2011 World Women's Handball Championship

The 2011 World Women's Handball Championship, the 20th event hosted by the International Handball Federation, was held in Brazil from 2 to 18 December 2011.[1]

2011 World Women's Handball Championship
XX Mundial Feminino de Handebol Brasil 2011
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Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates2–18 December
Teams24 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Norway (2nd title)
Runner-up France
Third place Spain
Fourth place Denmark
Tournament statistics
Matches88
Goals scored4643 (52.76 per match)
Attendance65,750 (747 per match)
Top scorer(s) Alexandra do Nascimento (BRA) (57 goals)
Next

The winner qualified for the 2012 Olympic Handball tournament and the 2013 World Championship, while teams finished second to seventh took the Olympic Qualifying tournament spots.[2]

Norway won the title for the second time after defeating France 32–24 in the final, thus became only the second team after Denmark to possess the World Championship, European Championship and Olympic Games title in the same time. France, on the other hand, lost its second consecutive World Championship final after fell short against Russia in 2009. By winning the tournament, Norway qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics as World champions, while Sweden, which finished runner-up behind Norway in the European Championship, moved up to take the vacated European champion spot and also secured its place for the Olympics.[3]

Spain triumphed over Denmark in the bronze final 24–18 and won their first ever World Championship medal,[4] while hosts Brazil knocked out title holders Russia 36–20 in the match for the fifth place to take their best ever result.[5]

VenuesEdit

The competition took place in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. It is the third women's World Championship organized outside of Europe, after South Korea in 1990 and China in 2009.

Initially, the matches had to take place in the state of Santa Catarina.

Four cities have been selected to host the matches:

City Stadium Capacity Matches
São Paulo Ginásio do Ibirapuera 11,000 Group C, Round of 16, President's Cup, Final Round
São Bernardo do Campo Ginásio Adib Moyses Dib 7,000 Group D, Round of 16, President's Cup
Santos Arena Santos 5,000 Group A, Round of 16
Barueri Ginásio José Corrêa 5,000 Group B, Round of 16

QualificationEdit

Host nation
Defending champions
Qualified from the 2010 African Championship
Qualified from the 2010 European Championship
Qualified from the 2010 Asian Championship
Qualified from the 2011 American Championship
Qualified from the 2011 Oceania Championship
Qualified from European play-offs

Eight European teams qualified for the World Championships through play-offs. The draw was made on 19 December. The first legs were played on 4/5 June with the second legs on 11/12 June.[6]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Czech Republic   52 – 75   Montenegro 26–42 26–33
Netherlands   78 – 62   Turkey 40–28 38–34
Spain   58 – 46   North Macedonia 37– 22 21–24
France   56 – 39   Slovenia 28–19 28–20
Croatia   66 – 56   Serbia 36–25 30–31
Iceland   61 – 42   Ukraine 37–18 24–24
Germany   53 – 46   Hungary 26–24 27–22
Poland   35 – 47   Denmark 16–23 19–24

SquadsEdit

Group drawEdit

The draw was held on 2 July 2011 at 21:00 local time.[7][8]

SeedingEdit

The seeding was announced on June 24.[9]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6
  • TH = Title Holder

Group stageEdit

A provisional scheduled was released on June 24.[10] Brazil played the opening game on December 2.[8] On July 7 the venues for each preliminary round were announced by the IHF.[11] The detailed match schedule was released on August 31.[12] As all Handball world championships, the tie-breakers in case of point tie betwin two or more teams were: 1.Points in matches between tied teams 2. Goal difference in matches between tied teams 3. Goaldifference in all group matches 4. Most scored goals in all group matches, 5. Draw.[13]

All times are local (UTC−2).

