Dez. Handball EM Kroatien: Die Handball-Europameisterschaft der Männer findet vom bis Januar in Kroatien statt. Die Handball-Europameisterschaft der Männer fand vom bis Januar in Polen . Polen auf Gruppenplatz 2 in Gruppe A; Kroatien auf Gruppenplatz 1 in Gruppe B; Deutschland auf Gruppenplatz 3 in Gruppe C; Dänemark auf. Jan. Kroatien erzielte bei der Handball-EM in Norwegen und in die Bronze-Medaille, sowie in Serbien und in Polen.
Among the other famous trophy, in this period they won 5 gold medals in five appearances at the Mediterranean Games , , , and , two gold and one bronze medal at the World Cups held in , and in Sweden, 2 bronze medals at handball Super League held in and in Germany and silver at the goodwill Games in Seattle.
At the World Junior Championship in in Rijeka there was created a nucleus generation that will define the nineties and bring some of the most beautiful handball stories for the Croatian national team.
Croatia on 30 May began the process of creating the independent state, and soon established and modern Croatian handball team.
It was a friendly match with Japan witch ended in a draw Taking fourth place at the World Championship in Czechoslovakia the Yugoslav national team was placed among the nine best teams of the tournament, which acquired them the right to participate in the upcoming Olympic Games in Barcelona.
Because of the war and the disintegration of Yugoslavia, this team was disqualified, and should it was supposed to be specified who will replaced them in the games.
Although Croatia in terms of game was handball superpower, it was decided that Yugoslavia would be replaced by Iceland at the games as they finished tenth at the World Championship.
Croatia also missed the World Championship in Sweden , because the World Championship in was an elimination tournament for this championship.
The following years, in spite of the short history of the country brought the Croatian team very significant results in important competitions.
Croatia won its first official competition at the Mediterranean Games in in Languedoc-Roussillon , France , Croatia won gold. At the first ever European Championship in held in Portugal the team was led by Zdravko Zovko they won their first medal at this first major international competition.
The group stage ended with Croatia finishing behind then powerful Russians , but in front of the French, led by the famous Jackson Richardson.
In the semi finals, the Swedes were better and Croatia played the third place match and won in a dramatic match against Denmark. Sweden won the tournament demolishing the Russians in the final with 13 points.
Tunisia was defeated after penalty shootout. Then the team beat Egypt in the quarter finals and Sweden national handball team in the semi finals.
In the final they the French were too big an obstacle for Zovko guys won their first Croatian World Championship silver medal.
The championship was won by Russia. On the second Olympics in which Croatian athletes performed under the banner of the Croatian flag and won their first gold medal.
This was won by the athletes who were least expected to win it, handball players. They were sent off to Atlanta without hope, because at the European Championship in they had finished in a weak fifth place, and relations in the national team were bad.
Before the Olympics there were still problems. A few days before the start of the handball tournament a friendly encounter with Algeria was not played to the end.
The opening match of the Olympic games against Switzerland was tough. A victory was achieved in an already lost match.
The Swiss led by as much as 6 goals, but then the goal was kept safe with a superb save from Venio Losert who just during the Olympic Games celebrated his 20th birthday.
The next two matches against Kuwait and hosts United States were easy victories. This was followed by the decisive encounter to enter the semi-finals, where there were only the two first-placed teams from each group.
The match with the then current Olympic and European champions Russia had a shocking finale. The Russians were leading by four points, but the Croats were arriving.
The last minute was not for the faint of heart, but from the Russian roulette though the Croats came out as winners.
The last match in the group was with the Swedes. The defeat did not have larger significance, except that it took to save face.
In the semifinals they waited for the French who were World Champions. Croatian handball showed the best possible way to respond to defeat in the final of the World Championship in Iceland.
Engaged and disciplined, Croatian players did a great job and ensured the silver medal the same brightness as did the water polo team.
In the grand finale again Croatia faced the Swedes. In the semifinals they defeated Spain , who later won the bronze medal. It was a great generation that only needed an Olympic gold medal to complete their collection.
