1995 World Men's Handball Championship


The 1995 World Men's Handball Championship was the 14th team handball World Championship. It was held in Iceland between 7–21 May 1995. France won the championship. Games were played in Reykjavík, Hafnarfjörður, Akureyri and Kópavogur.

1995 World Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Iceland
Dates7–21 May
Teams24 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions France (1st title)
Runner-up Croatia
Third place Sweden
Fourth place Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches88
Top scorer(s) Yoon Kyung-shin
(86 goals)
Next

Qualification


CompetitionDatesVacanciesQualified
Host nation1 Iceland
1993 World Men's Handball Championship10–20 March 19938 Russia
 France
 Sweden
  Switzerland
 Spain
 Germany
 Czech Republic
 Denmark
1993 Asian Men's Handball Championship24 September –
5 October 1993
3 South Korea
 Kuwait
 Japan
1994 European Men's Handball Championship3–12 June 19944 Croatia
 Hungary
 Belarus
 Slovenia
1994 Pan American Men's Handball Championship16–23 September 19943 Cuba
 Brazil
 United States
1994 African Men's Handball Championship5–24 November 19944 Tunisia
 Algeria
 Egypt
 Morocco
EHF v OCHF Play-off9–12 December 19941 Romania

Preliminary round


Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Switzerland 5 5 0 0 133 103 +30 10 Round of 16
2  South Korea 5 4 0 1 140 112 +28 8
3  Iceland 5 3 0 2 119 107 +12 6
4  Tunisia 5 2 0 3 110 125 15 4
5  Hungary 5 1 0 4 119 121 2 2
6  United States 5 0 0 5 82 135 53 0
Source: IHF
7 May 1995
15:00
Switzerland   26–22  Tunisia Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Johansson, Kjellqvist (SWE)
(15–10)
7 May 1995
17:00
Hungary  26–29  South Korea Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 2,200
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
(11–14)
7 May 1995
20:00
Iceland  27–16  United States Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
(13–11)

9 May 1995
15:00
United States  14–26  Hungary Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 100
Referees: Elbrønd, Løvqvist (DEN)
(7–13)
9 May 1995
17:00
South Korea  22–25   Switzerland Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 300
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
(6–10)
9 May 1995
20:00
Tunisia  21–25  Iceland Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 1,100
Referees: Thomas, Thomas (GER)
(7–13)

10 May 1995
15:00
Switzerland   28–15  United States Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 150
Referees: Dancescu, Mateescu (ROU)
(12–7)
10 May 1995
17:00
Tunisia  18–33  South Korea Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 300
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
(7–16)
10 May 1995
20:00
Iceland  23–20  Hungary Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 4,200
Referees: Johansson, Kjellqvist (SWE)
(11–9)

12 May 1995
15:00
Hungary  23–30   Switzerland Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 3,400
Referees: Broman, Blademo (SWE)
(10–15)
12 May 1995
17:00
Iceland  23–26  South Korea Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 5,400
Referees: Dancescu, Mateescu (ROU)
(10–12)
12 May 1995
20:00
United States  17–24  Tunisia Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Johansson, Kjellqvist (SWE)
(9–12)

13 May 1995
16:00
Switzerland   24–21  Iceland Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 5,200
Referees: Elbrønd, Løvqvist (DEN)
(11–10)
14 May 1995
13:00
Hungary  24–25  Tunisia Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 240
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
(15–12)
14 May 1995
13:00
South Korea  30–20  United States Digranes, Kópavogur
Attendance: 150
Referees: Masi, Di Piero (ITA)
(14–7)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Croatia 5 4 0 1 140 119 +21 8 Round of 16
2  Russia 5 4 0 1 112 96 +16 8
3  Czech Republic 5 4 0 1 121 111 +10 8
4  Cuba 5 2 0 3 136 132 +4 4
5  Slovenia 5 1 0 4 131 126 +5 2
6  Morocco 5 0 0 5 93 149 56 0
Source: IHF
8 May 1995
15:00
Russia  21–17  Cuba Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður
Attendance: 250
Referees: Brosio, Zavorotny (ARG)
(10–9)
8 May 1995
17:00
Czech Republic  25–16  Morocco Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður
Attendance: 160
Referees: Arnaldsson, Erlingsson (ISL)
(12–8)
8 May 1995
20:00
Croatia  26–24  Slovenia Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður
Attendance: 500
Referees: Børresen, Strand (NOR)
(13–9)

9 May 1995
15:00
Cuba  26–29  Czech Republic Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður
Attendance: 200
Referees: Dancescu, Mateescu (ROU)
(12–16)
9 May 1995
17:00
Slovenia  22–27  Russia Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður
Attendance: 250
Referees: Broman, Blademo (SWE)
(12–13)
9 May 1995
20:00
Morocco  21–33  Croatia Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður
Attendance: 200
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
(8–15)

