Die kroatische Männer-Handballnationalmannschaft vertritt Kroatien bei internationalen Turnieren im Männerhandball. Der kroatische Handballverband wurde. Handball Croatia. TRAININGSHORT HANDBALL KROATIEN EUR. Größen. Hinzufügen Loading Hinzugefügt. Verfügbarkeitsmitteilung. Erhalten Sie . 1. SWE Sweden 4 7 89 1 0 2 3 2. CRO Croatia 4 13 92 1 0 2 3 3. SRB .. European Handball Federation - Men's EHF EURO / Final Tournament.
Germany are also called rivals of the handball team, although matches between Germany and Croatia have been met with Croatian dominance, Germany only winning once in their nine meetings, and Croatia winning seven times.
Mediterranean side Spain have also been called as close rivals, having played 23 games with them, the most out of any sides the Croatians have played with in handball.
In recent history though, Croatia often suffered eliminations at the hands of the French. The earliest documented forms of playing handball in these areas appear in in the gymnasium of Pazin , which is among other things due to the fact that programs for education in Istria , as part of the then Austrian coast, coming from the education center in Graz.
In Croatia , at the time handball was in high school programs closing ceremony. It was a kind of Czech handball extended from the Czech Republic , where it was adopted by the Osijek and Vukovar students from Prague.
In the early beginnings of the Croatian handball, venues played field handball and handball. Students were still more attracted to field handball, because the little handball were played on makeshift courts without the right door, as opposed to the field handball, which is played on the existing football fields.
Since that game, until , in Croatia and Yugoslavia publicly played exclusively field handball, on the football field with eleven players on each side.
In high school in Zagreb on 1 June , opened the first handball courts in Yugoslavia. HRS is the umbrella organization of handball in the ISC coordinated the work of a dozen clubs and until organized national championships.
In the state of NDH was established the first Croatian handball team. The first training for practice-match team NDH was held on 12 October between the two teams selected from the head coach Dragutin Pehe.
His first and only international match this team played on 14 June with Hungary in Budapest where they lost 0: Immediately after that began the reconstruction of the war abandoned handball in Yugoslavia, and that same year founded the Committee for handball Gymnastics Association Croatian, and in May the Committee for handball Gymnastics Association of Yugoslavia.
Since the end of World War II until the breakup of Yugoslavia in , the best Croatian handball players in field and team handball played for the national team of Yugoslavia.
With this national team Croatians have performed at 17 major competitions and won seven medals. These are two Olympic gold medals, the Olympic bronze, world gold, world silver and two bronze world.
Among the other famous trophy, in this period they won 5 gold medals in five appearances at the Mediterranean Games , , , and , two gold and one bronze medal at the World Cups held in , and in Sweden, 2 bronze medals at handball Super League held in and in Germany and silver at the goodwill Games in Seattle.
At the World Junior Championship in in Rijeka there was created a nucleus generation that will define the nineties and bring some of the most beautiful handball stories for the Croatian national team.
Croatia on 30 May began the process of creating the independent state, and soon established and modern Croatian handball team. It was a friendly match with Japan witch ended in a draw Taking fourth place at the World Championship in Czechoslovakia the Yugoslav national team was placed among the nine best teams of the tournament, which acquired them the right to participate in the upcoming Olympic Games in Barcelona.
Because of the war and the disintegration of Yugoslavia, this team was disqualified, and should it was supposed to be specified who will replaced them in the games.
Although Croatia in terms of game was handball superpower, it was decided that Yugoslavia would be replaced by Iceland at the games as they finished tenth at the World Championship.
Croatia also missed the World Championship in Sweden , because the World Championship in was an elimination tournament for this championship.
The following years, in spite of the short history of the country brought the Croatian team very significant results in important competitions.
Croatia won its first official competition at the Mediterranean Games in in Languedoc-Roussillon , France , Croatia won gold. At the first ever European Championship in held in Portugal the team was led by Zdravko Zovko they won their first medal at this first major international competition.
The group stage ended with Croatia finishing behind then powerful Russians , but in front of the French, led by the famous Jackson Richardson.
In the semi finals, the Swedes were better and Croatia played the third place match and won in a dramatic match against Denmark.
Sweden won the tournament demolishing the Russians in the final with 13 points. Tunisia was defeated after penalty shootout.
