1986 World Men's Handball Championship

The 1986 World Men's Handball Championship was the 11th team handball World Championship. It was held in Switzerland from February 25 to March 8, 1986. Yugoslavia won the championship. The tournament was played in Aarau, Basel, Bern, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Davos, Geneva, Luzern, Olten, St. Gallen, Solothurn, Winterthur and Zürich.

1986 World Men's Handball Championship
1986 World Cup Handball Poster.png
Poster of the WC 1986
Tournament details
Host country  Switzerland
Dates25 February – 8 March
Teams16 (from 4 confederations)
Final positions
Champions Yugoslavia (1st title)
Runner-up Hungary
Third place East Germany
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches54
Goals scored2388 (44.22 per match)
Top scorer(s)South Korea Kang Jae-won (67 goals)
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QualificationEdit

Competition Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 1    Switzerland
1984 Summer Olympics 6   Yugoslavia
  West Germany
  Romania
  Denmark
  Sweden
  Iceland
1985 World Men's Handball Championship Group B 6   East Germany
  Soviet Union
  Poland
  Czechoslovakia
  Hungary
  Spain
Asian Qualification Tournament 1   South Korea
1985 African Men's Handball Championship 1   Algeria
1985 Pan American Men's Handball Championship 1   Cuba

TeamsEdit

Group A Group B Group C Group D
  Cuba   Poland   Czechoslovakia   Algeria
  East Germany   Spain   Iceland   Denmark
  Soviet Union    Switzerland   Romania   Hungary
  Yugoslavia   West Germany   South Korea   Sweden

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Yugoslavia 3 3 0 0 80 70 +10 6 Main round
2   East Germany 3 2 0 1 71 64 +7 4
3   Soviet Union 3 1 0 2 73 72 +1 2
4   Cuba 3 0 0 3 75 93 −18 0 Ranking round
Source: IHF
25 February 1986
19:00
East Germany   28–24   Cuba Aarau
(15–11)

25 February 1986
20:45
Yugoslavia   26–22   Soviet Union Aarau
(13–11)

27 February 1986
18:15
Yugoslavia   32–28   Cuba Davos
(15–13)

27 February 1986
20:00
East Germany   23–18   Soviet Union Davos
(10–13)

28 February 1986
19:00
Yugoslavia   22–20   East Germany Lucerne
(10–9)

28 February 1986
20:45
Soviet Union   33–23   Cuba Lucerne
(13–12)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   West Germany 3 3 0 0 57 51 +6 6 Main round
2    Switzerland 3 1 1 1 50 50 0 3
3   Spain 3 0 2 1 49 53 −4 2
4   Poland 3 0 1 2 57 59 −2 1 Ranking round
Source: IHF
25 February 1986
20:00
Switzerland    15–15   Spain St. Gallen
(4–8)

25 February 1986
20:45
West Germany   21–20   Poland Zürich
(8–8)

26 February 1986
20:00
Switzerland    18–17   Poland St. Gallen
(10–11)

26 February 1986
20:45
West Germany   18–14   Spain Bern
(11–8)

28 February 1986
20:45
Poland   20–20   Spain Winterthur
(11–12)

28 February 1986
20:45
West Germany   18–17    Switzerland Basel
(8–10)

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   South Korea 3 2 0 1 76 65 +11 4 Main round
2   Romania 3 2 0 1 68 64 +4 4
3   Iceland 3 2 0 1 65 71 −6 4
4   Czechoslovakia 3 0 0 3 58 67 −9 0 Ranking round
Source: IHF
25 February 1986
19:00
Iceland   21–30   South Korea Geneva
(9–13)

25 February 1986
20:45
Romania   23–18   Czechoslovakia Geneva
(8–9)

26 February 1986
19:00
Iceland   19–18   Czechoslovakia Bern
(10–8)

26 February 1986
20:45
Romania   22–21   South Korea La Chaux-de-Fonds
(15–9)

28 February 1986
19:00
Romania   23–25   Iceland Bern
(13–11)

28 February 1986
19:00
South Korea   25–22   Czechoslovakia Winterthur
(10–13)

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Hungary 3 3 0 0 71 62 +9 6 Main round
2   Sweden 3 2 0 1 70 60 +10 4
3   Denmark 3 1 0 2 69 67 +2 2
4   Algeria 3 0 0 3 53 74 −21 0 Ranking round
Source: IHF
25 February 1986
18:00
Sweden   24–16   Algeria Geneva
(11–8)

25 February 1986
19:00
Hungary   25–21   Denmark Zürich
(11–8)

27 February 1986
19:00
Denmark   27–18   Algeria Zürich
(13–8)

27 February 1986
20:45
Hungary   23–22   Sweden Zürich
(9–12)

28 February 1986
19:00
Hungary   23–19   Algeria Basel
(12–13)

28 February 1986
20:45
Sweden   24–21   Denmark Bern
(12–11)

Ranking roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
13   Czechoslovakia 3 3 0 0 74 64 +10 6
14   Poland 3 2 0 1 77 69 +8 4
15   Cuba 3 1 0 2 71 78 −7 2
16   Algeria 3 0 0 3 66 77 −11 0
Source: IHF
2 March 1986
17:00
Cuba   23–27   Czechoslovakia Solothurn
(9–16)

