2004 European Men's Handball Championship


The 2004 Men's European Handball Championship was the sixth edition of the tournament and took place from 22 January to 1 February 2004 in Slovenia in the cities of Ljubljana, Celje, Velenje and Koper.

2004 European Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Slovenia
Dates22 January – 1 February
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Germany (1st title)
Runner-up Slovenia
Third place Denmark
Fourth place Croatia
Tournament statistics
Matches48
Goals scored2734 (56.96 per match)
Attendance149,984 (3,125 per match)
Top scorer(s) Mirza Džomba
(46 goals)
Best player Ivano Balić
Next

Venues


Location Picture City Arena Capacity Status Round
Ljubljana Tivoli Hall 5,600[1] Opened in 1965 Preliminary stage & Second Group stage and knockout stages
Koper Arena Bonifika 5,000 Opened in 1999 Preliminary stage
Velenje Red Hall 2,500[1] Opened in 1975 Preliminary stage
Celje Zlatorog Arena 5,500[2] Opened in 2003 Preliminary stage and second group stage

Qualification


CountryQualified asPrevious appearances in tournament1
 SloveniaHost4 (1994, 1996, 2000, 2002)
 DenmarkSemifinalist of 2002 European Championship4 (1994, 1996, 2000, 2002)
 GermanySemifinalist of 2002 European Championship5 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002)
 IcelandSemifinalist of 2002 European Championship2 (2000, 2002)
 SwedenSemifinalist of 2002 European Championship5 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002)
 RussiaFifth place of 2002 European Championship 5 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002)
 CroatiaPlayoff winner5 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002)
 Czech RepublicPlayoff winner3 (1996, 1998, 2002)
 FrancePlayoff winner5 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002)
 HungaryPlayoff winner3 (1994, 1996, 1998)
 PolandPlayoff winner1 (2002)
 PortugalPlayoff winner3 (1994, 2000, 2002)
 Serbia and MontenegroPlayoff winner32 (1996, 1998, 2002)
 SpainPlayoff winner5 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002)
  SwitzerlandPlayoff winner1 (2002)
 UkrainePlayoff winner2 (2000, 2002)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.
2 as FR Yugoslavia

Preliminary round


All times are local (UTC+1).

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Russia 3 3 0 0 87 74 +13 6 Main round
2  Sweden 3 2 0 1 93 79 +14 4
3   Switzerland 3 1 0 2 69 85 16 2
4  Ukraine 3 0 0 3 74 85 11 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.
22 January 2004
18:00
Russia  28–20   Switzerland Red Hall, Velenje
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
three players 6 (17–10) Kostadinovich 5
  Report  
22 January 2004
20:30
Sweden  31–25  Ukraine Red Hall, Velenje
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Repenšek, Požežnik (SLO)
Petersson 9 (14–13) Petrenko 9
  Report   

24 January 2004
16:00
Switzerland   24–35  Sweden Red Hall, Velenje
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Gautschi 6 (12–17) Källman 6
  Report  
24 January 2004
18:00
Ukraine  27–29  Russia Red Hall, Velenje
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Pleşa, Cirligeanu (ROU)
Kostetskiy 6 (12–17) Tuchkin 7
  Report  

25 January 2004
16:00
Ukraine  22–25   Switzerland Red Hall, Velenje
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Kékes, Kékes (HUN)
Kostetskiy 11 (12–13) Kostadinovich 11
   Report  
25 January 2004
18:00
Sweden  27–30  Russia Red Hall, Velenje
Attendance: 2,200
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Lövgren 6 (12–16) Chipurin 7
  Report  

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Croatia 3 2 1 0 88 86 +2 5 Main round
2  Denmark 3 2 0 1 85 78 +7 4
3  Spain 3 1 0 2 82 81 +1 2
4  Portugal 3 0 1 2 91 101 10 1
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.
22 January 2004
18:00
Spain  29–30  Croatia Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana
Attendance: 4,500
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Belaustegui 11 (17–14) Metličić 8
  Report  
22 January 2004
20:30
Denmark  36–32  Portugal Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Kékes, Kékes (HUN)
Knudsen 9 (20–15) Coelho 8
  Report  

24 January 2004
18:00
Portugal  27–33  Spain Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Resende 8 (12–19) Romero 11
  Report  
24 January 2004
20:00
Croatia  26–25  Denmark Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Vakula, Ljudovik (UKR)
Lacković 7 (14–12) Stryger 7
  Report  

