2018 European Women's Handball Championship

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2018 EHF European Women's Handball Championship
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Tournament details
Host country France
Dates29 November–16 December
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions France (1st title)
Runner-up Russia
Third place Netherlands
Fourth place Romania
Tournament statistics
Matches47
Goals scored2504 (53.28 per match)
Attendance197,980 (4,212 per match)
Top scorer(s)Serbia Katarina Krpež Slezak
(50 goals)
Best playerRussia Anna Vyakhireva
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The 2018 European Women's Handball Championship was held in France in from 29 November to 16 December 2018. It was the first time France hosts the women's tournament. The matches were played in Brest, Montbéliard, Nancy, Nantes and Paris.[1]

France defeated Russia in the final to claim their first title.[2]

Venues[edit]

Paris Nantes Montbéliard
AccorHotels Arena
Capacity: 15,603
Hall XXL
Capacity: 12,000
Axone
Capacity: 6,400
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Nancy Brest
Palais des Sports Jean Weille
Capacity: 6,000
Brest Arena
Capacity: 4,500
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Qualification[edit]

Qualified teams[edit]

All 16 qualified teams took part in the previous 2016 championship.

Country Qualified as Date of qualification Previous appearances in tournament
 France Host 20 September 2014 9 (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
 Denmark Group 5 winner 24 March 2018 12 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
 Montenegro Group 2 winner 24 March 2018 4 (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
 Norway Group 1 winner 25 March 2018 12 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
 Spain Group 6 winner 30 May 2018 9 (1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
 Sweden Group 3 runner-up 30 May 2018 10 (1994, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
 Serbia Group 3 winner 30 May 2018 6 (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
 Germany Group 6 runner-up 31 May 2018 12 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
 Hungary Group 7 winner 31 May 2018 12 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
 Netherlands Group 7 runner-up 31 May 2018 6 (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2016)
 Romania Group 4 winner 31 May 2018 11 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
 Croatia Group 1 runner-up 2 June 2018 9 (1994, 1996, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
 Russia Group 4 runner-up 3 June 2018 12 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
 Poland Group 2 runner-up 3 June 2018 5 (1996, 1998, 2006, 2014, 2016)
 Czech Republic Group 5 runner-up 3 June 2018 5 (1994, 2002, 2004, 2012, 2016)
 Slovenia Best third-ranked team 3 June 2018 5 (2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2016)

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

Draw[edit]

The draw was held on 12 June 2018 at 12:00 at the Maison de la Radio in Paris, France.[3][4]

Seedings[edit]

The pots were announced on 4 June 2018.[3]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Squads[edit]

Referees[edit]

12 referee pairs were selected on 4 October 2018.[5]

Preliminary round[edit]

All times are local (UTC+1).

