2014 European Men's Handball Championship

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2014 EHF European Men's Handball Championship
2014 European Men's Handball Championship.png
Tournament details
Host country  Denmark
Dates 12–26 January
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  France (3rd title)
Runner-up  Denmark
Third place  Spain
Fourth place  Croatia
Tournament statistics
Matches 47
Goals scored 2612 (55.57 per match)
Attendance 316,390 (6,732 per match)
Top scorer(s)  Joan Cañellas (ESP) (50 goals)
Best player  Nikola Karabatić (FRA)[1]
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The 2014 EHF European Men's Handball Championship was the 11th edition of the tournament and held in Denmark from 12–26 January. Hungary/Croatia (jointly) were the other applicants for the championship.

Denmark was awarded the championship on the EHF Congress in Copenhagen 25 September 2010 with 24 votes. Hungary/Croatia got 22 votes. Denmark was automatically qualified as hosting nation, and as defending champions as well. After the final, at total of 316,390 spectators had visited the stadiums. An all time EHF record.

France won their third title after defeating Denmark 41–32 in the final.[2]

Title song for 2014 EHF was Bang that drum performed by Nabiha

Venues[edit]

Aalborg Aarhus
Gigantium
Capacity: 6,500
NRGi Arena
Capacity: 5,001
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Brøndby Herning
Brøndby Hall
Capacity: 4,950
Jyske Bank Boxen
Capacity: 15,000
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Referees[edit]

On 23 October 2013, 12 couples were announced in Vienna.[3]

Qualification[edit]

Qualified teams

Qualified teams[edit]

Country Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament1
 Denmark 00Host (and Defending Champion) 0025 September 2010 90 (1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 France 00Group 3 winner 006 April 2013 102 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Spain 00Group 1 winner 007 April 2013 102 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Iceland 00Group 6 winner 007 April 2013 72 (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Sweden 00Group 5 winner 0012 June 2013 92 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Hungary 00Group 4 runner-up 0012 June 2013 82 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Norway 00Group 3 runner-up 0012 June 2013 50 (2000, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Poland 00Group 5 runner-up 0012 June 2013 60 (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Montenegro 00Group 2 runner-up 0012 June 2013 10 (2008)
 Croatia 00Group 4 winner 0012 June 2013 100 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Serbia 00Group 7 winner 0012 June 2013 20 (2010, 2012)
 Czech Republic 00Group 2 winner 0015 June 2013 72 (1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Belarus 00Group 6 runner-up 0016 June 2013 22 (1994, 2008)
 Austria 00Group 7 runner-up 0016 June 2013 12 (2010)
 Russia 00best third placed team 0016 June 2013 102 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 Macedonia 00Group 1 runner-up 0016 June 2013 22 (1998, 2012)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italics indicates host.

Squads[edit]

Seeding[edit]

The draw was held on 21 June 2013 in Herning at 18:00 local time.[4][5] The seeding was announced on 18 June 2013.[6]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Group stage[edit]

All times are local (UTC+1).

     Team advance to the Main Round

Group A[edit]

Venue: Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Denmark 3 3 0 0 95 79 +16 6
 Macedonia 3 1 1 1 67 74 −7 3
 Austria 3 1 0 2 80 75 +5 2
 Czech Republic 3 0 1 2 73 87 −14 1
12 January 2014
18:00
Czech Republic  20 – 30  Austria
Attendance: 13,000
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Jícha 6 (9–14) Weber 7
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12 January 2014
20:30
Denmark  29 – 21  Macedonia
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Mortensen 5 (12–8) Lazarov 7
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14 January 2014
18:15
Macedonia  24 – 24  Czech Republic
Attendance: 10,100
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
Lazarov 12 (10–11) Horák 8
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14 January 2014
20:30
Austria  29 – 33  Denmark
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Gousko, Repkin (BLR)
Hermann 5 (12–18) Hansen 9
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16 January 2014
18:15
Macedonia  22 – 21  Austria
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Dentz, Reibel (FRA)
Lazarov 8 (12–10) Wilczynski 7
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16 January 2014
20:30
Denmark  33 – 29  Czech Republic
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Lindberg 6 (21–16) Jícha 11
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Group B[edit]