25 January 2004
18:00
Portugal  32–32  Croatia Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Krstič, Ljubič (SLO)
J. Costa 7 (13–16) Džomba 10
  Report  
25 January 2004
20:00
Denmark  24–20  Spain Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Rančík, Beňo (SVK)
Christiansen 5 (12–11) Belaustegui 7
  Report  

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Slovenia (H) 3 2 1 0 100 90 +10 5[lower-alpha 1] Main round
2  Hungary 3 2 1 0 91 83 +8 5[lower-alpha 1]
3  Czech Republic 3 0 1 2 88 97 9 1[lower-alpha 2]
4  Iceland 3 0 1 2 87 96 9 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.
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. Slovenia 29–29 Hungary
  2. Iceland 30–30 Czech Republic
22 January 2004
18:00
Czech Republic  25–30  Hungary Zlatorog Arena, Celje
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Juříček 7 (10–17) Pásztor 8
  Report  
22 January 2004
20:30
Iceland  28–34  Slovenia Zlatorog Arena, Celje
Attendance: 4,620
Referees: Goulão, Macau (POR)
Stefánsson 7 (13–13) Vugrinec 9
  Report  

23 January 2004
18:30
Hungary  32–29  Iceland Zlatorog Arena, Celje
Attendance: 2,800
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Díaz 9 (15–15) García, Stefánsson 7
  Report   
23 January 2004
20:30
Slovenia  37–33  Czech Republic Zlatorog Arena, Celje
Attendance: 4,620
Referees: Vakula, Liudovyk (UKR)
Lubej 9 (15–18) Filip, Juříček 7
  Report  

25 January 2004
18:30
Iceland  30–30  Czech Republic Zlatorog Arena, Celje
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Pleşa, Cirligeanu (ROU)
García 7 (15–17) Jícha 7
  Report  
25 January 2004
20:30
Slovenia  29–29  Hungary Zlatorog Arena, Celje
Attendance: 4,616
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
Jovičič 6 (13–14) Nagy 9
  Report  

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 3 2 1 0 81 74 +7 5 Main round
2  Serbia and Montenegro 3 2 0 1 86 78 +8 4
3  Germany 3 1 1 1 96 89 +7 3
4  Poland 3 0 0 3 86 108 22 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.
22 January 2004
18:00
France  29–25  Poland Bonifika Hall, Koper
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Vakula, Liudovyk (UKR)
Anquetil 6 (14–16) Bielecki 7
  Report  
22 January 2004
20:30
Germany  26–28  Serbia and Montenegro Bonifika Hall, Koper
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
Jansen 8 (10–12) Ma. Krivokapić 6
  Report   

23 January 2004
18:30
Serbia and Montenegro  20–23  France Bonifika Hall, Koper
Attendance: 2,164
Referees: Rančík, Beňo (SVK)
Maksić, Nikolić 4 (7–13) Anquetil 6
   Report  
23 January 2004
20:30
Poland  32–41  Germany Bonifika Hall, Koper
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Repenšek, Požežnik (SLO)
Tkaczyk 9 (13–21) Baur 12
   Report  

25 January 2004
18:30
Germany  29–29  France Bonifika Hall, Koper
Attendance: 2,164
Referees: Goulão, Macau (POR)
Schwarzer 7 (14–13) Karabatić 10
  Report  
25 January 2004
20:30
Serbia and Montenegro  38–29  Poland Bonifika Hall, Koper
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Maksić 8 (19–11) Tkaczyk 7
  Report   

Main round


Group I

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Croatia 5 4 1 0 138 131 +7 9 Semifinals
2  Denmark 5 4 0 1 153 125 +28 8
3  Russia 5 3 1 1 149 137 +12 7 Fifth place game
4  Sweden 5 2 0 3 145 144 +1 4 Seventh place game
5  Spain 5 1 0 4 133 143 10 2
6   Switzerland 5 0 0 5 115 153 38 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.
27 January 2004
16:00
Switzerland   24–26  Spain Zlatorog Arena, Celje
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Kostadinovich 7 (13–13) García 8
  Report  
27 January 2004
18:00
Sweden  26–28  Croatia Zlatorog Arena, Celje
Attendance: 2,200
Referees: Goulão, Macau (POR)
Boquist 7 (11–16) four players 5
  Report  
27 January 2004
20:00
Russia  31–36  Denmark Zlatorog Arena, Celje
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Koksharov 7 (15–19) Christiansen, Stryger 7
   Report  

