2018 European Men's Handball Championship qualification

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This article describes the qualification for the 2018 European Men's Handball Championship.

Qualification system[edit]

38 teams had registered for participation. 37 teams competed for 15 places at the final tournament in 2 distinct Qualification Phases. In each phase, the teams were divided into several pots according to their positions in the EHF National Team Ranking.

Qualification Phase 1[edit]

Seeding[edit]

The draw for the qualification round was held on 22 July 2014 in Vienna, Austria.[1] The group winners advanced to the playoffs.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3
 Greece
 Estonia
 Romania
 Italy
 Belgium
 Luxembourg
 Cyprus
 Georgia
 Kosovo

All times are local.

Group 1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Belgium 4 3 0 1 111 91 +20 6[a] Playoffs
2  Greece 4 3 0 1 104 97 +7 6[a]
3  Cyprus 4 0 0 4 79 106 −27 0
Source: Eurohandball
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 Belgium 55–54 Greece
30 October 2014
19:30
Greece  27–25  Cyprus Dimitris Tofalos Arena, Patras
Attendance: 500
Referees: Jović, Arnautović (BIH)
Papadopoulos 10 (16–11) Argyrou 8
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2 November 2014
19:00
Cyprus  17–23  Greece Eleftheria Indoor Hall, Nicosia
Attendance: 300
Referees: Nabokau, Kulik (BLR)
Argyrou 7 (9–12) Papadopoulos 4
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29 April 2015
19:30
Cyprus  17–26  Belgium Eleftheria Indoor Hall, Nicosia
Attendance: 300
Referees: Cindrić, Gonzurek (CRO)
Argyrou 10 (8–15) Valkenborgh 7
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2 May 2015
20:00
Belgium  30–20  Cyprus Hall Omnisports "La Préalle", Herstal
Attendance: 1,300
Referees: Wills, Colin (GBR)
D. Kedziora 7 (12–7) Nikiforou 4
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10 June 2015
20:00
Belgium  30–25  Greece Sporthal Alverberg, Hasselt
Attendance: 1,600
Referees: Vešović, Mitrović (MNE)
Kedziora, De Beule 6 (16–17) Papadopoulos 8
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14 June 2015
19:30
Greece  29–25  Belgium Mikra 3, Thessaloniki
Attendance: 700
Referees: Martins, Martins (POR)
Tzoufras 8 (15–11) Kedziora 5
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Group 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Luxembourg 4 2 0 2 100 94 +6 4 Playoffs
2  Estonia 4 2 0 2 112 110 +2 4
3  Georgia 4 2 0 2 92 100 −8 4
Source: Eurohandball
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.
29 October 2014
20:00
Estonia  28–26  Georgia Kalevi Spordihall, Tallinn
Attendance: 550
Referees: Aliyev, Aghakishiyev (AZE)
Järve, Pinnonen 5 (16–15) Rusia 10
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2 November 2014
18:00
Georgia  29–27  Estonia Tbilisi Sports Palace, Tbilisi
Attendance: 2,300
Referees: Argyridis, Mouttas (CYP)
Rusia 8 (15–14) Pinnonen 7
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30 April 2015
18:00
Georgia  17–16  Luxembourg Kutaisi Sport Palace, Kutaisi
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Nabokau, Kulik (BLR)
Chanturia 7 (11–7) Meis 4
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3 May 2015
18:00
Luxembourg  29–20  Georgia D'Coque, Luxembourg
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Azemi, Beqiri (KOS)
Hoffmann 7 (12–11) Tsitelishvili 8
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10 June 2015
19:30
Luxembourg  26–31  Estonia D'Coque, Luxembourg
Attendance: 800
Referees: Jović, Arnautović (BIH)
Bardina 6 (13–14) three players 5
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13 June 2015
20:00
Estonia  26–29  Luxembourg Viljandi Sporthall, Viljandi
Attendance: 600
Referees: Samuelsen, Guðjónsson (FAR)
Jaanimaa 8 (17–14) Bardina 8
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Group 3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Romania 4 4 0 0 138 87 +51 8 Playoffs
2  Italy 4 2 0 2 111 120 −9 4
3  Kosovo 4 0 0 4 88 130 −42 0
Source: Eurohandball
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.
29 October 2014
18:00
Romania  36–24  Kosovo Dinamo Polyvalent Hall, Bucharest
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Mertinian, Syrepisios (GRE)
Stavrositu 6 (17–10) Hoxha 8
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1 November 2014
18:00
Kosovo  16–30  Romania Pallati i Rinisë dhe Sporteve, Pristina
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Dvorský, Karlubík (SVK)
Dedaj 4 (10–15) Ghionea 8
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29 April 2015
19:30
Kosovo  22–29  Italy Pallati i Rinisë dhe Sporteve, Pristina
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Sirbu, Suponicov (MDA)
Kabashi 8 (12–17) Turkovic 8
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3 May 2015
18:00
Italy  35–26  Kosovo PalaGolfo, Follonica
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Jerlecki, Labun (POL)
Turkovic 11 (18–12) three players 5
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10 June 2015
20:30
Italy  22–28  Romania Pala San Giacomo, Conversano
Attendance: 2,800
Referees: Boričić, Marković (SRB)
Maione 6 (10–13) Novanc 7
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14 June 2015
17:00
Romania  44–25  Italy Sala Polivalenta Resita, Reșița
Attendance: 1,512
Referees: Bounouara, Sami (FRA)
Csepreghi 8 (23–13) Turkovic 4
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Playoffs[edit]

