23 Jan. 2019
As the 26th IHF Men’s World Championship approaches it final match days, the final ranking is starting to take shape.
All statistics, including rankings, can be found on the competition.ihf.info website HERE.
Germany/Denmark 2019 - Ranking
1-12 To be played
13 QAT - Qatar
14 RUS - Russian Federation
15 MKD - FYR Macedonia
16 CHI - Chile
17 ARG - Argentina
18 SRB - Serbia
19 AUT - Austria
20 BRN - Bahrain
21 KSA - Saudi Arabia
22 COR - Korea
23 ANG - Angola
24 JPN - Japan
Match evaluation and determination of places
The main round is played in groups. Matches shall be evaluated as follows:
- each match won = 2 points
- each match drawn = 1 point for each team
- each match lost = no points
Teams are ranked according to the total number of points gained.
If two or more teams have gained the same number of points after the group matches have been completed, classification is decided as follows:
- results in points between the teams concerned
- goal differences in the matches between the teams concerned
- greater number of plus goals in the matches between the teams (two or more) concerned.
If the teams are still equal, a decision is made between those teams with equal number of points as follows:
- goal difference is subtracted in all matches
- greater number of plus goals in all matches
If classification still is not possible, a draw shall decide. The IHF representative on site shall execute the draw, if possible, in the presence of the ‘responsible team official’. If the ‘responsible team official’ cannot be present, other co-workers selected by the IHF shall take part.
Determination of places 9-12
The teams ranked 5th in main round groups I and II will be ranked in 9th and 10th places; the teams ranked 6th will be ranked in 11th and 12th places.
Determination of these places is done by calculation according to the following evaluation criteria:
a. Number of points gained
b. In case of equal number of points the goal difference in the preliminary round shall decide
c. In case of equal number of points and the same goal difference the larger number of plus goals in the preliminary round shall decide
d. If classification is not possible according to points a-c, decision shall be made by drawing lots
Determination of places 5-8 (two matches in total)
4. MRI - 4. MRII (Place 7/8)
3. MRI - 3. MRII (Place 5/6)
Semi-Finals (two matches in total)
1. MRI – 2. MRII / SF1
1. MRII – 2. MRI / SF2
The winners advance to the final; the losers compete for places 3/4.
Finals (two matches in total)
W SF 1 – W SF 2
L SF 1 – L SF 2
Photo: Marco Wolf