2006 European Women's Handball Championship

2006 EHF European Women's
Handball Championship
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Tournament details
Host country   Sweden
Dates 7–17 December
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions   Norway (3rd title)
Runner-up   Russia
Third place   France
Fourth place   Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches 47
Goals scored 2510 (53.4 per match)
Top scorer(s)   Nadine Krause (GER) (58 goals)
Best player   Gro Hammerseng (NOR)
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The 2006 EHF European Women's Handball Championship was held in Sweden from 7–17 December. It was won by Norway after beating Russia 27–24 in the final match.

This championship was also the European qualifying event for 2008 Olympics, and Norway earned a spot at the 2008 Games for being the European champion. If Norway also becomes the 2007 World champion, the 2nd place team will qualify for the Olympics. In addition, the 1 or 2 (if Europe finishes in the top 2 continents at the world championship) best ranked teams in this championship, which are outside top 7 at the world championship, will participate at the Olympic qualifying tournament.

Venues

The European Championships will be held in the following cities:

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