Handball at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's qualification

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The qualification for the 2012 Men's Olympic Handball Tournament is held from January 2011 to April 2012.

Qualification summary[edit]

Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 1  Great Britain
2011 World Championship 13–30 January 2011  Sweden 1  France
2011 Pan American Games 16–24 October 2011  Mexico 1  Argentina
2011 Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament 23 October – 2 November 2011  South Korea 1  South Korea
2012 African Championship 11–20 January 2012  Morocco 1  Tunisia
2012 European Championship 15–29 January 2012  Serbia 1  Denmark
2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #1 6–8 April 2012  Spain 2  Spain
 Serbia
2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #2 6–8 April 2012  Sweden 2  Sweden
 Hungary
2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #3 6–8 April 2012  Croatia 2  Croatia
 Iceland
Total 12
Legend for qualification type
Team qualified to the 2012 Olympic Tournament
Team qualified from the World Championship to the Olympic Qualification Tournament
Team qualified from Continental Events to the Olympic Qualification Tournament

World Championship[edit]

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  France
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Denmark
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Spain
4  Sweden
5  Croatia
6  Iceland
7  Hungary
8  Poland
9  Norway
10  Serbia
11  Germany
12  Argentina
13  South Korea
14  Egypt
15  Algeria
16  Japan
17  Slovakia
18  Austria
19  Romania
20  Tunisia
21  Brazil
22  Chile
23  Bahrain
24  Australia

Continental qualification[edit]

Europe (1st ranking continent)[edit]

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  Denmark
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Serbia
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Croatia
4  Spain
5  Macedonia
6  Slovenia
7  Germany
8  Hungary
9  Poland
10  Iceland
11  France
12  Sweden
13  Norway
14  Czech Republic
15  Russia
16  Slovakia

America (2nd ranking continent)[edit]

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  Argentina
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Brazil
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Chile
4  Dominican Republic
5  Canada
6  Mexico
7  United States
8  Venezuela

Asia (3rd ranking continent)[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Saudi Arabia 4 3 0 1 120 96 +24 6
 Iran 4 3 0 1 128 99 +29 6
 Qatar 4 2 1 1 129 125 +4 5
 Kuwait 4 1 1 2 119 114 +5 3
 Uzbekistan 4 0 0 4 106 168 −62 0
 Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 −0 0
Group B[edit]
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Korea 4 4 0 0 134 82 +52 8
 Japan 4 3 0 1 124 99 +25 6
 China 4 2 0 2 111 96 +15 4
 Oman 4 1 0 3 117 116 +1 2
 Kazakhstan 4 0 0 4 73 166 −93 0
 New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 −0 0

Knockout round[edit]

Semifinal Final
October 31
  Saudi Arabia  21  
  Japan  22  
 
November 2
      Japan  21
    South Korea  26
3rd place match
October 31 November 2
  South Korea  33   Saudi Arabia  20
  Iran  25     Iran  21

Final standing[edit]

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  South Korea
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Japan
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Iran
4  Saudi Arabia
5  Qatar
6  China
7  Kuwait
8  Oman
9  Uzbekistan
10  Kazakhstan
11  Australia

Africa (4th ranking continent)[edit]

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  Tunisia
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Algeria
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Egypt
4  Morocco
5  Senegal
6  Angola
7  Cameroon
8  DR Congo
9  Congo
10  Ivory Coast
11  Gabon
12  Burkina Faso

2012 IHF Qualification Tournaments[edit]

The teams eligible to participate in these three IHF Qualification Tournaments are seeded as follows :

2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #1 2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #2 2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #3
  • 2nd from World (3rd place World 2011) :
     Spain
  • 7th from World (8th place World 2011) :
     Poland
  • 2nd from Continent 1 (2nd place Europe 2012) :
     Serbia
  • 2nd from Continent 4 (2nd place Africa 2012) :
     Algeria
  • 3rd from World (4th place World 2011) :
     Sweden
  • 6th from World (7th place World 2011) :
     Hungary
  • 2nd from Continent 2 (2nd place Americas 2011) :
     Brazil
  • 3rd from Continent 1 (5th place Europe 2012) :
     Macedonia
  • 4th from World (5th place World 2011) :
     Croatia
  • 5th from World (6th place World 2011) :
     Iceland
  • 2nd from Continent 3 (2nd place Asia 2011) :
     Japan
  • 3rd from Continent 2 (3rd place Americas 2011) :
     Chile

Notes:

  • Continents are ranked based on the 2011 World Championship results.
  • If the Oceania representative at the 2011 World Championship had placed from 8th to 12th, Oceania would have earned a spot for IHF Qualification Tournament #3. Oceania’s representative (Australia) placed 24th.

