Croatia national handball team
The Croatia national handball team represents Croatia in international men's team handball competitions and friendly matches. The handball team is controlled by the Croatian Handball Federation. Croatia has been portrayed as an international force in handball, having won two Olympic gold medals and one World Championship, but never winning the Euros, having lost two finals, one to rivals France and the other to Scandinavian handball team Denmark; the Croatian handball team that won the 1996 Olympic Gold medal was credited as the biggest upset in history of handball, with handball making its debut appearance. The Croatian national team won a so-called "international double" after winning both the gold medal at the Olympics and the World Championships, beating Germany in both finals. Croatia's handball team has been labelled as a model for sport being the replacement for Romania in Europe's "Big Three" in handball, alongside France and Denmark; some of their biggest rivals are neighbors Slovenia and Serbia.
Germany are called rivals of the handball team, although matches between Germany and Croatia have been met with Croatian dominance, Germany only winning once in their nine meetings, Croatia winning seven times. Mediterranean side Spain have been called as close rivals, having played 23 games with them, the most out of any sides the Croatians have played with in handball. However, the French are remarked as Croatia's biggest-ever rival in handball, due to both countries' success. In recent history though, Croatia suffered eliminations at the hands of the French; the word handball in the Croatian region was first used by Franjo Bučar, describing the German game Schleuderball in the journal Sokol 1904. The earliest documented forms of playing handball in these areas appear in 1911 in the gymnasium of Pazin, among other things due to the fact that programs for education in Istria, as part of the Austrian coast, coming from the education center in Graz. In Croatia, at the time handball was in high school programs closing ceremony.
It was a kind of Czech handball extended from the Czech Republic, where it was adopted by the Osijek and Vukovar students from Prague. In the early beginnings of the Croatian handball, venues played field handball. Students were still more attracted to field handball, because the little handball were played on makeshift courts without the right door, as opposed to the field handball, played on the existing football fields. During the Kingdom of Yugoslavia first public handball match in the Croatian region was played and in the wider neighborhood, it was played in a high school in Varaždin 29 May 1930 under the guidance of physical education teachers Zvonimir Šuligoj. Since that game, until 1950, in Croatia and Yugoslavia publicly played field handball, on the football field with eleven players on each side. In high school in Zagreb on 1 June 1935, opened the first handball courts in Yugoslavia. At the beginning of World War II Kingdom of Yugoslavia disintegrated. Most of the territory inhabited by Croats on 10 April 1941, it became part of the newly formed Independent State of Croatia.
As part of the new state on 2 October 1941 in Zagreb for the first time in history the Croatian Handball Federation was established. The place of foundation is recorded to be at the Croatian Sports home in Zagreb. HRS is the umbrella organization of handball in the ISC coordinated the work of a dozen clubs and until 1944 organized national championships. In the state of NDH was established the first Croatian handball team; the first training for practice-match team NDH was held on 12 October 1941 between the two teams selected from the head coach Dragutin Pehe. His first and only international match this team played on 14 June 1942 with Hungary in Budapest where they lost 0:9; this field handball match was played in front of 30,000 spectators at the NEP Stadium was a prelude meeting of the football teams of the same name. The best handball player in the field was the goalkeeper Branko Kralj. Under the direction of the coach Ante Škrtić, the players for Croatia were Vlado Abramović, Irislav Dolenec, Žarko Galetović, Zvonko Leskovar, Todor Marinov, Viktor Medved, Krešo Pavlin, Vlado Šimanović Stjepan Širić, Josip Žitnik and reserve goalkeeper Zdenko Šurina.
HRS stopped functioning in 1944 because of the war in World War II. Yugoslavia national handball teamWhen the 1945 World War II ended, the territory of the Independent State of Croatia was included in the newly established SFR Yugoslavia. After that began the reconstruction of the war abandoned handball in Yugoslavia, that same year founded the Committee for handball Gymnastics Association Croatian, in May 1948 the Committee for handball Gymnastics Association of Yugoslavia. Operation HRS is restored on 19 December 1948, in which he, in accordance with the national policy of the new Yugoslav state, name changed in the Croatian Handball Association. Handball Federation of Yugoslavia was established on 17 December 1949 in Belgrade by pooling national and provincial associations, it became a member of the International Handball Federation in 1950. After the end of World War II, most field handball players of NDH completed courses and became instructors or referees in handball; some of them have become members of the field handball national team of Yugoslavia and played in its first international match, played on 19 June 1950 at the stadium in Stadion Kranjčevićeva in Zagreb, against Belgium.