The draw for the playoffs was held on 23 June 2015 in Vienna, Austria.[2] The winners advanced to the second phase.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Luxembourg  52–55  Finland 23–28 29–27
Israel  48–62  Romania 27–30 21–32
Turkey  50–66  Belgium 28–37 22–29

All times are local.

Matches[edit]

7 April 2016
19:00
Luxembourg  23–28  Finland d'Coque, Luxembourg City
Attendance: 1,100
Referees: Guðjónsson (ISL), Samuelsen (FAR)
three players 4 (14–17) Tamminen 11
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9 April 2016
16:00
Finland  27–29  Luxembourg Sisu Arena, Karis
Attendance: 650
Referees: Barysas, Petrušis (LTU)
Tamminen 11 (12–11) Müller 9
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Finland won 55–52 on aggregate.


6 April 2016
19:45
Israel  27–30  Romania Drive in Arena, Tel Aviv
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Rutkovskis, Dzērve (LAT)
Tutkenitz 6 (15–13) Ghionea 6
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10 April 2016
18:00
Romania  32–21  Israel Polyvalent Hall, Călărași
Attendance: 1,600
Referees: Cvetko, Kavalar (SLO)
four players 4 (17–10) Tutkenitz 5
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Romania won 62–48 on aggregate.


6 April 2016
19:00
Turkey  28–37  Belgium Spor Salonu, Rize
Attendance: 2,100
Referees: Brodbeck, Reich (GER)
Döne 7 (13–16) D. Kedziora 13
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9 April 2016
20:00
Belgium  29–22  Turkey Country Hall Ethias Liège, Liège
Attendance: 2,700
Referees: Hájek, Macho (CZE)
B. Kedziora, D. Kedziora 5 (15–10) Özbahar 9
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Belgium won 66–50 on aggregate.

Qualification Phase 2[edit]

The draw was held on 14 April 2016 in Dubrovnik. The teams were split into seven groups of four teams. The top two ranked teams from each group and the best third ranked team qualified for the final tournament.[3][4]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
 France
 Spain
 Denmark
 Poland
 Germany
 Sweden
 Iceland
 Macedonia
 Russia
 Norway
 Hungary
 Slovenia
 Belarus
 Austria
 Serbia
 Czech Republic
 Montenegro
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Netherlands
 Portugal
 Lithuania
 Slovakia
 Latvia
 Ukraine
  Switzerland
 Romania
 Belgium
 Finland
  • Teams shown in bold have qualified for the final tournament.

All times are local.

