2005 World Men's Handball Championship

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2005 World Men's Handball Championship
2005 World Men's Handball Championship logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country  Tunisia
Dates 23 January–6 February
Teams 24 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) 12 (in 12 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Spain (1st title)
Runner-up  Croatia
Third place  France
Fourth place  Tunisia
Tournament statistics
Top scorer(s)  Wissem Hmam (TUN) (88 goals)
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The 2005 World Men's Handball Championship was the 19th team handball World Championship. It was played in Tunisia between 23 January – 6 February 2005.

The winner of the gold medal was Spain, Croatia took silver and France won the bronze.

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A (Tunis/Rades)[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDIF Points
 Tunisia 5 3 2 0 159 118 +41 8
 Greece 5 3 1 1 132 117 +15 7
 France 5 3 1 1 161 106 +55 7
 Denmark 5 3 0 2 174 117 +57 6
 Angola 5 1 0 4 108 178 –70 2
 Canada 5 0 0 5 103 201 –98 0
23 January 2005
Tunisia  39 – 23  Angola
France  44 – 16  Canada
Denmark  27 – 23  Greece
25 January 2005
Greece  20 – 19  France
Canada  20 – 42  Tunisia
Angola  19 – 47  Denmark
26 January 2005
Greece  26 – 21  Angola
France  26 – 26  Tunisia
Denmark  52 – 18  Canada
28 January 2005
Canada  23 – 26  Greece
Tunisia  25 – 22  Denmark
France  40 – 18  Angola
29 January 2005
Angola  27 – 26  Canada
Tunisia  27 – 27  Greece
Denmark  26 – 32  France

Group B (Nabeul/Hammamet)[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDIF Points
 Russia 5 5 0 0 151 103 +48 10
 Czech Republic 5 2 2 1 145 136 +9 6
 Slovenia 5 3 0 2 154 137 +17 6
 Iceland 5 2 1 2 154 144 +10 5
 Algeria 5 1 1 3 138 153 –15 3
 Kuwait 5 0 0 5 101 170 –69 0
23 January 2005
Czech Republic  34 – 34  Iceland
Russia  28 – 22  Algeria
Slovenia  34 – 17  Kuwait
25 January 2005
Kuwait  11 – 38  Russia
Algeria  29 – 29  Czech Republic
Iceland  33 – 34  Slovenia
26 January 2005
Slovenia  33 – 28  Algeria
Russia  25 – 21  Czech Republic
Kuwait  22 – 31  Iceland
28 January 2005
Russia  29 – 22  Iceland
Czech Republic  28 – 26  Slovenia
Algeria  34 – 29  Kuwait
29 January 2005
Iceland  34 – 25  Algeria
Czech Republic  33 – 22  Kuwait
Slovenia  27 – 31  Russia

Group C (Sfax)[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDIF Points
 Croatia 5 5 0 0 169 124 +45 10
 Spain 5 4 0 1 191 128 +63 8
 Sweden 5 3 0 2 164 118 +46 6
 Japan 5 2 0 3 121 151 -30 4
 Argentina 5 1 0 4 133 141 –10 2
 Australia 5 0 0 5 85 201 –116 0
23 January 2005
Croatia  36 – 23  Argentina
Spain  41 – 22  Japan
Sweden  49 – 16  Australia
24 January 2005
Australia  19 – 51  Spain
Japan  25 – 34  Croatia
Argentina  23 – 30  Sweden
26 January 2005
Croatia  38 – 18  Australia
Argentina  25 – 27  Japan
Sweden  26 – 33  Spain
27 January 2005
Sweden  32 – 18  Japan
Spain  31 – 33  Croatia
Australia  13 – 34  Argentina
29 January 2005
Japan  29 – 19  Australia
Spain  35 – 28  Argentina
Croatia  28 – 27  Sweden

Group D (Sousse)[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDIF Points
 Serbia and Montenegro 5 4 0 1 139 117 +22 8
 Norway 5 3 1 1 142 105 +37 7
 Germany 5 3 1 1 149 115 +34 7
 Egypt 5 3 0 2 104 99 +5 6
 Brazil 5 1 0 4 104 146 –42 2
 Qatar 5 0 0 5 117 168 –51 0
23 January 2005
Germany  28 – 25  Egypt
Serbia and Montenegro  34 – 26  Qatar
Norway  34 – 12  Brazil
24 January 2005
Egypt  24 – 22  Serbia and Montenegro
Brazil  23 – 30  Germany
Qatar  22 – 33  Norway
26 January 2005
Germany  40 – 15  Qatar
Egypt  24 – 20  Brazil
Serbia and Montenegro  25 – 24  Norway
27 January 2005
Qatar  29 – 31  Egypt
Serbia and Montenegro  33 – 19  Brazil
Norway  27 – 27  Germany
29 January 2005
Germany  24 – 25  Serbia and Montenegro
Brazil  30 – 25  Qatar
Norway  24 – 19  Egypt

