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Men's EHF EURO 2006

The 7th Men's European Championship took place in Switzerland from 26 January to 5 February 2006.

The championship came to a spectacular finish as France took their first European Championship title with an impressive and clear victory over Spain 31:23, in front of a capacity crowd in the Hallenstadion in Zurich.

Denmark took bronze, beating Croatia 32:27, after taking a commanding seven-goal lead in the first half.

Once again, an EHF EURO event broke records in all areas. Over 60 countries followed the event via 56 television and 17 radio broadcasters.

The official euro06 website saw a 60% increase in users, compared to the 2004 event site, with 74.6 million page impressions.

Slovenia's Siarhei Rutenka was the top scorer with 51 goals, while Croatian Ivano Balic was awarded the best player of the tournament.

Final Ranking

1. France 5. Germany 9. Serbia & Montenegro 13. Hungary
2. Spain 6. Russia 10. Poland 14. Switzerland
3. Denmark 7. Iceland 11. Norway 15. Portugal
4. Croatia 8. Slovenia 12. Ukraine 16. Slovakia

All-Star Team

Goalkeeper: Thierry Omeyer (FRA)
Left wing: Eduard Koksarov (RUS)
Left back: Iker Romero (ESP)
Centre back: Ivano Balic (CRO)
Line player: Rolando Urios (ESP)
Right back: Olafur Stefansson (ISL)
Right wing: Soren Stryger (DEN)

Find a full tournament summary including all match results here.

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