2016 European Men's Handball Championship


The 2016 EHF European Men's Handball Championship was the twelfth edition and was held for the first time in Poland from 15–31 January 2016. Croatia and Norway were the other applicants in the bidding process.

2016 EHF European Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Poland
Dates15–31 January
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Germany (2nd title)
Runner-up Spain
Third place Croatia
Fourth place Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches48
Goals scored2629 (54.77 per match)
Attendance400,815 (8,350 per match)
Top scorer(s) Valero Rivera Folch
(48 goals)
Best player Raúl Entrerríos[1]
Next

Poland was awarded the championship on the EHF Congress in Monaco on 23 June 2012 with 58% votes.[2]

Germany won their second title by beating Spain 24–17 in the final.[3] Croatia captured the bronze medal after defeating Norway 31–24.[4]

Venues


KrakówGdańsk / Sopot
Tauron Arena
Capacity: 15,328
Ergo Arena
Capacity: 11,409
KatowiceWrocław
Spodek
Capacity: 11,036
Centennial Hall
Capacity: 8,500

Qualification


Qualified teams

CountryQualified asQualified onPrevious appearances in tournament
 PolandHost23 June 20127 (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 HungaryGroup 5 winner2 May 20159 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 DenmarkGroup 2 winner2 May 201510 (1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 FranceGroup 6 winner3 May 201511 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 SwedenGroup 3 winner10 June 201510 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 SloveniaGroup 3 runner-up10 June 20159 (1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 CroatiaGroup 1 winner10 June 201511 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 NorwayGroup 1 runner-up10 June 20156 (2000, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 SpainGroup 7 winner10 June 201511 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 GermanyGroup 7 runner-up10 June 201510 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
 IcelandGroup 4 winner14 June 20158 (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 SerbiaGroup 4 runner-up14 June 20153 ( 2010, 2012, 2014)
 MontenegroBest third placed team14 June 20152 (2008, 2014)
 RussiaGroup 5 runner-up14 June 201511 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 North MacedoniaGroup 6 runner-up14 June 20153 (1998, 2012, 2014)
 BelarusGroup 2 runner-up14 June 20153 (1994, 2008, 2014)

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

Seeding


The seeding was announced on 18 June 2015.[5]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Squads


Match officials


On 30 September 2015, 12 couples were announced.[6]

Group stage


The draw was held on 19 June 2015.[7]

All times are local (UTC+1).

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Poland (H) 3 3 0 0 84 76 +8 6 Advance to main round
2  France 3 2 0 1 91 80 +11 4
3  North Macedonia 3 0 1 2 73 81 8 1[lower-alpha 1]
4  Serbia 3 0 1 2 81 92 11 1[lower-alpha 1] Eliminated
Source: EHF-Euro
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.[8]
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. Macedonia 27–27 Serbia
15 January 2016
18:00
France  30–23  North Macedonia Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 9,000
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Sorhaindo 6 (12–12) K. Lazarov 9
   Report  
15 January 2016
20:30
Poland  29–28  Serbia Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 14,100
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
Jurecki 7 (14–15) Nenadić, Nikčević 7
  Report   

17 January 2016
18:15
Serbia  26–36  France Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 10,900
Referees: Johansson, Kliko (SWE)
Šešum 7 (16–19) Nyokas 8
  Report  
17 January 2016
20:30
North Macedonia  23–24  Poland Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 14,200
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
K. Lazarov 8 (13–11) Syprzak 6
  Report   

19 January 2016
18:15
North Macedonia  27–27  Serbia Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 11,000
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Manaskov 10 (13–13) Nenadić, Šešum 7
  Report  
19 January 2016
20:30
France  25–31  Poland Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 14,854
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Abalo, Mahé 5 (12–15) Bielecki 9
  Report  

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Norway 3 2 0 1 88 84 +4 4[lower-alpha 1] Advance to main round
2  Croatia 3 2 0 1 95 83 +12 4[lower-alpha 1]
3  Belarus 3 1 0 2 87 94 7 2[lower-alpha 2]
4  Iceland 3 1 0 2 92 101 9 2[lower-alpha 2] Eliminated
Source: EHF-Euro
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.[8]
Notes:
  1. Norway 34–31 Croatia
  2. Belarus 39–38 Iceland
15 January 2016
16:00
Croatia  27–21  Belarus Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Johansson, Kliko (SWE)
Štrlek 9 (15–15) Rutenka 8
   Report   
15 January 2016
18:15
Iceland  26–25  Norway Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 6,200
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Pálmarsson 8 (10–11) Bjørnsen 7
  Report  

17 January 2016
16:00
Belarus  39–38  Iceland Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 6,200
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Pukhouski 11 (17–18) Petersson 6
  Report  
17 January 2016
18:15
Norway  34–31  Croatia Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 8,400
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Bjørnsen 7 (16–17) Duvnjak 8
  Report  

19 January 2016
18:15
Belarus  27–29  Norway Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 6,800
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Rutenka 9 (13–12) Bjørnsen, O'Sullivan 5
  Report  
19 January 2016
20:30
Croatia  37–28  Iceland Spodek, Katowice
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
Marić 8 (19–10) Gunnarsson, Sigurðsson 6
  Report  

