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Handball at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

The men's handball tournament at the 2012 Olympic Games in London was held from 28 July to 12 August at the Olympic Park. The group stage matches were held at the Copper Box and the knockout rounds took place at the larger Basketball Arena.

Men's handball at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
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Tournament details
Host country United Kingdom
Dates29 July – 12 August
Teams12 (from 5 confederations)
Final positions
Champions France (2nd title)
Runner-up Sweden
Third place Croatia
Fourth place Hungary
Tournament statistics
Matches38
Goals scored1973 (51.92 per match)
Attendance209,625 (5,516 per match)
Top scorer(s)Sweden Niclas Ekberg (50 goals)[1]
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Twelve nations were represented in the tournament. The four best teams from each group advanced to a quarter-final round, while the 5th and 6th teams in each group were classified 9th–12th by the results of their group matches. Unlike in previous Olympics there was no placement matches involving the losing teams of the quarter-finals.

Contents

QualificationEdit

Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 1   Great Britain
2011 World Championship 13–30 January 2011   Sweden 1   France
2011 Pan American Games 16–24 October 2011   Mexico 1   Argentina
Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament 2011 23 October – 2 November 2011   South Korea 1   South Korea
2012 African Championship 11–20 January 2012   Morocco 1   Tunisia
2012 European Championship 15–29 January 2012   Serbia 1   Denmark
2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #1 6–8 April 2012   Spain 2   Spain
  Serbia
2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #2 6–8 April 2012   Sweden 2   Sweden
  Hungary
2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #3 6–8 April 2012   Croatia 2   Croatia
  Iceland
Total 12

SeedingEdit

Before the draw the IHF seeded the teams in six pots. The draw for the groups was held on 30 May 2012.[2]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6
  France   Sweden   Iceland   Serbia   Denmark   South Korea
  Spain   Croatia   Hungary   Great Britain   Argentina   Tunisia

RostersEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
  Iceland 5 5 0 0 167 132 +35 10
  France 5 4 0 1 159 110 +49 8
  Sweden 5 3 0 2 156 115 +41 6
  Tunisia 5 2 0 3 121 125 −4 4
  Argentina 5 1 0 4 113 138 −25 2
  Great Britain 5 0 0 5 96 182 −86 0
Qualified for the quarterfinals
29 July 2012
09:30
Iceland   31 – 25   Argentina Copper Box, London
Attendance: 3,701[3]
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Sigurðsson 9 (15–14) D. Simonet 5
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29 July 2012
14:30
Sweden   28 – 21   Tunisia Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,155[4]
Referees: Raluy López, Sabroso (ESP)
Doder 8 (16–11) Boughanmi 6
  3×  Report   3× 

29 July 2012
19:30
France   44 – 15   Great Britain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 5,000[5]
Referees: Abdulla, Bamutref (QAT)
Joli 11 (21–7) Garnham 6
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31 July 2012
09:30
Tunisia   22 – 32   Iceland Copper Box, London
Attendance: 3,559[6]
Referees: Al-Nuaimi, Omar (UAE)
Bannour 10 (8–19) Pálmarsson 8
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31 July 2012
14:30
Great Britain   19 – 41   Sweden Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,382[7]
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Larsson 4 (10–24) Ekberg 13
  3×  1×  Report   3× 

31 July 2012
21:15
Argentina   20 – 32   France Copper Box, London
Attendance: 3,906[8]
Referees: Olesen, Peders (DEN)
Fernández, Riccobelli 4 (9–17) Karabatić 7
  3×  Report   3× 

2 August 2012
11:15
France   25 – 19   Tunisia Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,670[9]
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Narcisse 7 (12–11) Bannour 5
  4×  Report   4× 

2 August 2012
16:15
Great Britain   21–32   Argentina Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,581[10]
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabate (CIV)
Larsson 6 (11–16) Simonet 6
  4×  Report   3× 

2 August 2012
21:15
Sweden   32 – 33   Iceland Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,590[11]
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Källman 9 (13–17) Pálmarsson 9
  3×  Report   3× 

4 August 2012
09:30
Tunisia   34 – 17   Great Britain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,319[12]
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Toumi 10 (14–8) Edgar 5
  3×  Report   3× 

