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Date: 4/12/2016
 

This past weekend Sweden, Slovenia, Denmark, Croatia, Poland and Tunisia qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Men’s Handball Tournament.

They complete the line-up of 12 teams fighting it out for glory in Brazil in the men’s handball tournament to be held at the Future Arena from 5-21 August 2016.

More information about Rio 2016 can be found on the official website at www.rio2016.com/en/handball.

The 12 teams qualified for the men’s tournament are:

France (IHF Men’s World Champions)
Poland (First at OQTI)
Sweden (First at OQTII)
Denmark (First at OQTIII)
Croatia (Second at OQTIII)
Slovenia (Second at OQTII)
Tunisia (Second at OQTI)
Brazil (Hosts/Organiser)
Germany (Best Continent at Qatar 2015)
Qatar (Second Best Continent at Qatar 2015)
Argentina (Third Best Continent at Qatar 2015)
Egypt (Fourth Best Continent at Qatar 2015)

The teams will now wait for the final draw for Rio 2016 to see which group they will be in.

For further information on the draw and seedings click HERE and keep an eye on ihf.info.

For further information on the ranking at the 2015 IHF Men’s World Championship in Qatar click HERE.

Overall Statistics - 2016 IHF Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments

Best Attack (Goals Scored): 91 (TUN)
Highest Amount of Shots: 161 (BRN)
Best Defence (Goals Conceded): 62 (SLO)
Most Shots Faced: 136 (IRI)
Most Shots Saved: 48 (CRO)
Best Goalkeeper: Slawomir SZMAL (POL) 44% save ratio (18/41)
Top Scorer: Oussama BOUGHANMI (TUN), Kristian BJORNSEN (NOR) & Rodrigo SALINAS (CHI) – 20
Top Assists: Domagoj DUVNJAK (CRO) – 16
Top Scorer + Assists: Domagoj DUVNJAK (CRO) – 30

Mini-sites of all three Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments:


To read about who qualified for the Women’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games handball tournament CLICK HERE.

Statistical Comparison between Men’s and Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments:

Best Attack (Goals Scored): 103 (NED) Women

Highest Amount of Shots: 161 (BRN) Men

Best Defence (Goals Conceded): 56 (FRA) Women

Most Shots Faced: 166 (TUN) Men

Most Shots Saved: 48 (CRO) Men

Best Goalkeeper: Marina RAJCIC (MNE) 48% save ratio (14/29) Women

Top Scorer: Oussama BOUGHANMI (TUN), Kristian BJORNSEN (NOR) & Rodrigo SALINAS (CHI) – 20 Men

Top Assists: Domagoj DUVNJAK (CRO) – 16 Men

Top Scorer + Assists: Domagoj DUVNJAK (CRO) – 30 Men

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