Group 1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Denmark 6 5 1 0 194 135 +59 11 Final tournament
2  Hungary 6 4 1 1 174 156 +18 9
3  Netherlands 6 2 0 4 155 179 −24 4
4  Latvia 6 0 0 6 129 182 −53 0
Source: Eurohandball
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.
2 November 2016
18:00
Hungary  24–16  Latvia Continental Aréna, Nyíregyháza
Attendance: 2,800
Referees: Johansson, Kliko (SWE)
Harsányi 8 (11–6) Lielais, Pavlovičs 4
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3 November 2016
20:30
Denmark  29–20  Netherlands Trefor Arena, Brøndby
Attendance: 5,119
Referees: Kristiansen, Pettersen (NOR)
Hansen 8 (15–12) Schagen, Steins 7
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6 November 2016
15:00
Netherlands  27–28  Hungary Maaspoort Sports and Events, 's-Hertogenbosch
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Dentz, Reibel (FRA)
Steins 9 (17–13) T. Iváncsik 6
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6 November 2016
17:10
Latvia  23–36  Denmark Vidzemes Olympic Centre, Valmiera
Attendance: 1,380
Referees: Baďura, Ondogrecula (SVK)
Pavlovičs 5 (11–18) Andersson, Svan 7
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3 May 2017
19:35
Latvia  27–29  Netherlands Vidzemes Olympic Centre, Valmiera
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Buache, Meyer (SUI)
Krištopāns 8 (13–15) Baart 7
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4 May 2017
20:00
Hungary  25–25  Denmark László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 6,700
Referees: Santos, Fonseca (POR)
Jamali, Lékai 7 (14–11) three players 4
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7 May 2017
14:00
Netherlands  25–24  Latvia Sporthal Angelslo, Emmen
Attendance: 1,100
Referees: Mandák, Rudinský (SVK)
Remer 6 (13–14) Jurdžs, Krištopāns 6
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7 May 2017
20:30
Denmark  35–27  Hungary Ceres Arena, Aarhus
Attendance: 4,872
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Hansen 8 (18–17) Bodó, Iváncsik 5
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14 June 2017
19:30
Netherlands  24–36  Denmark Topsportcentrum, Almere
Attendance: 1,250
Referees: Mitrevski, Todorovski (MKD)
Remer 4 (10–18) Damgaard, Lindberg 7
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15 June 2017
19:35
Latvia  23–35  Hungary Vidzemes Olympic Centre, Valmiera
Attendance: 900
Referees: Kristiansen, Pettersen (NOR)
Jurdžs 5 (9–15) Juhász, Vilovski 7
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18 June 2017
19:15
Hungary  35–30  Netherlands Veszprém Aréna, Veszprém
Attendance: 5,019
Referees: Konjičanin, Konjičanin (BIH)
Győri 10 (16–13) Haenen, Schagen 6
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18 June 2017
20:15
Denmark  33–16  Latvia Sydbank Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 3,395
Referees: Sigurjónsson, Pétursson (ISL)
Larsen 6 (14–5) Lielais 6
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Group 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Belarus 6 3 2 1 177 152 +25 8[a] Final tournament
2  Serbia 6 3 2 1 175 173 +2 8[a]
3  Romania 6 2 0 4 151 160 −9 4[b]
4  Poland 6 1 2 3 171 189 −18 4[b]
Source: Eurohandball
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 Serbia 54–63 Belarus
  2. ^ a b Romania 59–55 Poland
2 November 2016
19:00
Belarus  23–26  Romania Sport Palace Uruchye, Minsk
Attendance: 2,700
Referees: Pavićević, Ražnatović (MNE)
Rutenka 5 (10–13) Ghionea 6
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3 November 2016
20:00
Poland  32–37  Serbia Ergo Arena, Gdańsk
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Zotin, Volodkov (RUS)
Bielecki 6 (14–20) Nenadić 10
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6 November 2016
17:00
Serbia  27–36  Belarus Čair Sports Center, Niš
Attendance: 5,600
Referees: Pichon, Reveret (FRA)
Ðukić 8 (13–20) Pukhouski 8
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6 November 2016
20:00
Romania  28–23  Poland Polyvalent Hall, Cluj-Napoca
Attendance: 5,115
Referees: Erdoğan, Özdeniz (TUR)
Mocanu, Ramba 5 (11–9) Bielecki 5
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4 May 2017
18:00
Belarus  32–23  Poland Sport Palace Uruchye, Minsk
Attendance: 2,700
Referees: Mažeika, Gatelis (LTU)
