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Handball at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

The men's tournament of Handball at the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, began on 7 August and ended on 21 August 2016. Games were held at the Future Arena.

Men's handball
at the XXXI Olympiad
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Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates7–21 August 2016
Teams12 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Denmark (1st title)
Runner-up France
Third place Germany
Fourth place Poland
Tournament statistics
Matches38
Goals scored2081 (54.76 per match)
Top scorer(s)Poland Karol Bielecki
(55 goals)
Best playerDenmark Mikkel Hansen
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Denmark won their first gold medal after defeating defending champion France.[1] Germany won the bronze medal by defeating Poland 31–25.[2]

The medals were presented by Gunilla Lindberg, Yumilka Ruiz and Tony Estanguet, IOC members from Sweden, Cuba and France respectively and by Hassan Moustafa, Miguel Roca Mas and Per Bertelsen, President, 1st Vice President and Caretaker Chairman of the Commission of Organizing and Competition of the IHF respectively.

Contents

Competition scheduleEdit

Event↓/Date → Sun 7 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20 Sun 21
Men G G G G G ¼ ½ B F
G Group stage ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Final

QualificationEdit

Mean of qualification Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 2 October 2009   Copenhagen 1   Brazil
2015 World Championship 15 January – 1 February 2015   Qatar 1   France
2015 Pan American Games 16–25 July 2015   Toronto 1   Argentina
2015 Asian Qualification Tournament 14–27 November 2015   Doha 1   Qatar
2016 European Championship 15–31 January 2016   Poland 1   Germany
2016 African Championship 21–30 January 2016   Cairo 1   Egypt
2016 Olympic Qualification Tournaments 8–10 April 2016   Gdańsk 2   Poland
  Tunisia
  Malmö 2   Slovenia
  Sweden
  Herning 2   Denmark
  Croatia
Total 12

Competition formatEdit

The twelve teams in the tournament were divided into two groups of six, with each team initially playing round-robin games within their group. Following the completion of the round-robin stage, the top four teams from each group advance to the quarter-finals. The two semi-final winners meet for the gold medal match, while the semi-final losers play in the bronze medal match.

RefereesEdit

15 refereeing pairs were selected on 5 July 2016.[3][4]

RostersEdit

DrawEdit

The draw took place on 29 April 2016.[5][6]

SeedingEdit

The seeding was announced on 10 April 2016.[7]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6
  France
  Poland
  Slovenia
  Denmark
  Croatia
  Sweden
  Tunisia
  Brazil
  Germany
  Qatar
  Argentina
  Egypt

Group stageEdit

All times are local (UTC−3).[8]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Croatia 5 4 0 1 147 134 +13 8[a] Quarter-finals
2   France 5 4 0 1 152 126 +26 8[a]
3   Denmark 5 3 0 2 136 127 +9 6
4   Qatar 5 2 1 2 122 127 −5 5
5   Argentina 5 1 0 4 110 126 −16 2
6   Tunisia 5 0 1 4 118 145 −27 1
Source: IHF
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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Croatia 29–28 France


7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
09:30
Croatia   23–30   Qatar Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Štrlek 5 (8–15) Marković 10
  3×  Report   1× 
7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
14:40
Denmark   25–19   Argentina Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Hansen, Svan 6 (10–10) Simonet 7
  3×  1×  Report   3× 
7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
19:50
France   25–23   Tunisia Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Mahé 5 (16–11) Tej 6
  3×  Report   4× 

9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
09:30
Qatar   20–35   France Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
three players 4 (13–16) Abalo 7
  2×  Report   3× 
9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
14:40
Tunisia   23–31   Denmark Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pinto, Menezes (BRA)
Jallouz 5 (10–16) Mortensen, Svan 8
  1×  1×  Report   3× 
9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
21:50
Argentina   26–27   Croatia Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Rashed, El-Sayed (EGY)
F. Fernández 8 (15–14) Štrlek 7
  2×  1×  Report   4× 

11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
09:30
Tunisia   25–25   Qatar Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Boughanmi 8 (12–11) Capote 12
  2×  Report   2× 
11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
14:40
Denmark   24–27   Croatia Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Svan Hansen 9 (12–15) Duvnjak 8
  2×  Report   4× 
11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
21:50
France   31–24   Argentina Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Nikolov, Nachevski (MKD)
Abalo 7 (17–12) F. Fernández 8
  3×  1×  Report   3× 

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
11:30
Croatia   29–28   France Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pálsson, Elíasson (ISL)
Kopljar 6 (14–12) Guigou 10
  4×  2×  Report   4× 
13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
14:40
Denmark   26–25   Qatar Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Rashed, El-Sayed (EGY)
Svan 7 (14–14) Markovic 7
  4×  Report   3× 
13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
21:50
Argentina   23–21   Tunisia Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
Pizarro 7 (14–10) Boughanmi 8
  3×  Report   4×  1× 

15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
14:40
France   33–30   Denmark Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Mahé 9 (17–16) Hansen 8
  2×  Report   3× 
15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
19:50
Croatia   41–26   Tunisia Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Karačić 9 (25–10) Boughanmi 7
  2×  Report   1× 
15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
21:50
Qatar   22–18   Argentina Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Capote, Memišević 4 (12–9) Simonet 5
  3×  Report   4× 

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 5 4 0 1 153 141 +12 8[a] Quarter-finals
2   Slovenia 5 4 0 1 137 126 +11 8[a]
3   Brazil (H) 5 2 1 2 141 150 −9 5
4   Poland 5 2 0 3 139 140 −1 4
5   Egypt 5 1 1 3 129 143 −14 3
6   Sweden 5 1 0 4 132 131 +1 2
Source: IHF
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.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Slovenia 25–28 Germany


