2002 European Men's Handball Championship


The 2002 Men's European Handball Championship was the fifth edition of the tournament and took place from 25 January to 3 February 2002 in Sweden.

2002 European Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Sweden
Dates25 January – 3 February
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Sweden (4th title)
Runner-up Germany
Third place Denmark
Fourth place Iceland
Tournament statistics
Matches46
Goals scored2359 (51.28 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ólafur Stefánsson
(58 goals)
Best player Magnus Wislander
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Qualification


CountryQualified asPrevious appearances in tournament
 SwedenHost, defending champion4 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000)
 FranceSemifinalist of 2000 European Championship 4 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000)
 RussiaSemifinalist of 2000 European Championship 4 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000)
 SpainSemifinalist of 2000 European Championship 4 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000)
 SloveniaFifth place of 2000 European Championship 3 (1994, 1996, 2000)
 CroatiaPlayoff winner4 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000)
 Czech RepublicPlayoff winner2 (1996, 1998)
 DenmarkPlayoff winner3 (1994, 1996, 2000)
 GermanyPlayoff winner4 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000)
 IcelandPlayoff winner1 (2000)
 IsraelPlayoff winner0 (Debut)
 PolandPlayoff winner0 (Debut)
 PortugalPlayoff winner2 (1994, 2000)
  SwitzerlandPlayoff winner0 (Debut)
 UkrainePlayoff winner1 (2000)
 FR YugoslaviaPlayoff winner2 (1996, 1998)

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

Venues


Group City Stadium Capacity
A and IGothenburgScandinavium12.000
BHelsingborgIdrottens Hus2.700
CSkövdeArena Skövde2.500
DJönköpingHusqvarna Garden7.000
IIVästeråsVästeråshallen5.000
Final roundStockholmGloben Arena14.500

Preliminary round


All times are local (UTC+1).

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Sweden (H) 3 3 0 0 86 63 +23 6 Main round
2  Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 77 82 5 4
3  Ukraine 3 1 0 2 78 80 2 2
4  Poland 3 0 0 3 67 83 16 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.
(H) Host
25 January 2002
18:00
Poland  24–25  Czech Republic Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 8,400
Referees: Falcone, Rätz (SUI)
Jurasik 8 (9–11) Laclavik 5
  Report  
25 January 2002
20:00
Sweden  27–21  Ukraine Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 11,300
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Lövgren 12 (11–9) Kostetskiy 5
  Report   

26 January 2002
17:00
Czech Republic  22–31  Sweden Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 11,400
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
Berka 7 (12–14) Frändesjö 8
  Report  
26 January 2002
19:00
Ukraine  30–23  Poland Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 5,700
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Velyky 9 (13–13) four players 4
   Report  

27 January 2002
16:00
Ukraine  27–30  Czech Republic Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 7,640
Referees: Josić, Rudić (CRO)
Kostetskiy 14 (12–16) Filip, Radčenko 9
  Report   
27 January 2002
18:00
Sweden  28–20  Poland Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 11,400
Referees: Klucsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
Franzén 7 (12–12) Tkaczyk 7
  Report  

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Denmark 3 2 1 0 81 71 +10 5[lower-alpha 1] Main round
2  Russia 3 2 1 0 80 70 +10 5[lower-alpha 1]
3  Portugal 3 1 0 2 65 70 5 2
4  Israel 3 0 0 3 67 82 15 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. Russia 25–25 Denmark
25 January 2002
18:00
Portugal  26–15  Israel Idrottens Hus, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,600
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
R. Costa 5 (12–6) Boutenko 5
  Report  
25 January 2002
20:00
Russia  25–25  Denmark Idrottens Hus, Helsingborg
Attendance: 2,700
Referees: Josić, Rudić (CRO)
Ivanov, Tuchkin 5 (12–13) Stryger 5
  Report   

26 January 2002
15:00
Israel  26–27  Russia Idrottens Hus, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,900
Referees: Klucsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
Maimon 7 (11–16) Ivanov 6
  Report  
26 January 2002
17:00
Denmark  27–20  Portugal Idrottens Hus, Helsingborg
Attendance: 2,400
Referees: Falcone, Rätz (SUI)
Christiansen 6 (10–10) Galambas, Resende 5
  Report   

27 January 2002
15:00
Russia  28–19  Portugal Idrottens Hus, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,145
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Koksharov, Rastvortsev 7 (17–7) Coelho 7
  Report  
27 January 2002
17:00
Denmark  29–26  Israel Idrottens Hus, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,810
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
Christiansen 10 (14–8) Balsar 10
  Report   

