1998 Pan American Men's Handball Championship


The 1998 Pan American Men's Handball Championship was the eighth edition of the tournament, held in Havana, Cuba from 22 to 29 September 1998. It acted as the American qualifying tournament for the 1999 World Championship, where the top three placed team qualied.

1998 Pan American Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Cuba
Dates22–29 September
Teams9 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Cuba (4th title)
Runner-up Argentina
Third place Brazil
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Matches28
Goals scored1414 (50.5 per match)
Top scorer(s) Carlos Pérez (57 goals)
Next

Preliminary round


All times are local (UTC−4).

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Cuba (H) 4 4 0 0 171 62 +109 8 Semifinals
2  Brazil 4 3 0 1 133 85 +48 6
3  Canada 4 2 0 2 88 112 24 4
4  Colombia 4 1 0 3 86 143 57 2
5  Uruguay 4 0 0 4 77 153 76 0
Source: Todor66
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
22 September 1998
14:00
Brazil  34–15  Canada
(11–9)
22 September 1998
20:30
Cuba  54–13  Uruguay
(23–6)

23 September 1998
18:00
Canada  28–13  Colombia
(7–7)
23 September 1998
20:30
Cuba  30–22  Brazil
(14–7)

24 September 1998
18:00
Brazil  32–16  Uruguay
(20–8)
24 September 1998
20:30
Cuba  45–16  Colombia
(23–7)

25 September 1998
16:00
Brazil  45–24  Colombia
25 September 1998
18:00
Canada  34–23  Uruguay
(18–13)

26 September 1998
14:00
Colombia  33–25  Uruguay
26 September 1998
20:30
Cuba  42–11  Canada
(24–4)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Argentina 3 3 0 0 84 47 +37 6 Semifinals
2  United States 3 2 0 1 69 57 +12 4
3  Greenland 3 1 0 2 54 73 19 2
4  Mexico 3 0 0 3 63 93 30 0
5  Puerto Rico[lower-alpha 1] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrawn
Source: Todor66
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. Puerto Rico withdrew because of Hurricane Georges.
22 September 1998
18:00
United States  28–19  Mexico
(11–9)

23 September 1998
14:00
Argentina  24–17  United States
(13–8)
23 September 1998
16:00
Greenland  29–25  Mexico
(13–10)

24 September 1998
16:00
Argentina  24–11  Greenland
(13–5)

25 September 1998
20:30
United States  24–14  Greenland

26 September 1998
18:00
Argentina  36–19  Mexico

Knockout stage


Bracket

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
 Cuba44
 
 
 
 Mexico13
 
 Cuba27
 
 
 
 United States18
 
 United States21
 
 
 
 Canada20
 
 Cuba31
 
 
 
 Argentina26
 
 Brazil40
 
 
 
 Greenland21
 
 Brazil15
 
 
 
 Argentina20 Third place
 
 Argentina32
 
 
 
 Colombia12
 
 United States22
 
 
 Brazil27
 

Fifth place bracket

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Mexico23
 
 
 
 Canada32
 
 Canada20
 
 
 
 Greenland21
 
 Greenland31
 
 
 Colombia22
 
Third place
 
 
 
 
 
 Mexico28
 
 
 Colombia23

Quarterfinals

27 September 1998
15:00
Brazil  40–21  Greenland

27 September 1998
17:00
United States  21–20  Canada
(8–12)

27 September 1998
19:00
Argentina  32–12  Colombia

27 September 1998
21:00
Cuba  44–13  Mexico

5–8th place semifinals

28 September 1998
14:00
Greenland  31–22  Colombia

28 September 1998
16:00
Canada  32–23  Mexico
(12–12)

Semifinals

28 September 1998
18:00
Argentina  20–15  Brazil

28 September 1998
20:30
Cuba  27–18  United States

Seventh place game

29 September 1998
14:00
Mexico  28–23  Colombia

Fifth place game

29 September 1998
16:00
Greenland  21–20  Canada
(11–11)

Third place game

29 September 1998
18:00
Brazil  27–22  United States
(14–12)

Final

29 September 1998
20:30
Cuba  31–26  Argentina
(13–12)

Final ranking


Qualified for the 1999 World Championship
RankTeam
 Cuba
 Argentina
 Brazil
4 United States
5 Greenland
6 Canada
7 Mexico
8 Colombia
9 Uruguay