Women's EHF EURO 2012

The Women's EHF EURO 2012 took place from 4 to 16 December 2012 in Serbia. Following the Men's EHF EURO 2012 it was the second major EHF event taking place in Serbia. The nation was awarded the event after the initial host, the Netherlands, had withdrewn at the beginning of June 2012.

However, the EHF EURO 2012 was much more remarkable for its eventual outcome as Montenegro broke the eight-year-long dominance of Norway in European women's handball, beating the Scandinavians 34:31 after double extra time. It was also a form of revenge for Montenegro as Norway had beaten them only four months earlier in the London 2012 Olympic Games Final.

The match for third place also went into extra time and eventually saw Hungary beating Serbia 41:38 in front of 11,000 spectators.

Final Ranking

1. Montenegro 5. Denmark 9. France 13. Croatia
2. Norway 6. Russia 10. Romania 14. Ukraine
3. Hungary 7. Germany 11. Spain 15. Iceland
4. Serbia 8. Sweden 12. Czech Republic 16. FYR Macedonia

All-Star Team

Goalkeeper Katrine Lunde (NOR)
Left wing Polina Kusnezowa (RUS)
Left back Sanja Damnjanovic (SRB)
Centre back Andrea Lekic (SRB)
Right back Katarina Bulatovic (MNE)
Right wing Jovanka Radicevic (MNE)
Line player Heidi Loke (NOR)
Top scorer Katarina Bulatovic (MNE)
Most Valuable Player Anja Edin-Hammerseng (NOR)
Best defender Anja Althaus (GER)

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