4 August 2012
14:30
Sweden   29 – 13   Argentina Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,592[13]
Referees: López, Sabroso (ESP)
Ekberg 9 (12–8) Simonet 3
  4×  Report   3× 

4 August 2012
19:30
Iceland   30 – 29   France Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,521[14]
Referees: Krstić, Ljubić (SLO)
Petersson 6 (16–15) Fernandez 9
  3×  Report   2× 

6 August 2012
11:15
Argentina   23 – 25   Tunisia Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,645[15]
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
Simonet 6 (12–12) Alouini 7
  2×  1×  Report   3×  1× 

6 August 2012
16:15
Iceland   41 – 24   Great Britain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,856[16]
Referees: Abdulla, Bamutref (QAT)
Sigurðsson 8 (18–15) Larsson 9
  3×  Report   3× 

6 August 2012
21:15
France   29 – 26   Sweden Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,833[17]
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Narcisse 6 (18–12) Ekberg, Andersson 5
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Group BEdit

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
  Croatia 5 5 0 0 150 109 +41 10
  Denmark 5 4 0 1 124 129 −5 8
  Spain 5 3 0 2 140 126 +14 6
  Hungary 5 2 0 3 114 128 −14 4
  Serbia 5 1 0 4 120 131 −11 2
  South Korea 5 0 0 5 115 140 −25 0
Qualified for the quarterfinals
29 July 2012
11:15
Croatia   31 – 21   South Korea Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,068[18]
Referees: Marina, Minore (ARG)
Čupić 8 (14–8) Jeong Yi-kyeong 5
  1×  Report   2× 

29 July 2012
16:15
Spain   26 – 21   Serbia Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,600[19]
Referees: Abrahamsen, Kristiansen (NOR)
Sarmiento Melián 5 (10–14) Ilić 6
  3×  Report   3× 

29 July 2012
21:15
Hungary   25 – 27   Denmark Copper Box, London
Attendance: 5,000[20]
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Császár 8 (10–13) Eggert 9
  1×  Report   3× 

31 July 2012
11:15
South Korea   19 – 22   Hungary Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,262[21]
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Jeong Yi-kyeong, Jeong Han 4 (9–7) Lékai 5
  4×  Report   4× 

31 July 2012
16:15
Serbia   23 – 31   Croatia Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,827[22]
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Vujin 6 (9–13) Čupić 8
  4×  Report   3× 

31 July 2012
19:30
Denmark   24 – 23   Spain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,368[23]
Referees: Krstić, Ljubić (SLO)
Hansen 8 (13–12) three players 4
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2 August 2012
09:30
Spain   33 – 29   South Korea Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,209[24]
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Ugalde 6 (16–14) Lee Jae-woo 8
  3×  Report   2× 

2 August 2012
14:30
Croatia   26 – 19   Hungary Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,950[25]
Referees: Abrahamsen, Kristiansen (NOR)
Čupić 7 (11–9) Császár, Nagy 4
  3×  Report   3× 

2 August 2012
19:30
Serbia   25 – 26   Denmark Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,504[26]
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Vujin 7 (11–13) Hansen 7
  3×  Report   2× 

4 August 2012
11:15
South Korea   22 – 28   Serbia Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,525[27]
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Jeong Han 6 (10–12) Nikčević, Toskić 5
  3×  Report   6× 

4 August 2012
16:15
Croatia   32 – 21   Denmark Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,800[28]
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
three players 5 (14–9) Eggert Jensen, Lindberg 5
  3×  Report   3× 

4 August 2012
21:15
Hungary   22 – 33   Spain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,280[29]
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Nagy 7 (13–16) Aguinagalde 9
  4×  Report   3× 

6 August 2012
09:30
Hungary   26 – 23   Serbia Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,159[30]
Referees: Abrahamsen, Kristiansen (NOR)
Mocsai 9 (9–11) Ilić, Prodanović 5
  4×  Report   3× 

6 August 2012
14:30
Denmark   26 – 24   South Korea Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,546[31]
Referees: Al-Nuaimi, Omar (UAE)
Eggert Jensen, Knudsen 6 (13–14) Lee Jae-woo, Eom Hyo-won 6
  4×  Report   2× 

