2000 Pan American Men's Handball Championship


The 2000 Pan American Men's Handball Championship was the ninth edition of the tournament, held in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil from 23 to 28 May 2000. It acted as the American qualifying tournament for the 2001 World Championship, where the top four placed teams qualified.

2000 Pan American Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates23–28 May
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (1st title)
Runner-up Cuba
Third place Brazil
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Matches20
Goals scored1016 (50.8 per match)
Top scorer(s) Antonio Sosa (54 goals)
Best player Rolando Uríos
Next

Preliminary round


All times are local (UTC−3).

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Argentina 3 3 0 0 69 50 +19 6 Semifinals
2  Cuba 3 2 0 1 90 55 +35 4
3  Greenland 3 1 0 2 62 75 13 2
4  Uruguay 3 0 0 3 57 98 41 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.
23 May 2000 Cuba  41–17  Uruguay
(22–8)
23 May 2000 Argentina  20–16  Greenland
(11–8)

24 May 2000 Argentina  28–14  Uruguay
(12–9)
24 May 2000 Cuba  29–17  Greenland
(13–7)

25 May 2000 Greenland  29–26  Uruguay
(15–9)
25 May 2000 Argentina  21–20  Cuba
(9–10)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil (H) 3 3 0 0 121 42 +79 6 Semifinals
2  United States 3 2 0 1 63 80 17 4
3  Dominican Republic 3 1 0 2 75 105 30 2
4  Mexico 3 0 0 3 61 93 32 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
23 May 2000 United States  25–17  Mexico
(9–7)
23 May 2000 Brazil  47–18  Dominican Republic
(25–10)

24 May 2000 United States  27–24  Dominican Republic
(12–11)
24 May 2000 Brazil  35–13  Mexico
(18–5)

25 May 2000 Dominican Republic  33–31  Mexico
(15–12)
25 May 2000 Brazil  39–11  United States
(17–5)

Knockout stage


Bracket

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Argentina28
 
 
 
 United States18
 
 Argentina26
 
 
 
 Cuba25
 
 Brazil24
 
 
 Cuba26
 
Third place
 
 
 
 
 
 United States17
 
 
 Brazil38

Fifth place bracket

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Greenland35
 
 
 
 Mexico18
 
 Greenland27
 
 
 
 Dominican Republic21
 
 Dominican Republic (ET)34
 
 
 Uruguay30
 
Third place
 
 
 
 
 
 Mexico (ET)22
 
 
 Uruguay19

5–8th place semifinals

26 May 2000 Greenland  35–18  Mexico
(18–7)

26 May 2000 Dominican Republic  34–30 (ET)  Uruguay
(13–11)

FT: 26–26 ET: 8–4

Semifinals

27 May 2000 Argentina  28–18  United States
(18–7)

27 May 2000 Cuba  26–24  Brazil
(10–13)

Seventh place game

27 May 2000 Mexico  22–19 (ET)  Uruguay
(9–11)

FT: 19–19 ET: 3–0

Fifth place game

28 May 2000 Greenland  27–21  Dominican Republic
(16–8)

Third place game

28 May 2000 Brazil  38–17  United States
(19–10)

Final

28 May 2000 Argentina  26–25  Cuba
(14–14)

Final ranking


Qualified for the 2001 World Championship
RankTeam
 Argentina
 Cuba
 Brazil
4 United States
5 Greenland
6 Dominican Republic
7 Mexico
8 Uruguay

Argentina, Cuba, Brazil and United states are qualified for 2001 World Championship. Cuba finally withdrew and was replaced by Greenland.

All-star team


PositionPlayer
Most valuable player Rolando Uríos (CUB)
Goalkeeper Cristian Cantoniero (ARG)
Right wing Andrés Kogovsek (ARG)
Right back Eric Gull (ARG)
Centre back Félix Romero (CUB)
Left back Bruno Souza (BRA)
Left wing Hélio Justino (BRA)
Pivot Rolando Uríos (CUB)