Karalek 7 (15–10) Krajewski 5
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4 May 2017
20:00
Romania  22–23  Serbia Lascăr Pană Sports Hall, Baia Mare
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Madsen, Mortensen (DEN)
Ghionea 8 (9–13) Nenadić 7
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7 May 2017
19:00
Poland  27–27  Belarus Orlen Arena, Płock
Attendance: 3,200
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
three players 5 (13–15) Pukhouski 9
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7 May 2017
20:00
Serbia  27–22  Romania Jezero Hall, Kragujevac
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Brunovský, Čanda (SVK)
Ðukić 5 (16–13) Onyejekwe 4
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14 June 2017
20:45
Serbia  34–34  Poland Čair Sports Center, Niš
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Sondors, Līcis (LAT)
P. Nenadić 9 (19–19) Przybylski 8
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15 June 2017
19:00
Romania  22–32  Belarus Polyvalent Hall, Craiova
Attendance: 3,200
Referees: Dobrovits, Tájok (HUN)
Grigoraș, Mocanu 5 (11–19) Pukhouski 7
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18 June 2017
14:30
Poland  32–31  Romania Ergo Arena, Gdańsk
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Lopéz, Ramírez (ESP)
Moryto 10 (19–13) Racoțea 5
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18 June 2017
16:00
Belarus  27–27  Serbia Sport Palace Uruchye, Minsk
Attendance: 1,900
Referees: Erdoğan, Özdeniz (TUR)
Yurynok 7 (13–10) Đorđić 9
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Group 3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 6 6 0 0 202 130 +72 12 Final tournament
2  Austria 6 3 0 3 176 186 −10 6
3  Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 2 0 4 160 162 −2 4
4  Finland 6 1 0 5 154 214 −60 2
Source: Eurohandball
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.
2 November 2016
20:25
Austria  27–31  Finland Arena Nova, Wiener Neustadt
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Nikolov, Nachevski (MKD)
Weber 5 (16–14) Tamminen 7
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2 November 2016
20:30
Spain  30–21  Bosnia and Herzegovina Polideportivo Huerta del Rey, Valladolid
Attendance: 3,600
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Rivera 7 (12–6) Panić 6
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5 November 2016
14:30
Finland  21–36  Spain Folksam Arena, Siuntio
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Brunner, Salah (SUI)
Rönnberg 5 (12–17) Dujshebaev 7
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6 November 2016
20:00
Bosnia and Herzegovina  22–23  Austria Dvorana Mirza Delibašić, Sarajevo
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Tarabochia 6 (11–9) Weber 6
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3 May 2017
20:25
Austria  29–30  Spain OlympiaWorld Innsbruck, Innsbruck
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Krstič, Ljubič (SLO)
Božović 6 (13–14) Solé Sala 5
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4 May 2017
18:30
Finland  27–32  Bosnia and Herzegovina Energia Areena, Vantaa
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Baumgart, Wild (GER)
Rönnberg 7 (10–15) Panić 10
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6 May 2017
20:00
Spain  35–24  Austria Palacio de los Deportes de León, León
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Aguinagalde, Rivera Folch 6 (15–11) Hermann 7
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7 May 2017
20:00
Bosnia and Herzegovina  34–23  Finland Sportska Dv."Mirsad Hurić", Goražde
Attendance: 1,560
Referees: Andorka, Hucker (HUN)
Burić, Panić 7 (19–12) Rönnberg 7
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14 June 2017
18:00
Bosnia and Herzegovina  19–25  Spain Dvorana Mirza Delibašić, Sarajevo
Attendance: 3,652
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Terzić 5 (11–14) Fernández Pérez 5
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14 June 2017
18:30
Finland  36–39  Austria Energia Areena, Vantaa
Attendance: 600
Referees: Zotin, Volodkov (RUS)
Sundberg 10 (15–21) Božović, Frimmel 7
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17 June 2017
18:00