Yugoslavia won 18:3 playing with one from Split and one from Sarajevo. Since the end of World War II until the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1991, the best Croatian handball players in field and team ha
Ciudad Real is a city in Castile–La Mancha, with a population of c. 75,000. It is the capital of the province of Ciudad Real, it has a stop on the AVE high-speed rail line and has begun to grow as a long-distance commuter suburb of Madrid, located 115 miles to the north of Ciudad Real. Ciudad Real was founded by King Alfonso X The Wise in the 13th century to fight with the Military Order of Calatrava. During the Middle Ages, four kilometres of walls and one hundred and thirty towers protected a population made up of Christians and Jews. After the unification of the Iberian kingdoms under the Catholic Monarchs, Ciudad Real became the capital of the province of La Mancha in 1691; this fact favoured its economic development, shown by the construction of several important buildings. In 1755, however, an earthquake centred on Lisbon destroyed many of these buildings. In 1809, during the Peninsular War, French troops defeated the Spanish army and occupied the town, using the local hospital as their headquarters and barracks.
Much of the centre was destroyed during the Spanish civil war. The Plaza Mayor sits in the centre of Ciudad Real. Today, only two parts of the wall that surrounded the city in medieval times remain standing: The Toledo Gate. Don Quixote's Museum is situated next to Parque de Gasset; the Museo Elisa Cendreros carved wood. The ermita de Alarcos is the oldest church in Ciudad Real; the iglesia of Santiago is the most beautiful and oldest church in Ciudad Real, it was built at the end of the 13th century in romanic style. Its style is Gothic, it has three blocks divided into two parts. It is decorated with gothic paintings and with seven-headed dragons, which were used such us amulets against the bad spirits; the ceiling is decorated with stones forming eight pointed stars. Another important church in Ciudad Real is Iglesia de San Pedro, it is the most typical monument of the city. It was built during the 15th centuries, its style is Gothic, it houses the tomb of Chantre de Coca and chaplain of the Catholic Monarchs.
In the year 1420 the King of Castile and León, Juan the II, gave him the title to Ciudad Real. Ciudad Real Cathedral, built in the 16th century, has the second-largest nave in Spain and a magnificent Baroque altarpiece. One of the most popular festivals in the city is La Pandorga, which takes place July 30 and 31. On the last day of the month the festival honours La Virgen del Prado; the usual attire of the participants consists of jeans, a white shirt, the traditional handkerchief. The city had a handball team, the BM Ciudad Real, the winner of the handball EHF Champions League in 2006, 2008 and 2009; the handball club was one of the best in the world and its former hall, the Don Quixote Arena, is one of the biggest in the Spanish professional league. BM Ciudad Real, moved its team to Madrid, its name became BM Neptuno but for sponsorship reasons was referred to as Atlético Madrid. In 2013, BM Neptuno disappeared. Ciudad Real has a basketball team, which included David De la Rubia, one of the most renowned Spanish players in recent years.
A high-capacity airport was built in the city, but closed in 2012. The funded airport cost an estimated €1 billion to build, is now for sale for €100 million plus payment of the developer's debt. Although in July 2014 this was reduced to €80 million in a further attempt to find a buyer. In July 2015 the airport was auctioned resulting in only one bidder, Chinese company Tzaneem International offering €10,000; the average amount of time people spend commuting with public transit in Ciudad Real, for example to and from work, on a weekday is 33 min. 3% of public transit riders, ride for more than 2 hours every day. The average amount of time people wait at a stop or station for public transit is 8 min, while 1% of riders wait for over 20 minutes on average every day; the average distance people ride in a single trip with public transit is 2 km, while 0% travel for over 12 km in a single direction. The city has a mediterranean climate, with cool winters and hot summers; the autumn is the season. Ciudad Real has 6 secondary schools.
The high school "Torreón del Alcázar" was founded in 1987. In the first years there were thirty teachers and 350 students; some years the high school incorporated the compulsory secondary studies and A levels. At the moment there are 1200 students. In the year 1995 the high school was offered the opportunity to become a bilingual school. In the year 2005 the first bilingual group arrived. See University of Castilla–La Mancha, Campus of Ciudad Real. Hernán Pérez del Pulgar, military captain during the Reconquista and conqueror in the Granada War. Manolo el Manuel Cáceres Artesero.