2 March 1986
17:00
Poland   28–23   Algeria La Chaux-de-Fonds
(13–6)

4 March 1986
19:00
Cuba   25–24   Algeria Geneva
(10–16)

4 March 1986
19:00
Poland   22–23   Czechoslovakia Winterthur
(13–10)

6 March 1986
19:00
Czechoslovakia   24–19   Algeria Aarau

6 March 1986
19:00
Poland   27–23   Cuba Lucerne

Main roundEdit

Group IEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Yugoslavia 5 5 0 0 112 95 +17 10 Final
2   East Germany 5 3 0 2 109 92 +17 6 Third place game
3   Spain 5 2 1 2 92 87 +5 5 Fifth place game
4   West Germany 5 2 0 3 88 97 −9 4 Seventh place game
5   Soviet Union 5 2 0 3 104 109 −5 4 Ninth place game
6    Switzerland 5 0 1 4 82 107 −25 1 Eleventh place game
Source: IHF
2 March 1986
16:30
East Germany   23–16    Switzerland Basel
(11–6)

2 March 1986
16:30
Soviet Union   23–20   West Germany Zürich
(8–10)

2 March 1986
16:30
Yugoslavia   18–17   Spain Bern
(10–8)

4 March 1986
19:00
East Germany   24–15   West Germany Olten
(11–7)

4 March 1986
20:45
Switzerland    19–27   Yugoslavia Olten
(7–15)

4 March 1986
20:45
Soviet Union   17–25   Spain Geneva
(8–11)

6 March 1986
20:45
Yugoslavia   19–17   West Germany Lucerne
(9–8)

6 March 1986
20:45
East Germany   19–21   Spain Bern
(13–11)

6 March 1986
20:45
Soviet Union   24–15    Switzerland St. Gallen
(8–8)

Group IIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Hungary 5 5 0 0 122 108 +14 10 Final
2   Sweden 5 4 0 1 112 93 +19 8 Third place game
3   Iceland 5 2 0 3 114 117 −3 4 Fifth place game
4   Denmark 5 2 0 3 107 117 −10 4 Seventh place game
5   Romania 5 1 0 4 78 93 −15 2 Ninth place game
6   South Korea 5 1 0 4 132 137 −5 2 Eleventh place game
Source: IHF
2 March 1986
14:35
Romania   20–25   Sweden Aarau
(11–11)

2 March 1986
14:45
Iceland   20–21   Hungary Zürich
(12–11)

2 March 1986
16:30
South Korea   27–31   Denmark Aarau
(17–18)

4 March 1986
19:00
Iceland   25–16   Denmark Lucerne
(10–10)

4 March 1986
20:45
Romania   17–19   Hungary Olten
(9–10)

4 March 1986
20:45
South Korea   26–29   Sweden Winterthur
(15–12)

6 March 1986
19:00
South Korea   28–34   Hungary St. Gallen
(16–16)

6 March 1986
19:00
Iceland   23–27   Sweden Bern
(9–15)

6 March 1986
20:45
Romania   16–18   Denmark Aarau
(7–10)

Final roundEdit

Eleventh place gameEdit

8 March 1986
14:30
Switzerland    27–22   South Korea Zürich
(14–11)

Ninth place gameEdit

7 March 1986
19:00
Romania   25–21   Soviet Union Olten
(12–10)

Seventh place gameEdit

7 March 1986
19:00
West Germany   25–18   Denmark Basel
(11–10)

Fifth place gameEdit

7 March 1986
20:45
Spain   24–22   Iceland Olten
(10–10)

Third place gameEdit

7 March 1986
20:45
East Germany   24–23   Sweden Basel
(13–11)

FinalEdit

8 March 1986
16:30
Yugoslavia   24–22   Hungary Zürich
Rnić (1), Vuković (1), Saračević (2), Grubić (1), Mrkonja (3), Vujović (4), Cvetković (6), Isaković (6 dont 3 pen.). (12–12) P. Kovács (5), M. Kovács (3), Fodor (1), Ivancsik (5), Szabó (1), Horváth (3), Gyurka (2), Marosi (2).
Report

Final standingsEdit

    Yugoslavia
    Hungary
    East Germany
4   Sweden
5   Spain
6   Iceland
7   West Germany
8   Denmark
9   Romania
10   Soviet Union
11    Switzerland
12   South Korea
13   Czechoslovakia
14   Poland
15   Cuba
16   Algeria
Qualified for the 1988 Summer Olympics
Qualified for the 1987 World Men's Handball Championship Group B

Medal summaryEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  Yugoslavia
Zlatan Arnautović
Mirko Bašić
Jovica Cvetković
Jovica Elezović
Časlav Grubić
Jožef Holpert
Mile Isaković
Muhamed Memić
Dragan Mladenović
Jasmin Mrkonja
Zlatko Portner
Rolando Pušnik
Momir Rnić
Zlatko Saračević
Veselin Vujović
Veselin Vuković
  Hungary
Imre Bíró
József Bordás
Viktor Debre
János Fodor
János Gyurka
László Hoffmann
Gábor Horváth
Mihály Iváncsik
József Kenyeres
Zsolt Kontra
Mihály Kovács
Péter Kovács
László Marosi
Tibor Oross
László Szabó
  East Germany
Heiko Bonath
Rüdiger Borchardt
Stephan Hauck
Peter Hofmann
Andreas Kockeritz
Hartmut Krüger
Andreas Nagora
Peter Pysall
Gunnar Schimrock
Wieland Schmidt
Dirk Schnell
Klaus-Dieter Schulz
Frank Michael Wahl
Ingolf Wiegert
Holger Winselmann
Thomas Zeise

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Goals
1   Kang Jae-won 67
2   Roberto Julián Duranona 50
3   Björn Jilsén 47
4   Péter Kovács 45
5   Kristján Arason 41
6   Ingolf Wiegert 40
  Maricel Voinea
8   Jovica Cvetković 37
9   Michael Fenger 35
  Peter Weber

External linksEdit