2001 World Men's Handball Championship

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2001 World Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country  France
Dates 23 January–4 February
Final positions
Champions  France
Runner-up  Sweden
Third place  Yugoslavia
Fourth place  Egypt
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The 2001 World Men's Handball Championship took place in France from 23 January to 4 February 2001. It was the 17th edition of the World Championship in team handball and the hosts won the championship.

Qualified teams[edit]

24 teams were qualified for the first round and dispatched into 4 groups.

Group A :  Czech Republic,  Egypt,  Iceland,  Morocco,  Portugal,  Sweden .

Group B :  Algeria,  Argentina,  Brazil,  France,  Kuwait,  Yugoslavia

Group C :  Croatia,  Greenland,  Germany,  South Korea,  Spain,  United States .

Group D :  Norway,  Russia,  Saudi Arabia,  Slovenia,  Tunisia,  Ukraine .

First round[edit]

The first four teams of each group qualify for the round of 16.

Group A in Montpellier[edit]

  • Tuesday, 23 January:
    • Egypt 28 - 18 Morocco
    • Portugal 29 - 19 Czech Republic
    • Sweden 24 - 21 Iceland
  • Wednesday, 24 January:
    • Czech Republic 26 - 26 Egypt
    • Iceland 22 - 19 Portugal
    • Morocco 21 - 33 Sweden
  • Thursday, 25 January:
    • Egypt 23 - 19 Portugal
    • Morocco 23 - 31 Iceland
    • Sweden 29 - 22 Czech Republic
  • Saturday, 27 January:
    • Czech Republic 40 - 23 Morocco
    • Portugal 25 - 32 Sweden
    • Egypt 24 - 22 Iceland
  • Sunday, 28 January:
    • Portugal 30 - 26 Morocco
    • Iceland 29 - 29 Czech Republic
    • Sweden 29 - 23 Egypt

Standings[edit]

Rank Country Pts W D L GF GA Diff
1 Sweden Sweden 10 5 0 0 147 122 +35
2 Egypt Egypt 7 3 1 1 124 115 +9
3 Iceland Iceland 5 2 1 2 125 119 +6
4 Portugal Portugal 4 2 0 3 122 122 0
5 Czech Republic Czech Republic 4 1 2 2 136 136 0
6 Morocco Morocco 0 0 0 5 112 162 -50

Group B in Nantes[edit]

  • Tuesday, 23 January:
    • Argentina 22 - 16 Kuwait
    • France 23 - 13 Algeria
    • FRY 31 - 23 Brazil
  • Wednesday, 24 January:
    • Brazil 19 - 20 Argentina
    • Kuwait 14 - 30 France
    • Algeria 20 -23 FRY
  • Thursday, 25 January:
    • Kuwait 13 - 26 Algeria
    • Fance 29 - 19 Brazil
    • Argentina 10 - 32 FRY
  • Saturday, 27 January:
    • Argentina 23 - 23 Algeria
    • Brazil 27 - 19 Kuwait
    • FRY 20 - 22 France
  • Sunday, 28 January:
    • Algeria 25 - 20 Brazil
    • FRY 40 - 14 Kuwait
    • France 28 - 19 Argentina

Standings[edit]

Rank Country Pts W D L GF GA Diff
1 France France 10 5 0 0 132 85 +47
2 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 8 4 0 1 146 89 +57
3 Algeria Algeria 5 2 1 2 107 102 +5
4 Argentina Argentina 5 2 1 2 94 118 -24
5 Brazil Brazil 2 1 0 4 108 124 -16
6 Kuwait Kuwait 0 0 0 5 76 145 -69

Group C in Besançon[edit]

  • Tuesday, 23 January:
    • Croatia 25 - 15 Greenland
    • Germany 40 - 12 USA
    • Spain 26 - 17 South Korea
  • Tuesday, 24 January:
    • Greenland 16 - 31 Spain
    • USA 12 - 41 Croatia
    • South Korea 26 - 33 Germany
  • Thursday, 25 January:
    • Spain 45 - 18 USA
    • Greenland 20 - 27 South Korea
    • Croatia 23 - 23 Germany
  • Saturday, 27 January:
    • USA 18 - 26 Greenland
    • Germany 22 - 31 Spain
    • Croatia 33 - 38 South Korea
  • Sunday, 28 January:
    • Germany 39 - 08 Greenland
    • South Korea 37 - 20 USA
    • Spain 27 - 32 Croatia

Standings[edit]