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 3 2 1 0 80 75 +5 5 Advance to main round
2  Germany 3 2 0 1 81 79 +2 4
3  Sweden 3 1 0 2 71 72 1 2
4  Slovenia 3 0 1 2 66 72 6 1 Eliminated
Source: EHF-Euro
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.[8]
16 January 2016
18:30
Spain  32–29  Germany Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,500
Referees: Pichon, Reveret (FRA)
Rivera 7 (18–15) Dissinger 6
   Report  
16 January 2016
20:45
Sweden  23–21  Slovenia Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,500
Referees: Stoļarovs, Līcis (LAT)
Ekberg 4 (16–9) Gaber 5
   Report  

18 January 2016
18:15
Slovenia  24–24  Spain Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Gousko, Repkin (BLR)
Žvižej 6 (13–10) Aguinagalde 6
   Report   
18 January 2016
20:30
Germany  27–26  Sweden Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,500
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Reichmann 9 (13–17) Jakobsson 8
   Report  

20 January 2016
17:15
Germany  25–21  Slovenia Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,500
Referees: Santos, Fonseca (POR)
Reichmann 5 (12–10) Kavtičnik 6
   Report   
20 January 2016
20:00
Spain  24–22  Sweden Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,200
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Rivera 9 (12–10) Jakobsson, Östlund 4
  Report  

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Denmark 3 3 0 0 91 75 +16 6 Advance to main round
2  Russia 3 2 0 1 80 78 +2 4
3  Hungary 3 1 0 2 80 84 4 2
4  Montenegro 3 0 0 3 76 90 14 0 Eliminated
Source: EHF-Euro
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.[8]
16 January 2016
18:00
Hungary  32–27  Montenegro Ergo Arena, Gdańsk / Sopot
Attendance: 6,864
Referees: Gousko, Repkin (BLR)
Bánhidi 7 (16–12) Borozan 7
  Report  
16 January 2016
20:15
Denmark  31–25  Russia Ergo Arena, Gdańsk / Sopot
Attendance: 7,952
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
three players 4 (13–13) Shelmenko 5
  Report  

18 January 2016
18:00
Russia  27–26  Hungary Ergo Arena, Gdańsk / Sopot
Attendance: 6,452
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Dibirov 6 (14–10) Jamali 6
  Report  
18 January 2016
20:15
Montenegro  28–30  Denmark Ergo Arena, Gdańsk / Sopot
Attendance: 6,980
Referees: Santos, Fonseca (POR)
Grbović 7 (16–14) Eggert 6
  Report  

20 January 2016
17:15
Russia  28–21  Montenegro Ergo Arena, Gdańsk / Sopot
Attendance: 5,930
Referees: Stoļarovs, Līcis (LAT)
Gorbok, Shelmenko 5 (14–9) Ševaljević, Vujović 4
  Report  
20 January 2016
20:00
Denmark  30–22  Hungary Ergo Arena, Gdańsk / Sopot
Attendance: 8,361
Referees: Pichon, Reveret (FRA)
Hansen 9 (18–10) Hornyák 5
  Report  

Main round


The points gained in the preliminary group against teams that advanced were carried over.

Group I

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Norway 5 4 1 0 153 141 +12 9 Advanced to semifinals
2  Croatia 5 3 0 2 153 134 +19 6[lower-alpha 1]
3  France 5 3 0 2 145 130 +15 6[lower-alpha 1] Advanced to fifth place game
4  Poland 5 3 0 2 138 142 4 6[lower-alpha 1] Advanced to seventh place game
5  Belarus 5 1 0 4 128 151 23 2 Eliminated
6  North Macedonia 5 0 1 4 130 149 19 1
Source: EHF-Euro
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.[8]
Notes:
  1. Croatia 2 pts, +6 GD, France 2 pts, +2 GD, Poland 2 pts, −8 GD
21 January 2016
18:15
France  34–23  Belarus Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 6,900
Referees: Johansson, Kliko (SWE)
Karabatić 9 (20–5) Khadkevich 9
  Report  
21 January 2016
20:30
North Macedonia  24–34  Croatia Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 9,100
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Manaskov 7 (13–17) Slišković 6
  Report  

23 January 2016
18:15
France  32–24  Croatia Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 10,600
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Abalo 6 (16–10) Duvnjak 5
  Report   
23 January 2016
20:30
Poland  28–30  Norway Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 14,600
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Bielecki 10 (15–16) Hansen 8
  Report  

25 January 2016
18:15
North Macedonia  31–31  Norway Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 7,600
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
K. Lazarov 11 (17–13) Bjørnsen 6
  Report  
25 January 2016
20:30
Poland  32–27  Belarus Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 14,000
Referees: Santos, Fonseca (POR)
Jurecki 9 (19–13) Shylovich 6
  Report  