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Serbia 3 2 0 1 84 73 +11 4[a] Main round
2  Sweden 3 2 0 1 74 73 +1 4[a]
3  Denmark 3 2 0 1 83 80 +3 4[a]
4  Poland 3 0 0 3 69 84 −15 0 Eliminated
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 Serbia 2 Pts, +4 GD; Sweden 2 Pts, 0 GD; Denmark 2 Pts, −4 GD
30 November 2018
18:00
Serbia  33–26  Poland Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 2,230
Referees: Bethmann, Tzaferopoulos (GRE)
Krpež Slezak 11 (13–14) Kudłacz-Gloc 6
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30 November 2018
21:00
Denmark  30–29  Sweden Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 3,847
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
Tranborg 7 (15–16) Hagman 7
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2 December 2018
15:00
Poland  21–28  Denmark Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 3,683
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Kobylińska 7 (9–11) K. Jørgensen, Østergaard 5
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2 December 2018
18:00
Sweden  22–21  Serbia Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 3,810
Referees: Năstase, Stancu (ROU)
Alm 5 (11–13) Krpež Slezak 7
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4 December 2018
18:00
Sweden  23–22  Poland Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 3,014
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Blomstrand, Hagman 4 (10–5) Grzyb 9
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4 December 2018
21:00
Denmark  25–30  Serbia Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 3,026
Referees: Covalciuc, Covalciuc (MDA)
Østergaard 6 (13–17) Krpež Slezak, Lekić 8
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Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Russia 3 2 0 1 77 75 +2 4[a] Main round
2  France (H) 3 2 0 1 78 67 +11 4[a]
3  Montenegro 3 1 0 2 79 81 −2 2[b]
4  Slovenia 3 1 0 2 82 93 −11 2[b] Eliminated
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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b France 23–26 Russia
  2. ^ a b Montenegro 36–32 Slovenia
29 November 2018
21:00
France  23–26  Russia Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 5,220
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Kanor 6 (11–11) Dmitrieva 8
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30 November 2018
21:00
Montenegro  36–32  Slovenia Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 1,956
Referees: Năstase, Stancu (ROU)
Radičević 7 (18–12) Gros 8
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2 December 2018
15:00
Slovenia  21–30  France Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 5,220
Referees: Covalciuc, Covalciuc (MDA)
Gros 5 (8–17) Zaadi 6
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2 December 2018
18:00
Russia  24–23  Montenegro Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 3,229
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
Samokhina 7 (13–15) Jauković 12
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4 December 2018
18:00
Russia  27–29  Slovenia Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 3,120
Referees: Bethmann, Tzaferopoulos (GRE)
Kochetova 6 (13–13) Gros 12
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4 December 2018
21:00
France  25–20  Montenegro Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 5,220
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Nze Minko 7 (16–8) Radičević 6
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Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 3 3 0 0 90 75 +15 6 Main round
2  Hungary 3 2 0 1 81 72 +9 4
3  Spain 3 1 0 2 78 78 0 2
4  Croatia 3 0 0 3 59 83 −24 0 Eliminated
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.
1 December 2018
15:00
Hungary  25–28  Netherlands Axone, Montbéliard
Attendance: 2,800
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Háfra, Kovács 5 (11–11) Abbingh, Dulfer 5
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1 December 2018
18:00
Spain  25–18  Croatia Axone, Montbéliard
Attendance: 3,600
Referees: Bennani, Bennani (SWE)
Pena 7 (15–5) Dežić 4
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3 December 2018
18:00
Croatia  18–24  Hungary Axone, Montbéliard
Attendance: 2,731
Referees: Vranes, Wenninger (AUT)
Krsnik 8 (9–13) Háfra, Kovács, Schatzl 5
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3 December 2018
21:00
Netherlands  28–27  Spain Axone, Montbéliard
Attendance: 3,862
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Groot 9 (14–11) Martín 6
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5 December 2018
18:00
Netherlands  34–23  Croatia Axone, Montbéliard
Attendance: 4,470
Referees: Christiansen, Hansen (DEN)
Amega 8 (17–10) Kalaus, Turk 6
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5 December 2018
21:00
Hungary  32–26  Spain Axone, Montbéliard
Attendance: 2,768
Referees: Mošorinski, Pandžić (SRB)
Planéta 8 (19–14) Martín 6
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Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Romania 3 3 0 0 91 75 +16 6 Main round
2  Germany 3 2 0 1 87 89 −2 4
3  Norway 3 1 0 2 86 81 +5 2
4  Czech Republic 3 0 0 3 73 92 −19 0 Eliminated
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.
1 December 2018
15:00
Norway  32–33  Germany Brest Arena, Brest
Attendance: 3,520
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Oftedal 7 (16–15) Bölk, Großmann 5
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1 December 2018
18:00
Romania  31–28  Czech Republic Brest Arena, Brest
Attendance: 3,098
Referees: Christiansen, Hansen (DEN)
Buceschi 9 (17–11) Luzumová, Malá 5
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3 December 2018
18:00
Germany  24–29  Romania Brest Arena, Brest
Attendance: 2,106
Referees: Mošorinski, Pandžić (SRB)
Behnke 8 (11–14) Buceschi 11
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3 December 2018
21:00
Czech Republic  17–31  Norway Brest Arena, Brest
Attendance: 1,734
Referees: Bennani, Bennani (SWE)
Marčíková 4 (10–20) Aune, Løke 6
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5 December 2018
18:00
Germany  30–28  Czech Republic Brest Arena, Brest
Attendance: 2,930
Referees: Vranes, Wenninger (AUT)
Schmelzer 7 (16–16) Luzumová 10
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5 December 2018
21:00
Norway  23–31  Romania Brest Arena, Brest
Attendance: 2,782
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Aune, Kristiansen 5 (12–18) Neagu 11
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Main round[edit]

Points obtained against qualified teams from the same group will be taken over.

Group I[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Russia 5 4 0 1 141 131 +10 8 Semifinals
2  France (H) 5 3 1 1 136 118 +18 7
3  Sweden 5 2 1 2 139 132 +7 5 Fifth place game
4  Denmark 5 2 0 3 123 143 −20 4[a] Eliminated
5  Montenegro 5 2 0 3 124 128 −4 4[a]
6  Serbia 5 1 0 4 131 142 −11 2
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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Denmark 24–23 Montenegro
6 December 2018
18:00
Denmark  23–29  France Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 5,296
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
Woller 5 (11–17) Nze Minko 6
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6 December 2018
21:00
Sweden  28–30  Montenegro Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 2,614
Referees: Bethmann, Tzaferopoulos (GRE)
Gulldén 6 (14–18) Radičević 9
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Both matches were scheduled for 8 December, but moved back due to the Yellow vests movement.[6]

