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2001 World Men's Handball Championship

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Host country  France
Champions  France (2nd title)
Third place  Yugoslavia
Dates  23 January–4 February
Runner-up  Sweden
Fourth place  Egypt
2001 World Men's Handball Championship

The 2001 World Men's Handball Championship took place in France from 23 January to 4 February 2001. It was the 17th edition of the World Championship in team handball and the hosts won the championship.

Contents

Qualified teams

24 teams were qualified for the first round and dispatched into 4 groups.

Group A :  Czech Republic,  Egypt,  Iceland,  Morocco,  Portugal,  Sweden .

Group B :  Algeria,  Argentina,  Brazil,  France,  Kuwait,  Yugoslavia

Group C :  Croatia,  Greenland,  Germany,  South Korea,  Spain,  United States .

Group D :  Norway,  Russia,  Saudi Arabia,  Slovenia,  Tunisia,  Ukraine .

First round

The first four teams of each group qualify for the round of 16.

Group A in Montpellier

  • Tuesday, 23 January:
  • Egypt 28 - 19 Morocco
  • Portugal 29 - 19 Czech Republic
  • Sweden 24 - 21 Iceland
  • Wednesday, 24 January:
  • Czech Republic 26 - 26 Egypt
  • Iceland 22 - 19 Portugal
  • Morocco 21 - 33 Sweden
  • Thursday, 25 January:
  • Egypt 23 - 19 Portugal
  • Morocco 23 - 31 Iceland
  • Sweden 29 - 22 Czech Republic
  • Saturday, 27 January:
  • Czech Republic 40 - 23 Morocco
  • Portugal 25 - 32 Sweden
  • Egypt 24 - 22 Iceland
  • Sunday, 28 January:
  • Portugal 30 - 26 Morocco
  • Iceland 29 - 29 Czech Republic
  • Sweden 29 - 23 Egypt
  • Group B in Nantes

  • Tuesday, 23 January:
  • Argentina 22 - 16 Kuwait
  • France 23 - 13 Algeria
  • FRY 31 - 23 Brazil
  • Wednesday, 24 January:
  • Brazil 19 - 20 Argentina
  • Kuwait 14 - 30 France
  • Algeria 20 -23 FRY
  • Thursday, 25 January:
  • Kuwait 13 - 26 Algeria
  • Fance 29 - 19 Brazil
  • Argentina 10 - 32 FRY
  • Saturday, 27 January:
  • Argentina 23 - 23 Algeria
  • Brazil 27 - 19 Kuwait
  • FRY 20 - 22 France
  • Sunday, 28 January:
  • Algeria 25 - 20 Brazil
  • FRY 40 - 14 Kuwait
  • France 28 - 19 Argentina
  • Group C in Besançon

  • Tuesday, 23 January:
  • Croatia 25 - 15 Greenland
  • Germany 40 - 12 USA
  • Spain 26 - 17 South Korea
  • Tuesday, 24 January:
  • Greenland 16 - 31 Spain
  • USA 12 - 41 Croatia
  • South Korea 26 - 33 Germany
  • Thursday, 25 January:
  • Spain 45 - 18 USA
  • Greenland 20 - 27 South Korea
  • Croatia 23 - 23 Germany
  • Saturday, 27 January:
  • USA 18 - 26 Greenland
  • Germany 22 - 31 Spain
  • Croatia 33 - 38 South Korea
  • Sunday, 28 January:
  • Germany 39 - 08 Greenland
  • South Korea 37 - 20 USA
  • Spain 27 - 32 Croatia
  • Group D in Dunkerque

  • Tuesday, 23 January:
  • Slovenia 28 - 24 Ukraine
  • Russia 23 - 20 Tunisia
  • Norway 20 - 14 Saudi Arabia
  • Wednesday, 24 January:
  • Saudi Arabia 22 - 35 Slovenia
  • Ukraine 27 - 30 Russia
  • Tunisia 28 - 19 Norway
  • Thursday, 25 January:
  • Ukraine 24 - 18 Tunisia
  • Russia 29 - 18 Saudi Arabia
  • Slovenia 29 - 30 Norway
  • Saturday, 27 January:
  • Saudi Arabia 17 - 28 Ukraine
  • Norway 25 - 25 Russia
  • Slovenia 23 - 28 Tunisia
  • Sunday, 28 January:
  • Tunisia 22 - 21 Saudi Arabia
  • Norway 22 - 31 Ukraine
  • Russia 33 - 30 Slovenia
  • Round of 16

  • Wednesday, 31 January in Albertville
  • France 23 - 18 Portugal
  • Tunisia 24 - 26 Germany
  • Wednesday, 31 January in Amnéville les Thermes
  • Algeria 21 - 24 Egypt
  • Russia 28 - 26 South Korea
  • Wednesday, 31 January in Marseille
  • Croatia 34 - 37 Ukraine (double overtime)
  • Sweden 32 - 23 Argentina
  • Wednesday, 31 January in Toulouse
  • Iceland 27 - 31 FRY
  • Spain 28 - 23 Norway
  • Final standings

    1.  France
    2.  Sweden
    3.  Yugoslavia
    4.  Egypt
    5.  Spain
    6.  Russia
    7.  Ukraine
    8.  Germany
    9.  Croatia
    10.  Tunisia
    11.  Iceland
    12.  South Korea
    13.  Algeria
    14.  Norway
    15.  Argentina
    16.  Portugal
    17.  Slovenia
    18.  Czech Republic
    19.  Brazil
    20.  Greenland
    21.  Saudi Arabia
    22.  Morocco
    23.  Kuwait
    24.  United States

    Awards

    MVP: Stefan Lövgren (Sweden)

    References

    2001 World Men's Handball Championship Wikipedia


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