Men's EHF EURO 1998

The 3rd Men's Handball European Championship in Italy took place from 29 May to 7 June 1998.

Following their victory at the inaugural final tournament in 1994, Sweden were crowned EHF EURO champions for a second time, beating Spain 25:23 in the final.

Defending champions, Russia, had to return home empty-handed after they lost the bronze medal match to Germany 28:30 after extra time.

Despite the fact that they only finished 11th on home court, host nation Italy will always be able to look back at the tournament, knowing that they were the only nation beat the eventual champions, Sweden, at Italy 1998 when they won their last Group A match 29:28 against the Scandinavians.

Germany's Daniel Stephan was awarded best player of the tournament.

Final Ranking

1. Sweden 5. Yugoslavia 9. Lithuania
2. Spain 6. Hungary 10. Czech Republic
3. Germany 7. France 11. Italy
4. Russia 8. Croatia 12. FYR Macedonia

All-Star Team

Goalkeeper: Peter Gentzel (SWE)
Left wing: Stephan Kretzschmar (GER)
Right wing: Johan Petterson (SWE)
Line player: Andrey Tschepkin (ESP)
Left back: Daniel Stephan (GER)
Centre back: Talant Dujshebaev (ESP)
Right back: Serguei Pogorelov (RUS)

Find a full tournament summary including all match results here.