Rank Country Pts W D L GF GA Diff
1 Spain Spain 8 4 0 1 160 105 +55
2 Germany Germany 7 3 1 1 157 100 +57
3 Croatia Croatia 7 3 1 1 154 115 +39
4 South Korea South Korea 6 3 0 2 145 132 +13
5 Greenland Greenland 2 1 0 4 85 140 -55
6 United States USA 0 0 0 5 80 189 -109

Group D in Dunkerque[edit]

  • Tuesday, 23 January:
    • Slovenia 28 - 24 Ukraine
    • Russia 23 - 20 Tunisia
    • Norway 20 - 14 Saudi Arabia
  • Wednesday, 24 January:
    • Saudi Arabia 22 - 35 Slovenia
    • Ukraine 27 - 30 Russia
    • Tunisia 28 - 19 Norway
  • Thursday, 25 January:
    • Ukraine 24 - 18 Tunisia
    • Russia 29 - 18 Saudi Arabia
    • Slovenia 29 - 30 Norway
  • Saturday, 27 January:
    • Saudi Arabia 17 - 28 Ukraine
    • Norway 25 - 25 Russia
    • Slovenia 23 - 28 Tunisia
  • Sunday, 28 January:
    • Tunisia 22 - 21 Saudi Arabia
    • Norway 22 - 31 Ukraine
    • Russia 33 - 30 Slovenia

Standings[edit]

Rank Country Pts W D L GF GA Diff
1 Russia Russia 9 4 1 0 140 120 +20
2 Ukraine Ukraine 6 3 0 2 134 115 +19
3 Tunisia Tunisia 6 3 0 2 116 110 +6
4 Norway Norway 5 2 1 2 116 127 -11
5 Slovenia Slovenia 4 2 0 3 145 137 +8
6 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 0 0 0 5 92 134 -42

Places 17 to 24[edit]

Rank Country Pts Diff
17  Slovenia 4 8
18  Czech Republic 4 0
19  Brazil 2 -16
20  Greenland 2 -55
21  Saudi Arabia 0 -42
22  Morocco 0 -50
23  Kuwait 0 -69
24  USA 0 -109

Round of 16[edit]

  • Wednesday, 31 January in Albertville
    • France 23 - 18 Portugal
    • Tunisia 24 - 26 Germany
  • Wednesday, 31 January in Amnéville les Thermes
    • Algeria 21 - 24 Egypt
    • Russia 28 - 26 South Korea
  • Wednesday, 31 January in Marseille
    • Croatia 34 - 37 Ukraine (double overtime)
    • Sweden 32 - 23 Argentina
  • Wednesday, 31 January in Toulouse
    • Iceland 27 - 31 FRY
    • Spain 28 - 23 Norway

Places 9 to 16[edit]

Rank Country Pts Diff
9 Croatia 3 0
10 Tunisia 2 0
11 Iceland 2 -2
12 South Korea 1 -11
13 Algeria 0 -13
14 Norway ' -18
15 Argentina 1 -31
16 Portugal 0 -14

Quarter-finals[edit]

Ranking games in Paris[edit]

  • Saturday, 3 February
    • places 5 to 8:
      • Ukraine 23 - 24 Spain
      • Germany 29 - 33 Russia
  • Sunday, 4 February
    • places 7 and 8 :
      • Ukraine 30 - 24 Germany
    • places 5 and 6 :
      • Spain 40 - 38 Russia (overtime)

Semi-finals in Paris[edit]

  • Saturday, 3 February
    • Sweden 25 - 24 FRY
    • France 24 - 21 Egypt

Bronze medal game in Paris[edit]

  • Sunday, 4 February
    • FRY 27 - 17 Egypt

Final in Paris[edit]

  • Sunday, 4 February
    • Sweden 25 - 28 France (overtime)

Final standings[edit]

  1.  France
  2.  Sweden
  3.  Yugoslavia
  4.  Egypt
  5.  Spain
  6.  Russia
  7.  Ukraine
  8.  Germany
  9.  Croatia
  10.  Tunisia
  11.  Iceland
  12.  South Korea
  13.  Algeria
  14.  Norway
  15.  Argentina
  16.  Portugal
  17.  Slovenia
  18.  Czech Republic
  19.  Brazil
  20.  Greenland
  21.  Saudi Arabia
  22.  Morocco
  23.  Kuwait
  24.  United States

Stefan Lövgren (Sweden) was named MVP of the tournament.