Spain  46–16  Finland Pabellón Pitiu Rochel, Alicante
Attendance: 1,800
Referees: Gasmi, Gasmi (FRA)
Figueras 7 (27–9) B. Broman, Helander 3
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17 June 2017
20:25
Austria  34–32  Bosnia and Herzegovina Albert Schultz Eishalle, Vienna
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Baranowski, Lemanowicz (POL)
Bilyk 8 (17–17) Panić 7
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Group 4[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Macedonia 6 3 1 2 174 158 +16 7 Final tournament
2  Czech Republic 6 3 0 3 161 161 0 6[a]
3  Iceland 6 3 0 3 163 163 0 6[a]
4  Ukraine 6 2 1 3 152 168 −16 5
Source: Eurohandball
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 Czech Republic 51–49 Iceland
2 November 2016
18:30
Macedonia  27–21  Ukraine Boris Trajkovski Sports Center, Skopje
Attendance: 5,500
Referees: Dobrovits, Tájok (HUN)
K. Lazarov 12 (13–10) Kozakevych, Zhukov 4
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2 November 2016
19:30
Iceland  25–24  Czech Republic Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 2,450
Referees: Santos, Fonseca (POR)
Sigurðsson 6 (12–10) Hrstka 5
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5 November 2016
14:25
Czech Republic  35–28  Macedonia Městská sportovní hala, Plzeň
Attendance: 1,400
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Hrstka 10 (18–12) K. Lazarov 9
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5 November 2016
18:00
Ukraine  27–25  Iceland Sport Manezh of Sumy State University, Sumy
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Krstič, Ljubič (SLO)
Sadovyi 5 (13–13) Pálmarsson 6
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3 May 2017
19:00
Ukraine  26–23  Czech Republic Sport Manezh of Sumy State University, Sumy
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Pandžić, Mosorinski (SRB)
Kozakevych 7 (14–12) Hrstka 9
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4 May 2017
20:00
Macedonia  30–25  Iceland Boris Trajkovski Sports Center, Skopje
Attendance: 6,963
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
K. Lazarov 11 (15–13) Sigurðsson 6
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6 May 2017
14:00
Czech Republic  32–25  Ukraine Sportovní hala Euronics, Zlín
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Johansson, Kliko (SWE)
Hrstka 7 (14–13) Sadovyi 5
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7 May 2017
19:45
Iceland  30–29  Macedonia Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 1,750
Referees: Sondors, Līcis (LAT)
Guðmundsson 7 (16–16) K. Lazarov 8
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14 June 2017
18:10
Czech Republic  27–24  Iceland Sportovní hala Vodova, Brno
Attendance: 2,200
Referees: Mažeika, Gatelis (LTU)
Babák 8 (14–9) Sigurðsson 9
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15 June 2017
19:00
Ukraine  27–27  Macedonia Sport Manezh of Sumy State University, Sumy
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Brunovský, Čanda (SVK)
Sadovyi 7 (14–18) K. Lazarov 8
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18 June 2017
18:45
Iceland  34–26  Ukraine Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Sigurðsson 8 (18–13) Zhukov 7
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18 June 2017
20:45
Macedonia  33–20  Czech Republic Boris Trajkovski Sports Center, Skopje
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Dentz, Reibel (FRA)
K. Lazarov 11 (16–10) four players 3
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Group 5[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 6 6 0 0 173 137 +36 12 Final tournament
2  Slovenia 6 3 1 2 162 148 +14 7
3  Portugal 6 2 1 3 148 165 −17 5
4   Switzerland 6 0 0 6 138 171 −33 0
Source: Eurohandball
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.
2 November 2016
18:00
Slovenia  32–27   Switzerland Red Hall, Velenje
Attendance: 1,700
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Janc 5 (12–15) Liniger 6
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2 November 2016
18:30
Germany  35–24  Portugal Rittal Arena Wetzlar, Wetzlar
Attendance: 4,421
Referees: Mažeika, Gatelis (LTU)
Musche 6 (16–10) Amador 5
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5 November 2016