Spain national handball team
The Spain national handball team is governed by the Royal Spanish Handball Federation. Spain is one of the most successful handball teams in the world, having won two World Championships and being the reigning European Champions. Champions Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place Squad for the 2019 World Men's Handball Championship. Head coach: Jordi Ribera Bold denotes players still playing international handball. Official website IHF profile
Seville is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville, Spain. It is situated on the plain of the river Guadalquivir; the inhabitants of the city are known as sevillanos or hispalenses, after the Roman name of the city, Hispalis. Seville has a municipal population of about 690,000 as of 2016, a metropolitan population of about 1.5 million, making it the fourth-largest city in Spain and the 30th most populous municipality in the European Union. Its Old Town, with an area of 4 square kilometres, contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies; the Seville harbour, located about 80 kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean, is the only river port in Spain. Seville is the hottest major metropolitan area in the geographical Southwestern Europe, with summer average high temperatures of above 35 °C. Seville was founded as the Roman city of Hispalis, it became known as Ishbiliyya after the Muslim conquest in 712.
During the Muslim rule in Spain, Seville came under the jurisdiction of the Caliphate of Córdoba before becoming the independent Taifa of Seville. After the discovery of the Americas, Seville became one of the economic centres of the Spanish Empire as its port monopolised the trans-oceanic trade and the Casa de Contratación wielded its power, opening a Golden Age of arts and literature. In 1519, Ferdinand Magellan departed from Seville for the first circumnavigation of the Earth. Coinciding with the Baroque period of European history, the 17th century in Seville represented the most brilliant flowering of the city's culture; the 20th century in Seville saw the tribulations of the Spanish Civil War, decisive cultural milestones such as the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 and Expo'92, the city's election as the capital of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia. Hisbaal is the oldest name for Seville, it appears to have originated during the Phoenician colonisation of the Tartessian culture in south-western Iberia and it refers to the God Baal.
According to Manuel Pellicer Catalán, the ancient name was Spal, it meant "lowland" in the Phoenician language. During Roman rule, the name was Latinised as Hispal and as Hispalis. After the Umayyad invasion, this name was adapted into Arabic as Ishbiliyya: since p does not exist in Arabic, it was replaced by b. NO8DO is the official motto of Seville, popularly believed to be a rebus signifying the Spanish No me ha dejado, meaning "She has not abandoned me"; the phrase, pronounced with synalepha as, is spelled with an eight in the middle representing the word madeja "skein ". Legend states that the title was given by King Alfonso X, resident in the city's Alcázar and supported by the citizens when his son Sancho IV of Castile, tried to usurp the throne from him; the emblem is present on Seville's municipal flag, features on city property such as manhole covers, Christopher Columbus's tomb in the Cathedral. Seville is 2,200 years old; the passage of the various civilizations instrumental in its growth has left the city with a distinct personality, a large and well-preserved historical centre.
The mythological founder of the city is Hercules identified with the Phoenician god Melqart, who the myth says sailed through the Strait of Gibraltar to the Atlantic, founded trading posts at the current sites of Cádiz and of Seville. The original core of the city, in the neighbourhood of the present-day street, Cuesta del Rosario, dates to the 8th century BC, when Seville was on an island in the Guadalquivir. Archaeological excavations in 1999 found anthropic remains under the north wall of the Real Alcázar dating to the 8th–7th century BC; the town was called Hisbaal by the Phoenicians and by the Tartessians, the indigenous pre-Roman Iberian people of Tartessos, who controlled the Guadalquivir Valley at the time. The city was known from Roman times as Hispal and as Hispalis. Hispalis developed into one of the great market and industrial centres of Hispania, while the nearby Roman city of Italica remained a Roman residential city. Large-scale Roman archaeological remains can be seen there and at the nearby town of Carmona as well.