Group AEdit

Angola won the tie-break for second place due to a better record in matches between them, Montenegro and Iceland. In those direct encounters all three got 2 points but Angola's +2 goal difference beat Montenegro's +1 and Iceland's –3.[14]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Norway 5 4 0 1 152 108 +44 8
  Angola 5 3 0 2 129 129 0 6
  Montenegro 5 3 0 2 143 115 +28 6
  Iceland 5 3 0 2 109 112 −3 6
  Germany 5 2 0 3 120 126 −6 4
  China 5 0 0 5 98 161 −63 0
3 December 2011
15:00
Montenegro   21 – 22   Iceland Arena Santos, Santos
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
Popović, Bulatović 6 (10–11) Knútsdóttir 6
  6×  Report   1×  1× 

3 December 2011
17:15
Norway   28 – 31   Germany Arena Santos, Santos
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Sulland 6 (14–13) Mietzner 8
  Report   2× 

3 December 2011
19:30
Angola   30 – 29   China Arena Santos, Santos
Attendance: 200
Referees: Kliko, Johansson (SWE)
four players 5 (10–12) Zhao Jiaqin 6
  2×  Report   3× 

4 December 2011
14:30
Germany   24 – 25   Montenegro Arena Santos, Santos
Attendance: 400
Referees: Kliko, Johansson (SWE)
Mietzner 8 (10–12) Bulatović 8
  3×  Report   2× 

4 December 2011
17:15
China   16 – 43   Norway Arena Santos, Santos
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Lan Chunlei 7 (7–20) Løke 7
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4 December 2011
19:30
Iceland   24 – 28   Angola Arena Santos, Santos
Attendance: 450
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Sigurðardóttir 7 (12–15) M. Kiala 6
  3×  Report   4× 

6 December 2011
15:00
Montenegro   28 – 26   Angola Arena Santos, Santos
Attendance: 350
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Popović 6 (14–13) M. Kiala 7
  2×  Report   3× 

6 December 2011
17:15
Norway   27 – 14   Iceland Arena Santos, Santos
Attendance: 700
Referees: Kliko, Johansson (SWE)
Sulland 6 (14–7) Sigurðardóttir 5
  4×  Report   5× 

6 December 2011
19:30
Germany   23 – 22   China Arena Santos, Santos
Attendance: 400
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
Mietzner, Langkeit 4 (7–12) Li Yao 5
  6×  Report   5× 

7 December 2011
15:00
Montenegro   42 – 15   China Arena Santos, Santos
Attendance: 200
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Radičević 9 (19–7) Chunlei 4
  2×  Report   4× 

7 December 2011
17:15
Angola   20 – 26   Norway Arena Santos, Santos
Attendance: 800
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
M. Kiala 7 (10–16) Sulland 10
  5×  2×  Report   6× 

7 December 2011
19:30
Iceland   26 – 20   Germany Arena Santos, Santos
Attendance: 500
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Knútsdóttir 9 (13–12) Mietzner 8
  5×  Report   5× 

9 December 2011
15:00
Angola   25 – 22   Germany Arena Santos, Santos
Attendance: 400
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
L. Kiala 8 (14–10) Mellbeck 7
  3×  Report   6× 

9 December 2011
17:15
Norway   28 – 27   Montenegro Arena Santos, Santos
Attendance: 800
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Sulland 9 (15–11) Popović, Bulatović 7
  4×  Report   10× 

9 December 2011
19:30
China   16 – 23   Iceland Arena Santos, Santos
Referees: Kliko, Johansson (SWE)
Wu Yin 5 (9–12) Skúladóttir 8
  5×  Report   6× 

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Russia 5 5 0 0 181 99 +82 10
  Spain 5 4 0 1 151 108 +43 8
  South Korea 5 3 0 2 164 124 +40 6
  Netherlands 5 2 0 3 164 142 +22 4
  Kazakhstan 5 1 0 4 113 133 −20 2
  Australia 5 0 0 5 52 219 −167 0
3 December 2011
15:45
Kazakhstan   37 – 9   Australia Ginásio José Corrêa, Barueri
Attendance: 200
Referees: Abid, Chaouch (TUN)
Volnukhina 7 (20–6) Hudson-Gofers 3
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3 December 2011
18:00
Russia   39 – 24   South Korea Ginásio José Corrêa, Barueri
Attendance: 300
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Bliznova, Khmyrova 6 (19–13) Woo Sun-Hee 7
  4×  Report   2× 

