Men's EHF EURO 1996

The 2nd Men's European Championship took place in 1996 and was hosted by Spain.

The twelve participating nations were split into two groups of six, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the semi-final.

Group A was held in Cuidad Real, while Group B, including the host nation, was played in Sevilla.

The tournament began on 24 May and came to an end on 2 June with the final in Sevilla, where Russia beat hosts Spain by the narrowest of margins, 23:22.

Yugoslavia turned a four-goal deficit around to beat Sweden 26:25 and secure the bronze medal.

Final Ranking

1. Russia 5. Croatia 9. Romania
2. Spain 6. Czech Republic 10. Hungary
3. Yugoslavia 7. France 11. Slovenia
4. Sweden 8. Germany 12. Denmark

Player Awards

Topscorer: Thomas Knorr (GER)
Best goalkeeper: Jaume Fort Mauri (ESP)
Best player: Talant Dushebaev (ESP)

Find a full tournament summary, including all match results here.