Venue: Gigantium, Aalborg

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 94 80 +14 6
 Iceland 3 1 1 1 86 86 0 3
 Hungary 3 0 2 1 80 87 −7 2
 Norway 3 0 1 2 77 84 −7 1
12 January 2014
16:00
Iceland  31 – 26  Norway
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Sigurðsson 9 (16–10) Kjelling 7
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12 January 2014
18:15
Spain  34 – 27  Hungary
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Krstić, Ljubič (SLO)
Rocas, Tomás 5 (17–10) Iváncsik 8
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14 January 2014
18:00
Hungary  27 – 27  Iceland
Attendance: 3,200
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Ancsin 7 (16–15) Pálmarsson 8
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14 January 2014
20:15
Norway  25 – 27  Spain
Attendance: 3,200
Referees: Dentz, Reibel (FRA)
Myrhol 7 (8–12) Tomás 8
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16 January 2014
18:00
Spain  33 – 28  Iceland
Attendance: 2,923
Referees: Gousko, Repkin (BLR)
Cañellas 8 (16–15) Pálmarsson 8
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16 January 2014
20:15
Hungary  26 – 26  Norway
Attendance: 2,923
Referees: Stoļarovs, Līcis (LAT)
Lékai 7 (16–13) Tvedten 7
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Group C[edit]

Venue: NRGi Arena, Aarhus

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 3 0 0 94 83 +11 6
 Poland 3 1 0 2 70 70 0 2
 Russia 3 1 0 2 77 84 −7 2
 Serbia 3 1 0 2 73 77 −4 2
13 January 2014
18:00
Serbia  20 – 19  Poland
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
three players 3 (13–9) Jurkiewicz 5
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13 January 2014
20:15
France  35 – 28  Russia
Attendance: 2,350
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Nyokas 9 (19–14) Kovalev 6
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15 January 2014
18:00
Russia  27 – 25  Serbia
Attendance: 3,200
Referees: Raluy, Sabroso (ESP)
Evdokimov 5 (14–14) Vujin 6
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15 January 2014
20:15
Poland  27 – 28  France
Attendance: 2,785
Referees: Krstić, Ljubič (SLO)
Łucak 5 (14–15) Karabatić 8
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17 January 2014
18:00
Poland  24 – 22  Russia
Attendance: 4,860
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Lijewski, Łucak 4 (10–14) Atman 6
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17 January 2014
20:15
Serbia  28 – 31  France
Attendance: 4,562
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
three players 5 (12–17) Joli 10
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Group D[edit]

Venue: Brøndby Hall, Brøndby

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Croatia 3 3 0 0 85 68 +17 6
 Sweden 3 2 0 1 82 68 +14 4
 Belarus 3 1 0 2 73 86 −13 2
 Montenegro 3 0 0 3 66 84 −18 0
13 January 2014
18:00
Croatia  33 – 22  Belarus
Attendance: 2,400
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
Čupić, Horvat 6 (16–11) Pukhouski 6
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13 January 2014
20:15
Sweden  28 – 21  Montenegro
Attendance: 2,697
Referees: Stoļarovs, Līcis (LAT)
Ekdahl du Rietz 7 (18–13) Ševaljević 5
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15 January 2014
18:00
Montenegro  22 – 27  Croatia
Attendance: 2,655
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Ševaljević 9 (12–13) Čupić 6
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15 January 2014
20:15
Belarus  22 – 30  Sweden
Attendance: 3,100
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Rutenka 13 (10–13) Petersen 8
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17 January 2014
18:00
Croatia  25 – 24  Sweden
Attendance: 4,785
Referees: Raluy, Sabroso (ESP)
Buntić, Duvnjak 6 (10–9) Karlsson 5
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17 January 2014
20:15
Belarus  29 – 23  Montenegro
Attendance: 3,400
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Rutenka 8 (13–13) Simović 8
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Main round[edit]

     Team advance to the semifinals
     Team advances to the placement game

Group I[edit]

