16/01/2018

What teams need to reach the main round

ROAD MAP: Nine teams remain in the race for five main round tickets

Will Norwegian fans be cheering tonight again?Photo caption: Anze Malovrh

While seven teams (Croatia, Sweden, France, FYR Macedonia, Germany, Spain and Denmark) have already qualified to the next stage of the EHF EURO 2018 with one preliminary round game remaining, the other nine countries will fight for the last five places in main round Group 1 in Zagreb and Group 2 in Varazdin.

Here, we provide a detailed road map for those nine sides ahead of their last matches in the preliminary round.

 

GROUP A


Croatia – through

Sweden – through

Iceland – will book a main round place if:

  • They do not lose against Serbia
  • They lose to Serbia by fewer than four goals AND Sweden lose vs Croatia

Serbia – through to main round if:

  • They win against Iceland AND Sweden do not lose against Croatia
  • They beat Iceland by at least four goals AND Sweden lose against Croatia 

 

GROUP B

France – through to main round

Norway – secure a main round place if:

  • France lose or draw vs Belarus AND Norway do not lose to Austria
  • France beat Belarus AND Norway do not lose to Austria by more than eight goals
  • France beat Belarus AND Norway lose to Austria by nine goals, provided that Norway finish with a higher number of scored than Belarus (currently on 55) in the internal ranking of three teams on two points (Norway, Austria and Belarus)

Belarus – through to main round if:

  • They do not lose to France
  • They lose to France AND Austria do not beat Norway
  • They lose to France AND Austria beat Norway by at least 10 goals
  • They lose to France AND Austria beat Norway by nine goals, provided that Belarus finish with a higher number of goals scored than Norway in the internal ranking of three teams on two points (Norway, Austria and Belarus)

Austria – through to main round if:

  • France beat Belarus AND Austria beat Norway

 

GROUP C

FYR Macedonia – through

Germany – through

Slovenia – book a main round place if:

  • They do not lose to Montenegro

Montenegro – through to main round if:

  • They beat Slovenia

 

Group D

Spain – through

Denmark – through

Czech Republic – secure a main round place if:

  • They do not lose to Hungary
  • They do not lose to Hungary by more than three goals AND Spain beat Denmark
  • They lose to Hungary by four goals AND finish with a higher number of goals scored than Hungary in the internal ranking only from the direct matches of three teams on two points (Denmark, Czech Republic and Hungary) AND Spain beat Denmark

Hungary – book a ticket to the main round if:

  • They beat Czech Republic AND Spain do not beat Denmark
  • They beat Czech Republic by at least five goals AND Spain beat Denmark
  • They beat Czech Republic by four goals AND finish with a higher number of goals scored than Czech Republic in the internal ranking only from the matches of three teams on two points (Denmark, Czech Republic and Hungary) AND Spain beat Denmark 
written by ehf-euro.com / br