Key highlights of the day: All eyes on the quarter-finals

25 Jan. 2023

Key highlights of the day: All eyes on the quarter-finals

The first rest day at Poland/Sweden 2023 is now behind us and an eight-match card is ready for Wednesday when the knockout phase of the 2023 IHF Men’s World Championship throws off in Stockholm and Gdansk, with seven European sides and one African team ready to battle for the coveted semi-finals berths.

Co-hosts Sweden remain one of the favourites for the title. Still, they will face a sturdy challenge in the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm from Egypt, a team that has won five matches and lost only one, against Denmark, a result that saw them finish in second place in Group IV of the main round. Learn everything about this quarter-final here

Reigning champions Denmark have a 25-match unbeaten streak in the competition and will be big favourites against Hungary, a team that caused them their last loss at the IHF Men’s World Championship in the Round of 16 at France 2017. Why are Denmark the favourites

In Gdansk, France will face Germany in the highlight of the quarter-finals, while Spain meet Norway in a do-or-die clash for both sides, a battle between two of the top European teams in the last decade. 

In the President’s Cup in Plock, Chile will face Tunisia in the final, while three other matches are scheduled to deliver the final standings in the competition for the teams involved. 

Do you want to get up to date with what has happened so far at Poland/Sweden 2023? We got you covered. Here are some talking points after the end of the main round, which took place in Katowice, Krakow, Gothenburg and Malmö.

Are you curious about where your favourite team will play next? We explained the mechanism of the knock-out phase at Poland/Sweden 2023 here.

All the statistics, tailor-made for everyone, are just one click away, so you can follow your favourite player and see who’s the best scorer, the best assists provider and the best goalkeeper. 

The top goal scorer of the competition is Chile’s Erwin Feuchtmann with 46 goals, one goal more than Iceland’s Bjarki Már Elísson and two goals more than Dutch right back Kay Smits. Elísson and Smits, however, are out of the competition.

Curious about where you can follow your team on TV? Don’t worry, we also got you covered – just click here

Don’t forget you can also win prizes by predicting the results of the matches at Poland/Sweden 2023.

The IHF is working hard to bring you the very best from what is sure to be an exciting competition, and wherever you are, there are many ways to follow the action! Make sure you stay up to date, follow our social media channels and find out which was the pic of the day and the best actions of the day! 

You can also check the best plays from the first day on our Facebook and Instagram accounts, with plenty of mouthwatering goals ready to be seen. For example, here are some amazing goals scored during the main round at Poland/Sweden 2023.