15 May. 2020
During their meeting on 29 April 2020, the IHF Council decided to extend the deadline for the organisation of the remaining 2021 Men’s World Championship qualification tournaments in North America and the Caribbean and South and Central America until 31 October 2020.
Up to now, 28 teams have already qualified for the event, with qualification tournaments in North America and the Caribbean as well as South and Central America still to be played and two Wild Cards to be awarded.
Originally, the North America and the Caribbean Men’s Championship in Mexico was scheduled to be held from 1 to 7 June 2020 but had to be postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The South and Central American Handball Confederation postponed their Last Chance Tournament, originally scheduled for 15 to 21 June in El Salvador, as well for the same reason.
At both events, one team each has the chance to qualify for the 2021 Men’s World Championship, which will be staged in Egypt from 13 to 31 January.
Qualified teams up to now
Hosts: Egypt (EGY)
Reigning world champions: Denmark (DEN)
Africa: Algeria (ALG), Angola (ANG), Cape Verde (CPV), DR Congo (COD), Morocco (MAR), Tunisia (TUN)
Asia: Bahrain (BRN), Japan (JPN), Qatar (QAT), Republic of Korea (KOR)
Europe: Austria (AUT), Belarus (BLR), Croatia (CRO), Czech Republic (CZE), France (FRA), Germany (GER), Hungary (HUN), Iceland (ISL), Norway (NOR), Portugal (POR), Spain (ESP), Slovenia (SLO), Sweden (SWE)
South and Central America: Argentina (ARG), Brazil (BRA), Uruguay (URU)