EHF Challenge Trophy

Short History

     The EHF Challenge Trophy is a men's international handball competition that is governed by EHF. It is a tournament for developing handball nations. The first edition was held in 1999 in Cyprus. From start to 2012, it has taken place biannually, but since then it has been held only once in 2017.

Tournaments

Editions

Edition Year Host Date Nations Matches Venues Cities
1. 1999 Cyprus 14 - 19 September 1999 6 nations 18 matches 1 venues 1 cities
2. 2001 Latvia 26 - 30 December 2001 8 nations 20 matches 1 venues 1 cities
3. 2003 Malta 17 - 21 December 2003 6 nations 18 matches 1 venues 1 cities
4. 2005 Ireland 25 - 30 October 2005 6 nations 18 matches 1 venues 1 cities
5. 2008 Norway / Georgia
Luxembourg
24 Oct 2007 - 20 Jan 2008 10 nations 22 matches 3 venues 3 cities
6. 2010 Austria / Moldova / Malta 30 Oct 2009 - 23 Jan 2010 8 nations 13 matches 3 venues 3 cities
7. 2012 Serbia / Ireland / Malta 4 Nov 2011 - 21 Jan 2012 8 nations 13 matches 3 venues 3 cities
8. 2017 Bulgaria 12 - 18 June 2017 16 nations 48 matches 2 venues 2 cities

Final positions

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Third place
1. 1999 Cyprus CYPRUS Moldova Great Britain
2. 2001 Latvia LATVIA Estonia Moldova
3. 2003 Malta MOLDOVA Azerbaijan Great Britain
4. 2005 Ireland MOLDOVA Azerbaijan Scotland
5. 2008 Norway / Georgia
Luxembourg
GEORGIA Luxembourg
6. 2010 Austria / Moldova / Malta FINLAND Georgia
7. 2012 Serbia / Ireland / Malta MOLDOVA Faroe Islands
8. 2017 Bulgaria FAROE ISLANDS Turkey Kosovo

Results

Edition Year Host Final 3. place play-off Semi-finals
1. 1999 Cyprus Cyprus - Moldova 21-20 Great Britain - Armenia 30-20 Round group stage
1. & 2. go to final, 3. & 4. go to 3P match
2. 2001 Latvia Latvia - Estonia 31-22 Moldova - Cyprus 27-25 Latvia - Moldova 35-20
Estonia - Cyprus 27-24
3. 2003 Malta Moldova - Azerbaijan 32-19 Great Britain - Malta 19-16 Round group stage
1. & 2. go to final, 3. & 4. go to 3P match
4. 2005 Ireland Moldova - Azerbaijan 29-27 Scotland - England 24-18 Round group stage
1. & 2. go to final, 3. & 4. go to 3P match
5. 2008 Norway / Georgia
Luxembourg
Georgia - Luxembourg 28-27 No third place play-off match Round 2 group stage
1. place advance to final
6. 2010 Austria / Moldova / Malta Finland - Georgia 30-28 Round 2 group stage
1. place advance to final
7. 2012 Serbia / Ireland / Malta Moldova - Faroe Islands 30-28 Round 2 group stage
1. place advance to final
8. 2017 Bulgaria Faroe Islands - Turkey 26-25 Kosovo - Cyprus 32-25 Faroe Islands - Kosovo 33-30
Turkey - Cyprus 35-32

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