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Women's EHF EURO 2006

At the Women's EHF EURO 2006 from 7 to 17 December 2006, defending champions Norway took the prestigious title for the third time with a 27:24 victory against Russia in the final.

France won their second EHF EURO bronze medal following a 29:25 victory against Germany in the match for third place.

The event was extensively covered in the media with over 500 media representatives, among them 50 TV and 12 radio stations, in Sweden.

The emphasis of this top event for women's handball was indeed female participation. With over 300 female top athletes, the EHF selected top female referees and delegates to officiate the matches.

The Swedish Organising Committee also made this a central policy of their selection process, with women playing a huge role in the organisation of the event.

Final Ranking

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

All-Star Team

Goalkeeper Inna Suslina (RUS)
Left wing Mette Kari Johansen (NOR)
Left back Nadine Krause (GER)
Centre back Gro Hammerseng (NOR)
Line player Liudmila Bodnieva (RUS)
Right back Ibolya Mehlmann (HUN)
Right wing Annika Wiel Preden (SWE)
Top scorer Nadine Krause (GER/58 goals)
MVP Gro Hammerseng (NOR)
Best defence player Isabelle Wendling (FRA)

Visit eurohandball.com for a full tournament summary including all results and the EHF's Activities website for the tournament's quantitative analysis.