Existing Roman features in Seville itself include the remains exposed in situ in the underground Antiquarium of the Metropol Parasol building, the remnants of an aqueduct, three pillars of a temple in Mármoles Street, the columns of La Alameda de Hércules and the remains in the Patio de Banderas square near the Seville Cathedral. The walls surrounding the city were built during the rule of Julius Caesar, but their current course and design were the result of Moorish reconstructions. Following Roman rule, there were successive conquests of the Roman province of Hispania Baetica by the Vandals, the Suebi and the Visigoths during the 5th and 6th centuries. Seville was taken by the Moors, during the conquest of Hispalis in 712, it was the capital for the kings of the Umayyad Caliphate, the Almoravid dynasty first and
Hungary national handball team
The Hungary national handball team is administered by the Hungarian Handball Federation. Champions Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place *Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalties. ** Gold background color indicates. Red border color indicates. Squad for the 2019 World Men's Handball Championship. Head coach: István Csoknyai 1936 Olympic Games Antal Benda, Ferenc Cziráki, Sándor Cséfai, Miklós Fodor, Lőrinc Galgóczi, János Koppány, Lajos Kutasi, Tibor Máté, Imre Páli, Ferenc Rákosi, Endre Salgó, István Serényi, Sándor Szomori, Gyula Takács, Antal Újváry, Ferenc Velkey.1958 World Championship Jenő Balázs, István Bányai, Ottó Bencsik, József Berendi, Rudolf Bolla, Mihály Faludi, Sándor Fekete, Ottó Hetényi, Jenő Horváth, Miklós Kele, Tibor Kőszegi, Gábor Lengyel, Béla Schvajda, Ferenc Som, Károly Töltő, István Vajna. Coach: Sándor Cséfai 1964 World Championship János Adorján, Gyula Baranyai, Ferenc Berkesi, Vilmos Drobnits, Dénes Dubán, András Fenyő, András Kesjár, József Klein, János Kovács, László Kovács, István Marosi, Béla Rácz, László Stiller, Sándor Tamásdi, Béla Tímár, Ferenc Vígh.
Coach: Árpád Csicsmányi 1967 World Championship János Adorján, András Fenyő, Ferenc Gyűrű, Sándor Kaló, József Klein, Ádám Koch, János Kovács, László Kovács, István Marosi, Attila Nagy, Lajos Simó, Béla Tímár, János Tornóczky, István Varga. Coach: Miklós Albrecht 1970 World Championship János Adorján, János Csík, András Fenyő, József Horváth, Sándor Kaló, László Kovács, István Marosi, Lajos Simó, János Stiller, István Szabó, László Szabó, Sándor Takács, István Varga, Sándor Vass. Coach: Miklós Albrecht 1972 Olympic Games János Adorján, Béla Bartalos, János Csík, László Harka, József Horváth, Sándor Kaló, István Marosi, Lajos Simó, János Stiller, István Szabó, László Szabó, Sándor Takács, István Varga, Károly Vass, Sándor Vass. Coach: Miklós Albrecht 1974 World Championship Béla Bartalos, Ferenc Buday, Ferenc Demjén, Ernő Gubányi, József Horváth, János Hunyadkürti, Pál Kocsis, Péter Kovács, Lajos Simó, János Stiller, István Szilágyi, Károly Vass, Sándor Vass, Titusz Zuber. Coach: Mihály Faludi 1976 Olympic Games Béla Bartalos, Ferenc Buday, Ernő Gubányi, László Jánovszki, József Kenyeres, Zsolt Kontra, Péter Kovács, Mihály Süvöltős, István Szilágyi, István Varga, Károly Vass, Gábor Verőci.
Coach: Mihály Faludi 1978 World Championship Béla Bartalos, Ferenc Buday, Ernő Gubányi, László Jánovszki, József Kenyeres, Pál Kocsis, Zsolt Kontra, Péter Kovács, Gyula Molnár, Mihály Süvöltős, László Szabó, István Szilágyi, Zoltán Várkonyi, Gábor Verőci. Coach: Mihály Faludi 1980 Olympic Games Béla Bartalos, János Fodor, Ernő Gubányi, László Jánovszki, Alpár Jegenyés, József Kenyeres, Zsolt Kontra, Miklós Kovacsics, Péter Kovács, Ambrus Lele, Árpád Pál, László Szabó, István Szilágyi, Sándor Vass. Coach: Mihály Faludi 1982 World Championship Béla Bartalos, János Gyurka, László Hoffmann, Gábor Horváth, Alpár Jegenyés, József Kenyeres, Pál Kocsis, Zsolt Kontra, Mihály Kovács, Péter Kovács, Ambrus Lele, László Szabó, István Szilágyi, Géza Tóth, Károly Vass. Coach: Mihály Faludi 1986 World Championship Imre Bíró, József Bordás, Viktor Debre, János Fodor, János Gyurka, László Hoffmann, Gábor Horváth, Mihály Iváncsik, József Kenyeres, Zsolt Kontra, Mihály Kovács, Péter Kovács, László Marosi, László Szabó, Tibor Oross.
