1999 World Men's Handball Championship

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1999 World Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Egypt
Dates1–15 June
Teams24
Venue(s)(in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Sweden
Runner-up Russia
Third place Yugoslavia
Fourth place Spain
Tournament statistics
Matches79
Top scorer(s) Rolando Uríos (CUB)
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The 1999 World Men's Handball Championship was the 16th edition of the World Championship in team handball. It was held in Egypt, from 2 to 15 June, in the cities of Cairo, Ismailia and Port Said. Sweden won the championship.

Qualification[edit]

Competition Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 1  Egypt
1997 World Men's Handball Championship 1  Russia
1998 European Men's Handball Championship 4  Sweden
 Spain
 Germany
 Yugoslavia
European qualification 6  Croatia
 Denmark
 France
 Hungary
 Macedonia
 Norway
Asian qualification 4  China
 Kuwait
 Saudi Arabia
 South Korea
1998 African Men's Handball Championship 4  Tunisia
 Algeria
 Nigeria
 Morocco
1998 Pan American Men's Handball Championship 3  Cuba
 Argentina
 Brazil
Oceanian qualification 1  Australia

Preliminary round[edit]

In the following tables:

  • Pld = total games played
  • W = total games won
  • D = total games drawn (tied)
  • L = total games lost
  • GF = total goals scored (goals for)
  • GA = total goals conceded (goals against)
  • GD = goal difference (GF−GA)
  • Pts = total points accumulated

The teams placed first, second,third and fourth (shaded in green) qualified to the next round.

Group A (Cairo)[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDIF Points
 Spain 5 5 0 0 163 101 +62 10
 Denmark 5 4 0 1 117 108 +9 8
 Tunisia 5 2 1 2 111 118 -7 5
 Algeria 5 1 1 3 106 120 -14 3
 Morocco 5 0 3 2 100 117 -17 3
 Argentina 5 0 1 4 96 129 –33 1

All times are (UTC+3)

Group B (Cairo)[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDIF Points
 Germany 5 5 0 0 146 100 +46 10
 Egypt 5 4 0 1 126 111 +15 8
 Cuba 5 3 0 2 153 118 -35 6
 Brazil 5 2 0 3 108 133 -25 4
 Macedonia 5 1 0 4 122 149 -27 2
 Saudi Arabia 5 0 0 5 101 132 –31 0

All times are (UTC+3)

Group C (Ismailia)[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDIF Points
 Russia 5 5 0 0 162 106 +56 10
 Croatia 5 3 1 1 118 115 +3 7
 Hungary 5 3 0 2 134 112 -22 6
 Norway 5 2 1 2 130 129 +1 5
 Kuwait 5 1 0 4 107 147 -40 2
 Nigeria 5 0 0 5 112 154 –42 0

All times are (UTC+3)

Group D (Port Said)[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDIF Points
 Sweden 5 4 1 0 169 106 +63 9
 France 5 4 0 1 152 114 +38 8
 Yugoslavia 5 3 1 1 156 120 +46 7
 South Korea 5 2 0 3 146 118 +24 4
 China 5 1 0 4 122 193 -71 2
 Australia 5 0 0 5 97 188 –91 0

All times are (UTC+3)

Final round[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

9 June
15:00
Cuba  32 – 24  Denmark Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Klucso, Lekrinszki (HUN)
(13-14)

9 June
16:15
Germany  28 – 17  Algeria Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
(14-9)

9 June
18:00
Russia  31 – 23  South Korea Mubarak Hall, Ismailia
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (SCG)
(16-8)

9 June
18:00
Hungary  23 – 24  France Port Said Hall, Port Said
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Kohout, Dolejs (CZE)
(11-14)

9 June
19:30
Spain  27 – 17  Brazil Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 18,000
Referees: Litvinov, Khudoerko (RUS)
(15-5)

9 June
20:30
Sweden  33 – 26  Norway Port Said Hall, Port Said
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
(13-10)

9 June
20:30
Yugoslavia  30 – 23  Croatia Mubarak Hall, Ismailia
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
(15-9)

9 June
21:45
Tunisia  22 – 24  Egypt Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 25,000
Referees: Oie, Hogsnes (NOR)
(13-14)

Quarter finals[edit]

11 June
14:00
Spain  23 – 18  France Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (SCG)
(12-5)

11 June
16:15
Cuba  26 – 33  Sweden Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 23,000
Referees: Litvinov, Khudoerko (RUS)
(13-19)

11 June
18:30
Yugoslavia  22 – 21  Germany Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 25,000
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
(10-12)

11 June
20:45
Russia  26 – 20  Egypt Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 25,000
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
(11-8)

Placement Matches (5-8th Place)[edit]

13 June
14:00
Cuba  22 – 23  Germany Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Kohout, Dolejs (CZE)
(11-12)

13 June
16:15
Egypt  25 – 27 (ET)  France Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 8,000
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
(12-13)

FT: 22-22 ET: 3–5

Semi Final[edit]

13 June
14:00
Yugoslavia  22 – 23  Sweden Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 4,500
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
(11-9)

13 June
20:45
Spain  21 – 22  Russia Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
(9-11)

7th/8th[edit]

14 June
18:00
Egypt  35 - 28  Cuba Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Kohout, Dolejs (CZE)
(15-14)

5th/6th[edit]

14 June
20:30
France  21 - 26  Germany Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Litvinov, Khudoerko (RUS)
(10-14)

Bronze medal match[edit]

15 June
18:00
Spain  24 - 27  Yugoslavia Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 20,000
Referees: Oie, Hogsnes (NOR)
(14-12)

Final[edit]

15 June
21:30
Russia  24 - 25  Sweden Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo
Attendance: 23,000
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
(14-12)
Report

Ranking and Statistics[edit]

All Star Team[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Sweden
 Russia
 Yugoslavia

External links[edit]