Macedonia national handball team
|Nickname||Црвено-жолти (The Red-Yellows)|
|Association||Macedonian Handball Federation|
|Most caps||Stevče Aluševski (243)|
|Most goals||Kiril Lazarov (1203)|
|Appearances||4 (first in 1999)|
|Best result||9th (2015)|
|Appearances||3 (first in 1998)|
|Best result||5th (2012)|
|Last updated on Unknown.|
The Macedonia national handball team is the national handball team of the Republic of Macedonia. The team is run by the Macedonian Handball Federation, the governing body of handball in Macedonia. Prior to joining the International Handball Federation in 1993 as a single republic, Macedonia was represented by the Yugoslavia national handball team.
|1992 till 2012||Did not qualify|
|Rio de Janeiro 2016||Qualification ongoing|
|Sweden 1993||Did not qualify|
|Egypt 1999||Preliminary round||18th||5||1||0||4||122||149||−27|
|France 2001||Did not qualify|
|Croatia 2009||Main Round||11th||11||5||0||6||309||322||−13|
|Sweden 2011||Did not qualify|
|Spain 2013||Round of 16||14th||6||2||1||3||165||171||−6|
|Qatar 2015||Round of 16||9th||6||4||0||2||181||168||+13|
European Championship record
|Portugal 1994||Did not qualify|
|Italy 1998||Preliminary Round||12th||6||0||1||5||130||174|
|Croatia 2000||Did not qualify|
|Serbia 2012||5th/6th Place||5th||7||4||1||2||185||175|
|Denmark 2014||Main Round||10th||6||1||1||4||141||167|
This is the squad for the 2016 European Men's Handball Championship qualification matches against France on 29 April and 3 May.
Head coach: Ivica Obrvan
Macedonian handball supporters are known as Makedonska Falanga or Macedonian Phalanx. They are one of the best national handball supporters in the world and travel everywhere with the team. In 2009, at the World Handball Championship they supported the team in large numbers especially in Varaždin where they helped Macedonia defeat Poland and Russia, to reach the Main Round of the tournament. They followed that up with an even bigger showing at the European Handball Championship in Serbia. The massive show of support by the Makedonska Falanga helped the Macedonian team achieve its highest placing to date, when they finished in 5th place. The team started as one of the biggest outsiders, playing with heart and never giving up, supported by thousands of Macedonian fans it was able to upset a lot of opponents and missed a chance for semi-finals by only losing 2 games by 1 point in the last seconds. In April 2012, the head of the IHF sent out a letter to the Macedonian handball federation to applaud the fans' support during the Olympic qualification matches in Sweden. Although Macedonia didn't qualify for the Olympics, its fans are widely acknowledged as the best handball fans in the world.
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- "Macedonia beats Slovenia for the 5th place". Borjan Zafirovski. Retrieved 2012-01-27.
- "EHF Euro 2012 – The Macedonians Are In Town". D Hero. Retrieved 2012-01-29.
- "IHF recognizes Macedonian Phalanx". MINA. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
- ""Falangata" nema ramni na sebe". Zoran Misevski. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
- ""Македонската фаланга" доби признание од ИХФ". IDIVIDI. Retrieved 2012-04-18.