Coach: Lajos Mocsai 1988 Olympic Games Imre Bíró, József Bordás, Ottó Csicsay, János Fodor, János Gyurka, László Hoffmann, Mihály Iváncsik, Mihály Kovács, Péter Kovács, László Marosi, Tibor Oross, Jakab Sibalin, László Szabó, Géza Tóth. Coach: Lajos Mocsai 1990 World Championship Imre Bíró, József Bordás, Attila Borsos, Ferenc Füzesi, Sándor Győrffy, János Gyurka, László Hoffmann, Mihály Iváncsik, Mihály Kovács, Géza Lehel, László Marosi, István Pribék, Jenő Putics, Jakab Sibalin. Coach: János Csík 1992 Olympic Games Imre Bíró, Attila Borsos, Ottó Csicsay, István Csoknyai, József Éles, Ferenc Füzesi, Sándor Győrffy, Attila Horváth, Mihály Iváncsik, László Marosi, Richárd Mezei, Jakab Sibalin, László Sótonyi, János Szathmári, Igor Zubjuk. Coach: Attila Joósz 1993 World Championship Csaba Bartók, Imre Bíró, Attila Borsos, István Csoknyai, József Éles, Róbert Fekete, Kálmán Fenyő, Sándor Győrffy, János Gyurka, Attila Horváth, Balázs Kertész, Richárd Mezei, Árpád Mohácsi, István Pásztor, László Sótonyi, János Szathmári.
Coach: László Kovács 1994 European Championship Csaba Bartók, Attila Borsos, István Csoknyai, József Éles, Róbert Fekete, István Gulyás, Balázs Kertész, István Kiss, Richárd Mezei, Zoltán Németh, István Pásztor, Zsolt Perger, László Sótonyi, János Szathmári, György Zsigmond. Coach: Sándor Kaló 1995 World Championship Attila Borsos, József Éles, Róbert Fekete, István Gulyás, István Kiss, Attila Kotormán, Péter Kovács, Árpád Mohácsi, Zsolt Perger, István Rosta, Miklós Rosta, László Sótonyi, János Szathmári, Lajos Török, Igor Zubjuk, György Zsigmond. Coach: Sándor Kaló 1996 European Championship Csaba Bartók, Csaba Bendó, Péter Borsodi, István Csoknyai, Róbert Fekete, Ákos Kis, Attila Kotormán, Rudolf Kubasi, Richárd Mezei, Zoltán Nagy, András Oszlánczi, István Pásztor, László Sótonyi, János Szathmári, István Szotyori, György Zsigmond. Coach: Árpád Kővári 1997 World Championship Csaba Bendó, Zoltán Bergendi, István Csoknyai, József Éles, István Gulyás, Balázs Kertész, Ákos Kis, Richárd Mezei, István Pásztor, Zsolt Perger, Miklós Rosta, László Sótonyi, János Szathmári, Tibor Tyetyák, Igor Zubjuk, György Zsigmond.
Coach: Sándor Vass 1998 European Championship Csaba Bartók, István Csoknyai, Róbert Fekete, István Gulyás, Balázs Kertész, Ákos Kis, Attila Kotormán, Richárd Mez
Spain the Kingdom of Spain, is a country located in Europe. Its continental European territory is situated on the Iberian Peninsula, its territory includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African enclaves of Ceuta, Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country. Several small islands in the Alboran Sea are part of Spanish territory; the country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar. With an area of 505,990 km2, Spain is the largest country in Southern Europe, the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, the fourth largest country in the European continent. By population, Spain is the fifth in the European Union. Spain's capital and largest city is Madrid. Modern humans first arrived in the Iberian Peninsula around 35,000 years ago. Iberian cultures along with ancient Phoenician, Greek and Carthaginian settlements developed on the peninsula until it came under Roman rule around 200 BCE, after which the region was named Hispania, based on the earlier Phoenician name Spn or Spania.