9 December 2018
15:00
Sweden  21–21  France Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 7,241
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Gulldén 6 (14–11) Lacrabère 5
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9 December 2018
18:00
Serbia  25–29  Russia Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 6,420
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Krpež Slezak 7 (13–16) Dmitrieva 7
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10 December 2018
18:00
Denmark  21–32  Russia Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 2,812
Referees: Bethmann, Tzaferopoulos (GRE)
Heindahl 5 (9–14) Vyakhireva 9
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10 December 2018
21:00
Serbia  27–28  Montenegro Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 2,307
Referees: Năstase, Stancu (ROU)
Krpež Slezak 12 (15–12) Jauković, Mehmedović, Raičević 6
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12 December 2018
15:45
Denmark  24–23  Montenegro Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 3,811
Referees: Covalciuc, Covalciuc (MDA)
Hansen 6 (15–11) Radičević 7
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12 December 2018
18:00
Sweden  39–30  Russia Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 3,848
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Hagman 17 (18–17) Samokhina 6
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12 December 2018
21:00
Serbia  28–38  France Hall XXL, Nantes
Attendance: 7,046
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Kovačević, Krpež Slezak, Pop-Lazić 5 (14–18) Nze Minko 9
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Group II[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 5 4 0 1 128 126 +2 8 Semifinals
2  Romania 5 3 0 2 140 132 +8 6[a]
3  Norway 5 3 0 2 155 131 +24 6[a] Fifth place game
4  Hungary 5 3 0 2 139 146 −7 6[a] Eliminated
5  Germany 5 2 0 3 132 137 −5 4
6  Spain 5 0 0 5 127 149 −22 0
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 Romania 2 Pts, +6 GD; Norway 2 Pts, +5 GD; Hungary 2 Pts, −11 GD
7 December 2018
18:00
Spain  23–29  Germany Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 2,217
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Martín 7 (9–17) Bölk, Geschke, Schmelzer 4
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7 December 2018
21:00
Hungary  25–38  Norway Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 2,180
Referees: Christiansen, Hansen (DEN)
Tóth 6 (12–19) Løke 7
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9 December 2018
15:00
Hungary  26–25  Germany Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 2,926
Referees: Mošorinski, Pandžić (SRB)
Lukács 7 (12–10) Stolle 9
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9 December 2018
18:00
Netherlands  29–24  Romania Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 3,016
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Abbingh, Bont 6 (11–10) Buceschi 8
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11 December 2018
18:00
Spain  25–27  Romania Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 2,359
Referees: Vranes, Wenninger (AUT)
González 6 (12–10) Neagu 7
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11 December 2018
21:00
Netherlands  16–29  Norway Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 1,803
Referees: Mošorinski, Pandžić (SRB)
Polman 4 (7–15) Jacobsen 5
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12 December 2018
15:45
Spain  26–33  Norway Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 1,791
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
López 5 (17–18) Oftedal 8
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12 December 2018
18:00
Hungary  31–29  Romania Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 1,844
Referees: Bennani, Bennani (SWE)
Háfra, Schatzl 6 (17–17) Neagu 9
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12 December 2018
21:00
Netherlands  27–21  Germany Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy
Attendance: 2,104
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Dulfer, Polman 6 (13–11) Geschke 5
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Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
14 December
 
 
 Russia 28
 
16 December
 
 Romania 22
 
 Russia 21
 
14 December
 
 France 24
 
 Netherlands 21
 
 
 France 27
 
Third place
 
 
16 December
 
 
 Romania 20
 
 
 Netherlands 24

Fifth place game[edit]

14 December 2018
14:00
Sweden  29–38  Norway AccorHotels Arena, Paris
Attendance: 8,639
Referees: Năstase, Stancu (ROU)
Lagerquist 7 (14–22) Kristiansen 6
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Semifinals[edit]

14 December 2018
17:30
Russia  28–22  Romania AccorHotels Arena, Paris
Attendance: 8,122
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Vyakhireva 13 (16–15) Dragut, Pintea 4
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14 December 2018
21:00
Netherlands  21–27  France AccorHotels Arena, Paris
Attendance: 12,463
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Abbingh 7 (11–12) Nze Minko 6
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Third place game[edit]

16 December 2018
14:00
Romania  20–24  Netherlands AccorHotels Arena, Paris
Attendance: 13,145
Referees: Vranes, Wenninger (AUT)
Ardean-Elisei 6 (8–15) Polman 7
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Final[edit]

16 December 2018
17:30
Russia  21–24  France AccorHotels Arena, Paris
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Christiansen, Hansen (DEN)
Vyakhireva 7 (12–13) Lacrabère 6
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Final ranking and statistics[edit]

Qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics
Qualified for the 2019 World Championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ European Handball Federation (20 September 2014). "France to host women's EHF EURO 2018". eurohandball.com. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  2. ^ "France claim title in front of record EHF EURO crowd". eurohandball.com. 16 December 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Pots set for Women's EHF EURO 2018 Final Tournament Draw on 12 June". eurohandball.com. 4 June 2018.
  4. ^ ""Handballissime" moments at Women's EHF EURO 2018 Final Tournament Draw". fra2018.ehf-euro.com. 12 June 2018.
  5. ^ "EHF nominates referees for Women's EHF EURO 2018". fra2018.ehf-euro.com. 4 October 2018.
  6. ^ "EHF EURO matches rescheduled". eurohandball.com. 8 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Stalwarts of nine teams make the EHF EURO 2018 All-star team". fra2018.ehf-euro.com. European Handball Federation. 16 December 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  8. ^ Top goalscorers
  9. ^ Top goalkeepers

External links[edit]