The 2022 edition of the IHF Women’s Youth (U18) World Championship, the first IHF Youth World Championship to feature 32 teams, was organised in North Macedonia in the period from 30 July to 10 August. The event was originally scheduled to take place in Georgia from 3 to 14 August.
The event was held in three venues in Skopje:
- Sport Centre Boris Trajkovski
- Sport Centre Jane Sandanski
- Sport Centre Jane Sandanski Hall 2
Algeria (ALG), Argentina (ARG), Austria (AUT), Brazil (BRA), Croatia (CRO), Czech Republic (CZE), Denmark (DEN), Egypt (EGY), Faroe Islands (FAR), France (FRA), Germany (GER), Guinea (GUI), Hungary (HUN), Iceland (ISL), India (IND), Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), Kazakhstan (KAZ), Montenegro (MNE), Netherlands (NED), North Macedonia (MKD), Norway (NOR), Portugal (POR), Republic of Korea (KOR), Romania (ROU), Senegal (SEN), Slovakia (SVK), Slovenia (SLO), Spain (ESP), Sweden (SWE), Switzerland (SUI), Uruguay (URU), Uzbekistan (UZB)
The competition was held from 30 July to 10 August 2022, with the preliminary round, which consisted of eight groups featuring four teams each, being staged from 30 July to 2 August.
After the preliminary round, the top two teams of the groups advanced to the main round, while the two bottom teams of the groups moved to the President's Cup. This three-day stage of the competition was followed by a rest day on 6 August before the knock-out phase began with the quarter-finals on 7 August, where the top two teams of the four main round groups met.
The semi-finals were played on 8 August, while the World Championship concluded on 10 August with the placement matches 7/8 and 5/6, followed by the medal matches.
The draw for the event took place in the IHF Head Office, Basel on 2 June 2022.
Group A: MNE, SWE, ALG, ISL
Group B: IRI, MKD, UZB, SEN
Group C: DEN, POR, AUT, FAR
Group D: CRO, KAZ, EGY, IND
Group E: ROU, NED, GUI, SLO
Group F: GER, SUI, SVK, KOR
Group G: NOR, CZE, BRA, URU
Group H: HUN, FRA, ARG, ESP
1. Republic of Korea
4. Netherlands, 5. France, 6. Sweden, 7. Egypt, 8. Iceland, 9. Norway, 10. Germany, 11. Croatia, 12. North Macedonia, 13. Portugal, 14. Romania, 15. Brazil, 16. Islamic Republic of Iran, 17. Spain, 18. Montenegro, 19. Faroe Islands, 20. Slovenia, 21. Switzerland, 22. Czech Republic, 23. Austria, 24. Uzbekistan, 25. Argentina, 26. Slovakia, 27. Kazakhstan, 28. Senegal, 29. Guinea, 30. India, 31. Uruguay, 32. Algeria.
For more information on the event, visit the competition mini-site.