Main round[edit]

Group I[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDIF Points
 Tunisia 5 2 3 0 150 128 +22 7
 France 5 2 2 1 127 120 +7 6
 Greece 5 2 1 2 134 138 -4 5
 Slovenia 5 1 2 2 142 140 +2 4
 Russia 5 2 0 3 126 137 -11 4
 Czech Republic 5 2 0 3 131 147 -16 4
31 January 2005
Greece  29 – 37  Slovenia
Tunisia  36 – 25  Czech Republic
France  25 – 22  Russia
1 February 2005
Czech Republic  26 – 31  France
Slovenia  26 – 26  Tunisia
Russia  24 – 29  Greece
3 February 2005
Greece  29 – 31  Czech Republic
Tunisia  35 – 24  Russia
France  26 – 26  Slovenia

Group II[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GDIF Points
 Croatia 5 4 0 1 139 135 +4 8
 Spain 5 3 1 1 155 139 +16 7
 Serbia and Montenegro 5 2 2 1 127 125 +2 6
 Norway 5 2 1 2 137 139 -2 4
 Germany 5 1 1 3 132 135 -3 3
 Sweden 5 0 1 4 132 148 -16 1
31 January 2005
Spain  32 – 28  Germany
Sweden  26 – 26  Serbia and Montenegro
Croatia  25 – 28  Norway
1 February 2005
Germany  26 – 29  Croatia
Serbia and Montenegro  28 – 28  Spain
Norway  34 – 31  Sweden
3 February 2005
Sweden  22 – 27  Germany
Croatia  24 – 23  Serbia and Montenegro
Spain  31 – 24  Norway

Final round[edit]

Finals (Salle Omnisport de Rades, Rades)[edit]

Semi-finals Final
5 February – 15:00 (Rades)
  Tunisia  30  
  Spain  33  
 
6 February – 17:30 (Rades)
      Spain  40
    Croatia  34
Bronze Match
5 February – 17:30 (Rades) 6 February – 15:00 (Rades)
  Croatia  35   France  26
  France  32     Tunisia  25

Semifinals[edit]

5 February
15:00
Tunisia  30 – 33  Spain Salle Omnisport de Rades, Rades
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Hansson, P. (SWE)
Hmam 9 (16–18) Romero 8
Report

5 February
17:30
Croatia  35 – 32  France Salle Omnisport de Rades, Rades
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Vakula, A. (UKR)
Balić 8 (15–14) Guigou 7
Report

Bronze match[edit]

6 February
15:00
France  26 – 25  Tunisia Salle Omnisport de Rades, Rades
Attendance: 13,500
Referees: Lauren, H. (DEN)
Guigou 6 (10–14) Hmam 11
Report

Final[edit]

6 February
17:30
Spain  40 – 34  Croatia Salle Omnisport de Rades, Rades
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Lemme, F. (GER)
García 11 (21–13) Dzomba 7
Suspension 3×YC Report Suspension 3×YC

Placement Matches (5–12th Place)[edit]

11th–12th[edit]

5 February
11:00
Slovenia  29 – 32  Sweden Nabeul
Referees: Dolejs, I. (CZE)
Rutenka 9 (14–17) Petterson 7
Report

9th–10th[edit]

5 February
13:00
Czech Republic  34 – 39  Germany Nabeul
Referees: Baum, M. (POL)
Bruna, Filip 8 (15–16) Jansen 8
Report

7th–8th[edit]

5 February
10:00
Russia  27 – 30  Norway Rades
Referees: Adjemian, T. (ARG)
Kokcharov 11 (15–14) Hagen 7
Report

5th–6th[edit]

5 February
12:30
Greece  26 – 37  Serbia and Montenegro Rades
Referees: Arnaldsson, S. (ISL)
Karypidis 6 (12–15) Stojanović 6
Report

Final standings[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Spain
 Croatia
 France

See also[edit]

References[edit]