00
Slovenia   22–33   Sweden Zlatorog Arena, Celje
Attendance: 3,137
Referees: Metalari, Nikolovski (MKD)
Gros 5 (13–14) Hagman 9
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6 November 2022
20:30
Serbia   21–34   Denmark Zlatorog Arena, Celje
Attendance: 3,137
Referees: Duplii, Pobedrina (UKR)
Stoiljković 6 (11–18) three players 4
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8 November 2022
18:00
Slovenia   27–24   Serbia Zlatorog Arena, Celje
Attendance: 3,027
Referees: Merz, Kuttler (GER)
Omoregie 6 (13–15) Radosavljević 6
  6×  Report   3×  1× 
8 November 2022
20:30
Denmark   25–23   Sweden Zlatorog Arena, Celje
Attendance: 3,027
Referees: Vujačić, Kažanegra (MNE)
Friis 9 (13–5) Axnér 9
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Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France 3 3 0 0 85 59 +26 6 Main round
2   Netherlands 3 2 0 1 83 69 +14 4
3   Romania 3 1 0 2 80 87 −7 2
4   North Macedonia (H) 3 0 0 3 52 85 −33 0
Source: Eurohandball[13]
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
5 November 2022
18:00
France   24–14   North Macedonia Boris Trajkovski Sports Center, Skopje
Attendance: 2,809
Referees: Praštalo, Balvan (BIH)
Lassource 4 (12–5) Janeska 5
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5 November 2022
20:30
Netherlands   29–28   Romania Boris Trajkovski Sports Center, Skopje
Attendance: 2,809
Referees: Braseth, Sundet (NOR)
Van der Heijden 7 (14–12) three players 5
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7 November 2022
18:00
North Macedonia   15–30   Netherlands Boris Trajkovski Sports Center, Skopje
Attendance: 2,471
Referees: Vranes, Wenninger (AUT)
Ristovska 4 (9–17) Smits 7
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7 November 2022
20:30
Romania   21–35   France Boris Trajkovski Sports Center, Skopje
Attendance: 2,471
Referees: Backović, Palačković (SLO)
Grozav, Neagu 5 (11–17) Nze Minko 6
  2×  Report   4× 

9 November 2022
18:00
North Macedonia   23–31   Romania Boris Trajkovski Sports Center, Skopje
Attendance: 2,389
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Dabevska 7 (12–13) Neagu 10
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9 November 2022
20:30
France   26–24   Netherlands Boris Trajkovski Sports Center, Skopje
Attendance: 2,389
Referees: A. Covalciuc, I. Covalciuc (MDA)
Foppa, Nze Minko 4 (14–12) Malestein 9
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Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Montenegro (H) 3 3 0 0 85 71 +14 6 Main round
2   Spain 3 1 0 2 67 73 −6 2[a]
3   Germany 3 1 0 2 71 75 −4 2[a]
4   Poland 3 1 0 2 68 72 −4 2[a]
Source: Eurohandball[13]
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 c Spain 2 Pts, +1 GD; Germany 2 Pts, 0 GD, Poland 2 Pts, −1 GD
5 November 2022
18:00
Montenegro   30–23   Spain Morača Sports Center, Podgorica
Attendance: 3,019
Referees: Vranes, Wenninger (AUT)
Jauković, Radičević 5 (12–9) Cabral 5
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5 November 2022
20:30
Poland   23–25   Germany Morača Sports Center, Podgorica
Attendance: 3,019
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Balsam 5 (12–11) Grijseels 8
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7 November 2022
18:00
Germany   25–29   Montenegro Morača Sports Center, Podgorica
Attendance: 3,406
Referees: A. Covalciuc, I. Covalciuc (MDA)
Bölk, Grijseels 7 (12–15) Jauković 9
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7 November 2022
20:30
Spain   21–22   Poland Morača Sports Center, Podgorica
Attendance: 3,406
Referees: Praštalo, Balvan (BIH)
Cabral 7 (12–12) Kobylińska 5
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9 November 2022
18:00
Poland   23–26   Montenegro Morača Sports Center, Podgorica
Attendance: 4,317
Referees: Backović, Palačković (SLO)
Kobylińska 6 (12–12) Radičević 12
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9 November 2022
20:30
Germany   21–23   Spain Morača Sports Center, Podgorica
Attendance: 4,317
Referees: Braseth, Sundet (NOR)
Grijseels 6 (10–11) Campos 6
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Main roundEdit