Then the team beat Egypt in the quarter finals and Sweden national handball team in the semi finals. In the final they the French were too big an obstacle for Zovko guys won their first Croatian World Championship silver medal.
The championship was won by Russia. On the second Olympics in which Croatian athletes performed under the banner of the Croatian flag and won their first gold medal.
This was won by the athletes who were least expected to win it, handball players. They were sent off to Atlanta without hope, because at the European Championship in they had finished in a weak fifth place, and relations in the national team were bad.
Before the Olympics there were still problems. A few days before the start of the handball tournament a friendly encounter with Algeria was not played to the end.
The opening match of the Olympic games against Switzerland was tough. A victory was achieved in an already lost match. The Swiss led by as much as 6 goals, but then the goal was kept safe with a superb save from Venio Losert who just during the Olympic Games celebrated his 20th birthday.
The next two matches against Kuwait and hosts United States were easy victories. This was followed by the decisive encounter to enter the semi-finals, where there were only the two first-placed teams from each group.
The match with the then current Olympic and European champions Russia had a shocking finale. The Russians were leading by four points, but the Croats were arriving.
The last minute was not for the faint of heart, but from the Russian roulette though the Croats came out as winners.
The last match in the group was with the Swedes. The defeat did not have larger significance, except that it took to save face. In the semifinals they waited for the French who were World Champions.
Croatian handball showed the best possible way to respond to defeat in the final of the World Championship in Iceland.
Engaged and disciplined, Croatian players did a great job and ensured the silver medal the same brightness as did the water polo team.
In the grand finale again Croatia faced the Swedes. In the semifinals they defeated Spain , who later won the bronze medal. It was a great generation that only needed an Olympic gold medal to complete their collection.
They probably hoped that Croatia was not with those who were missing against Sweden would not much raise the quality that they could be threatened.
In the end their plans were foiled, and the Vikings failed to win. The defense was solid and impenetrable and the attack varied and deadly.
Although the Croatians twice led with seven goals difference, the second half offered drama. Swedes switched to defense 4—2 which created big problems.
Decreased the difference and 6: Croatian handball players still in those crucial minutes they had never trembled hands.
With the sound of sirens was created indescribable celebration and parquet Georgia Dome in front of 25, visitors in the hall and millions of TV viewers, witch is today known caterpillar gold handball.
It was the biggest win in the history of Croatian sport. And they did the famous caterpillar crawl. After winning the Olympic gold medal on 4 August it was followed by a slow decline in the Croatian national team and the change of generations in which the handball players were far from winning a medal.
It started when Croatia was knocked-out in the round of 16 of the World Championships. In Japan in , Croatia was knocked out by Spain In Egypt they were knocked-out by Yugoslavia In France the national team would lose in the next round after two extra time 4 x 5 minutes stopped Ukraine At the European Championships in , and finished in 8th, 6th and 16th place.
After the defeat from Slovenia in the match for fifth place Croatia took only 6th place and failed to qualify for the Olympic Games in Sydney.
Never stop looking at the opponent and ever more so if Eduardo Gurbindo is on the lookout. Good steal of the ball from the Spanish player against France.
Czech Republic can celebrate an individual milestone as top scorer Zdrahala reaches an overall tally of 50 goals. Both teams are playing for the 5th and 6th position in the competition.
Ten minutes before the final whistle Cupic saves a difficult ball letting Cindric score afterwards. Bergerud helps his team Norway saving two goals in a row in the same attack against Sweden.
Slovenian goalkeeper Kastelic gave us a reason to believe in their team! Here there is a compilation of the best moments of this amazing goalkeeper against Spain.
Last day of the Main Round and first match Serbia against Belarus. What a great final for a match. Did anyone expected this save from Mrkva? Thanks to a second chance for the Macedonian team, after a great save, Dejan Manaskov scores a rebounding goal.
This EURO is the year of saves! Watch again Mackovsek from Slovenia saving this empty goal jumping shoot! Slovenian left back Borut Mackovsek scores a beautiful goal while flying high above the Spanish defence.
Andreas Palicka saves Sweden from some powerful goals against his goal. Just within 15 seconds the Serbian goalkeeper and his French counterpart combined for four splendid saves.
Early in the game against Serbia the French goalkeeper Vincent Gerrard put his name on the scoring list after a perfectly placed empty-netter. Check some of his brilliant pieces!
Rune Dahmke gets viral. First he prevents the Danish empty-netter by an amazing acrobatic dive and then converts a beautiful pass from Andreas Wolff with by no means less impressive move.
