2004 European Men's Handball Championship

The 6th European Handball Championship for men was held from January 22 to February 2, 2004 in Slovenia. The German national handball team was able to secure a final victory against host Slovenia for the first time the title. After the main round of the tournament in Switzerland was completed, Austria could not qualify for the European Championship.

  • 4.1 Group I
  • 4.2 Group II
  • 5.1 Game for 7th place
  • 5.2 Match for 5th place
  • 5.3 Semi-finals
  • 5.4 3rd place match
  • 5.5 final
  • 9.1 European Champion: Germany
  • 9.2 Second Place: Slovenia
  • 9.3 Third Place: Denmark



  • Celje - Nove Dvorana Pod Golovcem, 4,620 places
  • Koper - Dvorana Bonifika, 2,164 places
  • Velenje - Prenovljena Rdeca Dvorana, 4,000 places
  • Ljubljana - Dvorana Tivoli, 7,000 places

Preliminary round

In the preliminary round, each team played within their group exactly once against every other team. The first three of each group reached the main round, the fourth-placed resigned from.

Group A

The matches of Group A were held in Velenje.

Group B

The Group B played in Ljubljana.

Group C

The Group C matches took place in Celje.

Group D

The teams in Group D wore their games from Koper.

Main Round

The main round matches took place in Celje and Ljubljana. From the 12 teams from the preliminary round, two groups were formed. In group I played the first three of the groups A and B, in group II, the first three of the groups C and D. The points were taken from the first round that has been made against the other teams who had also reached the main round. The respective first and second placed teams from the groups were advancing to the semifinals, the third played the direct qualification for the European Handball Championship 2006 in Switzerland.

Group I

The games in Group I were held in Celje.

Group II

The matches of Group II took place in Ljubljana.

Final round

Venue for all matches of the final round was Ljubljana.

Game for 7th place

Match for 5th place


3rd Place Match


Full Time

Top scorers

All-Star Team


European champions: Germany

Coach: Heiner Brand

Second Place: Slovenia

  • Dušan Podpečan
  • Ognjen Bačković
  • Renato Vugrinec
  • Zoran Jovicic
  • Andrej Kastelic
  • Vid Kavtičnik
  • Branko Bedekovic
  • Roman Pungartnik
  • Gorazd Skof
  • Tomaž Tomšič
  • Ivan Simonovic
  • Aleš Pajović
  • Bostjan Ficko
  • Uroš Zorman
  • Zoran Lubej

Coach: Kasim Kamenica

Third Place: Denmark

Coach: Torben Winther


  • Tournament on eurohandball.com

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