2000 European Men's Handball Championship

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2000 European Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Croatia
Dates21–30 January
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Sweden (3rd title)
Runner-up Russia
Third place Spain
Fourth place France
Tournament statistics
Matches38
Goals scored1867 (49.13 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ukraine Oleg Velyky
(46 goals)
Best playerFrance Jackson Richardson
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The 2000 European Men's Handball Championship was the fourth edition of the tournament and was held in Croatia from 21 to 30 January 2000, in the cities of Zagreb and Rijeka. Sweden won the tournament with Russia second and Spain third.

Qualification[edit]

Country Qualified as Previous appearances in tournament
 Croatia Host 3 (1994, 1996, 1998)
 Sweden Defending champion 3 (1994, 1996, 1998)
 Denmark Playoff winner 2 (1994, 1996)
 France Playoff winner 3 (1994, 1996, 1998)
 Germany Playoff winner 3 (1994, 1996, 1998)
 Iceland Playoff winner 0 (Debut)
 Norway Playoff winner 0 (Debut)
 Portugal Playoff winner 1 (1994)
 Russia Playoff winner 3 (1994, 1996, 1998)
 Slovenia Playoff winner 2 (1994, 1996)
 Spain Playoff winner 3 (1994, 1996, 1998)
 Ukraine Playoff winner 0 (Debut)

Note: Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.

Venues[edit]

Two Croatian cities were selected as hosts for the 2000 Championship:

Rijeka
Zagreb
Sportska dvorana na Trsatu, 24.6.2006. (1).jpg Dom sportova (Zagreb).jpg
Dvorana Mladosti
Capacity: 4,000
Dom Športova
Capacity: 7,000

Preliminary round[edit]

All times are local (UTC+1).

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 5 4 1 0 127 110 +17 9 Semifinals
2  Spain 5 4 0 1 128 120 +8 8
3  Croatia (H) 5 3 1 1 122 114 +8 7 Fifth place game
4  Norway 5 1 1 3 106 114 −8 3 Seventh place game
5  Germany 5 0 2 3 110 119 −9 2 Ninth place game
6  Ukraine 5 0 1 4 104 120 −16 1 Eleventh place game
Source: EHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
(H) Host.
21 January 2000
16:30
France  24–21  Norway Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Litvinov, Khudoerko (RUS)
Gille 6 (14–12) Berge 6
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21 January 2000
18:30
Germany  24–24  Ukraine Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Baur 8 (14–11) Velyky 12
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21 January 2000
21:00
Spain  27–22  Croatia Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Guijosa 6 (16–11) Smajlagić 6
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22 January 2000
17:00
Norway  21–25  Spain Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,600
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (FRY)
Ellingsen, Penne 5 (9–13) Dujshevaev, Xepkin 7
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22 January 2000
19:00
Croatia  21–20  Germany Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 9,500
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
Saračević 7 (11–12) Kretzschmar 7
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22 January 2000
21:00
Ukraine  22–24  France Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Velyky 8 (9–12) Cazal 8
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23 January 2000
17:00
Spain  27–24  Ukraine Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Guijosa 7 (17–11) Velyky 10
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23 January 2000
19:00
Germany  19–25  France Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Litvinov, Khudoerko (RUS)
Kretzschmar 6 (9–15) Richardson 8
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23 January 2000
21:00
Croatia  27–23  Norway Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 9,500
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Bilić 8 (15–10) Oustorp, Penne 5
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25 January 2000
17:00
France  28–22  Spain Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Cazal 8 (16–12) Masip 9
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25 January 2000
19:00
Germany  22–22  Norway Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (FRY)
Roos 11 (11–10) Jensen 7
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25 January 2000
21:00
Ukraine  18–26  Croatia Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Klúcsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
Nat 5 (9–13) Saračević 8
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27 January 2000
17:00
Norway  19–16  Ukraine Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 700
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
Rasch 6 (12–7) four players 3
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27 January 2000
19:00
Spain  27–25  Germany Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Guijosa, Masip 6 (12–9) Baur, Roos 6
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27 January 2000
21:00
France  26–26  Croatia Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
Cazal 8 (12–11) Kljaić 6
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Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Sweden 5 5 0 0 143 115 +28 10 Semifinals
2  Russia 5 4 0 1 128 120 +8 8
3  Slovenia 5 2 0 3 129 131 −2 4[a] Fifth place game
4  Portugal 5 2 0 3 123 133 −10 4[a] Seventh place game
5  Denmark 5 2 0 3 126 134 −8 4[a] Ninth place game
6  Iceland 5 0 0 5 121 137 −16 0 Eleventh place game
Source: EHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Slovenia 2 Pts, +3 GD; Portugal 2 Pts, –1 GD; Denmark 2 Pts, –2 GD
21 January 2000
17:00
Sweden  31–12  Iceland Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Klúcsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
Lövgren 7 (18–10) Bjarnason 5
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21 January 2000
19:00
Portugal  28–27  Slovenia Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
Coelho 6 (12–12) Lubej 8
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21 January 2000
21:00
Russia  27–26  Denmark Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
three players 5 (11–14) Jacobsen 6
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22 January 2000
17:00
Slovenia  23–27  Russia Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
Pajovič 10 (12–16) Koksharov 7
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22 January 2000
19:00
Iceland  25–28  Portugal Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
Grímsson 9 (13–14) Resende 10
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22 January 2000
21:00
Denmark  22–29  Sweden Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
Christiansen, Jeppesen 5 (10–16) Lövgren 10
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23 January 2000
17:00
Sweden  29–21  Portugal Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
Petersson 7 (15–9) Resende 6
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23 January 2000
19:00
Russia  25–23  Iceland Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (FRY)
Filippov 6 (15–14) Grímsson 6
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23 January 2000
21:00
Denmark  24–28  Slovenia Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Klúcsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
Jacobsen 11 (9–13) Šerbec 6
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25 January 2000
17:00
Sweden  26–24  Slovenia Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
Wislander 7 (11–12) Pajovič 5
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25 January 2000
19:00
Portugal  20–24  Russia Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Resende 8 (13–11) Krivoshlykov, Kulinchenko 6
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25 January 2000
21:00
Iceland  24–26  Denmark Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 800
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
Grímsson 6 (14–13) Bjerre 6
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27 January 2000
17:00
Slovenia  27–26  Iceland Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 2,400
Referees: Litvinov, Khudoerko (RUS)
Kastelic, Šerbec 5 (17–12) Grímsson 7
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27 January 2000
19:00
Russia  25–28  Sweden Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
Filippov 10 (15–14) Wislander 7
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27 January 2000
21:00
Portugal  26–28  Denmark Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Nachevski , Nachevski (MKD)
Resende 9 (12–13) Jacobsen 6
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Placement matches[edit]

