23 Jan. 2023
The 2023 IHF Men’s World Championship has now reached the knock-out phase of the competition, with the quarter-final pairings set.
As per the original schedule, two quarter-finals will now take place in Sweden, in the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, while the two other are due to take place in the Ergo Arena in Gdansk on Wednesday, 25 January.
With Sweden progressing to the quarter-final, the initial schedule has been confirmed as the co-hosts will take the court in one of the quarter-finals in the Tele2 Arena, facing Egypt in quarter-final 3.
The other quarter-final set to take place in Sweden’s capital will also feature teams that have played in the Scandinavian country up until this point, namely Hungary and Denmark, the winner of Group IV of the main round.
With Poland not progressing to the quarter-finals, the teams that have qualified for the final quarter-finals from Group I and Group III of the main round played in Poland will travel to Gdansk, where France will meet Germany, while Spain face Norway.
Throw-off times for the quarter-finals are 18:00 and 20:30 CET.
Quarter-finals for Poland/Sweden 2023
- QF1: France vs Germany – in Gdansk (Wednesday, 25 January, 20:30 CET)
- QF2: Norway vs Spain – in Gdansk (Wednesday, 25 January, 18:00 CET)
- QF3: Sweden vs Egypt – in Stockholm (Wednesday, 25 January, 20:30 CET)
- QF4: Denmark vs Hungary – in Stockholm (Wednesday, 25 January, 18:00 CET)
The semi-finals of the 2023 IHF Men’s World Championship are scheduled for Friday 27 January, with one match being played in the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, while the second one will take place in the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm.
If Sweden qualify, the semi-final in which they feature will be played in Stockholm, meeting the winner of the match between France and Germany. Therefore, in this case, the winners of quarter-finals 2 – Norway vs Spain – and 4 – Denmark vs Hungary – are due to play in Gdansk.
If Sweden do not qualify for the semi-finals, the first semi-final will be between France or Germany and Egypt in Gdansk. The second semi-final will be played between the winners of quarter-finals 2 and 4 in Stockholm.
The final of the 2023 IHF Men’s World Championship is scheduled for Sunday, 29 January, at 20:30 CET, in the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm.