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Date: 6/13/2013
 

On Saturday 15 June the groups for the 2013 Women’s World Championship will be drawn at the City Hall of the Serbian capital Belgrad.
Starting at 11:30 hrs local time the draw will be live streamed on www.ihf.info. The pots and the procedure for the draw are based on the so called performance rows and seeding lists of the 24 nations, their rankings at the respective continental qualifications and the results of the 2011 World Championship. Host Serbia is seeded in pot 3 and can assign itself to a group of its choice.


These are the pots (rows) for the draw on 15 June:
1: Norway (defending champion), Montenegro, Hungary, Denmark
2. Netherlands, Brazil, Germany, Poland
3: Angola, France, Serbia, Romania
4: Korea, Spain, Czech Republic, China
5: Tunisia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Japan, Argentina
6: Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Algeria, Australia

 

The draw procedure is the following:
Teams in pot 6 are drawn to groups A-D in row 6
Teams in pot 5 are drawn to groups A-D in row 5
Teams in pot 4 are drawn to groups A-D in row 4
Teams in pot 2 are drawn to groups A-D in row 2
Teams in pot 1 are drawn to groups A-D in row 1
Remaining teams in pot 3 are drawn to groups A-D in row 3

 

The draw event will take place on 15 June 2013 at 11.30 at the City Hall in Belgrade and will be followed by a common press conference of the Serbian Handball Federation RSS and the IHF.
COC (Commission of Organizing and Competition) chairman Mr Leon Kalin will conduct the draw in the presence of members of the Serbian Handball Federation.
The World Championship will be played from 6 to 22 December 2013 in Nis, Novi Sad, Zrenjanin and Belgrade, where also the finals will take place.
The host cities of the four groups of the preliminary round will be announced by the IHF after the draw event. The four best ranked teams each will qualify for the eighth-finals, followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals and medals matches.

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