The 1970 World Men's Handball Championship was the seventh team handball World Championship. It was held in France between 26 February-8 March 1970. Romania won the championship.
|1967 World Championship||12–21 January 1967||3|| Czechoslovakia|
|Europe and Africa Qualification||15 November – 7 December 1969||10|| East Germany|
|North America Qualification||15–30 November 1969||1||United States1|
- 1First Canada was qualified but was disqualified because they used a Danish player.
Placement Round (9-12 pos.)Edit
The four third placed teams from the preliminary round played a round robin tournament for positions 9-12.
The top two finishers from each preliminary round group progressed to the quarter-finals. The winners progressed to the semi-final stage, while losers played for positions 5-8.
|3 Mar||Paris||Romania - Sweden||15-13||(10-6)|
|3 Mar||Orléans||East Germany - West Germany||18-17• ET 16-16||(11-8)|
|3 Mar||Besançon||Denmark - Czechoslovakia||18-16||(10-7)|
|3 Mar||Grenoble||Yugoslavia - Hungary||11-10||(5-6)|
|5 Mar||Lyon||Romania - Denmark||18-12||(9-6)|
|5 Mar||Bordeaux||East Germany - Yugoslavia||17-13||(8-6)|
Bronze medal game
|7 Mar||Paris||Yugoslavia - Denmark||29-12||(13-6)|
|8 Mar||Paris||Romania - East Germany||13-12 (after extra time)||(4-5) 10-10 (11-11 during extra time)|
|5 Mar||Évreux||Sweden - Czechoslovakia||12-11||(5-7)|
|5 Mar||Troyes||West Germany - Hungary||15-13||(8-7)|
|7 Mar||Paris||Czechoslovakia- Hungary||21-14||(12-4)|
|7 Mar||Paris||West Germany - Sweden||15-14||(8-8)|
Places 1–8 were decided by play–off or knock–out. Places 9–12 were decide by a placement round. Teams finishing fourth in the preliminary round are ranked 13 to 16. In case of a tie in points gained, the goal difference of the preliminary round were taken into account.