2016 European Women's Handball Championship

The 2016 European Women's Handball Championship was held in Sweden from 4 to 18 December 2016. It was the second time that Sweden hosts the tournament, after it also hosted the 2006 European Women's Handball Championship.

2016 EHF European Women's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Sweden
Dates4–18 December
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Norway (7th title)
Runner-up Netherlands
Third place France
Fourth place Denmark
Tournament statistics
Matches47
Goals scored2309 (49.13 per match)
Attendance148,800 (3,166 per match)
Top scorer(s) Nora Mørk
(53 goals)
Best player Nycke Groot[1]
Next

Sweden was awarded the championship on the EHF Congress in Monaco on 23 June 2012.[2]

Norway won their seventh title after a 30–29 victory over the Netherlands.[3] France captured the bronze medal, after a 25–22 victory over Denmark.[4]

Venues

Stockholm Gothenburg Malmö Kristianstad Helsingborg
Hovet
Capacity: 8,094
Scandinavium
Capacity: 12,312
Malmö Isstadion
Capacity: 5,339
Kristianstad Arena
Capacity: 4,700
Helsingborg Arena
Capacity: 4,700
Group A Group I
Knockout stage
Group C Group B Group D
Group II

Qualification

Qualified teams

CountryQualified asQualified onPrevious appearances in tournament
 SwedenHost23 June 20129 (1994, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 RussiaGroup 6 winner12 March 201611 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 FranceGroup 7 winner12 March 20168 (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 HungaryGroup 5 winner1 June 201611 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 NorwayGroup 1 winner1 June 201611 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 RomaniaGroup 1 runner-up1 June 201610 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 SerbiaGroup 2 winner1 June 20164 (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 Czech RepublicGroup 2 runner-up1 June 20164 (1994, 2002, 2004, 2012)
 NetherlandsGroup 3 winner1 June 20165 (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014)
 SpainGroup 3 runner-up1 June 20168 (1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 PolandGroup 5 runner-up1 June 20164 (1996, 1998, 2006, 2014)
 GermanyGroup 7 runner-up1 June 201611 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 MontenegroGroup 4 winner2 June 20163 (2010, 2012, 2014)
 DenmarkGroup 6 runner-up2 June 201611 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 CroatiaGroup 4 runner-up2 June 20168 (1994, 1996, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
 SloveniaBest third-ranked team5 June 20164 (2002, 2004, 2006, 2010)

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

Draw

The draw was held on 10 June 2016 at 13:00 local time at the Lisebergshallen in Gothenburg, Sweden.[5][6]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Squads

Referees

14 referee pairs were selected on 17 June 2016, of which 12 will be refereeing the tournament.[7][8] Of these, 7 pairs are women and 5 are men.[9]

Preliminary round

The schedule was announced on 16 June 2016.[10][11]

All times are local (UTC+1).

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Serbia 3 2 1 0 91 87 +4 5 Main round
2  Sweden (H) 3 1 1 1 78 74 +4 3
3  Spain 3 1 0 2 72 68 +4 2[lower-alpha 1]
4  Slovenia 3 1 0 2 77 89 12 2[lower-alpha 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.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. Spain 30–18 Slovenia
4 December 2016
15:15
Serbia  36–34  Slovenia Hovet, Stockholm
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
Radosavljević 8 (17–16) Mavsar 9
  Report  
4 December 2016
18:00
Sweden  25–19  Spain Hovet, Stockholm
Attendance: 7,900
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
Alm, Hagman 5 (14–10) Martín 7
  Report  

6 December 2016
18:30
Spain  23–25  Serbia Hovet, Stockholm
Attendance: 2,700
Referees: Christiansen, Hansen (DEN)
Martín 6 (8–11) Krpež Slezak 6
  Report  
6 December 2016
20.45
Slovenia  25–23  Sweden Hovet, Stockholm
Attendance: 3,700
Referees: Florescu, Stoia (ROU)
Mavsar 6 (13–13) Gulldén 10
  Report  

8 December 2016
18:30
Spain  30–18  Slovenia Hovet, Stockholm
Attendance: 3,100
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Pena 6 (14–5) Mavsar 5
  Report  
8 December 2016
20:45
Sweden  30–30  Serbia Hovet, Stockholm
Attendance: 5,200
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Sand 8 (15–18) three players 5
  Report  

