1996 European Women's Handball Championship

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1996 EHF European Women's
Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Denmark
Dates6–15 December
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Denmark (2nd title)
Runner-up Norway
Third place Austria
Fourth place Germany
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The 1996 EHF European Women's Handball Championship was held in Denmark from 6–15 December. It was won by Denmark after beating Norway 25–23 in the final match.

Venues[edit]

The European Championship was held in the following cities:

Teams[edit]

Group A Group B
 Austria  Germany
 Croatia  Lithuania
 Denmark  Norway
 Hungary  Romania
 Poland  Russia
 Sweden  Ukraine

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Denmark 5 5 0 0 148 101 +47 10
 Austria 5 4 0 1 125 105 +20 8
 Croatia 5 3 0 2 121 120 +1 6
 Sweden 5 2 0 3 114 139 −25 4
 Hungary 5 1 0 4 109 127 −18 2
 Poland 5 0 0 5 107 132 −25 0
December 6, 1996 Hungary  21 – 19  Poland
(10–10)
December 6, 1996 Denmark  30 – 13  Sweden
(13–6)
December 6, 1996 Croatia  21 – 25  Austria
(9–12)
December 7, 1996 Sweden  31 – 26  Hungary
(13–13)
December 7, 1996 Poland  21 – 25  Croatia
(11–11)
December 7, 1996 Austria  16 – 29  Denmark
(6–14)
December 8, 1996 Sweden  18 – 31  Austria
(9–13)
December 8, 1996 Hungary  19 – 24  Croatia
(11–13)
December 8, 1996 Denmark  33 – 22  Poland
(14–9)
December 10, 1996 Poland  23 – 24  Sweden
(7–16)
December 10, 1996 Croatia  22 – 27  Denmark
(10–14)
December 10, 1996 Hungary  15 – 24  Austria
(7–11)
December 11, 1996 Croatia  29 – 28  Sweden
(15–14)
December 11, 1996 Denmark  29 – 28  Hungary
(14–14)
December 11, 1996 Austria  29 – 22  Poland
(15–10)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Norway 5 3 2 0 134 106 +28 8
 Germany 5 4 0 1 124 111 +13 8
 Romania 5 3 1 1 132 122 +10 7
 Russia 5 2 1 2 132 119 +13 5
 Ukraine 5 1 0 4 114 122 −8 2
 Lithuania 5 0 0 5 97 153 −56 0
December 6, 1996 Norway  36 – 18  Lithuania
(17–9)
December 6, 1996 Russia  30 – 23  Ukraine
(14–13)
December 6, 1996 Germany  22 – 21  Romania
(12–11)
December 7, 1996 Ukraine  19 – 23  Norway
(11–14)
December 7, 1996 Lithuania  17 – 27  Germany
(7–13)
December 7, 1996 Romania  29 – 26  Russia
(15–14)
December 8, 1996 Russia  22 – 22  Norway
(12–9)
December 8, 1996 Germany  25 – 23  Ukraine
(13–10)
December 8, 1996 Romania  32 – 26  Lithuania
(16–12)
December 10, 1996 Ukraine  22 – 24  Romania
(13–13)
December 10, 1996 Russia  31 – 16  Lithuania
(14–8)
December 10, 1996 Norway  27 – 21  Germany
(11–7)
December 11, 1996 Norway  26 – 26  Romania
(12–16)
December 11, 1996 Lithuania  20 – 27  Ukraine
(12–16)
December 11, 1996 Germany  29 – 23  Russia
(14–11)

classification matches[edit]

Eleventh place game[edit]

December 13, 1996 Poland  30 – 27 (ET)  Lithuania
(11–11)

FT: 23–23 ET: 30–27

Ninth place game[edit]

December 13, 1996 Hungary  22 – 27  Ukraine
(14–14)

Seventh place game[edit]

December 13, 1996 Sweden  28 – 32  Russia
(15–18)

Fifth place game[edit]

December 13, 1996 Croatia  17 – 23  Romania
(10–9)

Final round[edit]

 
Semi-FinalFinal
 
      
 
December 13, 1996
 
 
 Denmark 24
 
December 15, 1996
 
 Germany 22
 
 Denmark 25
 
December 13, 1996
 
 Norway 23
 
 Norway 22
 
 
 Austria 20
 
3rd/4th Place
 
 
December 15, 1996
 
 
 Germany 23
 
 
 Austria 30

Semifinals[edit]

December 13, 1996 Denmark  24 – 22  Germany
(13–10)

December 13, 1996 Norway  22 – 20  Austria
(11–11)

Bronze medal match[edit]

December 15, 1996 Austria  30 – 23  Germany
(18–8)

Gold medal match[edit]

December 15, 1996 Denmark  25 – 23  Norway
(10–10)

Final ranking[edit]