Germans as European handball champions. Successful organization by Poland and the Polish Handball Federation. Congratulations!


The German national team unexpectedly defeated Spain 24:17 in the final match of the men’s European Handball Championship. The tournament took place in four Polish cities and was given high notes by guests and EHF’s authorities. The Poles came seventh.

The final competition in which four top teams took part was held in Tauron Arena in Cracow. The capital city of Małopolska Province turned out to favor Germans who defeated Spain 24:17 (10:6) thanks to perfect defenders and their goalkeeper – Andreas Wolff. The bronze medal was granted to Croatians who defeated Norway 31:24 (15:11). Poland came seventh when they defeated Sweden 26:24 (12:12).

Michal Jurecki, a Polish player, was listed in the top seven of the championship but there was also room for his club’s colleagues from Vive-Tauron Kielce: attacker Julen Aguinagalde (Spain) and winger: Tobias Reichmann (Germany) and Manuel Strlek (Croatia). Rehasport Clinic provides a medical support to the Polish champion from Kielce, and is also an official medical partner of the Polish Handball Federation.

Pictures by the Polish Handball Federation