3 December 2011
20:15
Netherlands   27 – 34   Spain Ginásio José Corrêa, Barueri
Attendance: 300
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabate (CIV)
van der Wissel 6 (15–18) three players 6
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4 December 2011
15:45
South Korea   31 – 19   Kazakhstan Ginásio José Corrêa, Barueri
Attendance: 300
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabate (CIV)
three players 4 (16–4) Nedopekina 5
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4 December 2011
18:00
Spain   22 – 28   Russia Ginásio José Corrêa, Barueri
Attendance: 300
Referees: Marina, Minore (ARG)
Martín 5 (9–14) Levina 7
  5×  Report   5× 

4 December 2011
20:15
Australia   15 – 53   Netherlands Ginásio José Corrêa, Barueri
Attendance: 300
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Fletcher 4 (6–27) Polman 11
  4×  1×  Report   2× 

6 December 2011
15:45
Russia   45 – 8   Australia Ginásio José Corrêa, Barueri
Attendance: 500
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabate (CIV)
Bliznova 8 (21–4) Cook 2
  2×  Report   2× 

6 December 2011
18:00
Kazakhstan   20 – 32   Netherlands Ginásio José Corrêa, Barueri
Attendance: 200
Referees: Marina, Minore (ARG)
Baranovskaya 6 (8–18) Abbingh 7
  6×  1×  Report   5× 

6 December 2011
20:15
South Korea   26 – 29   Spain Ginásio José Corrêa, Barueri
Attendance: 200
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Choi Im-Jeong 8 (12–13) Mangué 6
  2×  Report   4× 

7 December 2011
15:45
Netherlands   26 – 35   Russia Ginásio José Corrêa, Barueri
Attendance: 400
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
van der Wissel 7 (10–18) Bodnieva 7
  6×  Report   3× 

7 December 2011
18:00
Kazakhstan   18 – 27   Spain Ginásio José Corrêa, Barueri
Attendance: 450
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabate (CIV)
Volnukhina 6 (8–11) Alonso 6
  5×  Report   1× 

7 December 2011
20:15
Australia   11 – 45   South Korea Ginásio José Corrêa, Barueri
Attendance: 200
Referees: Abid, Chaouch (TUN)
Cook 5 (3–24) Yoon Hyun-Kyung 7
  4×  Report   1× 

9 December 2011
15:45
Spain   39 – 9   Australia Ginásio José Corrêa, Barueri
Attendance: 300
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabate (CIV)
Alonso 7 (18–5) three players 3
  Report   5× 

9 December 2011
18:00
Netherlands   26 – 38   South Korea Ginásio José Corrêa, Barueri
Attendance: 300
Referees: Marina, Minore (ARG)
Abbingh 4 (10–18) Kim Cha-Youn, Choi Im-jeong 8
  3×  Report   2× 

9 December 2011
20:15
Russia   34 – 19   Kazakhstan Ginásio José Corrêa, Barueri
Attendance: 200
Referees: Abid, Chaouch (TUN)
Turey 7 (13–13) Volnukhina 6
  6×  Report   10× 

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 5 5 0 0 162 128 +34 10
  France 5 4 0 1 165 103 +62 8
  Romania 5 2 1 2 139 155 −16 5
  Japan 5 2 1 2 138 156 −18 5
  Tunisia 5 1 0 4 141 150 −9 2
  Cuba 5 0 0 5 119 172 −53 0
2 December 2011
21:00
Brazil   37 – 21   Cuba Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Arntsen, Gullaksen (NOR)
da Silva 8 (17–11) Ramírez 9
  3×  Report   4× 