They probably hoped that Croatia was not with those who were missing against Sweden would not much raise the quality that they could be threatened.
In the end their plans were foiled, and the Vikings failed to win. The defense was solid and impenetrable and the attack varied and deadly. Although the Croatians twice led with seven goals difference, the second half offered drama.
Swedes switched to defense 4—2 which created big problems. Decreased the difference and 6: Croatian handball players still in those crucial minutes they had never trembled hands.
With the sound of sirens was created indescribable celebration and parquet Georgia Dome in front of 25, visitors in the hall and millions of TV viewers, witch is today known caterpillar gold handball.
It was the biggest win in the history of Croatian sport. And they did the famous caterpillar crawl. After winning the Olympic gold medal on 4 August it was followed by a slow decline in the Croatian national team and the change of generations in which the handball players were far from winning a medal.
It started when Croatia was knocked-out in the round of 16 of the World Championships. In Japan in , Croatia was knocked out by Spain In Egypt they were knocked-out by Yugoslavia In France the national team would lose in the next round after two extra time 4 x 5 minutes stopped Ukraine At the European Championships in , and finished in 8th, 6th and 16th place.
After the defeat from Slovenia in the match for fifth place Croatia took only 6th place and failed to qualify for the Olympic Games in Sydney.
The national team is also lost its ability to defend the gold from Atlanta in Sydney. In the period between these two gold medals Croatia is still ranked 4th place at the European Championships in in Slovenia.
The start of the competition was disastrous. Croatia lost in their first match to Argentina who was at the time a punching for serious national teams in official competitions.
Although the first half led with 5 goals, but 14 minutes before the end of the match conceded 6 goals. How Croatian players badly played that match was proven by the fact they missed 6 penalty shots.
During halftime of the second match against another underdog Saudi Arabia Croatia was losing with 2 differences and was playing desperately.
Yet the team found strength to win this match. In semifinals the match went into overtime 4 x 5 minutes defeating the Spaniards They got to the semifinals where they were knocked out by the hosts They finished in fourth place losing the third place match to Denmark In Summer the Olympics were held in Athens.
The national team continued its dominating play and were undefeated in all eight matches played. In a dramatic final Croatia defeated Germany 26—24 and with the title of world champions they won the Olympic gold.
Croatia has developed several handball rivalries. Their most played rivalry is against France, which is often considered to be the one of the biggest modern handball rivalry since the end of the Cold War , since Croatia,Denmark,Spain and France are the most successful nations in handball both in Europe and worldwide.
Their second biggest rivalry is with neighbors Slovenia, whom they played 14 times, winning 9 games and losing 5.
In recent years, a rivalry with Spain has also developed, sometimes called the Mediterranean derby. Nach war es die zweite Handball-EM , die in diesem Land ausgetragen wurde.
Europameister wurde Spanien mit einem September in Dublin an den Kroatischen Handballverband. Als Austragungsorte wurden folgende Standorte definiert.
Das Finale fand in der Arena Zagreb statt. Die Vorrunde wurde in vier Gruppen mit jeweils vier Mannschaften gespielt.
Jede Mannschaft einer Gruppe spielte einmal gegen jedes andere Team der gleichen Gruppe. Innerhalb einer Hauptrundengruppe spielte jede Mannschaft gegen die drei qualifizierten Mannschaften aus der anderen Vorrundengruppe.
Bei Punktgleichheit innerhalb einer Vor- oder Hauptrundengruppe galt vor Abschluss der jeweiligen Runde die folgende Reihenfolge bei der Ermittlung der Platzierung:.
Bei Punktgleichheit innerhalb einer Vor- oder Hauptrundengruppe entschied nach Abschluss der jeweiligen Runde der direkte Vergleich.
War auch hier nur ein Gleichstand feststellbar, galt folgende Reihenfolge bei der Ermittlung der Platzierung:. Folgende 16 Mannschaften nahmen an der Handball-Europameisterschaft teil:.