11 May 1995
15:00
Cuba  34–26  Slovenia Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður
Attendance: 240
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
(17–16)
11 May 1995
17:00
Czech Republic  27–25  Croatia Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður
Attendance: 396
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
(12–13)
11 May 1995
20:00
Russia  22–15  Morocco Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður
Attendance: 310
Referees: Elbrønd, Løvqvist (DEN)
(12–8)

12 May 1995
15:00
Czech Republic  23–22  Slovenia Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður
Attendance: 480
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
(11–12)
12 May 1995
17:00
Croatia  25–20  Russia Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður
Attendance: 500
Referees: Thomas, Thomas (GER)
(14–9)
12 May 1995
20:00
Morocco  25–32  Cuba Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður
Attendance: 410
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
(8–13)

14 May 1995
15:00
Slovenia  37–16  Morocco Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður
Attendance: 242
Referees: Thomas, Thomas (GER)
(18–9)
14 May 1995
17:00
Croatia  31–27  Cuba Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður
Attendance: 360
Referees: Elbrønd, Løvqvist (DEN)
(13–16)
14 May 1995
20:00
Russia  22–17  Czech Republic Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður
Attendance: 1,490
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
(11–9)

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 5 5 0 0 128 93 +35 10 Round of 16
2  Romania 5 3 0 2 121 121 0 6
3  France 5 3 0 2 122 108 +14 6
4  Algeria 5 2 0 3 103 113 10 4
5  Denmark 5 2 0 3 126 117 +9 4
6  Japan 5 0 0 5 101 149 48 0
Source: IHF
8 May 1995
15:00
France  33–20  Japan Smárinn, Kópavogur
Attendance: 350
Referees: Johansson, Kjellqvist (SWE)
(17–6)
8 May 1995
17:00
Germany  27–19  Romania Smárinn, Kópavogur
Attendance: 978
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (SWE)
(11–11)
8 May 1995
20:00
Denmark  24–25  Algeria Smárinn, Kópavogur
Attendance: 1,100
Referees: Broman, Blademo (SWE)
(9–16)

10 May 1995
15:00
Algeria  21–23  France Smárinn, Kópavogur
Attendance: 100
Referees: Arnaldsson, Erlingsson (ISL)
(9–12)
10 May 1995
17:00
Japan  19–30  Germany Smárinn, Kópavogur
Attendance: 150
Referees: Børresen, Strand (NOR)
(9–15)
10 May 1995
20:00
Romania  24–28  Denmark Smárinn, Kópavogur
Attendance: 200
Referees: Brosio, Zavorotny (ARG)
(13–14)

11 May 1995
15:00
Japan  18–20  Algeria Smárinn, Kópavogur
Attendance: 300
Referees: Brosio, Zavorotny (ARG)
(7–9)
11 May 1995
17:00
Germany  24–18  Denmark Smárinn, Kópavogur
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Arnaldsson, Erlingsson (ISL)
(11–9)
11 May 1995
20:00
France  22–23  Romania Smárinn, Kópavogur
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Brussel, Van Dongen (NED)
(11–13)

13 May 1995
14:00
Germany  24–15  Algeria Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 2,200
Referees: Brussel, Van Dongen (NED)
(10–8)
13 May 1995
14:00
Romania  31–22  Japan Digranes, Kópavogur
Attendance: 100
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
(13–11)
13 May 1995
16:00
Denmark  21–22  France Digranes, Kópavogur
Attendance: 300
Referees: Arnaldsson, Erlingsson (ISL)
(9–11)

14 May 1995
15:00
Denmark  35–22  Japan Digranes, Kópavogur
Attendance: 500
Referees: Brussel, Van Dongen (NED)
(15–9)
14 May 1995
17:00
France  22–23  Germany Digranes, Kópavogur
Attendance: 850
Referees: Børresen, Strand (NOR)
(11–11)
14 May 1995
20:00
Algeria  22–24  Romania Digranes, Kópavogur
Attendance: 500
Referees: Brosio, Zavorotny (ARG)
(7–10)

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Sweden 5 5 0 0 151 114 +37 10 Round of 16
2  Spain 5 4 0 1 123 104 +19 8
3  Egypt 5 3 0 2 111 106 +5 6
4  Belarus 5 2 0 3 154 125 +29 4
5  Kuwait 5 1 0 4 85 131 46 2
6  Brazil 5 0 0 5 96 140 44 0
Source: IHF
8 May 1995
15:00
Spain  24–21  Kuwait Akureyri Sports Hall, Akureyri
Attendance: 400
Referees: Szajna, Wróblewski (POL)
(9–9)
8 May 1995
17:00
Sweden  29–28  Belarus Akureyri Sports Hall, Akureyri
Attendance: 600
Referees: Masi, Di Piero (ITA)
(15–9)
8 May 1995
20:00
Egypt  32–20  Brazil Akureyri Sports Hall, Akureyri
Attendance: 460
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
(19–10)