3 December 2011
15:00
Romania   30 – 28   Tunisia Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 500
Referees: Al Suwaidi, Bamatraf (QAT)
Fiera 8 (14–15) three players 5
  4×  Report   1× 

3 December 2011
17:15
France   41 – 22   Japan Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 500
Referees: Cohen, Peretz (ISR)
Ayglon 6 (18–13) Fujii 6
  Report   1× 

5 December 2011
15:00
Cuba   27 – 33   Romania Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 300
Referees: Liu, Liu (CHN)
Lusson 8 (14–20) four players 5
  2×  Report   2× 

5 December 2011
17:15
Tunisia   17 – 25   France Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 500
Referees: García, Marin (ESP)
Chebbah 6 (9–12) Deroin 6
  4×  Report   4× 

5 December 2011
19:45
Japan   24 – 32   Brazil Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Gatelis, Mazeika (LTU)
Kamimachi 7 (12–16) do Nascimento 7
  4×  Report   5× 

6 December 2011
15:00
Tunisia   32 – 29   Cuba Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 200
Referees: Arntsen, Gullaksen (NOR)
Khouildi 8 (18–11) Gómez 9
  8×  Report   5× 

6 December 2011
17:15
Romania   28 – 28   Japan Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 600
Referees: García, Marin (ESP)
Ardean-Elisei 9 (13–12) Fujii 11
  7×  Report   4× 

6 December 2011
19:45
France   22 – 26   Brazil Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Al Suwaidi, Bamatraf (QAT)
Pineau 5 (17–10) Rodrigues 6
  1×  Report   4× 

8 December 2011
15:00
Japan   32 – 31   Tunisia Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 500
Referees: Gatelis, Mazeika (LTU)
Fujii 11 (16–16) Toumi 12
  4×  Report   7×  1× 

8 December 2011
17:15
France   38 – 18   Cuba Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Hizaki, Ikebuchi (JPN)
Spincer 6 (17–8) Ramírez 5
  Report   6× 

8 December 2011
19:45
Brazil   33 – 28   Romania Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Cohen, Peretz (ISR)
do Nascimento 8 (14–11) Brădeanu, Curea 5
  7×  Report   6× 

9 December 2011
15:00
Cuba   24 – 32   Japan Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 200
Referees: Liu, Liu (CHN)
Fernández 9 (9–16) Kamimachi 10
  5×  Report   1× 

9 December 2011
17:15
Romania   20 – 39   France Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 600
Referees: García, Marin (ESP)
Manea 4 (12–20) Baudouin 10
  3×  Report   5× 

9 December 2011
19:45
Brazil   34 – 33   Tunisia Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Al Suwaidi, Bamatraf (QAT)
Moraes 8 (16–20) Marzouk 10
  6×  Report   4× 

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Denmark 5 5 0 0 148 78 +70 10
  Croatia 5 4 0 1 150 102 +48 8
  Sweden 5 3 0 2 141 97 +44 6
  Ivory Coast 5 2 0 3 118 145 −27 4
  Uruguay 5 1 0 4 82 159 −77 2
  Argentina 5 0 0 5 77 135 −58 0
3 December 2011
13:00
Sweden   37 – 11   Argentina Ginásio Adib Moyses Dib, São Bernardo do Campo
Referees: Hizaki, Ikebuchi (JPN)
Boson, Fogelström 5 (19–7) Mendoza 3
  2×  Report   3× 

3 December 2011
15:15
Denmark   36 – 10   Uruguay Ginásio Adib Moyses Dib, São Bernardo do Campo
Attendance: 400
Referees: Liu, Liu (CHN)
Kristiansen 7 (20–6) Falco 3
  3×  Report   2× 

3 December 2011
17:30
Croatia   36 – 20   Ivory Coast Ginásio Adib Moyses Dib, São Bernardo do Campo
Attendance: 400
Referees: Gatelis, Mazeika (LTU)
Penezić 7 (20–10) Mambo 5
  6×  Report   3× 