28 January 2004
16:00
Russia  36–30  Spain Zlatorog Arena, Celje
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Repenšek, Požežnik (SLO)
Koksharov 10 (16–14) Hernández 8
  Report  
28 January 2004
18:00
Switzerland   27–30  Croatia Zlatorog Arena, Celje
Attendance: 700
Referees: Kékes, Kékes (HUN)
Kostadinovich 7 (13–15) Balić 6
  Report  
28 January 2004
20:00
Sweden  28–34  Denmark Zlatorog Arena, Celje
Attendance: 800
Referees: Vakula, Liudovyk (UKR)
Lövgren 9 (14–18) Knudsen 8
  Report  

29 January 2004
16:00
Switzerland   20–34  Denmark Zlatorog Arena, Celje
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Rančík, Beňo (SVK)
Kostadinovich 5 (9–18) Hjermind, Nielsen 7
   Report  
29 January 2004
18:00
Sweden  29–28  Spain Zlatorog Arena, Celje
Attendance: 2,300
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Källman 9 (10–12) Pérez 8
  Report  
29 January 2004
20:00
Russia  24–24  Croatia Zlatorog Arena, Celje
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
Bashkin 6 (13–12) Džomba 8
  Report  

Group II

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 5 3 1 1 151 131 +20 7[lower-alpha 1] Semifinals
2  Slovenia (H) 5 3 1 1 144 135 +9 7[lower-alpha 1]
3  France 5 2 1 2 134 129 +5 5[lower-alpha 2] Fifth place game
4  Serbia and Montenegro 5 2 1 2 134 135 1 5[lower-alpha 2] Seventh place game
5  Hungary 5 1 2 2 132 140 8 4
6  Czech Republic 5 1 0 4 147 172 25 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.
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. Slovenia 24–31 Germany
  2. Serbia and Montenegro 20–23 France
27 January 2004
16:30
Hungary  21–29  France Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Buday 5 (8–14) Karabatić 5
  Report  
27 January 2004
18:30
Czech Republic  27–37  Germany Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana
Attendance: 3,800
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Berka 7 (12–19) Kehrmann 9
  Report  
27 January 2004
20:30
Slovenia  27–20  Serbia and Montenegro Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Rančík, Beňo (SVK)
Lubej 6 (14–11) Anđelković 5
 10×  Report   

28 January 2004
16:30
Czech Republic  32–31  France Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Pleşa, Cirligeanu (ROU)
Juříček 9 (17–15) G. Gille, Girault 6
  Report  
28 January 2004
18:30
Hungary  29–29  Serbia and Montenegro Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Goulão, Macau (POR)
Császár 7 (10–15) Milosavljević 9
  Report  
28 January 2004
20:30
Slovenia  24–31  Germany Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
Kavtičnik 5 (10–18) Stephan 8
   Report  

29 January 2004
16:30
Czech Republic  30–37  Serbia and Montenegro Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Vakula, Liudovyk (UKR)
Berka 6 (16–21) Nikolić 8
  Report  
29 January 2004
18:30
Hungary  23–28  Germany Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Pleşa, Cirligeanu (ROU)
Díaz 6 (12–16) Zeitz 8
  Report  
29 January 2004
20:30
Slovenia  27–22  France Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Kavtičnik 8 (12–9) Anquetil 6
 11× Report  

Final round


Bracket

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
31 January
 
 
 Croatia25
 
1 February
 
 Slovenia27
 
 Slovenia25
 
31 January
 
 Germany30
 
 Denmark20
 
 
 Germany22
 
Third place
 
 
1 February
 
 
 Croatia27
 
 
 Denmark31

Semifinals

31 January 2004
15:00
Denmark  20–22  Germany Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana
Attendance: 6,500
Referees: Rančík, Beňo (SVK)
Jeppesen 5 (11–11) Immel 7
  Report  

31 January 2004
17:30
Croatia  25–27  Slovenia Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Vakula, Ljudovik (UKR)
Džomba 12 (13–15) Kavtičnik 6
  Report   

Seventh place game

31 January 2004
12:30
Sweden  35–34  Serbia and Montenegro Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Andersson, Larholm 7 (16–17) Mi. Krivokapić 6
  Report  

Fifth place game

1 February 2004
12:30
Russia  28–26  France Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Repenšek, Požežnik (SLO)
Ivanov 8 (14–11) Karabatić 7
   Report  

Third place game

1 February 2004
15:00
Croatia  27–31  Denmark Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
Lacković 8 (14–15) Christiansen 9
  Report  

Final

1 February 2004
17:30
Slovenia  25–30  Germany Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Vugrinec 6 (10–16) Kehrmann 9
  Report  

Ranking and statistics


References


  1. EuroBasket2013.org Tivoli Hall Capacity: 5,600. Archived 28 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "THE ARENA Celje Arena Capacity: 5500". Eurobasket2013.org. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013.