Venue: Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Denmark 5 5 0 0 153 125 +28 10
 Spain 5 4 0 1 156 135 +21 8
 Iceland 5 2 1 2 140 146 −6 5
 Hungary 5 1 1 3 133 139 −6 3
 Macedonia 5 1 0 4 117 143 −26 2
 Austria 5 1 0 4 129 140 −11 2
18 January 2014
16:00
Macedonia  25 – 31  Hungary
Attendance: 8,100
Referees: Gousko, Repkin (BLR)
Manaskov, Pecakovski 5 (9–16) Császár 7
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18 January 2014
18:15
Austria  27 – 33  Iceland
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
Wilczynski 6 (9–17) Sigurðsson 7
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18 January 2014
20:30
Denmark  31 – 28  Spain
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Hansen 6 (16–14) García 5
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20 January 2014
16:00
Macedonia  27 – 29  Iceland
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Lazarov 7 (11–14) Sigurðsson, Hallgrímsson 6
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20 January 2014
18:15
Austria  27 – 28  Spain
Attendance: 11,000
Referees: Gousko, Repkin (BLR)
Schmid 6 (12–14) Aguinagalde 8
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20 January 2014
20:30
Denmark  28 – 24  Hungary
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Krstić, Ljubič (SLO)
Mogensen, Hansen 5 (14–11) Iváncsik 6
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22 January 2014
16:00
Macedonia  22 – 33  Spain
Attendance: 4,500
Referees: Stoļarovs, Līcis (LAT)
Mirkulovski 7 (12–15) Cañellas 6
Suspension 3×Booked Report  2×Booked

22 January 2014
18:15
Austria  25 – 24  Hungary
Attendance: 11,000
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Szilágyi, Santos 6 (9–13) Iváncsik 5
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22 January 2014
20:30
Denmark  32 – 23  Iceland
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Dentz, Reibel (FRA)
Larsen 8 (17–13) Sigurðsson 10
Suspension 4×Booked Report Suspension 4×Booked

Group II[edit]

Venue: NRGi Arena, Aarhus

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 5 4 0 1 157 140 +17 8
 Croatia 5 4 0 1 147 126 +21 8
 Poland 5 3 0 2 145 136 +9 6
 Sweden 5 3 0 2 138 137 +1 6
 Russia 5 1 0 4 141 154 −13 2
 Belarus 5 0 0 5 137 172 −35 0
19 January 2014
15:45
Poland  31 – 30  Belarus
Attendance: 2,680
Referees: Krstić, Ljubič (SLO)
Jurkiewicz 8 (14–13) Rutenka 9
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19 January 2014
18:00
Russia  27 – 29  Sweden
Attendance: 3,070
Referees: Stoļarovs, Līcis (LAT)
Igropulo 11 (13–20) Jakobsson 7
Suspension 3×Booked Report Suspension 4×Booked 1×Red card

19 January 2014
20:15
France  27 – 25  Croatia
Attendance: 3,400
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Karabatić, Guigou 7 (18–17) Kopljar 7
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21 January 2014
15:45
Russia  25 – 33  Croatia
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
Poliakov 5 (11–16) Horvat 7
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21 January 2014
18:00
France  39 – 30  Belarus
Attendance: 2,100
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Honrubia 9 (20–16) Brouka, Nikulenkau 6
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21 January 2014
20:15
Poland  35 – 25  Sweden
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Raluy, Sabroso (ESP)
Lijewski 6 (15–12) Ekdahl du Rietz 6
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22 January 2014
15:45
Russia  39 – 33  Belarus
Attendance: 700
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Kovalev 12 (23–17) Brouka 9
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22 January 2014
18:00
France  28 – 30  Sweden
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Joli 4 (16–14) Jakobsson, Karlsson 6
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22 January 2014
20:15
Poland  28 – 31  Croatia
Attendance: 3,700
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Jurecki 6 (15–14) three players 6
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Knockout stage[edit]

Venue: Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning

Bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
24 January – Herning
  Denmark  29  
  Croatia  27  
 
26 January – Herning
      Denmark  32
    France  41
Third place
24 January – Herning 26 January – Herning
  France  30   Croatia  28
  Spain  27     Spain  29

Semifinals[edit]

24 January 2014
18:30
France  30 – 27  Spain
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Krstić, Ljubič (SLO)
Abalo 8 (12–14) Cañellas 10
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24 January 2014
21:00
Denmark  29 – 27  Croatia
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Eggert 8 (13–15) Kopljar, Horvat 6
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Fifth place game[edit]

24 January 2014
16:00
Iceland  28 – 27  Poland
Attendance: 9,000
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Guðjónsson 8 (13–16) Kuchczyński 5
Suspension 3×Booked Report Suspension 3×Booked

Third place game[edit]

26 January 2014
15:00
Croatia  28 – 29  Spain
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
Duvnjak 8 (13–16) Cañellas 8
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Final[edit]

26 January 2014
17:30
Denmark  32 – 41  France
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Raluy, Sabroso (ESP)
Hansen 9 (16–23) Guigou 10
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Ranking and statistics[edit]