27 January 2016
16:00
North Macedonia  29–30  Belarus Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 3,100
Referees: Stoļarovs, Līcis (LAT)
K. Lazarov 10 (13–14) Pukhouski 11
  Report  
27 January 2016
18:15
France  24–29  Norway Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 10,200
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Narcisse 7 (11–12) Tønnesen 6
  Report  
27 January 2016
20:30
Poland  23–37  Croatia Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Bielecki, Daszek 4 (10–15) Štrlek 11
  Report  

Group II

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 5 4 0 1 135 130 +5 8[lower-alpha 1] Advanced to semifinals
2  Germany 5 4 0 1 140 129 +11 8[lower-alpha 1]
3  Denmark 5 3 1 1 139 123 +16 7 Advanced to fifth place game
4  Sweden 5 1 2 2 126 121 +5 4 Advanced to seventh place game
5  Russia 5 1 1 3 132 140 8 3 Eliminated
6  Hungary 5 0 0 5 110 139 29 0
Source: EHF-Euro
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.[8]
Notes:
  1. Spain 32–29 Germany
22 January 2016
18:15
Germany  29–19  Hungary Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,500
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Wiede 6 (17–9) three players 3
  Report  
22 January 2016
20:30
Sweden  28–28  Russia Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,350
Referees: Pichon, Reveret (FRA)
Jakobsson 9 (15–15) Dibirov 7
  Report  

24 January 2016
18:15
Germany  30–29  Russia Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,593
Referees: Santos, Fonseca (POR)
Dissinger 7 (17–16) Dibirov 7
  Report  
24 January 2016
20:30
Spain  23–27  Denmark Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,593
Referees: Nikolov, Nachevski (MKD)
Entrerríos, Rivera 4 (14–11) Damgaard 6
  Report  

26 January 2016
18:15
Spain  31–29  Hungary Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,500
Referees: Gousko, Repkin (BLR)
Rivera 5 (15–15) Nagy 9
  Report  
26 January 2016
20:30
Sweden  28–28  Denmark Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,593
Referees: Stoļarovs, Līcis (LAT)
three players 5 (13–15) Damgaard 7
  Report   

27 January 2016
16:00
Sweden  22–14  Hungary Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 5,900
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
Nilsson, Östlund 5 (10–7) Bodó 5
  Report  
27 January 2016
18:15
Germany  25–23  Denmark Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,593
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Fäth 6 (12–13) Hansen 7
  Report  
27 January 2016
20:30
Spain  25–23  Russia Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Rivera 11 (11–12) Dibirov 5
  Report  

Knockout stage


Bracket

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
29 January 2016
 
 
 Norway33
 
31 January 2016
 
 Germany (OT)34
 
 Germany24
 
29 January 2016
 
 Spain17
 
 Spain33
 
 
 Croatia29
 
Third place game
 
 
31 January 2016
 
 
 Norway24
 
 
 Croatia31

Semifinals

29 January 2016
18:30
Norway  33–34 (ET)  Germany Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 9,100
Referees: Pichon, Reveret (FRA)
Bjørnsen 8 (13–14) Reichmann 10
  Report  

FT: 27–27 ET: 6–7


29 January 2016
21:00
Spain  33–29  Croatia Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 11,100
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
García, Rivera 6 (18–14) Slišković 6
  Report  

Seventh place game

29 January 2016
16:00
Poland  26–24  Sweden Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 6,500
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Konitz, Krajewski 5 (12–12) Nilsson 5
  Report  

Fifth place game

29 January 2016
18:30
France  29–26  Denmark Hala Stulecia, Wrocław
Attendance: 4,500
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Kounkoud 8 (15–13) Balling 7
  Report   

Third place game

31 January 2016
15:00
Norway  24–31  Croatia Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Sagosen 5 (11–15) Horvat 8
  Report   

Final

31 January 2016
17:30
Germany  24–17  Spain Tauron Arena, Kraków
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Häfner 7 (10–6) Entrerríos 5
  Report  

Statistics


Results map

Final ranking and qualifications

Rank Team 2017 WC 2016 OG
 GermanyQQ
 SpainQq
 CroatiaQq
4 Norwayq
5 FranceHostQ
6 Denmarkq
7 Polandq
8 Swedenq
9 Russia
10 Belarus
11 North Macedoniaq
12 Hungary
13 Iceland
14 Sloveniaq
15 Serbia
16 Montenegro
Based on this tournamentQ = qualified
q = goes to qualification
Based on 2015 WC

WC = World Championship, OG = Olympic Games

All Star Team

PositionPlayer
Goalkeeper Andreas Wolff (GER)
Right wing Tobias Reichmann (GER)
Right back Johan Jakobsson (SWE)
Centre back Sander Sagosen (NOR)
Left back Michał Jurecki (POL)
Left wing Manuel Štrlek (CRO)
Pivot Julen Aguinagalde (ESP)

Source[1]

Player's awards

AwardPlayer
Most Valuable Player Raúl Entrerríos (ESP)
Best Defence Player Henrik Møllgaard (DEN)
Topscorer Valero Rivera Folch (ESP) (48 goals)

Source[1]

References


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