1958 World Men's Handball Championship

The 1958 World Men's Handball Championship was the third team handball World Championship. It was held in the German Democratic Republic between 27 February and 8 March 1958. Germany sent a united team composed of players from the GDR and the FRG. Sweden won the championship.

1958 World Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country German Democratic Republic
Final positions
Champions Sweden (2nd title)
Runner-up Czechoslovakia
Third place Germany

Final standingsEdit

4   Denmark
5   Poland
6   Norway
7   Hungary
8   Yugoslavia
9   France
10   Iceland
11   Austria
12   Spain
13   Romania
14   Finland
15   Brazil
16   Luxembourg


Preliminary roundEdit

Main RoundEdit

Final matches .........Venue: EAST BERLIN

Date Matches Score Half
Match for 7th place
7 March   Hungary  Yugoslavia 24–16 (10-9)
Match for 5th place
7 March   Norway  Poland 18–20 (8-11)
Bronze medal match
8 March   Germany  Denmark 16–13 (10-6)
8 March   Czechoslovakia  Sweden 12–22 (5-10)

Source: International Handball Federation