At the end of the Western Roman Empire the Germanic tribal confederations migrated from Central Europe, invaded the Iberian peninsula and established independent realms in its western provinces, including the Suebi and Vandals. The Visigoths would forcibly integrate all remaining independent territories in the peninsula, including Byzantine provinces, into the Kingdom of Toledo, which more or less unified politically and all the former Roman provinces or successor kingdoms of what was documented as Hispania. In the early eighth century the Visigothic Kingdom fell to the Moors of the Umayyad Islamic Caliphate, who arrived to rule most of the peninsula in the year 726, leaving only a handful of small Christian realms in the north and lasting up to seven centuries in the Kingdom of Granada; this led to many wars during a long reconquering period across the Iberian Peninsula, which led to the creation of the Kingdom of Leon, Kingdom of Castile, Kingdom of Aragon and Kingdom of Navarre as the main Christian kingdoms to face the invasion.
Following the Moorish conquest, Europeans began a gradual process of retaking the region known as the Reconquista, which by the late 15th century culminated in the emergence of Spain as a unified country under the Catholic Monarchs. Until Aragon had been an independent kingdom, which had expanded toward the eastern Mediterranean, incorporating Sicily and Naples, had competed with Genoa and Venice. In the early modern period, Spain became the world's first global empire and the most powerful country in the world, leaving a large cultural and linguistic legacy that includes more than 570 million Hispanophones, making Spanish the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese. During the Golden Age there were many advancements in the arts, with world-famous painters such as Diego Velázquez; the most famous Spanish literary work, Don Quixote, was published during the Golden Age. Spain hosts the world's third-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Spain is a secular parliamentary democracy and a parliamentary monarchy, with King Felipe VI as head of state.
It is a major developed country and a high income country, with the world's fourteenth largest economy by nominal GDP and sixteenth largest by purchasing power parity. It is a member of the United Nations, the European Union, the Eurozone, the Council of Europe, the Organization of Ibero-American States, the Union for the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Schengen Area, the World Trade Organization and many other international organisations. While not an official member, Spain has a "Permanent Invitation" to the G20 summits, participating in every summit, which makes Spain a de facto member of the group; the origins of the Roman name Hispania, from which the modern name España was derived, are uncertain due to inadequate evidence, although it is documented that the Phoenicians and Carthaginians referred to the region as Spania, therefore the most accepted etymology is a Semitic-Phoenician one.
Down the centuries there have been a number of accounts and hypotheses: The Renaissance scholar Antonio de Nebrija proposed that the word Hispania evolved from the Iberian word Hispalis, meaning "city of the western world". Jesús Luis Cunchillos argues that the root of the term span is the Phoenician word spy, meaning "to forge metals". Therefore, i-spn-ya would mean "the land where metals are forged", it may be a derivation of the Phoenician I-Shpania, meaning "island of rabbits", "land of rabbits" or "edge", a reference to Spain's location at the end of the Mediterranean. The word in question means "Hyrax" due to Phoenicians confusing the two animals. Hispania may derive from the poetic use of the term Hesperia, reflecting the Greek perception of Italy as a "western land" or "land of the setting sun" (Hesperia
Serbia men's national handball team
The Serbia men's national handball team represents Serbia in international handball competitions. It is governed by the Serbian Handball Federation. Olympic Committee of Serbia declared men's national handball team for the best male team of the year 1999; the 2012 European Men's Handball Championship was held in Serbia from 15–29 January 2012, in the cities of Belgrade, Niš, Novi Sad and Vršac and is the tenth edition of the tournament. Germany and France were the other applicants for the championship. At the 2012 European Championship in their home country, where they were pitted in Group A against Denmark and Slovakia, they finished first in their group following victories against Poland. In the main round the team faced Germany and Macedonia; the team advanced by defeating two of their three opponents. In the semifinals Croatia was defeated by 26–22, they faced Denmark in the finals, after having defeated them in the second match at the group stage. Denmark emerged as the champion; the Serbian Handball Federation is deemed the direct successor to Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro by EHF.
Champions Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place From 1994 till 2006 part of FR Yugoslavia and SCG. * Colored background indicates that medal was won on the tournament. ** Red border color indicates that tournament was held on home soil. Squad for the 2019 World Men's Handball Championship. Head coach: Nenad Peruničić Official website IHF profile