After 20 years Sweden is European Champion again by their victory over Spain in a tense EHF EURO 2022 final being watched by over 14,000 spectators in the arena. Bronze medal goes to Denmark following a fierce battle against France, the Olympic Champion.
Due to extreme weather conditions of Sunday, Local Organizing Committee of EHF EURO 2022 has decided on extraordinary measures to ensure the safety of spectators arriving at the handball arena of Budapest.
The President of the European Handball Association thanked the Hungarian and Slovak organizing committees for their hard work at the closing press conference of the EHF EURO 2022 on Saturday, and also congratulated them on the successful organization of the tournament.
Surprisingly, Denmark and France were also eliminated in the Semi Finals of EHF EURO 2022 in the Budapest handball arena, so after 2018, Spain and Sweden will compete for the gold medal again. Norway took 5th place after an amazing match against Iceland, and with this result Norway qualified for the upcoming world championship.
After the Main Round of EHF EURO 2022 the semi finals and the placement games are just left. We put the top four teams under the microscope so everyone will be ready to cheer for their favorites. Denmark is treated by all experts as a clear favorite and trust has been earned so far.
After the Main Round of EHF EURO 2022 the Semi Finals and the Placement Games are just left. We put the top four teams under the microscope so everyone will be ready to cheer for their favorites. France’s victory would not be a surprise having looked at their current form, performance and the gold from Tokyo.
Spain is a team full of world class players. The team of Jordi Ribera is not by any chance the 2-time defending champion, and if they clinch the gold medal once again, they’ll copy the record of the great Swedish team back in the 90’s and early 00’s.
Record title winner, 4-time European gold medalist Sweden has been waiting for 20 years to finish first again at the Euro. They had a slow start at the EHF Euro 2022, arrived to the main round without a single point, but they’ve improved more and more since then, and finally managed to make it through to the semi-final thanks to a penalty goal scored by Valter Chrintz 11 seconds before the end of their decisive match against Norway.
Although Denmark had the control during almost the whole game against France, the Olympic champions took over at the very last minute. With this results, even though Iceland gathered two points against Montenegro earlier today, Gudmundur Gudmundsson’s team will face Norway for the 5th place.
The final day of the main round offered a lot of excitement in Budapest, but in Bratislava the fans could see an unbelievable match in the end, with Sweden going through to the semi-final literally in the last seconds of their decisive game against Norway. Spain finished first in the group.
Probably everyone agrees that there are so many organizational work behind a great event like the Men's EHF EURO 2022. Hundreds of people try the European championship to be seen as smooth and flawless by the public.
The main round contests will come to an end with a top derby in the Budapest Handball Arena. By Wednesday night we will know which team goes through to the semi-final besides Denmark, Spain and Sweden.
On the penultimate matchday of the Main Round in the EHF EURO 2022, Croatia surprisingly beat Iceland, which lost its lead on France. Denmark beat the Netherlands decisively, so they will play for a medal in the Budapest handball arena. But don’t forget, the Danish-French derby is still to come on Wednesday!
Viggo Kristjansson has quite a fascinating background story. The right back of the Iceland men’s national team is a multi-dimensional talent who made it to the international football stage before committing himself to handball.
The last week of the EHF EURO 2022 starts today, which means by the end of the week we will find out who claims the throne. There are only two matchdays left in the Main Round and five of the six teams still have a chance to advane to the Final 4. It’s guaranteed to be a thrilling and exciting day in the Budapest handball arena.
The fairy-tale story began with the coronavirus that decimated the Dutch national handball team among others. Thus, they lost both of their goalkeepers for a while and even goalkeeper Gerrie Eijlers, who jumped in as an emergency reserve bacame Corona positive. The head coach Erlingur Richardsson had no other chance, than to recruit goalkeepers with big routine. This is how he has choosen Thijs Van Leeuwen who will be 35 in February.
There have been more heroes of Saturday match day of EHF EURO 2022, in addition, all the three matches were played in a fantastic atmosphere in Budapest handball arena. Netherlands beat Montenegro, the hero of the game was a goalkeeper who had been at work in his home country 24 hours before. Despites some of their players missing, Iceland - also due to a great goalkeeper’s saves - gained a victory against Olympic Champion France.
According to the head coach of the Hungarian men's national team, the Hungarian team has to continue the unity at the EHF EURO 2022 that has been characteristic of the Hungarian team in the previous two world championships. This was the reason for the commendable performance. The national team will of course take every opportunity and chance between 13 and 30 January to perform as well as possible. We spoke to István Gulyás ahead of the EHF EURO 2022.
With its good second half game, the Hungarian national team preparing for the EHF EURO 2022 won the only preparation match against Bahrain. In five days, the opening match against the Netherlands will arrive.
In addition to proof of immunity to the coronavirus, you can also attend the EHF EURO 2022 matches in Budapest, Szeged and Debrecen in January with a negative PCR test, provided you have a valid ticket or bundle. All supporters will be given an armband before entering the arena and the use of a mask is compulsory during their stay. There will be a Fan Zone next to the MVM Dome in Budapest on each match day, with additional activities, an adventure theme park and prize draws – all with a valid daily ticket or bundle for the EHF EURO 2022 in Budapest.
The official opening ceremony of the Hungarian-Slovakian co-hosted EHF EURO 2022 will start at the MVM Dome one hour before the first match on the 13th of January. Hungarian singer Csaba Vastag will sing the official song of the EHF EURO 2022 during the programme, which is full of special effects and spectacular elements. The handball friends can meet in the Fan Zone hours before the evening programme, which will be waiting for the fans during the gamedays of the tournament. The opening game (Hungary vs. Netherlands) starts at 8:30pm.
László Nagy, the team manager of the Hungarian national team preparing for the EHF EURO 2022, expects a balanced tournament, but he does not necessarily rule out surprises. We interviewed the former 209-time national team player shortly after the start of the preparations.
On the occasion of the EHF EURO 2022, one of the most popular craft breweries in Hungary, Horizont, present a limited edition craft beer. The beer can be ordered in the Horizont webshop. István Gulyás, the head coach of the Hungarian men’s national team and team leader László Nagy, the vice-president of the Hungarian Handball Federation, also gained insight into the process of making the beer.
Less than one month before the biggest and central arena of the EHF EURO 2022 was handed over. Following the inauguration ceremony more than 5,000 people enjoyed the varius programs offered by the facility at the Main Rehearsal following the inauguration ceremony The MKSZ (Hungarian Handball Federation’s Handball Hall of Fame was officially established, the Punnany Massif gave a concert, as well as the dominant handball players of recent decades have entered the court and played a game. The profit gained from the ticket sales was given by the organizers to the To be good is good! fundraising action.