Eleventh place game[edit]

29 January 2000
15:00
Ukraine  25–26  Iceland Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 200
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (FRY)
Velyky 11 (12–13) Grímsson 9
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Ninth place game[edit]

29 January 2000
17:30
Germany  19–17  Denmark Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 350
Referees: Klúcsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
Roos 6 (8–10) Christiansen 6
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Seventh place game[edit]

29 January 2000
20:00
Norway  27–30 (ET)  Portugal Dvorana Mladosti, Rijeka
Attendance: 100
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
three players 5 (10–14) Tchikoulaev 8
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FT: 23–23 ET: 4–7

Fifth place game[edit]

29 January 2000
21:00
Croatia  24–25  Slovenia Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
Smajlagić 7 (12–12) three players 6
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Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
29 January
 
 
 France23
 
30 January
 
 Russia30
 
 Russia31
 
29 January
 
 Sweden (ET)32
 
 Sweden23
 
 
 Spain21
 
Third place
 
 
30 January
 
 
 Spain24
 
 
 France23

Semifinals[edit]

29 January 2000
15:00
France  23–30  Russia Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Cazal 6 (10–16) Koksharov 9
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29 January 2000
17:30
Sweden  23–21  Spain Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 7,500
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
Vranjes, Wislander 6 (11–12) Ortega 5
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Third place game[edit]

30 January 2000
15:00
Spain  24–23  France Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Pendić, Majstorović (FRY)
Dujshebaev 7 (13–12) Gille 6
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Final[edit]

30 January 2000
17:30
Russia  31–32 (ET)  Sweden Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 7,500
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
Filippov 6 (15–9) Wislander 10
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FT: 24–24 ET: 3–3, 4–5

Ranking and statistics[edit]

References[edit]

  • eurohandball.com. "2000 Men's European Championship". Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  • todor66.com. "Men Handball European Championship 2000". Archived from the original on 19 June 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011.

External links[edit]