9 May 1995
15:00
Belarus  27–30  Spain Akureyri Sports Hall, Akureyri
Attendance: 250
Referees: Brussel, Van Dongen (NED)
(13–12)
9 May 1995
17:00
Brazil  21–29  Sweden Akureyri Sports Hall, Akureyri
Attendance: 50
Referees: Rudin, Schill (SUI)
(9–15)
9 May 1995
20:00
Kuwait  0–10  Egypt Akureyri Sports Hall, Akureyri
Attendance: 118
Referees: Masi, Di Piero (ITA)

11 May 1995
15:00
Belarus  34–21  Brazil Akureyri Sports Hall, Akureyri
Attendance: 100
Referees: Szajna, Wróblewski (POL)
(15–7)
11 May 1995
17:00
Sweden  37–22  Kuwait Akureyri Sports Hall, Akureyri
Attendance: 120
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
(19–12)
11 May 1995
20:00
Spain  27–20  Egypt Akureyri Sports Hall, Akureyri
Attendance: 202
Referees: Rudin, Schill (SUI)
(13–10)

12 May 1995
15:00
Kuwait  18–39  Belarus Akureyri Sports Hall, Akureyri
Attendance: 300
Referees: Rudin, Schill (SUI)
(11–23)
12 May 1995
17:00
Egypt  22–33  Sweden Akureyri Sports Hall, Akureyri
Attendance: 503
Referees: Børresen, Strand (NOR)
(12–16)
12 May 1995
20:00
Spain  21–13  Brazil Akureyri Sports Hall, Akureyri
Attendance: 550
Referees: Brosio, Zavorotny (ARG)
(9–3)

14 May 1995
15:00
Brazil  21–24  Kuwait Akureyri Sports Hall, Akureyri
Attendance: 830
Referees: Sigurðsson, Sigurjónsson (ISL)
(6–9)
14 May 1995
17:00
Sweden  23–21  Spain Akureyri Sports Hall, Akureyri
Attendance: 1,004
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
(14–10)
14 May 1995
20:00
Egypt  27–26  Belarus Akureyri Sports Hall, Akureyri
Attendance: 1,011
Referees: Arnaldsson, Erlingsson (ISL)
(14–10)

Knockout stage


Bracket

 
Round of 16QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
              
 
16 May
 
 
 Iceland12
 
17 May
 
 Russia25
 
 Russia17
 
16 May
 
 Germany20
 
 Germany33
 
19 May
 
 Belarus26
 
 Germany20
 
16 May
 
 France22
 
  Switzerland27
 
17 May
 
 Cuba26
 
  Switzerland18
 
16 May
 
 France28
 
 France23
 
21 May
 
 Spain20
 
 France23
 
16 May
 
 Croatia19
 
 Croatia (pen.)29
 
17 May
 
 Tunisia28
 
 Croatia30
 
16 May
 
 Egypt16
 
 Egypt31
 
19 May
 
 Romania26
 
 Croatia28
 
16 May
 
 Sweden25 Third place
 
 Sweden28
 
17 May21 May
 
 Algeria22
 
 Sweden21 Sweden26
 
16 May
 
 Czech Republic17  Germany20
 
 Czech Republic (OT)26
 
 
 South Korea25
 
 
5–8th place semifinalsFifth place
 
      
 
19 May
 
 
 Czech Republic21
 
20 May
 
 Egypt25
 
 Egypt28
 
19 May
 
 Russia (OT)31
 
  Switzerland23
 
 
 Russia25
 
Seventh place
 
 
20 May
 
 
 Czech Republic21
 
 
  Switzerland23
 
9–16th place quarterfinals9–12th place semifinalsNinth place
 
          
 
17 May
 
 
 Tunisia25
 
19 May
 
 Romania33
 
 Romania34
 
17 May
 
 South Korea29
 
 Algeria25
 
20 May
 
 South Korea33
 
 Romania32
 
17 May
 
 Belarus35
 
 Iceland23
 
19 May
 
 Belarus28
 
 Belarus35
 
17 May
 
 Spain34 Eleventh place
 
 Cuba29
 
20 May
 
 Spain32
 
 Spain27
 
 
 South Korea22
 

Round of 16

16 May 1995
15:00
Croatia  29–28 (ET)  Tunisia Digranes, Kópavogur
Attendance: 350
Referees: Thomas, Thomas (GER)
(9–9)

FT: 18–18 ET: 2–2, 5–5 Pen: 4–3


16 May 1995
15:00
Czech Republic  26–25 (ET)  South Korea Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 850
Referees: Arnaldsson, Erlingsson (ISL)
(9–8)

