28th IHF Men's World Championship

11 Jan. - 29 Jan. Poland, Sweden
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In 2023, 32 teams met in Poland and Sweden from 11 to 29 January to vie for the title of world champions at the 28th IHF Men's World Championship.

QUALIFIED TEAMS

Hosts: Poland (POL), Sweden (SWE)

Reigning world champions: Denmark (DEN)

Africa: Algeria (ALG), Cape Verde (CPV), Egypt (EGY), Morocco (MAR), Tunisia (TUN)

Asia: Bahrain (BRN), Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), Qatar (QAT), Republic of Korea (KOR), Saudi Arabia (KSA)

Europe: Belgium (BEL), Croatia (CRO), France (FRA), Germany (GER), Hungary (HUN), Iceland (ISL), Montenegro (MNE), North Macedonia (MKD), Norway (NOR), Portugal (POR), Serbia (SRB), Spain (ESP)

North America and the Caribbean: United States of America (USA)

South and Central America: Argentina (ARG), Brazil (BRA), Chile (CHI), Uruguay (URU)

Wild Cards: Netherlands (NED), Slovenia (SLO)

VENUES

The event was staged in nine venues, with Katowice, Krakow, Plock and Gdansk hosting the event in Poland and Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo, Jonkoping and Kristianstad welcoming the World Championship in Sweden. 

DRAW

The draw for the 28th IHF Women's World Championship was held in Katowice, Poland on 2 July 2022 at 17:00 CEST.

Pots

Pot 1: Denmark, Sweden, Spain, France, Norway, Iceland, Germany, Africa 1
Pot 2: Qatar, Croatia, Belgium, Brazil, Portugal, Poland, Montenegro, North Macedonia
Pot 3: Serbia, Hungary, Argentina, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Africa 2, Chile, Africa 3
Pot 4: Uruguay, Africa 4, Africa 5, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Korea, USA, Netherlands, Slovenia

DRAW RESULTS

Group A: ESP, MNE, CHI, IRI
Group B: FRA, POL, KSA, SLO
Group C: SWE, BRA, CPV, URU
Group D: ISL, POR, HUN, KOR
Group E: GER, QAT, SRB, ALG
Group F: NOR, MKD, ARG, NED
Group G: EGY, CRO, MAR, USA
Group H: DEN, BEL, BRN, TUN

MATCH SCHEDULE

The preliminary round of the event was staged from 11 to 17 January, followed by the main round, which was played from 18 to 23 January. 

The President's Cup and placement matches were scheduled from 18 to 25 January. 

The knockout phase started on 25 January with the quarter-finals. The semi-finals were played on 27 January and the bronze-medal match as well as the final were staged on 29 January. 

FINAL RANKING

1. Denmark
2. France 
3. Spain

4. Sweden, 5. Germany, 6. Norway, 7. Egypt, 8. Hungary, 9. Croatia, 10. Slovenia, 11. Serbia, 12. Iceland, 13. Portugal, 14. Netherlands, 15. Poland, 16. Bahrain, 17. Brazil, 18. Montenegro, 19. Argentina, 20. United States of America, 21. Belgium, 22. Qatar, 23. Cape Verde, 24. Iran, 25. Tunisia, 26. Chile, 27. North Macedonia, 28. Republic of Korea, 29. Saudi Arabia, 30. Morocco, 31. Algeria, 32. Uruguay

 

More information can be found on the official event website

 

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