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Men's EHF EURO 2010

EHF EURO 2010 was the event that gave the year its flourishing start. The men's senior championship was played across five venues in the cities of Graz, Linz, Innsbruck, Wiener Neustadt and Vienna from 19 to 31 January.

The event was the crowning glory to a tremendous 18 months of the French national team.

Having sealed the fate of Croatia in a thrilling final match in front of 11,000 spectators in the Wiener Stadthalle, where the teams were on equal footing at half-time, France turned the match in their favour with a four-goal victory, 25:21, and added another golden accolade to place next to the gold medals from the World Championship 2009 and the 2008 Olympic Games.

Iceland secured the bronze medal by beating Poland 29:26.

Over 250,000 spectators watched the games and more than 250 players took part at the EHF EURO 2010.

Broadcast of the event reached 1,700 TV programme hours, and a cumulative audience of 1.03 billion viewers followed the tournament.

There were broadcast agreements with more than 80 TV and radio broadcasters covering 70 territories worldwide. More than 1,200 media representatives were accredited for the event.

All games were broadcast live on the internet.

Final Ranking

1. France 5. Denmark 9. Austria 13. Serbia
2. Croatia 6. Spain 10. Germany 14. Hungary
3. Iceland 7. Norway 11. Slovenia 15. Sweden
4. Poland 8. Czech Republic 12. Russia 16. Ukraine

All-Star Team

Goalkeeper: Slavomir Szmal (POL)
Left wing: Manuel Strlek (CRO)
Left back: Filip Jicha (CZE)
Centre back: Nikola Karabatic (FRA)
Line player: Igor Vori (CRO)
Right back: Olafur Stefansson (ISL)
Right wing: Luc Abalo (FRA)

Most Valuable Player:  Filip Jicha (CZE)
Best Defence Player: Jakov Gojun (CRO)

Find a full tournament summary including all match results Opens external link in new windowhere.

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