FT: 23–23 ET: 3–2


16 May 1995
17:00
Germany  33–26  Belarus Digranes, Kópavogur
Attendance: 500
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
(15–13)

16 May 1995
17:00
Switzerland   27–26  Cuba Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Johansson, Kjellqvist (SWE)
(16–9)

16 May 1995
17:00
France  23–20  Spain Akureyri Sports Hall, Akureyri
Attendance: 440
Referees: Elbrønd, Løvqvist (DEN)
(12–9)

16 May 1995
20:00
Iceland  12–25  Russia Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 5,200
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
(8–11)

16 May 1995
20:00
Egypt  31–26  Romania Digranes, Kópavogur
Attendance: 400
Referees: Børresen, Strand (NOR)
(13–14)

16 May 1995
20:00
Sweden  28–22  Algeria Akureyri Sports Hall, Akureyri
Attendance: 447
Referees: Dancescu, Mateescu (ROU)
(16–12)

9–16th place quarterfinals

17 May 1995
15:00
Cuba  29–32  Spain Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður
Attendance: 25
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
(18–16)

17 May 1995
17:15
Algeria  25–33  South Korea Akureyri Sports Hall, Akureyri
Attendance: 468
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
(13–16)

17 May 1995
20:00
Tunisia  25–33  Romania Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður
Attendance: 100
Referees: Broman, Blademo (SWE)
(13–17)

17 May 1995
20:00
Iceland  23–28  Belarus Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Thomas, Thomas (GER)
(15–15)

Quarterfinals

17 May 1995
15:00
Switzerland   18–28  France Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 950
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
(7–15)

17 May 1995
17:15
Russia  17–20  Germany Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 900
Referees: Børresen, Strand (NOR)
(7–12)

17 May 1995
17:15
Croatia  30–16  Egypt Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður
Attendance: 125
Referees: Brussel, Van Dongen (NED)
(13–8)

17 May 1995
20:00
Sweden  21–17  Czech Republic Akureyri Sports Hall, Akureyri
Attendance: 657
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
(9–9)

9–12th place semifinals

19 May 1995
13:00
Belarus  35–34 (ET)  Spain Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður
Attendance: 250
Referees: Bülow, Lübker (GER)
(13–15)

FT: 30–30 ET: 5–4


19 May 1995
15:00
Romania  34–29  South Korea Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður
Attendance: 280
Referees: Masi, Di Piero (ITA)
(15–14)

5–8th place semifinals

19 May 1995
13:00
Czech Republic  21–25  Egypt Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 100
Referees: Dancescu, Mateescu (ROU)
(7–10)

19 May 1995
15:00
Switzerland   23–25  Russia Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 300
Referees: Brussel, Van Dongen (NED)
(8–11)

Semifinals

19 May 1995
18:00
Germany  20–22  France Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 1,240
Referees: Elbrønd, Løvqvist (DEN)
(8–11)

19 May 1995
20:00
Croatia  28–25  Sweden Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
(16–7)

Eleventh place game

20 May 1995
15:00
Spain  27–22  South Korea Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður
Referees: Broman, Blademo (SWE)
Munaíz 6 (17–12) Yoon 10
 

Ninth place game

20 May 1995
17:00
Romania  32–35  Belarus Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður
Attendance: 87
Referees: Garcia, Moreno (FRA)
Mocanu 7 (17–16) Parashchenko 9
   

Seventh place game

20 May 1995
17:00
Czech Republic  21–23   Switzerland Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Thomas, Thomas (GER)
Šetlík 7 (9–10) Baumgartner 11
   

Fifth place game

20 May 1995
17:00
Egypt  28–31 (ET)  Russia Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 1,100
Referees: Arnaldsson, Erlingsson (ISL)
Awaad 6 (13–13) Filippov 9
   

FT: 24–24 ET: 4–7

Third place game

21 May 1995
12:30
Sweden  26–20  Germany Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 4,200
Referees: Brussel, Van Dongen (NED)
Andersson 6 (11–9) Kretzschmar 6
   

Final

21 May 1995
15:00
France  23–19  Croatia Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík
Attendance: 4,900
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
Stoecklin 7 (11–6) Bilić, Ćavar 5
   

Final standings


 France
 Croatia
 Sweden
4 Germany
5 Russia
6 Egypt
7  Switzerland
8 Czech Republic
9 Belarus
10 Romania
11 Spain
12 South Korea
13 Cuba
14 Iceland
15 Tunisia
16 Algeria
17 Denmark
18 Slovenia
19 Hungary
20 Kuwait
21 Brazil
22 Japan
23 United States
24 Morocco
Qualified for the 1996 Summer Olympics

Medalists


Gold Silver Bronze
 France

Head Coach: Mr. Daniel Costantini
 Croatia

Head Coach : Mr. Zdravko Zovko
 Sweden

Head Coach : Mr. Bengt Johansson