1998 European Men's Handball Championship

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1998 EHF European Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Italy
Dates 29 May–7 June
Teams 12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Sweden (2nd title)
Runner-up  Spain
Third place  Germany
Fourth place  Russia
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The 1998 EHF European Men's Handball Championship (3rd tournament) was held in Italy from 29 May–7 June, in the cities of Meran and Bolzano. Sweden won the tournament with Spain second and Germany third.

Teams[edit]

Group A Group B
 France  Croatia
 Yugoslavia  Hungary
 Germany  Russia
 Lithuania  Spain
 Sweden  Czech Republic
 Italy  Macedonia

Venues[edit]

City Stadium Capacity
Bolzano Palaonda 7.200
Meran Meranarena 4.000

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team P W T L GF GA GD Pts.
 Sweden 5 4 0 1 130 111 +19 8
 Germany 5 4 0 1 125 102 +23 8
 Yugoslavia 5 3 0 2 125 121 +4 6
 France 5 1 1 3 110 125 -15 3
 Lithuania 5 1 1 3 100 115 -15 3
 Italy 5 1 0 4 106 122 -16 2
29. May 1998
 France 20 – 20  Lithuania
 Germany 20 – 21  Sweden
 Yugoslavia 26 – 19  Italy
30. May 1998
 Sweden 25 – 22  France
 Lithuania 22 – 30  Yugoslavia
 Italy 18 – 26  Germany
1. June 1998
 Lithuania 21 – 27  Sweden
 Yugoslavia 22 – 29  Germany
 France 23 – 22  Italy
3. June 1998
 Yugoslavia 19 – 29  Sweden
 Germany 30 – 23  France
 Italy 18 – 19  Lithuania
4. June 1998
 France 22 – 28  Yugoslavia
 Sweden 28 – 29  Italy
 Germany 20 – 18  Lithuania

Group B[edit]

Team P W T L GF GA GD Pts.
 Spain 5 4 1 0 135 103 +32 9
 Russia 5 3 1 1 127 110 +17 7
 Hungary 5 3 0 2 121 122 -1 6
 Croatia 5 2 1 2 117 120 -3 5
 Czech Republic 5 1 0 4 130 132 -2 2
 Macedonia 5 0 1 4 104 147 -43 1
29. May 1998
 Hungary 29 – 20  Macedonia
 Russia 22 – 21  Czech Republic
 Croatia 18 – 18  Spain
31. May 1998
 Czech Republic 24 – 30  Croatia
 Macedonia 26 – 26  Russia
 Spain 27 – 17  Hungary
1. June 1998
 Croatia 28 – 21  Macedonia
 Hungary 20 – 23  Russia
 Spain 35 – 22  Czech Republic
3. June 1998
 Hungary 27 – 25  Czech Republic
 Macedonia 19 – 26  Spain
 Russia 29 – 14  Croatia
4. June 1998
 Russia 27 – 29  Spain
 Croatia 27 – 28  Hungary
 Czech Republic 38 – 18  Macedonia

Finals[edit]

Semi-finals Final
   Spain   29  
   Germany   22  
 
       Spain   23
     Sweden   25
Bronze-final
   Sweden   27    Russia   28
   Russia   24      Germany   30(1)
  • (1) - in overtime

Final ranking[edit]

Gold medal icon.svg  Sweden
Silver medal icon.svg  Spain
Bronze medal icon.svg  Germany
4  Russia
5  Yugoslavia
6  Hungary
7  France
8  Croatia
9  Lithuania
10  Czech Republic
11  Italy
12  Macedonia

References[edit]