2017 IHF Emerging Nations Championship

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2nd IHF Emerging Nations Championship 2017
2017 IHF Emerging Nations Championship.png
Tournament details
Host country Bulgaria
Dates12–18 June
Teams16 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Faroe Islands (2nd title)
Runner-up Turkey
Third place Kosovo
Fourth place Cyprus
Tournament statistics
Matches48
Goals scored2885 (60.1 per match)
Top scorer(s)Bulgaria Svetlin Dimitrov
(65 goals)
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The 2017 IHF Emerging Nations Handball Championship was the second edition of the IHF Emerging Nations Championship held in Bulgaria under the aegis of International Handball Federation. The tournament was held in two cities, Gabrovo and Veliko Tarnovo, from 12 to 18 June 2017.[1]

A total of sixteen countries participated in the tournament out of which 15 are European except China.

Faroe Islands defended their title by defeating Turkey 26–25 in the final.[2]

Venues[edit]

The championship were played at two venues in Gabrovo and Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria.

Participating teams[edit]

Country Previous appearances in championship
 Albania 1 (2015)
 Andorra 1 (2015)
 Armenia 1 (2015)
 Azerbaijan 0 (debut)
 Bulgaria 1 (2015)
 China 1 (2015)
 Cyprus 0 (debut)
 Faroe Islands 1 (2015)
 Georgia 0 (debut)
 Great Britain 1 (2015)
 Ireland 1 (2015)
 Kosovo 1 (2015)
 Luxembourg 0 (debut)
 Malta 1 (2015)
 Moldova 1 (2015)
 Turkey 0 (debut)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italics indicates host.

Draw[edit]

The draw was held on 7 March 2017 at 19:00.[3]

Seeding[edit]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3
 Cyprus
 Turkey
 Luxembourg
 China
 Faroe Islands
 Kosovo
 Georgia
 Bulgaria
 Albania
 Andorra
 Armenia
 Azerbaijan
 Great Britain
 Ireland
 Moldova
 Malta

Referees[edit]

The following referees were appointed for the championship:[4]

Preliminary round[edit]

The top two teams from each group advanced to the knockout stage.

All times are local (UTC+3).[5]

Tie-breaking criteria[edit]

For the group stage of this tournament, where two or more teams in a group tied on an equal number of points, the finishing positions will be determined by the following tie-breaking criteria in the following order:[6]

  1. Number of points obtained in the matches among the teams in question
  2. Goal difference in the matches among the teams in question
  3. Number of goals scored in the matches among the teams in question (if more than two teams finish equal on points)
  4. Goal difference in all the group matches
  5. Number of goals scored in all the group matches
  6. Drawing of lots