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 3 2 0 1 73 71 +2 4[lower-alpha 1] Main round
2  France 3 2 0 1 70 60 +10 4[lower-alpha 1]
3  Netherlands 3 2 0 1 75 68 +7 4[lower-alpha 1]
4  Poland 3 0 0 3 65 84 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. Germany 2 Pts, +1 GD, 50 GF; France 2 Pts, +1 GD, 39 GF; Netherlands 2 Pts, −2 GD
4 December 2016
18:30
Netherlands  27–30  Germany Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 2,026
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Abbingh, Groot 5 (14–13) Huber 7
   Report  
4 December 2016
20:45
France  31–22  Poland Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 1,750
Referees: Christiansen, Hansen (DEN)
three players 5 (15–9) Grzyb 6
  Report  

6 December 2016
18:30
Poland  21–30  Netherlands Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 2,105
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Wojtas 5 (11–14) Abbingh, Goos 5
  Report  
6 December 2016
20:45
Germany  20–22  France Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 1,805
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
Huber 6 (11–11) Nze Minko 5
  Report  

8 December 2016
18:30
Germany  23–22  Poland Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 1,875
Referees: Florescu, Stoia (ROU)
Huber 7 (12–10) Achruk 7
  Report  
8 December 2016
20:45
Netherlands  18–17  France Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 1,730
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
Visser 5 (7–12) Nze Minko 5
  Report  

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Denmark 3 3 0 0 78 69 +9 6 Main round
2  Czech Republic 3 1 0 2 83 83 0 2[lower-alpha 1]
3  Hungary 3 1 0 2 62 64 2 2[lower-alpha 1]
4  Montenegro 3 1 0 2 63 70 7 2[lower-alpha 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.
Notes:
  1. Czech Republic 2 Pts, +4 GD; Hungary 2 Pts, +2 GD; Montenegro 2 Pts, −6 GD
5 December 2016
18:30
Hungary  22–27  Czech Republic Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 753
Referees: Kijauskaite, Žaliene (LTU)
Kovács 7 (10–13) Hrbková, Malá 5
  Report  
5 December 2016
20:45
Montenegro  21–22  Denmark Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 1,674
Referees: Brunovský, Čanda (SVK)
Knežević 7 (11–14) Jørgensen 9
  Report  

7 December 2016
18:30
Czech Republic  27–28  Montenegro Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 654
Referees: Kurtagic, Wetterwik (SWE)
Hrbková 6 (12–13) Jauković, Mehmedović 7
  Report  
7 December 2016
20:45
Denmark  23–19  Hungary Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 1,946
Referees: Brehmer, Skowronek (POL)
Jørgensen 5 (12–10) Görbicz 6
  Report  

9 December 2016
18:30
Montenegro  14–21  Hungary Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 1,279
Referees: Marín, García (ESP)
four players 2 (6–11) Görbicz 5
  Report  
9 December 2016
20:45
Denmark  33–29  Czech Republic Malmö Isstadion, Malmö
Attendance: 3,124
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Jørgensen 9 (13–17) Růčková 7
  Report  

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Norway 3 3 0 0 80 58 +22 6 Main round
2  Romania 3 2 0 1 74 66 +8 4
3  Russia 3 1 0 2 70 71 1 2
4  Croatia 3 0 0 3 68 97 29 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.
5 December 2016
18:30
Russia  32–26  Croatia Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 2,571
Referees: Marín, García (ESP)
Bobrovnikova, Zhilinskayte 6 (16–13) Penezić 8
  Report  
5 December 2016
20:45
Norway  23–21  Romania Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,278
Referees: Brehmer, Skowronek (POL)
Mørk 7 (13–11) Neagu 6
  Report  

7 December 2016
18:30
Romania  22–17  Russia Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,279
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Buceschi, Neagu 7 (11–9) Postnova 4
  Report  
7 December 2016
20:45
Croatia  16–34  Norway Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,375
Referees: Kijauskaite, Žaliene (LTU)
Penezić 4 (9–15) Frafjord 6
   Report  

9 December 2016
18:30
Romania  31–26  Croatia Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 2,435
Referees: Kurtagic, Wetterwik (SWE)
Neagu 10 (15–13) Penezić 8
  Report  
9 December 2016
20:45
Norway  23–21  Russia Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 2,493
Referees: Brunovský, Čanda (SVK)
Kristiansen, Mørk 5 (11–11) three players 3
  Report  

Main round

Points obtained against qualified teams from the same group were carried over.