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Iceland 3 2 1 0 88 71 +17 5[lower-alpha 1] Main round
2  Spain 3 2 1 0 73 66 +7 5[lower-alpha 1]
3  Slovenia 3 0 1 2 79 90 11 1[lower-alpha 2]
4   Switzerland 3 0 1 2 78 91 13 1[lower-alpha 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.
Notes:
  1. Spain 24–24 Iceland
  2. Slovenia 34–34 Switzerland
25 January 2002
18:00
Slovenia  34–34   Switzerland Arena Skövde, Skövde
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Goulão, Macau (POR)
Vugrinec 12 (18–16) Kostadinovich 7
  Report  
25 January 2002
20:00
Spain  24–24  Iceland Arena Skövde, Skövde
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
Garralda 6 (9–13) Stefánsson 7
  Report  

26 January 2002
17:00
Iceland  31–25  Slovenia Arena Skövde, Skövde
Attendance: 1,400
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Jóhannesson, Stefánsson 9 (15–11) Lubej 8
  Report  
26 January 2002
19:00
Switzerland   22–24  Spain Arena Skövde, Skövde
Attendance: 1,300
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Kostadinovich 7 (10–14) O'Callaghan, Ortega 5
   Report  

27 January 2002
17:00
Iceland  33–22   Switzerland Arena Skövde, Skövde
Attendance: 2,020
Referees: Vakula, Liudovyk (UKR)
Stefánsson 11 (15–9) Kostadinovich 8
  Report  
27 January 2002
19:00
Spain  25–20  Slovenia Arena Skövde, Skövde
Attendance: 2,190
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
Guijosa 9 (11–7) Tomšič, Vugrinec 5
  Report   

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 3 2 1 0 68 57 +11 5[lower-alpha 1] Main round
2  France 3 2 1 0 66 62 +4 5[lower-alpha 1]
3  FR Yugoslavia 3 1 0 2 75 71 +4 2
4  Croatia 3 0 0 3 70 89 19 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. France 15–15 Germany
25 January 2002
18:00
Croatia  22–34  FR Yugoslavia Husqvarna Garden, Jönköping
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
Goluža 5 (10–17) Jovanović 8
  Report  
25 January 2002
20:00
France  15–15  Germany Husqvarna Garden, Jönköping
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Fernandez, B. Gille 4 (8–8) Baur, Kehrmann 4
  Report  

26 January 2002
17:30
FR Yugoslavia  20–22  France Husqvarna Garden, Jönköping
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Vakula, Liudovyk (UKR)
Jovanović 8 (9–14) three players 4
  Report  
26 January 2002
19:30
Germany  26–21  Croatia Husqvarna Garden, Jönköping
Referees: Goulão, Macau (POR)
Kretzschmar 7 (13–9) Goluža 9
  Report  

27 January 2002
16:00
Germany  27–21  FR Yugoslavia Husqvarna Garden, Jönköping
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Kehrmann, Kretzschmar 8 (14–11) Jovanović 7
  Report  10× 
27 January 2002
18:00
France  29–27  Croatia Husqvarna Garden, Jönköping
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
Plantin 8 (10–12) Bilić 10
  Report  

Main round


Points gained in the preliminary round against teams that also qualified, were carried over.

Group I

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Denmark 5 4 1 0 131 113 +18 9 Semifinals
2  Sweden (H) 5 4 0 1 141 118 +23 8
3  Russia 5 3 1 1 139 118 +21 7 Fifth place game
4  Czech Republic 5 2 0 3 126 145 19 4 Seventh place game
5  Portugal 5 1 0 4 116 134 18 2 Ninth place game
6  Ukraine 5 0 0 5 112 137 25 0 Eleventh place game
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
29 January 2002
16:00
Ukraine  23–28  Portugal Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 3,200
Referees: Migas, Bavas (GRE)
Kostetsky 7 (11–14) R. Costa 7
  Report  
29 January 2002
18:00
Czech Republic  25–31  Denmark Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 9,200
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Heinz 8 (10–18) Christiansen 13
  Report   
29 January 2002
20:00
Sweden  30–26  Russia Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 11,400
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Lövgren 12 (18–14) Rastvortsev 7
  Report  

30 January 2002
16:00
Czech Republic  20–29  Russia Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 3,250
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
Filip 9 (8–12) Voronin 7
  Report  
30 January 2002
18:00
Ukraine  17–21  Denmark Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
Petrenko 6 (7–11) Jeppesen 6
  Report  
30 January 2002
20:00
Sweden  27–22  Portugal Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 10,650
Referees: Josić, Rudić (CRO)
Petersson 8 (15–12) three players 4
   Report  

31 January 2002
16:00
Czech Republic  29–27  Portugal Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 3,750
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
three players 6 (14–14) R. Costa 9
  Report  
31 January 2002
18:00
Ukraine  24–31  Russia Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Referees: Josić, Rudić (CRO)
Kostetsky 6 (10–12) Tuchkin 6
  Report  
31 January 2002
20:00
Sweden  26–27  Denmark Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 11,700
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
Andersson, Lövgren 7 (14–11) Boldsen, Stryger 5
  Report  