5 December 2011
15:15
Ivory Coast   25 – 28   Sweden Ginásio Adib Moyses Dib, São Bernardo do Campo
Attendance: 500
Referees: Al Suwaidi, Bamatraf (QAT)
Mambo 8 (14–15) Gulldén 5
  2×  Report   2× 

5 December 2011
17:45
Argentina   13 – 31   Denmark Ginásio Adib Moyses Dib, São Bernardo do Campo
Attendance: 500
Referees: Arntsen, Gullaksen (NOR)
Salvado 4 (5–18) Kristiansen 6
  3×  Report   3× 

5 December 2011
20:00
Uruguay   15 – 45   Croatia Ginásio Adib Moyses Dib, São Bernardo do Campo
Attendance: 500
Referees: Hizaki, Ikebuchi (JPN)
Castro 5 (9–21) Jovetić 6
  2×  Report  

6 December 2011
15:15
Sweden   31 – 14   Uruguay Ginásio Adib Moyses Dib, São Bernardo do Campo
Attendance: 400
Referees: Hizaki, Ikebuchi (JPN)
Roberts 6 (13–7) three players 3
  4×  Report   1× 

6 December 2011
17:45
Denmark   23 – 19   Croatia Ginásio Adib Moyses Dib, São Bernardo do Campo
Attendance: 500
Referees: Gatelis, Mazeika (LTU)
Troelsen 6 (10–8) Penezić 9
  7×  Report   5× 

6 December 2011
20:00
Argentina   19 – 25   Ivory Coast Ginásio Adib Moyses Dib, São Bernardo do Campo
Attendance: 500
Referees: Cohen, Peretz (ISR)
Decilio, Mendoza 5 (8–14) Gondo, Toualy 5
  4×  Report   6× 

8 December 2011
15:00
Croatia   27 – 26   Sweden Ginásio Adib Moyses Dib, São Bernardo do Campo
Attendance: 500
Referees: García, Marin (ESP)
Franić 7 (14–12) Torstenson 10
  5×  Report   5× 

8 December 2011
17:15
Denmark   38 – 17   Ivory Coast Ginásio Adib Moyses Dib, São Bernardo do Campo
Attendance: 300
Referees: Arntsen, Gullaksen (NOR)
Bille 8 (22–7) Mambo, Courcelles 3
  Report   3× 

8 December 2011
19:30
Uruguay   19 – 16   Argentina Ginásio Adib Moyses Dib, São Bernardo do Campo
Attendance: 200
Referees: Liu, Liu (CHN)
Castro 6 (11–11) Mendoza 6
  3×  Report   4× 

9 December 2011
15:00
Ivory Coast   31 – 24   Uruguay Ginásio Adib Moyses Dib, São Bernardo do Campo
Attendance: 300
Referees: Hizaki, Ikebuchi (JPN)
Mambo 9 (12–12) Castro 8
  2×  Report   2× 

9 December 2011
17:15
Sweden   19 – 20   Denmark Ginásio Adib Moyses Dib, São Bernardo do Campo
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Gatelis, Mazeika (LTU)
Ahlm 8 (8–9) Jørgensen, Nørgaard 4
  4×  Report   5× 

9 December 2011
19:30
Croatia   23 – 18   Argentina Ginásio Adib Moyses Dib, São Bernardo do Campo
Attendance: 400
Referees: Cohen, Peretz (ISR)
Zebić 6 (9–11) Decilio 4
  10×  Report   4× 

Knockout stageEdit

Championship bracket
 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
December 11
 
