Handball International Championships

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The Handball International Championships are yearly held competitions where many countries and regions play the handball sports derived from the Jeu de paume.

It is organized by the International Ball game Confederation, and there are three official varieties (International fronton, International game, and Llargues), but local modalities are also played.

Statistics[edit]

2008[edit]

Competition Winner Runner-up
VI Handball World Championship
Imbabura (Ecuador)
 ECU

2007[edit]

Competition Winner Runner-up
VII European Championship
Nivelles (Belgium)
 BEL,  FRA,  ITA,  NLD, Flag of the Valencian Community (2x3).svg VLC
International fronton France Belgium
International game Valencian Sel. Netherlands
Llargues Belgium Valencian Sel.
Absolute champion Valencian Sel.

2006[edit]

Competition Winner Runner-up
VI World Chaza Handball Championship
Colombia
Not played

2005[edit]

Competition Winner Runner-up
VII European Championship
Belgium
Not played

2004[edit]

Competition Winner Runner-up
V Pallapugno World Championship
Imperia (Italy)
 ARG,  BEL,  COL,  ECU, Flag of the Valencian Community (2x3).svg VLC,  FRA,  ITA,  MEX,  NLD,  URY
International fronton Mexico Argentina
International game Italy Belgium
Llargues Valencian Sel. Italy
Pallapugno Italy Ecuador
Absolute Champion Italy

2003[edit]

Competition Winner Runner-up
VI European Jeu de Paume Championship
France
 FRA, Flag of the Valencian Community (2x3).svg VLC, ?
International fronton Valencian Sel.  ?
International game Valencian Sel.  ?
Llargues  ? Valencian Sel.

2002[edit]

Competition Winner Runner-up
IV World Handball Championship
Paraná (Argentina)
 Argentina, Flag of the Valencian Community (2x3).svg VLC,  NLD, ?
International fronton Valencian Sel. Argentina
International game Valencian Sel. Netherlands
Llargues Valencian Sel. Netherlands

2001[edit]

Competition Winner Runner-up
V European Championship
Netherlands
Flag of the Valencian Community (2x3).svg VLC,  ITA,  NLD
International fronton Valencian Sel. Italy
International game Valencian Sel. Netherlands
Llargues Netherlands Valencian Sel.

2000[edit]

Competition Winner Runner-up
III Llargues World Championship
València (Spain)
 ARG,  BEL,  COL,  ECU, Flag of the Valencian Community (2x3).svg VLC,  FRA,  ITA,  MEX,  NLD,  URY
Llargues Valencian Sel. Netherlands

1999[edit]

Competition Winner Runner-up
IV European Championship
Imperia (Italy)
Flag of the Valencian Community (2x3).svg VLC,  FRA,  ITA,  NLD
International game Italy  ?
Llargues Valencian Sel. Netherlands

1998[edit]

Competition Winner Runner-up
II World Llargues Championship
Maubeuge (France)
 BEL,  COL,  ECU, Flag of the Valencian Community (2x3).svg VLC,  FRA,  ITA,  NLD
Llargues Valencian Sel. France

1997[edit]

Competition Winner Runner-up
III European Championship
Franeker (Netherlands)
 BEL, Flag of the Valencian Community (2x3).svg VLC,  FRA,  ITA,  NLD
 ? Netherlands France

1996[edit]

Competition Winner Runner-up
I World Llargues Championship
València (Spain)
 ARG,  COL, Flag of the Valencian Community (2x3).svg VLC,  FRA,  ITA,  MEX,  NLD
Llargues Valencian Sel. Netherlands

1995[edit]

Competition Winner Runner-up
II European Championship
Italy
 BEL,  FRA,  ITA,  NLD
 ?  ?  ?

1994[edit]

Competition Winner Runner-up
I European Championship
Valenciennes (France)
 BEL, Flag of the Valencian Community (2x3).svg VLC,  FRA,  ITA,  NLD
Ballpelote Belgium Valencian Sel.
International game France Valencian Sel.

1993[edit]

Competition Winner Runner-up
Five Nations Championship
València (Spain)
 BEL, Flag of the Valencian Community (2x3).svg VLC,  FRA,  ITA,  NLD
Llargues Valencian Sel. Belgium

Relevant facts of the Handball International Championships[edit]

  • The Valencian players represent Spain, but they show the Senyera and wear suits under the name Valencian Pilota Squad [1].
  • 1994: Belgian Handball Federation quits from the International Confederation and the country is represented by Second division players.
  • 1995: The Valencian Squad doesn't take part due to an argument with the CIJB because of the kind of ball Italy proposed to play with.
  • 1996: The Belgian Federation threats with fining the First division players who wanted to take part.
  • 2004: The Belgian Federation allows First division players to take part.
  • 2005: The European Championship should be played on Belgium, but the CIJB decides to let place to Colombia to host on January 2006 the World Championship.
  • 2006: The World Championship on Colombia is not played, first due to security of the players and later due to the eruption of the Galeras volcano.

Best players[edit]

Every year the most relevant players are awarded as the Best player:

See also[edit]

External links[edit]