Group IEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark 5 4 0 1 137 124 +13 8[a] Semifinals
2   Norway 5 4 0 1 146 124 +22 8[a]
3   Sweden 5 3 0 2 142 126 +16 6 Fifth place game
4   Slovenia (H) 5 2 0 3 124 132 −8 4
5   Croatia 5 1 0 4 106 133 −27 2[b]
6   Hungary 5 1 0 4 121 137 −16 2[b]
Source: Eurohandball[13]
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 Norway 29–31 Denmark
  2. ^ a b Croatia 21–18 Hungary
10 November 2022
18:00
Croatia   18–26   Slovenia Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 4,126
Referees: Metalari, Nikolovski (MKD)
Blažević 5 (12–13) Gros 7
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10 November 2022
20:30
Hungary   27–29   Denmark Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 4,126
Referees: M. Sá, V. Sá (POR)
Klujber 8 (12–14) Friis 7
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12 November 2022
18:00
Croatia   17–26   Denmark Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 1,323
Referees: Merz, Kuttler (GER)
Pavlović 6 (8–14) Jørgensen 5
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12 November 2022
20:30
Norway   27–25   Sweden Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 1,323
Referees: Álvarez, Bustamante (ESP)
Reistad 7 (13–13) Carlson 9
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14 November 2022
18:00
Norway   26–23   Slovenia Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 5,648
Referees: Praštalo, Balvan (BIH)
Reistad 10 (16–15) Gros 5
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14 November 2022
20:30
Hungary   25–30   Sweden Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 5,648
Referees: Vujačić, Kažanegra (MNE)
Klujber 6 (15–18) Roberts 9
  3×  Report  1× 

16 November 2022
15:30
Hungary   29–25   Slovenia Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 4,263
Referees: Merz, Kuttler (GER)
Klujber 9 (14–14) Gros 6
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16 November 2022
18:00
Croatia   27–31   Sweden Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 4,263
Referees: M. Sá, V. Sá (POR)
Petika 6 (11–17) Hagman 8
  2×  Report  2× 
16 November 2022
20:30
Norway   29–31   Denmark Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 4,263
Referees: Metalari, Nikolovski (MKD)
Mørk 8 (13–12) A.M. Hansen 7
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Group IIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France 5 5 0 0 153 108 +45 10 Semifinals
2   Montenegro 5 3 0 2 138 151 −13 6
3   Netherlands 5 2 1 2 152 144 +8 5 Fifth place game
4   Germany 5 2 0 3 135 137 −2 4
5   Spain 5 1 1 3 125 144 −19 3
6   Romania 5 1 0 4 139 158 −19 2
Source: Eurohandball[13]
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 November 2022
18:00
Netherlands   28–36   Germany Boris Trajkovski Sports Center, Skopje
Attendance: 389
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Malestein 8 (13–17) Grijseels 8
 4×  1×  Report  7× 
11 November 2022
20:30
Romania   28–27   Spain Boris Trajkovski Sports Center, Skopje
Attendance: 389
Referees: Backović, Palačković (SLO)
Pintea 7 (12–11) González Ortega, Gutiérrez Bermejo 4
  3×  Report   1× 