17:45
Switzerland   22–23  Germany Hallenstadion, Zürich
Attendance: 10,040
Referees: Dinu, Din (ROU)
Schmid 5 (11–12) Weinhold 4
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6 November 2016
15:00
Portugal  26–26  Slovenia Pavilhão EDP, Lisbon
Attendance: 1,582
Referees: Sondors, Līcis (LAT)
Duarte 5 (9–12) Blagotinšek 6
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3 May 2017
20:00
Slovenia  23–32  Germany Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Pichon, Reveret (FRA)
Dolenec 5 (12–19) Gensheimer 11
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4 May 2017
19:00
Switzerland   25–27  Portugal Tissot Arena, Biel
Attendance: 3,275
Referees: Kurtagic, Wetterwik (SWE)
Rubin 7 (11–13) Duarte 6
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6 May 2017
16:10
Germany  25–20  Slovenia Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle
Attendance: 9,300
Referees: Dobrovits, Tájok (HUN)
three players 4 (14–10) Henigman 5
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7 May 2017
15:00
Portugal  27–22   Switzerland Pavilhão Desportivo Municipal de Loulé, Loulé
Attendance: 1,732
Referees: Opava, Valek (CZE)
Magalhães 5 (17–10) Schmid 5
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14 June 2017
19:30
Portugal  26–29  Germany Multiusos Gondomar, Gondomar
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Nikolov, Nachevski (MKD)
four players 4 (16–15) Gensheimer, Kühn 6
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14 June 2017
20:15
Switzerland   20–33  Slovenia BBC-Arena, Schaffhausen
Attendance: 1,245
Referees: Álvarez, Bustamante (ESP)
Maros 6 (9–18) Blagotinšek, Dolenec 5
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17 June 2017
20:00
Slovenia  28–18  Portugal Arena Bonifika, Koper
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Elíasson, Pálsson (ISL)
three players 4 (12–9) Magalhaes 4
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18 June 2017
15:00
Germany  29–22   Switzerland ÖVB Arena, Bremen
Attendance: 8,900
Referees: Pandžić, Mosorinski (SRB)
Schiller 7 (12–13) Schmid 10
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Group 6[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Sweden 6 5 0 1 166 125 +41 10 Final tournament
2  Montenegro 6 2 3 1 158 168 −10 7
3  Russia 6 1 3 2 149 160 −11 5
4  Slovakia 6 0 2 4 146 166 −20 2
Source: Eurohandball
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.
2 November 2016
19:30
Russia  31–31  Slovakia Krylatskoye Sports Palace, Moscow
Attendance: 1,665
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Shelmenko 6 (13–13) Antl 10
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3 November 2016
19:15
Sweden  36–21  Montenegro FFS Arena, Lund
Attendance: 3,016
Referees: Baumgart, Wild (GER)
Gottfridsson 6 (14–9) Borozan, Čavor 5
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5 November 2016
18:00
Slovakia  17–21  Sweden Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 7,143
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Antl 6 (8–15) Ekberg, Gottfridsson 5
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6 November 2016
18:00
Montenegro  24–24  Russia SC Topolica, Bar
Attendance: 2,150
Referees: Horváth, Marton (HUN)
Borozan 10 (12–11) Atman 8
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3 May 2017
18:30
Slovakia  27–27  Montenegro Športová hala Na Zábraní, Hlohovec
Attendance: 1,950
Referees: Elíasson, Pálsson (ISL)
Urban 9 (15–11) Borozan 11
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3 May 2017
19:15
Russia  21–29  Sweden Sibur Arena, Saint Petersburg
Referees: Caçador, Nicolau (POR)
Dereven 5 (10–17) Ekberg 9
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6 May 2017
17:15
Sweden  25–21  Russia Saab Arena, Linköping
Attendance: 5,511
Referees: Marín, García (ESP)
Zachrisson 7 (10–11) Soroka 6
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6 May 2017
20:00
Montenegro  31–30  Slovakia Sporthall "Nikoljac", Bijelo Polje
Attendance: 2,260
Referees: Dentz, Reibel (FRA)
Grbović 8 (16–14) four players 4
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14 June 2017
20:00
Montenegro  28–24  Sweden Sportski Centar Nikšić, Nikšić
Attendance: 3,600
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Borozan 10 (16–7) Lagergren 5
