2002 European Men's Handball Championship

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2002 EHF European Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Sweden
Dates 25 January–3 February
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Sweden (4th title)
Runner-up  Germany
Third place  Denmark
Fourth place  Iceland
Tournament statistics
Top scorer(s)  Ólafur Stefánsson (ISL)
(58 goals)
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The 2002 (5th) Men's European Handball Championship took place from 25 January to 3 February 2002 in Sweden.

Teams[edit]

Group A Group B Group C Group D
 Czech Republic  Russia  Spain  France
 Poland  Israel   Switzerland  Croatia
 Sweden  Denmark  Iceland  Germany
 Ukraine  Portugal  Slovenia Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia

Venues[edit]

Group City Stadium Capacity
A and I Gothenburg Scandinavium 12.000
B Helsingborg Idrottens Hus 2.700
C Skövde Skövde Arena 2.500
D Jönköping Kinnarps Arena 7.000
II Västerås Västeråshallen 5.000
Final Round Stockholm Globen Arena 14.500

Preliminary round[edit]

The first three of each group reach the main stage. The remaining teams play one another for positions 13 to 16.

Group A[edit]

Team P W T L GF GA GD Pts.
 Sweden 3 3 0 0 86 63 +23 6
 Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 77 82 -5 4
 Ukraine 3 1 0 2 78 80 -2 2
 Poland 3 0 0 3 67 83 -16 0
25. January 2002
 Poland 24 – 25  Czech Republic
 Sweden 27 – 21  Ukraine
26. January 2002
 Czech Republic 22 – 31  Sweden
 Ukraine 30 – 23  Poland
27. January 2002
 Ukraine 27 – 30  Czech Republic
 Sweden 28 – 20  Poland

Group B[edit]

Team P W T L GF GA GD Pts.
 Denmark 3 2 1 0 81 71 +10 5
 Russia 3 2 1 0 80 70 +10 5
 Portugal 3 1 0 2 65 70 -5 2
 Israel 3 0 0 3 67 82 -15 0
25. January 2002
 Portugal 26 – 15  Israel
 Russia 25 – 25  Denmark
26. January 2002
 Israel 26 – 27  Russia
 Denmark 27 – 20  Portugal
27. January 2002
 Russia 28 – 19  Portugal
 Denmark 29 – 26  Israel

Group C[edit]

Team P W T L GF GA GD Pts.
 Iceland 3 2 1 0 88 71 +17 5
 Spain 3 2 1 0 73 66 +7 5
 Slovenia 3 0 1 2 79 90 -11 1
  Switzerland 3 0 1 2 78 91 -13 1
25. January 2002
 Slovenia 34 – 34   Switzerland
 Spain 24 – 24  Iceland
26. January 2002
 Iceland 31 – 25  Slovenia
  Switzerland 22 – 24  Spain
27. January 2002
 Iceland 33 – 22   Switzerland
 Spain 25 – 20  Slovenia

Group D[edit]

Team P W T L GF GA GD Pts.
 Germany 3 2 1 0 68 57 +11 5
 France 3 2 1 0 66 62 +4 5
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia 3 1 0 2 75 71 +4 2
 Croatia 3 0 0 3 70 89 -19 0
25. January 2002
 Croatia 22 – 34 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia
 France 15 – 15  Germany
26. January 2002
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia 20 – 22  France
 Germany 26 – 21  Croatia
27. January 2002
 Germany 27 – 21 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia
 France 29 – 27  Croatia

Second round[edit]

The first two from each group play the semifinals.

Group I[edit]

Team P W T L GF GA GD Pts.
 Denmark 5 4 1 0 131 113 +18 9
 Sweden 5 4 0 1 141 118 +23 8
 Russia 5 3 1 1 139 118 +21 7
 Czech Republic 5 2 0 3 126 145 -19 4
 Portugal 5 1 0 4 116 134 -18 2
 Ukraine 5 0 0 5 112 137 -25 0
29. January 2002
 Ukraine 23 – 28  Portugal
 Czech Republic 25 – 31  Denmark
 Sweden 30 – 26  Russia
30. January 2002
 Czech Republic 20 – 29  Russia
 Ukraine 17 – 21  Denmark
 Sweden 27 – 22  Portugal
31. January 2002
 Czech Republic 29 – 27  Portugal
 Ukraine 24 – 31  Russia
 Sweden 26 – 27  Denmark

Group II[edit]

Team P W T L GF GA GD Pts.
 Iceland 5 3 2 0 144 125 +19 8
 Germany 5 3 1 1 116 111 +5 7
 France 5 2 2 1 123 109 +14 6
 Spain 5 2 1 2 126 122 +4 5
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia 5 1 1 3 126 139 -13 3
 Slovenia 5 0 1 4 118 147 -29 1
29. January 2002
 Iceland 26 – 26  France
 Slovenia 24 – 24 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia
 Spain 18 – 19  Germany
30. January 2002
 Iceland 34 – 26 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia
 Slovenia 28 – 31  Germany
 Spain 27 – 24  France
31. January 2002
 Spain 32 – 35 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia
 Slovenia 21 – 36  France
 Iceland 29 – 24  Germany

Finals[edit]

Semi-finals Final
2. February 2002
   Denmark   23  
   Germany   28  
 
3. February 2002
       Germany   31
     Sweden   33
Bronze-final
2. February 2002 3. February 2002
   Sweden   33    Denmark   29
   Iceland   22      Iceland   22

Final ranking[edit]

1.  Sweden
2.  Germany
3.  Denmark
4.  Iceland
5.  Russia
6.  France
7.  Spain
8.  Czech Republic
9.  Portugal
10. Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia
11.  Ukraine
12.  Slovenia
13.   Switzerland
14.  Israel
15.  Poland
16.  Croatia

See also[edit]

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