After Mikkel Hansen scores Germans are trying to strike back in no time, but the Danish Goalkeeper Niklas Landin is fast enough to prevent an empty-netter.
His speedy move was stopped only by the advertisement board and the catch net. Patrick Wiencek fears no pain when it comes to a scoring chance!
First he overcomes Niklas Landin with an eye-catching shot and then also a painful fall. For example this one! Croatia were two men down 4 on 6 against Norway when Manuel Strlek steals a ball and after an amazing break with Zlatko Horvat scores a goal.
Despite all odds the Swedish goalkeeper Michael Appelgren denies Luc Abalo in a wide open shooting position.
What a great action! Veteran left winger Mickael Guigou puts his sheer experience on Display against Sweden as he first steals the ball and moments later also finishes the counter-attack.
The French goalkeeper Vincent Gerard shuts the gate in the opening part of the game versus Sweden as he conceded just one goal from 13 shots he faced.
The passes in handball are sometimes like from another world. Right wing Lasse Svan was on fire vs Slovenia! There is a simple recipe how to overcome a narrow shooting angle on the wing.
Just ask the German player Uwe Gensheimer. Or even better, study his move against the Czech Republic goalkeeper Tomas Mrkva over and over again.
This is a textbook example of modern handball! Czech Republic goalkeeper Tomas Mrkva first saves a shot of Germany and moments later he is cheering after scoring a goal.
Croatia beat Belarus and Andrei Yurynok was the top scorer for Belarus scoring six goals out of six shots - almost all from very narrow angles. Watch them all again!
Norwegian left back Sander Sagosen did it again. He intercepts a well timed pass from Kristian Bjornsen and finishes in style against the Serbian goalkeeper Vladimir Cupara.
Take a flight with Alex Dujshebaev! The Spanish right back exploits a perfectly timed pass from Iosu Goni in the Group D match of the preliminary round.
Slovenian Goalkeeper Urban Lesjak makes a crucial save just before the half-time of the Group C match in the preliminary round.
Czech goalkeeping Veteran pulled yet another trick from his sleeve against Hungary in the Group D match of the preliminary round.
Macedonian goalkeeper stop the fastbreak of two German Players on his own in the Group C match of the preminary round. Kiril Lazarov and Goce Georgievski know how to fly in this championship.
An incredible play in Zagreb, last match of group C. Ivan Cupid is getting closer to being the player with the most number of goals by the Croatian team.
Have a look to this amazing goal! Norway leads the match against Austria having Magnus Jondal delivering this picture-perfect finish.
Amazing react handed by Sigurdsson after a goal missed in 7 metres. Handball players, would you be able to do it? Vladimir Cupara jumps away of the goal to give us this extraordinary save against Iceland.
Vincent Gerard is able to stop not one nor two Czech handball player and goalkeeper Martin Galia saved this amazing shots against Denmark leading his team into a win.
All of them are amazing! Check all what was going on in the dying moments of the Group C game between Slovenia and Germany! Lesjak in the Slovenian goal on fire!
Slovenian goalkeeper Urban Lesjak upsets Germans at three penalties in the first half. Despite conceding a goal from the rebound on the third one Lesjak was a true nightmare for German shooters in the first half.
Croatia coach Lino Cervar deployed a risky but efficient tactic against Iceland to gain a commanding lead. With a goalkeeper on the bench seven attacking players created an enormous pressure on the opponents.
Line player Magnus Gullered scores at the beginning of the second half against Belarus in a desperate position, almost touching the ground with his whole body.
Croatian centre back Igor Karacic made this beautiful counterattack by himself against Iceland. Increasing the score for Croatia in Group B preliminary rounds.
Serbian line player Bojan Beljanski did not look when scoring against red-hot Mikael Appelgren in the Group A match of the preliminary round.
Enjoy a few of his tricks. Spanish left wing Angel Fernandez defies gravity as he scores a splendid in-flight goal against Czech Republic.
Germany line player Patrick Wiencek scored this amazing goal against Montenegro in his first match of the Preliminary Round in Zagreb.
Sweden Mattias Zachrisson exploits mistakes in the Icelandic buil-up to score two beautiful counter-attack goals in just 20 seconds.
Arnor Thor Gunnarsson from Iceland steals the ball from Sweden and scores an empty-netter to increase the lead for Iceland.
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