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14 June 2017
20:00
Slovakia  24–25  Russia Ondrej Nepela Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 6,965
Referees: Dinu, Din (ROU)
T. Urban 9 (12–12) Shishkaryov 6
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17 June 2017
15:00
Russia  27–27  Montenegro Alexander Gomelsky Universal Sports Hall CSKA, Moscow
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Madsen, Mortensen (DEN)
Kiselev, Kovalyov 6 (16–11) Borozan 7
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17 June 2017
17:15
Sweden  31–17  Slovakia Sparbanken Lidköping Arena, Lidköping
Attendance: 2,039
Referees: Covalciuc, Covalciuc (MDA)
Ekberg, Tollbring 5 (14–7) Hruščák 4
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Group 7[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 6 5 0 1 191 169 +22 10 Final tournament
2  Norway 6 4 0 2 196 163 +33 8
3  Lithuania 6 3 0 3 163 179 −16 6
4  Belgium 6 0 0 6 175 214 −39 0
Source: Eurohandball
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.
2 November 2016
19:00
Norway  35–26  Belgium Bodø Spektrum, Bodø
Attendance: 2,252
Referees: Brkic, Jusufhodzic (AUT)
Lie Hansen 7 (20–14) D. Kedziora 6
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3 November 2016
19:00
France  37–20  Lithuania Palais des Sports de Pau, Pau
Attendance: 6,500
Referees: Mitrevski, Todorovski (MKD)
Mahé 7 (21–7) Plėta 4
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6 November 2016
15:30
Belgium  37–38  France Country Hall Ethias Liège, Liège
Attendance: 4,200
Referees: Sigurjónsson, Pétursson (ISL)
D. Kedziora 8 (19–16) Mahé 11
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6 November 2016
18:00
Lithuania  32–29  Norway Siemens Arena, Vilnius
Attendance: 2,100
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Bernatonis 8 (15–16) Bjørnsen 9
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3 May 2017
18:30
Norway  35–30  France Oslo Spektrum, Oslo
Attendance: 6,900
Referees: Nikolov, Nachevski (MKD)
Sagosen 13 (12–11) Remili 7
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3 May 2017
20:30
Belgium  29–33  Lithuania Sportoase Philipssite, Leuven
Attendance: 1,700
Referees: Covalciuc, Covalciuc (MDA)
D. Kedziora 11 (18–15) Malašinskas 13
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6 May 2017
18:00
France  28–24  Norway Maison des Sports, Clermont-Ferrand
Attendance: 4,800
Referees: Lopéz, Ramírez (ESP)
Narcisse 8 (13–10) Jøndal, Sagosen 5
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7 May 2017
18:00
Lithuania  33–28  Belgium Siemens Arena, Vilnius
Attendance: 2,300
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
Truchanovicius 6 (18–11) D. Kedziora 5
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14 June 2017
19:00
Lithuania  25–26  France Švyturys Arena, Klaipėda
Attendance: 2,546
Referees: Kékes, Kékes (HUN)
Truchanovicius 6 (12–12) Mahé 6
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14 June 2017
20:30
Belgium  27–43  Norway Sportoase Philipssite, Leuven
Attendance: 1,170
Referees: Krstič, Ljubič (SLO)
Robyns 6 (15–20) Myrhol 7
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17 June 2017
19:30
Norway  30–20  Lithuania Oslo Spektrum, Oslo
Attendance: 6,507
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Myrhol, Sagosen 5 (15–10) Malašinskas, Truchanovicius 5
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17 June 2017
19:45
France  32–28  Belgium Axone, Montbéliard
Attendance: 4,800
Referees: Kurtagic, Wetterwik (SWE)
Accambray 8 (18–14) three players 6
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Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

The highest ranked third-placed team from the groups directly qualifies for the tournament. Matches against the fourth placed teams in each group are discarded.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 4  Iceland 4 2 0 2 104 110 −6 4 Final tournament
2 6  Russia 4 0 2 2 93 105 −12 2
3 2  Romania 4 1 0 3 92 105 −13 2
4 7  Lithuania 4 1 0 3 97 127 −30 2
5 5  Portugal 4 0 1 3 94 118 −24 1
6 3  Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 0 0 4 94 112 −18 0
7 1  Netherlands 4 0 0 4 101 128 −27 0
Source: Eurohandball

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