2001 World Men's Handball Championship

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2001 World Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country  France
Dates 23 January–4 February
Final positions
Champions  France (2nd title)
Runner-up  Sweden
Third place  Yugoslavia
Fourth place  Egypt
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The 2001 World Men's Handball Championship took place in France from 23 January to 4 February 2001. It was the 17th edition of the World Championship in team handball and the hosts won the championship.

Qualification[edit]

Competition Dates Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 1  France
1999 World Men's Handball Championship 1–15 June 1999 1  Sweden
2000 European Men's Handball Championship 21–30 January 2000 4  Russia
 Spain
 Slovenia
 Croatia
2000 African Men's Handball Championship 22 April – 1 May 2000 4  Egypt
 Algeria
 Tunisia
 Morocco
2000 Pan American Men's Handball Championship 23–28 May 2000 4  Argentina
 Brazil
 United States
 Greenland
European qualification 15 December 1999 – 11 June 2000 6+1  Czech Republic
 Germany
 Iceland
 Norway
 Portugal
 Ukraine
 Yugoslavia
Asian qualification 12–27 August 2000 3  Kuwait
 Saudi Arabia
 South Korea

First round[edit]

The first four teams of each group qualify for the round of 16.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Sweden 5 5 0 0 147 112 +35 10 Round of 16
2  Egypt 5 3 1 1 124 115 +9 7
3  Iceland 5 2 1 2 125 119 +6 5
4  Portugal 5 2 0 3 122 122 0 4[a]
5  Czech Republic 5 1 2 2 136 136 0 4[a]
6  Morocco 5 0 0 5 112 162 −50 0
Source: IHF
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Portugal 29–19 Czech Republic
23 January 2001
14:30
Egypt  28–19  Morocco Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Josić, Rudić (CRO)
(14–6)
23 January 2001
18:30
Portugal  29–19  Czech Republic Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
(14–10)
23 January 2001
20:30
Sweden  24–21  Iceland Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
(13–9)

24 January 2001
16:30
Czech Republic  26–26  Egypt Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
(16–14)
24 January 2001
18:30
Iceland  22–19  Portugal Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Josić, Rudić (CRO)
(10–11)
24 January 2001
20:30
Morocco  21–33  Sweden Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
(11–21)

25 January 2001
16:30
Egypt  23–19  Portugal Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
(9–10)
25 January 2001
18:30
Morocco  23–31  Iceland Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
(13–16)
25 January 2001
20:30
Sweden  29–22  Czech Republic Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Josić, Rudić (CRO)
(15–10)

27 January 2001
14:00
Czech Republic  40–23  Morocco Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
(22–9)
27 January 2001
16:00
Portugal  25–32  Sweden Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
(12–16)
27 January 2001
18:00
Egypt  24–22  Iceland Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
(12–7)

28 January 2001
14:00
Portugal  30–26  Morocco Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
(11–13)
28 January 2001
16:00
Iceland  29–29  Czech Republic Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
(15–12)
28 January 2001
18:00
Sweden  29–23  Egypt Palais des sports René-Bougnol, Montpellier
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Josić, Rudić (CRO)
(14–7)

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 5 5 0 0 132 85 +47 10 Round of 16
2  Yugoslavia 5 4 0 1 146 89 +57 8
3  Algeria 5 2 1 2 107 102 +5 5[a]
4  Argentina 5 2 1 2 94 118 −24 5[a]
5  Brazil 5 1 0 4 108 124 −16 2
6  Kuwait 5 0 0 5 76 145 −69 0
Source: IHF
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Argentina 23–23 Algeria
23 January 2001
14:00
Argentina  22–16  Kuwait Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Vakula, Liudovyk (UKR)
(14–9)
23 January 2001
18:00
France  23–13  Algeria Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 4,400
Referees: Øie, Hogsnes (NOR)
(10–4)
23 January 2001
20:00
Yugoslavia  31–23  Brazil Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Al-Janahe, Rasheed (KSA)
(15–12)

24 January 2001
16:00
Brazil  19–20  Argentina Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Øie, Hogsnes (NOR)
(10–8)
24 January 2001
18:00
Kuwait  14–30  France Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Referees: Rosskamp, Rothkranz (BEL)
(8–14)
24 January 2001
20:00
Algeria  20–23  Yugoslavia Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Vakula, Liudovyk (UKR)
(7–14)

25 January 2001
16:00
Kuwait  13–26  Algeria Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 4,010
Referees: Øie, Hogsnes (NOR)
(3–13)
25 January 2001
18:00
France  29–19  Brazil Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Al-Janahe, Rasheed (KSA)
(14–10)
25 January 2001
20:00
Argentina  10–32  Yugoslavia Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Rosskamp, Rothkranz (BEL)
(2–15)

27 January 2001
14:00
Argentina  23–23  Algeria Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Vakula, Liudovyk (UKR)
(8–11)
27 January 2001
16:00
Brazil  27–19  Kuwait Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Rosskamp, Rothkranz (BEL)
(15–7)
27 January 2001
18:00
Yugoslavia  20–22  France Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Øie, Hogsnes (NOR)
(8–13)

28 January 2001
14:00
Algeria  25–20  Brazil Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Vakula, Liudovyk (UKR)
(11–8)
28 January 2001
16:00
Yugoslavia  40–14  Kuwait Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Al-Janahe, Rasheed (KSA)
(21–6)
28 January 2001
18:00
France  28–19  Argentina Palais des Sports de Beaulieu, Nantes
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Vakula, Liudovyk (UKR)
(14–11)

Group C in Besançon[edit]