6 August 2012
19:30
Spain   25 – 30   Croatia Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,856[32]
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Entrerríos, Tomás 5 (10–11) Čupić, Lacković 7
  3×  Report   4× 

Knockout stageEdit

 
The Basketball Arena was the venue for the knockout stage of the men's tournament
  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold Medal match
                           
  A1   Iceland 33  
B4   Hungary (OT) 34  
  B4   Hungary 26  
  A3   Sweden 27  
B2   Denmark 22
  A3   Sweden 24  
    A3   Sweden 21
  A2   France 22
  A2   France 23  
B3   Spain 22  
  A2   France 25 Bronze medal match
  B1   Croatia 22  
B1   Croatia 25 B4   Hungary 26
  A4   Tunisia 23   B1   Croatia 33

Quarter-finalsEdit

8 August 2012
11:00
Iceland   33 – 34 (ET)   Hungary Basketball Arena, London
Attendance: 9,063[33]
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Sigurðsson 8 (12–16) Nagy 9
  3×  Report   3× 

FT: 27–27 ET: 3–3, 3–4


8 August 2012
14:30
Spain   22 – 23   France Basketball Arena, London
Attendance: 8,890[34]
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Tomás 6 (12–9) Accambray 7
  4×  Report   4× 

8 August 2012
18:00
Sweden   24 – 22   Denmark Basketball Arena, London
Attendance: 9,494[35]
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Doder 6 (11–9) Lindberg 6
  4×  Report   4× 

8 August 2012
21:30
Croatia   25 – 23   Tunisia Basketball Arena, London
Attendance: 9,578[36]
Referees: Marina, Minore (ARG)
Čupić 8 (11–12) Jallouz, Alouini 4
  2×  Report   4×  1× 

Semi-finalsEdit

10 August 2012
17:00
Hungary   26 – 27   Sweden Basketball Arena, London
Attendance: 9,597[37]
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Császár 8 (12–15) Ekberg 6
  4×  Report   3× 

10 August 2012
20:30
France   25 – 22   Croatia Basketball Arena, London
Attendance: 9,849[38]
Referees: Abrahamsen, Kristiansen (NOR)
three players 4 (12–10) Horvat 6
  4×  Report   4× 

Bronze medal matchEdit

12 August 2012
11:00
Hungary   26 – 33   Croatia Basketball Arena, London
Attendance: 9,263[39]
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Harsányi 7 (14–19) Čupić 8
  4×  Report   3× 

Gold medal matchEdit

12 August 2012
15:00
Sweden   21 – 22   France Basketball Arena, London
Attendance: 9,627[40]
Referees: Krstić, Ljubić (SLO)
Ekberg 6 (8–10) Guigou 5
  3×  Report   4× 

Ranking and statisticsEdit

MedalistsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ London 2012 Handball Statistics, retrieved 12 August 2012 Archived 22 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Seeding List completed". IHF. 8 April 2012. Archived from the original on 3 August 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
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  15. ^ "Argentina – Tunisia" (PDF). IHF. 6 August 2012.
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  18. ^ "Croatia – South Korea" (PDF). IHF. 29 July 2012.
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  20. ^ "Hungary – Denmark" (PDF). IHF. 29 July 2012.
  21. ^ "South Korea – Hungary" (PDF). IHF. 31 July 2012.
  22. ^ "Serbia – Croatia" (PDF). IHF. 31 July 2012.
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  25. ^ "Croatia – Hungary" (PDF). IHF. 2 August 2012.
  26. ^ "Serbia – Denmark" (PDF). IHF. 2 August 2012.
  27. ^ "South Korea – Serbia" (PDF). IHF. 3 August 2012.
  28. ^ "Croatia – Denmark" (PDF). IHF. 3 August 2012.
  29. ^ "Hungary – Spain" (PDF). IHF. 4 August 2012.
  30. ^ "Hungary – Serbia" (PDF). IHF. 6 August 2012.
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  34. ^ "Spain – France" (PDF). IHF. 8 August 2012.
  35. ^ "Sweden – Denmark" (PDF). IHF. 8 August 2012.
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  39. ^ "Hungary – Croatia" (PDF). IHF. 12 August 2012.[dead link]
  40. ^ "Sweden – France" (PDF). IHF. 12 August 2012.

External linksEdit