CroatiaGroup C / Mainround 2 / Placement

For beeing a young nation, Croatia has a great record in handball tournaments.

They won the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics, but already before that Croatia had placed third at the1994 European Championship and second at the 1995 World Championship.

Then there were a couple of years with less success, until the great comeback in the World Championship 2003, which they won, and the gold medals in the Olympics 2004.

In 2009 Croatia hosted the World Mens Handball Championship. The national team won nine matches in a row, but lost the final against France.

Croatia comes to Sweden with a lot of stars. A big Croatian crowd will come to cheer for Ivano Balic, Igor Vori, Domagoj Duvnjak, Blazenko Lackovic, Ivan Cupic, Mirko Alilovic...