13 November 2022
18:00
Netherlands   29–29   Spain Boris Trajkovski Sports Center, Skopje
Attendance: 973
Referees: Duplii, Pobedrina (UKR)
Freriks, Smits 6 (15–17) Cabral, Valdivia 4
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13 November 2022
20:30
France   27–19   Montenegro Boris Trajkovski Sports Center, Skopje
Attendance: 973
Referees: Braseth, Sundet (NOR)
Foppa 6 (12–9) Radičević 6
 3×  Report  1× 

15 November 2022
18:00
Romania   34–35   Montenegro Boris Trajkovski Sports Center, Skopje
Attendance: 924
Referees: Vranes, Wenninger (AUT)
Neagu 9 (18–18) Grbić, Radičević 8
  6×  Report  3× 
15 November 2022
20:30
France   29–21   Germany Boris Trajkovski Sports Center, Skopje
Attendance: 924
Referees: A. Covalciuc, I. Covalciuc (MDA)
Kanor 5 (13–9) Grijseels 7
 4×  Report  1× 

16 November 2022
15:30
Romania   28–32   Germany Boris Trajkovski Sports Center, Skopje
Attendance: 770
Referees: Duplii, Pobedrina (UKR)
Neagu 7 (14–16) Stockschläder 10
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16 November 2022
18:00
Netherlands   42–25   Montenegro Boris Trajkovski Sports Center, Skopje
Attendance: 842
Referees: Backović, Palačković (SLO)
Smits 7 (21–15) Jauković 11
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16 November 2022
20:30
France   36–23   Spain Boris Trajkovski Sports Center, Skopje
Attendance: 842
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Valentini 6 (17–9) Campos 5
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Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
18 November
 
 
  Denmark27
 
20 November
 
  Montenegro23
 
  Denmark25
 
18 November
 
  Norway27
 
  Norway28
 
 
  France20
 
Third place
 
 
20 November
 
 
  Montenegro (ET)27
 
 
  France25

Fifth place gameEdit

18 November 2022
15:00
Sweden   37–32   Netherlands Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 3,600
Referees: M. Sá, V. Sá (POR)
Hagman 9 (21–16) three players 5
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SemifinalsEdit

18 November 2022
17:45
Denmark   27–23   Montenegro Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 3,600
Referees: A. Covalciuc, I. Covalciuc (MDA)
Friis 7 (14–10) Grbić, Jauković 7
 5×  Report  4× 

18 November 2022
20:30
Norway   28–20   France Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 3,600
Referees: Merz, Kuttler (GER)
Mørk 8 (12–11) Zaadi 5
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Third place gameEdit

20 November 2022
17:45
Montenegro   27–25 (ET)   France Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 5,380
Referees: Praštalo, Balvan (BIH)
Jauković, Radičević 6 (13–12) Granier, Nze Minko 4
 5×  1×  Report   6× 

FT: 22–22 ET: 5–3

FinalEdit

20 November 2022
20:30
Denmark   25–27   Norway Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 5,380
Referees: Álvarez, Bustamante (ESP)
Burgaard 6 (15–12) Mørk 8
  2×  Report   3× 

Final ranking and awardsEdit

Final rankingEdit

Qualified for the 2023 World Championship, 2024 Summer Olympics and 2024 European Women's Handball Championship
Qualified for the 2023 World Championship

All Star TeamEdit

The All Star Team and awards were announced on 20 November 2022.[15]

Position Player
Goalkeeper   Cléopatre Darleux
Left wing   Emma Friis
Left back   Cristina Neagu
Centre back   Stine Bredal Oftedal
Right back   Katrin Klujber
Right wing   Jovanka Radičević
Pivot   Pauletta Foppa
Best defense player   Kathrine Heindahl
Most valuable player   Henny Reistad

StatisticsEdit

MarketingEdit

The official logo was unveiled on 25 March 2021 the same day as the qualifiers draw in Vienna, Austria, The colours in the tournament logo and branding take inspiration from various elements connected to host cities in nations, Slovenia, North Macedonia and Montenegro.[18]

ReferencesEdit

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