2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 91 69 +22 6
 Serbia 3 1 1 1 78 73 +5 3
 Poland 3 1 1 1 75 85 −10 3
 Algeria 3 0 0 3 65 82 −17 0
6 April 2012
17:30
Poland  28 − 27  Algeria Centro de Tecnificación, Alicante
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Gjedin, Hansen (DEN)
B. Jurecki, M. Jurecki 6 (11–13) Berkous 8
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6 April 2012
20:15
Spain  30 – 27  Serbia Centro de Tecnificación, Alicante
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Tomás 5 (11–10) Ilić 9
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7 April 2012
17:30
Serbia  25 – 25  Poland Centro de Tecnificación, Alicante
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Nikčević 6 (14–15) three players 4
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7 April 2012
20:15
Algeria  20 – 28  Spain Centro de Tecnificación, Alicante
Attendance: 1,750
Referees: Abrahamsen, Kristiansen (NOR)
Mokrani 8 (9–14) Cañellas 6
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8 April 2012
17:30
Serbia  26 – 18  Algeria Centro de Tecnificación, Alicante
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Vujin 6 (15–10) Benali 5
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8 April 2012
20:15
Spain  33 – 22  Poland Centro de Tecnificación, Alicante
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Abrahamsen, Kristiansen (NOR)
Entrerríos 6 (18–9) three players 4
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2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 3 3 0 0 78 67 +11 6
 Hungary 3 2 0 1 81 79 +2 4
 Brazil 3 1 0 2 75 81 −6 2
 Macedonia 3 0 0 3 76 83 −7 0
6 April 2012
14:45
Hungary  28 − 26  Macedonia Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 5,004
Referees: Raluy, Sabroso (ESP)
Pérez, Császár 6 (15–13) Lazarov 7
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6 April 2012
17:05
Sweden  25 − 20  Brazil Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 7,124
Referees: Krstic, Ljubic (SLO)
Larholm 5 (12–10) Ribeiro 5
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7 April 2012
13:45
Brazil  27 − 29  Hungary Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 3,976
Referees: Raluy, Sabroso (ESP)
Pacheco 7 (15–16) Császár, Iváncsik 6
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7 April 2012
16:05
Macedonia  23 – 27  Sweden Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 8,333
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Lazarov, Mirkulovski 5 (12–14) Andersson 8
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8 April 2012
14:45
Brazil  28 – 27  Macedonia Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 4,235
Referees: Krstic, Ljubic (SLO)
Pires 7 (15–13) Lazarov 6
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8 April 2012
17:05
Sweden  26 – 23  Hungary Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 7,289
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Petersen 6 (11–12) Harsányi 8
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2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Croatia 3 3 0 0 102 65 +37 6
 Iceland 3 2 0 1 94 78 +16 4
 Japan 3 1 0 2 85 103 −18 2
 Chile 3 0 0 3 58 93 −35 0
6 April 2012
18:00
Croatia  36 − 22  Japan Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Badura, Ondogrecula (SVK)
Čupić 7 (16–14) Miyazaki 4
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6 April 2012
20:15
Iceland  25 − 17  Chile Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 750
Referees: Stark, Stefan (ROU)
Sigurdsson 10 (12–7) seven players 2
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7 April 2012
16:00
Chile  15 – 35  Croatia Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 2,300
Referees: Badura, Ondogrecula (SVK)
four players 2 (9–17) Horvat, Batinović 6
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7 April 2012
20:15
Japan  30 – 41  Iceland Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 700
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Kochi, Miyazaki 6 (11–20) Gunnarsson 9
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8 April 2012
15:30
Japan  33 – 26  Chile Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 500
Referees: Stark, Stefan (ROU)
Suematsu, Miyazaki 5 (14–9) Feuchtmann Perez 9
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8 April 2012
18:00
Croatia  31 – 28  Iceland Varaždin Arena, Varaždin
Attendance: 4,500
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Čupić 9 (18–15) Sigurdsson 8
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