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Turkey 3 3 0 0 120 62 +58 6 Quarterfinals
2  Kosovo 3 2 0 1 115 72 +43 4
3  Ireland 3 1 0 2 106 121 −15 2
4  Albania 3 0 0 3 62 148 −86 0
Source: IHF
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.
12 June 2017
14:00
Turkey  25–24  Kosovo Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Bennani, Bennani (SWE)
Döne 7 (13–12) Beshiri 5
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12 June 2017
16:00
Albania  33–50  Ireland Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Zhou, Cheng (CHN)
Shingjini 10 (18–25) Bregazzi 13
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13 June 2017
14:00
Kosovo  47–30  Ireland Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Duplii, Kaverina (UKR)
Jupa 10 (23–14) J. Krohn, O'Brien 6
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13 June 2017
16:00
Turkey  54–12  Albania Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Hollis, Le-Mon (GBR)
Öztürk 10 (27–6) Shingjini 6
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14 June 2017
14:00
Ireland  26–41  Turkey Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Doychinov, Gpretsov (BUL)
J. Krohn 7 (14–18) Kanberoğlu 10
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14 June 2017
16:00
Kosovo  44–17  Albania Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: El-Saied, El-Saied (EGY)
Tahirukaj 9 (20–8) Shingjini 7
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Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Luxembourg 3 3 0 0 111 86 +25 6 Quarterfinals
2  Georgia 3 2 0 1 91 81 +10 4
3  Great Britain 3 1 0 2 80 89 −9 2
4  Malta 3 0 0 3 65 91 −26 0
Source: IHF
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.
12 June 2017
18:00
Luxembourg  35–29  Georgia Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Doychinov, Gpretsov (BUL)
Müller 10 (18–14) Orjonikidze, Tskhovrebadze 6
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12 June 2017
20:00
Malta  18–24  Great Britain Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Sá, Sá (POR)
Di Pilato 9 (8–12) Negrete Lindsay 10
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13 June 2017
18:00
Georgia  34–26  Great Britain Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Vujačić, Kažanegra (MNE)
Orjonikidze 7 (17–11) Negrete Lindsay 6
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13 June 2017
20:00
Luxembourg  39–27  Malta Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Boričić, Marković (SRB)
Müller 8 (17–11) Baldacchino 8
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14 June 2017
18:00
Great Britain  30–37  Luxembourg Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Belkhiri, Hamidi (ALG)
Goodwin 10 (11–20) Müller 9
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14 June 2017
20:00
Georgia  28–20  Malta Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Zhou, Cheng (CHN)
Bulbulashvili, Orjonikidze 5 (19–9) Harrison 4
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Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Cyprus 3 3 0 0 96 64 +32 6 Quarterfinals
2  Bulgaria (H) 3 2 0 1 101 75 +26 4
3  Azerbaijan 3 1 0 2 93 96 −3 2
4  Andorra 3 0 0 3 53 108 −55 0
Source: IHF
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.
12 June 2017
18:30
Cyprus  25–22  Bulgaria Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: Bolic, Hurich (AUT)
Argyrou 12 (11–12) Dimitrov 11
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12 June 2017
20:30
Andorra  23–31  Azerbaijan Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: El-Saied, El-Saied (EGY)
Pascual 6 (6–15) Butenko 10
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13 June 2017
18:00
Bulgaria  41–34  Azerbaijan Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: Jerlecki, Łabuń (POL)
Dimitrov 15 (20–15) Askerov 10
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13 June 2017
20:00
Cyprus  39–14  Andorra Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: Xhema, Jahja (KOS)
Antreou 9 (19–7) Bernabé, Pascual 3
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14 June 2017
18:00
Bulgaria  38–16  Andorra Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: Hollis, Le-Mon (GBR)
Dimitrov 16 (19–6) Toha 4
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14 June 2017
20:00
Azerbaijan  28–32  Cyprus Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: Sá, Sá (POR)
Askerov 8 (13–18) Argyrou 14
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Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Faroe Islands 3 3 0 0 114 59 +55 6 Quarterfinals
2  China 3 2 0 1 95 64 +31 4
3  Moldova 3 1 0 2 98 82 +16 2
4  Armenia 3 0 0 3 31 133 −102 0
Source: IHF
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.
12 June 2017
14:00
Armenia  13–46  Moldova Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: Zendali, Riello (ITA)
Sahakyan 5 (7–20) Untu 10
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12 June 2017
16:00
China  23–30  Faroe Islands Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: Belkhiri, Hamidi (ALG)
Liu, Wang J. 6 (7–15) Klein Olsen 6
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13 June 2017
14:00
China  43–12  Armenia Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: Bennani, Bennani (SWE)
Wang J. 11 (21–4) Sahakyan 6
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13 June 2017
16:00
Faroe Islands  40–30  Moldova Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: Bolic, Hurich (AUT)
Krogh 7 (21–16) Zacaciurin 8
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14 June 2017
14:00
Moldova  22–29  China Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: Vujačić, Kažanegra (MNE)
Zacaciurin 7 (11–15) He 7
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14 June 2017
16:00
Faroe Islands  44–6  Armenia Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: Zendali, Riello (ITA)
Klein Olsen 8 (18–1) Sahakyan 3
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Knockout stage[edit]

9–16th place bracket[edit]

  13th place (18 June – Gabrovo) 13–16th place semifinals (17 June – Veliko Tarnovo) 9–16th place quarterfinals (16–16 June – Gabrovo) 9–12th place semifinals (17 June – Veliko Tarnovo) Ninth place (18 June – Gabrovo)
                                               
        Ireland  31  
        Malta  22  
      Malta  34           Ireland  33  
      Armenia  23           Azerbaijan  41  
      Azerbaijan  39
        Armenia  21  
      Malta  36           Azerbaijan  31
      Andorra  25           Moldova  45
        Great Britain  42  
          Albania  15  
    Albania  23           Great Britain  34
  15th place (18 June – Gabrovo)         Andorra  32           Moldova (pen.)  35     Eleventh place (18 June – Gabrovo)
      Armenia  23       Moldova  48       Ireland  26
      Albania  24         Andorra  14         Great Britain  39

9–16th place quarterfinals[edit]

16 June 2017
14:00
Ireland  31–22  Malta Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Vujačić, Kažanegra (MNE)
J. Krohn 9 (15–9) Di Pilato 7
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16 June 2017
14:00
Azerbaijan  39–21  Armenia Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: Duplii, Kaverina (UKR)
Butenko 10 (21–7) Sahakyan 6
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16 June 2017
16:00
Great Britain  42–15  Albania Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Bennani, Bennani (SWE)
Whaley 8 (19–8) Shingjini 6
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16 June 2017
16:00
Moldova  48–14  Andorra Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: El-Saied, El-Saied (EGY)
Untu 12 (24–6) Toha, Travesset 3
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13–16th place semifinals[edit]

17 June 2017
18:00
Malta  34–23  Armenia Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Jerlecki, Łabuń (POL)
Naudi 9 (18–13) Sahakyan 8
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17 June 2017
20:00
Albania  23–32  Andorra Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Sá, Sá (POR)
Lala 7 (9–11) Toha 12
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9–12th place semifinals[edit]

17 June 2017
14:00
Ireland  33–41  Azerbaijan Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Zhou, Cheng (CHN)
T. Krohn 8 (18–20) Malyarevich 14
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17 June 2017
16:00
Great Britain  34–35  Moldova Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Duplii, Kaverina (UKR)
Negrete 9 (17–17) Untu, Zacaciurin 11
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FT: 33–33 Pen: 1–2

