2008 Pan American Men's Handball Championship


The 13th American Handball Championship, also called PanAmericano 2008, was the 13th edition of the Pan American Men's Handball Championship, held from 24 to 28 June 2008 in São Carlos, Brazil. It also acted as the qualifying competition for the 2009 World Men's Handball Championship, securing three vacancies for the World Championship. These places were earned by Brazil, Argentina and Cuba.

2008 Pan American Men's Handball Championship
PanAmericano 2008
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates24–28 June
Teams7 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (2nd title)
Runner-up Argentina
Third place Cuba
Fourth place Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches15
Goals scored786 (52.4 per match)
Top scorer(s) Emil Feuchtmann
(34 goals)
Next

Eight nations had been scheduled to play at the tournament, but Dominican Republic decided not to play just a few days before the tournament, so Group B had only three participating teams.

Preliminary round


All times are local (UTC−9).

     Team advanced to the Semifinals
     Team will play Placement Matches

All times are (UTC-3)

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 93 62 +31 6
 Chile 3 2 0 1 84 87 3 4
 Greenland 3 0 1 2 70 82 12 1
 Canada 3 0 1 2 58 74 16 1
Source: [citation needed]
24 June 2008
16:00
Argentina  36–25  Chile
(13–11)
24 June 2008
21:00
Greenland  20–20  Canada
(6–11)

25 June 2008
16:00
Chile  31–28  Greenland
(19–12)
25 June 2008
18:00
Argentina  26–15  Canada
(15–10)

26 June 2008
16:00
Chile  28–23  Canada
(17–9)
26 June 2008
18:00
Argentina  31–22  Greenland
(16–8)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil (H) 2 2 0 0 71 34 +37 4
 Cuba 2 1 0 1 49 57 8 2
 Uruguay 2 0 0 2 37 66 29 0
Source: [citation needed]
(H) Host
24 June 2008
18:00
Brazil  38–13  Uruguay
(17–7)

25 June 2008
20:00
Cuba  28–24  Uruguay
(16–9)

26 June 2008
20:00
Brazil  33–21  Cuba
(20–10)

Knockout stage


Bracket

 
Semi FinalFinal
 
      
 
27 June 2008
 
 
 Argentina33
 
28 June 2008
 
 Cuba32
 
 Argentina24
 
27 June 2008
 
 Brazil27
 
 Brazil26
 
 
 Chile22
 
3rd/4th Place
 
 
28 June 2008
 
 
 Cuba37
 
 
 Chile30

Fifth place bracket

 
5th–7th Place5th/6th Place
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Greenland
 
28 June 2008
 
Bye
 
 Greenland28
 
27 June 2008
 
 Uruguay21
 
 Canada21
 
 
 Uruguay23
 

5–7th place semifinal

27 June 2008
16:00
Uruguay  23–21  Canada
(12–9)

Semifinals

27 June 2008
14:00
Argentina  33–32  Cuba
(16–15)

27 June 2008
18:00
Brazil  26–22  Chile
(19–10)

Fifth place game

28 June 2008
14:00
Greenland  28–21  Uruguay
(12–10)

Third place game

28 June 2008
16:00
Cuba  37–30  Chile
(17–18)

Final

28 June 2008
18:00
Brazil  27–24  Argentina
(11–9)

Final ranking


 Brazil
 Argentina
 Cuba
4 Chile
5 Greenland
6 Uruguay
7 Canada

Top goalscorers


Rank Name Team Goals
1 Emil Feuchtmann  Chile 34
2 Francisco Chacana  Chile 27
Minik Dahi Hoegh  Greenland
4 Andrés Kogovsek  Argentina 25
5 Frankis Carol  Cuba 24