7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
11:30
Sweden   29–32   Germany Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Hansen, Gjeding (DEN)
Tollbring 8 (15–18) Kühn 7
  4×  1×  Report   3× 
7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
16:40
Poland   32–34   Brazil Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Daszek 8 (13–16) Toledo 7
  4×  Report   3× 
7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
21:50
Slovenia   27–26   Egypt Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pálsson, Elíasson (ISL)
Janc 8 (15–15) El-Ahmar 7
  3×  Report   4×  1× 

9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
11:30
Germany   32–29   Poland Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Lopéz, Ramírez (ESP)
three players 5 (16–14) Bielecki 10
  4×  1×  Report   3× 
9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
16:40
Brazil   28–31   Slovenia Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Chiuffa 8 (13–16) Janc 6
  2×  Report 13×  2× 
9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
19:50
Egypt   26–25   Sweden Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Mousaviyan, Kolahdouzan (IRI)
Sanad 7 (12–13) Petersen 5
  4×  Report   3× 

11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
11:30
Poland   33–25   Egypt Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Santos, Fonseca (POR)
Daszek 6 (16–10) Eissa 6
  4×  Report   3×  1× 
11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
16:40
Brazil   33–30   Germany Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Chiuffa 8 (17–16) Häfner, Reichmann 6
  2×  1×  Report   4×  1× 
11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
19:50
Slovenia   29–24   Sweden Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Lopéz, Ramírez (ESP)
Janc, Razgor 5 (14–13) Tollbring 6
  4×  Report   4× 

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
09:30
Slovenia   25–28   Germany Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Nikolov, Nachevski (MKD)
Dolenec 6 (12–11) Gensheimer 6
  4×  Report   4× 
13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
16:40
Egypt   27–27   Brazil Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
El-Ahmar 9 (15–13) four players 4
  3×  Report   4× 
13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
19:50
Sweden   24–25   Poland Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Stenmalm 8 (13–12) Bielecki 8
  3×  Report   4× 

15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
09:30
Poland   20–25   Slovenia Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Bielecki 4 (13–13) Zarabec 7
  2×  1×  Report   2× 
15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
11:30
Germany   31–25   Egypt Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Hansen, Gjeding (DEN)
Gensheimer 7 (15–12) Sanad 7
  2×  Report   1× 
15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
16:40
Sweden   30–19   Brazil Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Santos, Fonseca (POR)
Stenmalm 6 (16–10) Toledo 4
  4×  Report   2× 

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal
 
          
 
17 August
 
 
  Croatia27
 
19 August
 
  Poland30
 
  Poland28
 
17 August
 
  Denmark (OT)29
 
  Denmark37
 
21 August
 
  Slovenia30
 
  Denmark28
 
17 August
 
  France26
 
  Brazil27
 
19 August
 
  France34
 
  France29
 
17 August
 
  Germany28 Bronze medal
 
  Germany34
 
21 August
 
  Qatar22
 
  Poland25
 
 
  Germany31
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

17 August 2016 (2016-08-17)
10:00
Brazil   27–34   France Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Pozzer 8 (16–16) Guigou 8
  3×  Report   2× 

17 August 2016 (2016-08-17)
13:30
Germany   34–22   Qatar Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
three players 5 (16–12) Capote 9
  3×  Report   3× 

17 August 2016 (2016-08-17)
17:00
Denmark   37–30   Slovenia Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Lopéz, Ramírez (ESP)
M. Hansen, L. Hansen 8 (16–13) Bezjak, Janc 6
  3×  Report   4× 

17 August 2016 (2016-08-17)
20:30
Croatia   27–30   Poland Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Čupić, Stepančić 7 (14–18) Bielecki 12
  4×  1×  Report   2× 

SemifinalsEdit

19 August 2016 (2016-08-19)
15:30
France   29–28   Germany Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Hansen, Gjeding (DEN)
Narcisse 7 (16–13) Gensheimer 11
  3×  Report   3× 

19 August 2016 (2016-08-19)
20:30
Poland   28–29 (ET)   Denmark Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Bielecki 7 (15–16) M. Hansen 10
  4×  Report   3× 

FT: 25–25 ET: 3–4

Bronze medal gameEdit

21 August 2016 (2016-08-21)
10:30
Poland   25–31   Germany Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Krajewski, Lijewski 5 (13–17) Reichmann 7
  1×  Report   3× 

Gold medal gameEdit

21 August 2016 (2016-08-21)
14:00
Denmark   28–26   France Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Hansen 8 (16–14) Guigou 6
  2×  Report   3× 

Ranking and statisticsEdit

MedalistsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Denmark end France's grip on Olympic title". ihf.info. 21 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Decisive bronze-medal win for Germany". ihf.info. 21 August 2016.
  3. ^ "IHF referees for Rio 2016". ihf.info. 5 July 2016.
  4. ^ Referees
  5. ^ "Draw for Rio 2016 Handball Tournament". ihf.info. 16 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Draw for the 2016 Olympic Handball Tournaments staged in Rio". ihf.info. 29 April 2016.
  7. ^ "At a glance: Participants at Olympic Games complete - tickets allocated". handball-world.com. 10 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Rio 2016 releases handball match schedule for Olympic Games". rio2016.com. 20 May 2016. Archived from the original on 22 May 2016.

External linksEdit