Group II

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Iceland 5 3 2 0 144 125 +19 8 Semifinals
2  Germany 5 3 1 1 116 111 +5 7
3  France 5 2 2 1 123 109 +14 6 Fifth place game
4  Spain 5 2 1 2 126 122 +4 5 Seventh place game
5  FR Yugoslavia 5 1 1 3 126 139 13 3 Ninth place game
6  Slovenia 5 0 1 4 118 147 29 1 Eleventh place game
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.
29 January 2002
16:00
Iceland  26–26  France Västeråshallen, Västerås
Attendance: 2,800
Referees: Falcone, Rätz (SUI)
Jóhannesson 6 (14–12) Burdet 7
  Report  
29 January 2002
18:00
Slovenia  24–24  FR Yugoslavia Västeråshallen, Västerås
Referees: Klucsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
Pungartnik 9 (11–14) Matić 9
  Report   
29 January 2002
20:00
Spain  18–19  Germany Västeråshallen, Västerås
Referees: Vakula, Liudovyk (UKR)
Ortega 6 (9–8) Stephan 6
   Report  

30 January 2002
16:00
Iceland  34–26  FR Yugoslavia Västeråshallen, Västerås
Attendance: 3,480
Referees: Goulão, Macau (POR)
Stefánsson 10 (16–14) Škrbić 6
  Report  
30 January 2002
18:00
Slovenia  28–31  Germany Västeråshallen, Västerås
Attendance: 3,660
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Pajovič 6 (12–12) Hens 6
  Report  
30 January 2002
20:00
Spain  27–24  France Västeråshallen, Västerås
Attendance: 3,870
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Urdiales 5 (13–11) Girault 7
  Report   

31 January 2002
16:00
Spain  32–35  FR Yugoslavia Västeråshallen, Västerås
Attendance: 2,300
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Entrerríos 10 (15–15) Lisičić, Škrbić 8
  Report  
31 January 2002
18:00
Slovenia  21–36  France Västeråshallen, Västerås
Attendance: 3,300
Referees: Goulão, Macau (POR)
Pungartnik 5 (10–19) Fernandez 12
   Report  
31 January 2002
20:00
Iceland  29–24  Germany Västeråshallen, Västerås
Attendance: 3,900
Referees: Klucsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
Jóhannesson 8 (15–11) Hens 5
  Report  

Placement games


Eleventh place game

2 February 2002
09:30
Ukraine  34–29  Slovenia Globen Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Kostetskiy 11 (20–14) Vugrinec 7
  Report   

Ninth place game

3 February 2002
12:00
Portugal  31–25  FR Yugoslavia Globen Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Andorinho 9 (15–12) Jovanović 8
  Report  

Seventh place game

2 February 2002
09:30
Czech Republic  29–36  Spain Globen Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 4,150
Referees: Klucsó, Lekrinszki (HUN)
Filip 10 (14–17) Hernández 8
  Report  

Fifth place game

3 February 2002
12:00
Russia  31–28  France Globen Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 3,050
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
Krivoshlykov 10 (14–11) B. Gille 5
  Report  

Final round


Bracket

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
2. February 2002
 
 
 Denmark 23
 
3. February 2002
 
 Germany 28
 
 Germany 31
 
2. February 2002
 
 Sweden (ET) 33
 
 Sweden 33
 
 
 Iceland 22
 
Bronze-final
 
 
3. February 2002
 
 
 Denmark 29
 
 
 Iceland 22

Semifinals

2 February 2002
16:00
Sweden  33–22  Iceland Globen Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Goulão, Macau (POR)
Lövgren, Petersson 6 (14–12) Stefánsson 6
  Report

2 February 2002
18:30
Denmark  23–28  Germany Globen Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 13,550
Referees: Josić, Rudić (CRO)
Stryger 6 (12–13) Baur, Zerbe 7
  Report  

Third place game

3 February 2002
15:30
Denmark  29–22  Iceland Globen Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 12,380
Referees: Vakula, Liudovyk (UKR)
Jeppesen 8 (13–11) S. Sigurðsson 6
   Report   

Final

3 February 2002
18:00
Germany  31–33 (ET)  Sweden Globen Arena, Stockholm
Attendance: 14,300
Referees: Nachevski , Nachevski (MKD)
three players 6 (14–13) Lövgren 8
  Report  

FT: 26–26 ET: 5–7

Ranking and statistics


References


  • eurohandball.com. "2002 Men's European Championship". Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  • todor66.com. "Men Handball European Championship 2002". Archived from the original on 19 June 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011.