2014 European Men's Handball Championship

The 11th European Handball Championship for men was held from 12 to 26 January 2014 in Denmark. The event was organized by the European Handball Federation (EHF ) and patron of the Danish Crown Prince Frederik. In the final, went for the third time after 2006 and 2010, the French team emerged as the winner. 14,000 spectators in Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning France beat the host Danish side clearly with 41:32.

  • 7.1 Group I
  • 7.2 Group II
  • 8.1 Match for 5th place
  • 8.2 Semi-finals
  • 8.3 3rd place match
  • 8.4 final of the European Championship 2014


The 10th Congress of the European Handball Federation awarded the event during its meeting on 25 September 2010 in Copenhagen at the Danish Handball Federation. The candidacy sat down in the last vote with 24:22 abstention against the joint application by Croatia and Hungary.


As scenes of the event following halls are provided:



Of the 16 participating teams, the Danish team is directly qualified as hosts.

As a participant, the following teams have been announced:

Group draw

The draw for the preliminary round groups of the XI. European Handball Championship 2014 was held in Herning on 21 June 2013. Of the 16 qualified teams of four were set:

  • Denmark in Group No. 1 in Group A
  • Norway in group number 4 in Group B
  • France to group number 2 in Group C
  • Sweden in Group No. 2 in Group D

The 12 remaining teams were distributed according to their performance in qualifying on four pots that they can be drawn against the rest of the group places.

The draw then gave the following groups:

Preliminary round

In the preliminary round, each team played one match against each of a group other team in the same group. The currently best three teams in each group qualified for the Main Round, Group Fourth eliminated from the tournament.

Group A

The games in group A were discharged in Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning.

Group B

The matches of Group B were held in Gigantium in Aalborg.

Group C

The Group C matches were played in the NRGi Arena in Aarhus.

Group D

The Group D games were played in the halls in Brøndby Brøndby ( in Copenhagen).

Main Round

In the main game of the three best teams in the preliminary round group A and B in group I and the three best teams in the groups C and D in group II, each team plays only against the three teams from the other Preliminary Round group; the results against the teams from their own preliminary group will be taken to the main round. The top two teams in each main round group qualify for the semifinals, the two groups for the third place play- fifth case of a tie, the direct comparison between the tied teams will decide.

Group I

All games in Group I will be held in the Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning from 18 to 22 January 2014.

Group II

All matches of Group II will be held from 19 to 22 January 2014 in the NRGi Arena in Aarhus.

Final Games

The ranks 7-16 are derived from the group placements and, unlike World Championships, not played individually.

Match for 5th place


The game for 5th place and both semi-finals will be played on January 24, 2014 in Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning.

3rd Place Match

The final of the European Championship 2014


Of the 12 EHF referee couples were nominated for the European Championship.

Full of European Handball Championship 2014

The top three teams in the Championship in 2014 qualified directly for the Handball World Cup 2015. Given that Spain has already qualified as a world champion, also takes part in the Fourth at the 2015 World Cup.

Goal scorer table

With 50 gates Spaniard Joan Cañellas scorer.

Final standings after the final on January 26, 2014

All- Star team

Before the final, the following players were honored for their achievements and elected to the All- Star team.