M20 EHF Euro

Short History

     M20 EHF Euro, also commonly referred to as the European Men's U-20 Handball Championship, is a under 20 men's international handball competition that is governed by EHF. The first edition was held in 1996 in Romania, as the European Junior Handball Championship. In the first four editions twelve teams played, in order to expand to sixteen teams in 2004, when it was also renamed to its current name. It takes place biannually in even years and also serves as a qualifying tournament for the IHF Junior World Handball Championship. The 2020 edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tournaments

Editions

Edition Year Host Date Nations Matches Venues Cities
European Junior Championship
1. 1996 Romania 16 - 25 August 1996 12 nations 38 matches 1 venues 1 cities
2. 1998 Austria 21 - 29 August 1998 12 nations 38 matches 1 venues 1 cities
3. 2000 Greece 18 - 26 August 2000 12 nations 38 matches 1 venues 1 cities
4. 2002 Poland 9 - 18 August 2002 12 nations 38 matches 1 venues 1 cities
M20 EHF Euro
5. 2004 Latvia 6 - 14 August 2004 16 nations 56 matches 1 venues 1 cities
6. 2006 Austria 10 - 19 August 2006 16 nations 56 matches 1 venues 1 cities
7. 2008 Romania 25 Jul - 3 Aug 2008 16 nations 56 matches 2 venues 2 cities
8. 2010 Slovakia 29 Jul - 8 Aug 2010 16 nations 56 matches 2 venues 1 cities
9. 2012 Turkey 5 - 15 July 2012 16 nations 56 matches 2 venues 2 cities
10. 2014 Austria 24 Jul - 3 Aug 2014 16 nations 56 matches 2 venues 2 cities
11. 2016 Denmark 28 Jul - 7 Aug 2016 16 nations 56 matches 2 venues 2 cities
12. 2018 Slovenia 19 - 29 July 2018 16 nations 56 matches 2 venues 1 cities

Final positions

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Third place
European Junior Championship
1. 1996 Romania DENMARK Spain Russia
2. 1998 Austria DENMARK FR Yugoslavia Hungary
3. 2000 Greece FR YUGOSLAVIA Belarus Spain
4. 2002 Poland POLAND Slovenia FR Yugoslavia
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5. 2004 Latvia GERMANY Denmark Slovenia
6. 2006 Austria GERMANY Sweden Denmark
7. 2008 Romania DENMARK Germany France
8. 2010 Slovakia DENMARK Portugal Slovenia
9. 2012 Turkey SPAIN Croatia Slovenia
10. 2014 Austria GERMANY Sweden Spain
11. 2016 Denmark SPAIN Germany France
12. 2018 Slovenia SLOVENIA France Germany

Results

Edition Year Host Final 3. place play-off Semi-finals
European Junior Championship
1. 1996 Romania Denmark - Spain 26-19 Russia - France 30-29 (ET) Denmark - Russia 23-18
Spain - France 25-21
2. 1998 Austria Denmark - FR Yugoslavia 22-21 Hungary - Spain 29-24 Denmark - Spain 27-24
FR Yugoslavia - Hungary 27-21
3. 2000 Greece FR Yugoslavia - Belarus 34-29 Spain - Denmark 30-22 FR Yugoslavia - Spain 34-31
Belarus - Denmark 33-28
4. 2002 Poland Poland - Slovenia 29-25 FR Yugoslavia - FYR Macedonia 33-30 Poland - FYR Macedonia 33-31
Belarus - FR Yugoslavia 37-36
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5. 2004 Latvia Germany - Denmark 27-26 Slovenia - Hungary 29-28 Germany - Hungary 22-19
Denmark - Slovenia 38-31
6. 2006 Austria Germany - Sweden 24-19 Denmark - Serbia & Montenegro 33-32 Germany - Denmark 29-26
Sweden - Serbia & Montenegro 37-28
7. 2008 Romania Denmark - Germany 26-21 France - Sweden 32-30 Denmark - France 25-24
Germany - Sweden 30-25
8. 2010 Slovakia Denmark - Portugal 30-24 Slovenia - Germany 30-25 (2ET) Denmark - Germany 28-27
Portugal - Slovenia 33-30 (ET)
9. 2012 Turkey Spain - Croatia 34-21 Slovenia - Sweden 36-34 (P) Spain - Sweden 29-26 (ET)
Croatia - Slovenia 30-23
10. 2014 Austria Germany - Sweden 26-24 Spain - Denmark 29-27 Germany - Spain 35-29
Sweden - Denmark 25-24
11. 2016 Denmark Spain - Germany 30-29 (ET) France - Croatia 35-30 Spain - Croatia 31-21
Germany - France 35-33
12. 2018 Slovenia Slovenia - France 31-30 Germany - Portugal 29-26 Slovenia - Portugal 27-25
France - Germany 28-26

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