Line-up complete for 2024 IHF Beach Handball World Championships

22 Apr. 2024

Line-up complete for 2024 IHF Beach Handball World Championships

Following the completion of both the North America and the Caribbean Handball Confederation (NACHC) and South and Central America Handball Confederation (SCAHC) men’s and women’s beach handball championships last week, all 32 teams (16 men’s, 16 women’s) are now confirmed for the 2024 IHF Men’s and Women’s Beach Handball World Championships.

In the NACHC event held in Puerto Rico the USA and Puerto Rico’s men’s and women’s teams took the four qualification slots, while in the SCAHC, the men’s and women’s teams of Brazil and Argentina took four of the five slots available, with Uruguay’s men taking the fifth spot in the competition held in Paraguay. 

Pingtan Island in the People’s Republic of China will host the two world championship competitions from Tuesday 18 June to Sunday 23 June with 2022 champions Germany (women) and Croatia (men) qualifying through automatically to defend their titles won two years ago in Heraklion, Greece.

2024 host nation China will see their men’s team debut in the global event, along with fellow first-timers, African champions Tunisia. Croatia and Brazil will continue their streak of appearing at every single men’s world championship since it debuted back in 2004 in Egypt with this being their 10th, straight appearance.

In the women’s competition, Philippines and Puerto Rico make their bow at this level, while the Brazilian women become the only nation to have appeared in all 10 editions of the event.

For more information on the 2024 IHF Beach Handball World Championships, visit HERE.

2024 IHF Men‚Äôs Beach Handball World Championship ‚Äď Teams

  • 1.¬†¬† ¬†People‚Äôs Republic of China (CHN)¬†¬† ¬†Host nation
  • 2.¬†¬† ¬†Croatia (CRO)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†IHF World champions
  • 3.¬†¬† ¬†Qatar (QAT)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†AHF champions
  • 4.¬†¬† ¬†Oman (OMA)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†AHF runners-up
  • 5.¬†¬† ¬†Tunisia (TUN)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†CAHB champions
  • 6.¬†¬† ¬†Australia (AUS)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†OCHF champions
  • 7.¬†¬† ¬†Hungary (HUN)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†EHF champions
  • 8.¬†¬† ¬†Germany (GER)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†EHF runners-up
  • 9.¬†¬† ¬†Denmark (DEN)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†EHF third place
  • 10.¬†¬† ¬†Portugal (POR)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†EHF fourth place
  • 11.¬†¬† ¬†Spain (ESP)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†EHF fifth place
  • 12.¬†¬† ¬†United States of America (USA)¬†¬† ¬†NACHC champions
  • 13.¬†¬† ¬†Puerto Rico (PUR)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†NACHC runners-up
  • 14.¬†¬† ¬†Brazil (BRA)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†SCAHC champions
  • 15.¬†¬† ¬†Argentina (ARG)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†SCAHC runners-up
  • 16.¬†¬† ¬†Uruguay (URU)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†SCAHC third place*

2024 IHF Women‚Äôs Beach Handball World Championship ‚Äď Teams

  • 1.¬†¬† ¬†People‚Äôs Republic of China (CHN)¬†¬† ¬†Host nation
  • 2.¬†¬† ¬†Germany (GER)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†IHF World champions
  • 3.¬†¬† ¬†Vietnam (VIE)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†AHF champions
  • 4.¬†¬† ¬†Philippines (PHI)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†AHF runners-up
  • 5.¬†¬† ¬†Tunisia (TUN)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†CAHB champions
  • 6.¬†¬† ¬†Australia (AUS)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†OCHF champions
  • 7.¬†¬† ¬†Netherlands (NED)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†EHF runners-up**
  • 8.¬†¬† ¬†Spain (ESP)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†EHF third place
  • 9.¬†¬† ¬†Portugal (POR)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†EHF fourth place
  • 10.¬†¬† ¬†Norway (NOR)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†EHF fifth place
  • 11.¬†¬† ¬†Greece (GRE)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†EHF sixth place
  • 12.¬†¬† ¬†Denmark (DEN)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†EHF seventh place***
  • 13.¬†¬† ¬†United States of America (USA)¬†¬† ¬†NACHC champions
  • 14.¬†¬† ¬†Puerto Rico (PUR)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†NACHC runners-up
  • 15.¬†¬† ¬†Brazil (BRA)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†SCAHC champions
  • 16.¬†¬† ¬†Argentina (ARG)¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†SCAHC runners-up

*extra performance place granted to the SCAHC due to the final ranking at the 2022 IHF Men’s Beach Handball World Championship

**moved up as the highest-ranked European team, replacing Germany, who qualified automatically as world champions

***extra performance place granted to the EHF due to the final ranking at the 2022 IHF Women’s Beach Handball World Championship