15th place game[edit]

18 June 2017
10:00
Armenia  23–24  Albania Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: Zhou, Cheng (CHN)
Sahakyan 10 (12–11) Shingjini 7
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13th place game[edit]

18 June 2017
12:15
Malta  36–25  Andorra Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: Hollis, Le-Mon (GBR)
Naudi 7 (21–10) three players 6
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Eleventh place game[edit]

18 June 2017
16:45
Ireland  26–39  Great Britain Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: El-Saied, El-Saied (EGY)
Bregazzi 7 (12–20) Goodwin 7
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Ninth place game[edit]

18 June 2017
14:30
Azerbaijan  31–45  Moldova Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: Vujačić, Kažanegra (MNE)
Butenko 9 (14–22) Zacaciurin 14
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Championship bracket[edit]

  Fifth place (18 June – Veliko Tarnovo) 5–8th place semifinals (17 June – Gabrovo) Quarterfinals (16–16 June – Gabrovo) Semifinals (17 June – Gabrovo) Final (18 June – Veliko Tarnovo)
                                               
        Turkey  32  
        Georgia  26  
      Georgia  28           Turkey (OT)  35  
      China  31           Cyprus  32  
      Cyprus  36
        China  26  
      China  30           Turkey  25
      Bulgaria  38           Faroe Islands  26
        Luxembourg  23  
          Kosovo  34  
    Luxembourg  31           Kosovo  30
  Seventh place (18 June – Veliko Tarnovo)         Bulgaria  37           Faroe Islands  33     Third place (18 June – Veliko Tarnovo)
      Georgia  25       Faroe Islands  30       Cyprus  25
      Luxembourg  32         Bulgaria  24         Kosovo  32

Quarterfinals[edit]

16 June 2017
18:00
Turkey  32–26  Georgia Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Xhema, Jahja (KOS)
Döne 15 (16–15) Orjonikidze 8
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16 June 2017
18:00
Cyprus  36–26  China Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: Boričić, Marković (SRB)
Georgiou 9 (16–9) Liu Z. 7
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16 June 2017
20:00
Luxembourg  23–34  Kosovo Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Jerlecki, Łabuń (POL)
Krier 6 (11–17) Dedaj 9
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16 June 2017
20:00
Faroe Islands  30–24  Bulgaria Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: Belkhiri, Hamidi (ALG)
Sigurbjørnsson 9 (13–14) Yakubov 6
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5–8th place semifinals[edit]

17 June 2017
14:00
Georgia  28–31  China Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: Zendali, Riello (ITA)
Tskhovrebadze 9 (11–15) Wang J. 12
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17 June 2017
16:00
Luxembourg  31–37  Bulgaria Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: Boričić, Marković (SRB)
Zekan 6 (13–20) Dimitrov 13
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Semifinals[edit]

17 June 2017
18:00
Turkey  35–32 (ET)  Cyprus Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: Doychinov, Gpretsov (BUL)
Biçer 11 (13–15) Argyrou 10
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FT: 26–26 ET: 3–3, 6–3


17 June 2017
20:00
Kosovo  30–33  Faroe Islands Sportna Zala, Gabrovo
Referees: Bolic, Hurich (AUT)
Dedaj, Jupa 6 (11–15) Krogh 9
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Seventh place game[edit]

18 June 2017
14:15
Georgia  25–32  Luxembourg Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Xhema, Jahja (KOS)
Bulbulashvili 5 (10–15) Müller 8
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Fifth place game[edit]

18 June 2017
16:30
China  30–38  Bulgaria Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Belkhiri, Hamidi (ALG)
Wang J. 8 (11–18) Atanasov 8
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Third place game[edit]

18 June 2017
18:45
Cyprus  25–32  Kosovo Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Zendali, Riello (ITA)
Fotiou 9 (12–16) Tahirukaj 8
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Final[edit]

18 June 2017
21:00
Turkey  25–26  Faroe Islands Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports, Veliko Tarnovo
Referees: Boričić, Marković (SRB)
Biçer 6 (11–13) Krogh 9
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Final standings[edit]

Rank Team
Gold medal icon.svg  Faroe Islands
Silver medal icon.svg  Turkey
Bronze medal icon.svg  Kosovo
4  Cyprus
5  Bulgaria
6  China
7  Luxembourg
8  Georgia
9  Moldova
10  Azerbaijan
11  Great Britain
12  Ireland
13  Malta
14  Andorra
15  Albania
16  Armenia

Statistics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2nd IHF Men's Emerging Nations Championship". ihf.info. 31 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Faroe Islands defend Emerging Nations Championship title". ihf.info. 18 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Draw results for 2nd IHF Emerging Nations Championship". ihf.info. 8 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Referee Nominations 2017 – IHF Emerging Nations Men's Handball Championship 2017 - Bulgaria". ihf.info. 18 June 2017.
  5. ^ "2nd IHF Men's Emerging Nations Championship match schedule released". ihf.info. 11 April 2017.
  6. ^ Media Guide

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