2004 European Men's Handball Championship

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2004 EHF European Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Slovenia
Dates 22 January–1 February
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Germany (1st title)
Runner-up  Slovenia
Third place  Denmark
Fourth place  Croatia
Tournament statistics
Matches 48
Goals scored 2734 (56.96 per match)
Attendance 80,000 (1,667 per match)
Top scorer(s)  Mirza Džomba (CRO) (46 goals)
Best player  Ivano Balić (CRO)
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The 2004 (6th) Men's European Handball Championship took place from 22 January to 1 February 2004 in Slovenia in the cities of Ljubljana, Celje, Velenje and Koper.

Venues[edit]

Location Picture City Arena Capacity Status Round
HalaTivoli-Ljubljana.JPG Ljubljana Tivoli Hall 5,600[1] Opened in 1965 Preliminary stage & Second Group stage & Knockout stages
Bonifika Arena.png Koper Arena Bonifika 5,000 Opened in 1999 Preliminary stage
Rdeča Dvorana 2013.jpg Velenje Red Hall 5,600[2] Opened in 1975 Preliminary stage
Celje Zlatorog Arena 5,500[3] Opened in 2003 Preliminary stage & Second Group stage

Preliminary Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Venue: Red Hall, Velenje

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Russia Russia 3 3 0 0 87 74 13 6
Sweden Sweden 3 2 0 1 93 79 14 4
Switzerland Switzerland 3 1 0 2 69 85 -16 2
Ukraine Ukraine 3 0 0 3 74 85 -11 0

22 January 2004
 Russia 28 – 20   Switzerland

22 January 2004
 Sweden 31 – 25  Ukraine

24 January 2004
  Switzerland 24 – 35  Sweden

24 January 2004
 Ukraine 27 – 29  Russia

25 January 2004
 Ukraine 22 – 25   Switzerland

25 January 2004
 Sweden 27 – 30  Russia

Group B[edit]

Venue: Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Croatia Croatia 3 2 1 0 88 86 2 5
Denmark Denmark 3 2 0 1 85 78 7 4
Spain Spain 3 1 0 2 82 81 1 2
Portugal Portugal 3 0 1 2 91 101 -10 1

22 January 2004
 Spain 29 – 30  Croatia

22 January 2004
 Denmark 36 – 32  Portugal

24 January 2004
 Portugal 27 – 33  Spain

24 January 2004
 Croatia 26 – 25  Denmark

25 January 2004
 Portugal 32 – 32  Croatia

22 January 2004
 Denmark 24 – 20  Spain

Group C[edit]

Venue: Zlatorog Arena, Celje

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Slovenia Slovenia 3 2 1 0 100 90 10 5
Hungary Hungary 3 2 1 0 91 83 8 5
Czech Republic Czech Republic 3 0 1 2 88 97 -9 1
Iceland Iceland 3 0 1 2 87 96 -9 1

22 January 2004
 Czech Republic 25 – 30  Hungary

22 January 2004
 Iceland 28 – 34  Slovenia

24 January 2004
 Hungary 32 – 29  Iceland

24 January 2004
 Slovenia 37 – 33  Czech Republic

25 January 2004
 Iceland 30 – 30  Czech Republic

25 January 2004
 Slovenia 29 – 29  Hungary

Group D[edit]

Venue: Bonifika Hall, Koper

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
France France 3 2 1 0 81 74 7 5
Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro 3 2 0 1 86 78 8 4
Germany Germany 3 1 1 1 96 89 7 3
Poland Poland 3 0 0 3 86 108 -22 0

22 January 2004
 France 29 – 25  Poland

22 January 2004
 Germany 26 – 28  Serbia and Montenegro

24 January 2004
 Serbia and Montenegro 20 – 23  France

24 January 2004
 Poland 32 – 42  Germany

25 January 2004
 Germany 29 – 29  France

25 January 2004
 Serbia and Montenegro 38 – 29  Poland

Main Group Stage[edit]

Group I[edit]

Venue: Zlatorog Arena, Celje

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Croatia Croatia 5 4 1 0 138 131 7 9
Denmark Denmark 5 4 0 1 153 125 28 8
Russia Russia 5 3 1 1 149 137 12 7
Sweden Sweden 5 2 0 3 145 144 1 4
Spain Spain 5 1 0 4 133 143 -10 2
Switzerland Switzerland 5 0 0 5 115 153 -38 0

27 January 2004
  Switzerland 24 – 26  Spain

27 January 2004
 Sweden 26 – 28  Croatia

27 January 2004
 Russia 31 – 36  Denmark

28 January 2004
 Russia 36 – 30  Spain

28 January 2004
  Switzerland 27 – 30  Croatia

28 January 2004
 Sweden 28 – 34  Denmark

29 January 2004
  Switzerland 20 – 34  Denmark

29 January 2004
 Sweden 29 – 28  Spain

29 January 2004
 Russia 24 – 24  Croatia

Group II[edit]

Venue: Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Germany 5 3 1 1 151 131 20 7
Slovenia Slovenia 5 3 1 1 144 135 9 7
France France 5 2 1 2 134 129 5 5
Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro 5 2 1 2 134 135 -1 5
Hungary Hungary 5 1 2 2 132 140 -8 4
Czech Republic Czech Republic 5 1 0 4 147 172 -25 2

27 January 2004
 Hungary 21 – 29  France

27 January 2004
 Czech Republic 27 – 37  Germany

28 January 2004
 Czech Republic 32 – 31  France

28 January 2004
 Slovenia 24 – 31  Germany

29 January 2004
 Hungary 23 – 28  Germany

29 January 2004
 Slovenia 27 – 22  France

Knock-out phase[edit]

Venue: Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana

Final round[edit]

Semifinal Final
31 January – (Ljubljana)
  Slovenia  27  
  Croatia  25  
 
1 February – (Ljubljana)
      Germany  30
    Slovenia  25
Bronze Match
31 January – (Ljubljana) 1 February – (Ljubljana)
  Germany  22   Croatia  27
  Denmark  20     Denmark  31

Semifinals[edit]

31 January 2004
 Croatia 25 – 27  Slovenia

31 January 2004
 Denmark 20 – 22  Germany

Seventh place match[edit]

31 January 2004
 Sweden 35 – 34  Serbia and Montenegro

Fifth place match[edit]

1 February 2004
 Russia 28 – 26  France

Third place match[edit]

1 February 2004
 Croatia 27 – 31  Denmark

Final[edit]

1 February 2004
 Slovenia 25 – 30  Germany

Ranking and Statistics[edit]

Final Ranking[edit]

Gold medal icon.svg  Germany
Silver medal icon.svg  Slovenia
Bronze medal icon.svg  Denmark
4  Croatia
5  Russia
6  France
7  Sweden
8  Serbia and Montenegro
9  Hungary
10  Spain
11  Czech Republic
12   Switzerland
13  Iceland
14  Portugal
15  Ukraine
16  Poland

All Star Team[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]