Group I

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 5 4 0 1 142 128 +14 8[lower-alpha 1] Semifinals
2  France 5 4 0 1 111 100 +11 8[lower-alpha 1]
3  Germany 5 3 1 1 124 110 +14 7 Fifth place game
4  Sweden (H) 5 1 1 3 126 131 5 3[lower-alpha 2]
5  Serbia 5 1 1 3 122 142 20 3[lower-alpha 2]
6  Spain 5 0 1 4 108 122 14 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.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. Netherlands 18–17 France
  2. Sweden 30–30 Serbia
10 December 2016
16:15
Serbia  19–26  Germany Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 4,212
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Georgijev 7 (10–14) Huber, Hubinger 4
  Report  
10 December 2016
18:30
Sweden  30–33  Netherlands Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 6,102
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
Gulldén 8 (13–14) Groot 7
  Report   
10 December 2016
20:45
Spain  22–23  France Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 3,702
Referees: Christiansen, Hansen (DEN)
Pena 5 (14–10) Pineau 9
  Report  

12 December 2016
16:15
Spain  20–20  Germany Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 1,697
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
Pena 7 (12–9) Hubinger 5
  Report  
12 December 2016
18:30
Serbia  27–35  Netherlands Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 3,663
Referees: Florescu, Stoia (ROU)
Stoiljković 8 (12–17) Abbingh, Broch 6
  Report  
12 December 2016
20:45
Sweden  19–21  France Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 5,279
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Roberts 5 (10–12) Nze Minko 6
  Report   

14 December 2016
16:15
Spain  24–29  Netherlands Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 1,896
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Martín 6 (13–15) Polman 10
  Report  
14 December 2016
18:30
Sweden  22–28  Germany Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 5,031
Referees: Brunovský, Čanda (SVK)
Hagman, Alm 4 (9–12) Bölk 5
  Report  
14 December 2016
20:45
Serbia  21–28  France Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 2,243
Referees: Christiansen, Hansen (DEN)
Stoiljković 6 (12–15) Ayglon, Nze Minko 6
  Report  

Group II

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Norway 5 5 0 0 127 109 +18 10 Semifinals
2  Denmark 5 3 1 1 123 113 +10 7
3  Romania 5 3 0 2 119 110 +9 6 Fifth place game
4  Russia 5 1 2 2 116 121 5 4
5  Czech Republic 5 1 0 4 132 146 14 2
6  Hungary 5 0 1 4 111 129 18 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.
11 December 2016
16:15
Czech Republic  24–26  Russia Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,021
Referees: Brehmer, Skowronek (POL)
Růčková 5 (12–14) Sen 4
  Report  
11 December 2016
18:30
Hungary  21–29  Romania Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 2,236
Referees: Brunovský, Čanda (SVK)
four players 3 (9–15) Neagu 10
  Report  
11 December 2016
20:45
Denmark  20–22  Norway Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 2,553
Referees: Marín, García (ESP)
three players 4 (9–14) Mørk 5
  Report  

13 December 2016
16:15
Czech Republic  28–30  Romania Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 773
Referees: Kijauskaite, Žaliene (LTU)
Luzumová 7 (14–17) Neagu 10
  Report  
13 December 2016
18:30
Hungary  23–24  Norway Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,402
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
Görbicz, Kovács 5 (9–11) Mørk 6
  Report  
13 December 2016
20:45
Denmark  26–26  Russia Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,672
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Jørgensen 7 (13–11) Sudakova 6
  Report  

14 December 2016
16:15
Hungary  26–26  Russia Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 732
Referees: Kurtagic, Wetterwik (SWE)
Kovács 6 (14–13) Dmitrieva 7
  Report   
14 December 2016
18:30
Denmark  21–17  Romania Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,582
Referees: Marín, García (ESP)
Hansen 9 (12–10) Buceschi 4
   Report  
14 December 2016
20:45
Czech Republic  24–35  Norway Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 853
Referees: Brehmer, Skowronek (POL)
Hrbková 7 (17–18) Mørk 6
  Report  

Knockout stage

Bracket

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
16 December
 
 
 Netherlands26
 
18 December
 
 Denmark22
 
 Netherlands29
 
16 December
 
 Norway30
 
 France16
 
 
 Norway20
 
Third place
 
 
18 December
 
 
 Denmark22
 
 
 France25

Semifinals

16 December 2016
18:15
Netherlands  26–22  Denmark Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 9,853
Referees: Brunovský, Čanda (SVK)
Polman 7 (13–13) Jørgensen 6
  Report  

16 December 2016
20:45
France  16–20  Norway Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 9,908
Referees: Jurinović, Mrvica (CRO)
Lacrabère 6 (9–11) Mørk 7
  Report  

Fifth place game

16 December 2016
15:45
Germany  22–23  Romania Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 2,210
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
Huber 5 (11–11) Zamfir 6
  Report  

Third place game

18 December 2016
15:30
Denmark  22–25  France Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 8,391
Referees: Florescu, Stoia (ROU)
Jørgensen 6 (9–14) Nze Minko 5
   Report  

Final

18 December 2016
18:00
Netherlands  29–30  Norway Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 11,037
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Snelder 6 (15–15) Mørk 12
  Report  

Final ranking and statistics

Qualified for the 2017 World Championship

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