  • Tuesday, 23 January:
    • Croatia 25 - 15 Greenland
    • Germany 40 - 12 USA
    • Spain 26 - 17 South Korea
  • Tuesday, 24 January:
    • Greenland 16 - 31 Spain
    • USA 12 - 41 Croatia
    • South Korea 26 - 33 Germany
  • Thursday, 25 January:
    • Spain 45 - 18 USA
    • Greenland 20 - 27 South Korea
    • Croatia 23 - 23 Germany
  • Saturday, 27 January:
    • USA 18 - 26 Greenland
    • Germany 22 - 31 Spain
    • Croatia 33 - 38 South Korea
  • Sunday, 28 January:
    • Germany 39 - 08 Greenland
    • South Korea 37 - 20 USA
    • Spain 27 - 32 Croatia

Standings[edit]

Rank Country Pts W D L GF GA Diff
1 Spain Spain 8 4 0 1 160 105 +55
2 Germany Germany 7 3 1 1 157 100 +57
3 Croatia Croatia 7 3 1 1 154 115 +39
4 South Korea South Korea 6 3 0 2 145 132 +13
5 Greenland Greenland 2 1 0 4 85 140 -55
6 United States USA 0 0 0 5 80 189 -109

Group D in Dunkerque[edit]

  • Tuesday, 23 January:
    • Slovenia 28 - 24 Ukraine
    • Russia 23 - 20 Tunisia
    • Norway 20 - 14 Saudi Arabia
  • Wednesday, 24 January:
    • Saudi Arabia 22 - 35 Slovenia
    • Ukraine 27 - 30 Russia
    • Tunisia 28 - 19 Norway
  • Thursday, 25 January:
    • Ukraine 24 - 18 Tunisia
    • Russia 29 - 18 Saudi Arabia
    • Slovenia 29 - 30 Norway
  • Saturday, 27 January:
    • Saudi Arabia 17 - 28 Ukraine
    • Norway 25 - 25 Russia
    • Slovenia 23 - 28 Tunisia
  • Sunday, 28 January:
    • Tunisia 22 - 21 Saudi Arabia
    • Norway 22 - 31 Ukraine
    • Russia 33 - 30 Slovenia

Standings[edit]

Rank Country Pts W D L GF GA Diff
1 Russia Russia 9 4 1 0 140 120 +20
2 Ukraine Ukraine 6 3 0 2 134 115 +19
3 Tunisia Tunisia 6 3 0 2 116 110 +6
4 Norway Norway 5 2 1 2 116 127 -11
5 Slovenia Slovenia 4 2 0 3 145 137 +8
6 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 0 0 0 5 92 134 -42

Places 17 to 24[edit]

Rank Country Pts Diff
17  Slovenia 4 8
18  Czech Republic 4 0
19  Brazil 2 -16
20  Greenland 2 -55
21  Saudi Arabia 0 -42
22  Morocco 0 -50
23  Kuwait 0 -69
24  USA 0 -109

Round of 16[edit]

  • Wednesday, 31 January in Albertville
    • France 23 - 18 Portugal
    • Tunisia 24 - 26 Germany
  • Wednesday, 31 January in Amnéville les Thermes
    • Algeria 21 - 24 Egypt
    • Russia 28 - 26 South Korea
  • Wednesday, 31 January in Marseille
    • Croatia 34 - 37 Ukraine (double overtime)
    • Sweden 32 - 23 Argentina
  • Wednesday, 31 January in Toulouse
    • Iceland 27 - 31 FRY
    • Spain 28 - 23 Norway

Places 9th to 16th[edit]

Rank Country Pts Diff
9  Croatia 3 0
10  Tunisia 2 0
11  Iceland 2 -2
12  South Korea 1 -11
13  Algeria 0 -13
14  Norway ' -18
15  Argentina 1 -31
16  Portugal 0 -14

Quarterfinal Matches[edit]

1 February 2001 Germany  23 - 26 (After Overtime I)  France Albertville

1 February 2001 Egypt  21 - 19  Russia Amnéville les Thermes

1 February 2001 Spain  24 - 26  Yugoslavia Toulouse

1 February 2001 Sweden  34 - 20  Ukraine Marseille

5th - 8th Placement Matches[edit]

3 February 2001 Ukraine  23 - 24  Spain Paris

3 February 2001 Germany  29 - 33  Russia Paris

7th - 8th Place Match[edit]

4 February 2001 Ukraine  30 - 24  Germany Paris

5th - 6th Place Match[edit]

4 February 2001 Spain  40 - 38 (After Overtime I)  Russia Paris

Semifinal Matches[edit]

3 February 2001 Sweden  25 - 24  Yugoslavia Paris

3 February 2001 Egypt  21 - 24  France Paris

Bronze Medal Match[edit]

4 February 2001 Yugoslavia  27 - 17  Egypt Paris

Final Match[edit]

4 February 2001 Sweden  25 - 28 (After Overtime I)  France Paris

Final standings[edit]

  1.  France
  2.  Sweden
  3.  Yugoslavia
  4.  Egypt
  5.  Spain
  6.  Russia
  7.  Ukraine
  8.  Germany
  9.  Croatia
  10.  Tunisia
  11.  Iceland
  12.  South Korea
  13.  Algeria
  14.  Norway
  15.  Argentina
  16.  Portugal
  17.  Slovenia
  18.  Czech Republic
  19.  Brazil
  20.  Greenland
  21.  Saudi Arabia
  22.  Morocco
  23.  Kuwait
  24.  United States

Awards[edit]

MVP: Stefan Lövgren (Sweden)

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 France
 Sweden
 Yugoslavia

References[edit]