 
  Russia30
 
December 14
 
  Iceland19
 
  Russia23
 
December 12
 
  France25
 
  Sweden23
 
December 16
 
  France26
 
  France28
 
December 11
 
  Denmark23
 
  Angola30
 
December 14
 
  South Korea29
 
  Angola23
 
December 12
 
  Denmark28
 
  Japan22
 
December 18
 
  Denmark23
 
  France24
 
December 11
 
  Norway32
 
  Norway34
 
December 14
 
  Netherlands22
 
  Norway30
 
December 12
 
  Croatia25
 
  Romania27
 
December 16
 
  Croatia28
 
  Norway30
 
December 11
 
  Spain22 Third place
 
  Spain23
 
December 14December 18
 
  Montenegro19
 
  Spain27  Denmark18
 
December 12
 
  Brazil26   Spain24
 
  Ivory Coast22
 
 
  Brazil35
 
5th place bracket
 
Semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
December 16
 
 
  Russia41
 
December 18
 
  Angola31
 
  Russia20
 
December 16
 
  Brazil36
 
  Croatia31
 
 
  Brazil32
 
Seventh place
 
 
December 18
 
 
  Angola29
 
 
  Croatia32

Last 16Edit

11 December 2011
14:30
South Korea   29 – 30   Angola Arena Santos, Santos
Attendance: 600
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Choi Im-jeong 10 (13–13) L. Kiala 7
  7×  Report   2× 

11 December 2011
14:30
Russia   30 – 19   Iceland Ginásio José Corrêa, Barueri
Attendance: 400
Referees: Marina, Minore (ARG)
Postnova 7 (15–12) Knútsdóttir 4
  5×  Report   5× 

11 December 2011
17:15
Norway   34 – 22   Netherlands Arena Santos, Santos
Attendance: 700
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
Løke 8 (15–11) van der Heijden, Bont 5
  4×  Report   4× 

11 December 2011
17:15
Montenegro   19 – 23   Spain Ginásio José Corrêa, Barueri
Attendance: 400
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Jovanović 5 (9–11) E. Pinedo 7
  3×  Report   2× 

12 December 2011
14:30
Sweden   23 – 26   France Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 400
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Torstenson, Gulldén 5 (15–12) Baudouin 6
  2×  Report   3× 

12 December 2011
14:30
Romania   27 – 28   Croatia Ginásio Adib Moyses Dib, São Bernardo do Campo
Attendance: 300
Referees: Kliko, Johansson (SWE)
Șoit 6 (18–15) Penezić 6
  5×  Report   4× 

12 December 2011
17:15
Denmark   23 – 22 (ET)   Japan Ginásio Adib Moyses Dib, São Bernardo do Campo
Attendance: 500
Referees: Cohen, Peretz (ISR)
Troelsen 6 (9–11) Fujii 8
  4×  Report   1× 

FT: 19–19 ET: 4–3


12 December 2011
20:00
Brazil   35 – 22   Ivory Coast Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Hizaki, Ikebuchi (JPN)
do Nascimento 10 (15–8) Mambo 8
  1×  Report   1×  1× 

QuarterfinalsEdit

14 December 2011
11:45
Russia   23 – 25   France Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: García, Marin (ESP)
Turey 7 (12–13) Lacrabère 5
  5×  Report   4× 

14 December 2011
14:30
Angola   23 – 28   Denmark Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Gatelis, Mazeika (LTU)
Carlos 7 (11–15) Nørgaard 7
  2×  Report   4× 

14 December 2011
17:15
Croatia   25 – 30   Norway Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 1,300
Referees: Al Suwaidi, Bumatraf (QAT)
Penezić 4 (12–16) Løke 8
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14 December 2011
20:00
Spain   27 – 26   Brazil Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Martín 8 (19–17) do Nascimento, Cavaleiro 7
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5th–8th semifinalsEdit

16 December 2011
11:45
Russia   41 – 31   Angola Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 200
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabate (CIV)
Shipilova 6 (17–18) Calandula 5
  5×  Report   5× 

16 December 2011
14:30
Croatia   31 – 32   Brazil Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 200
Referees: Kliko, Johansson (SWE)
Penezić 10 (15–14) do Nascimento 7
  4×  Report   4× 

SemifinalsEdit

16 December 2011
17:15
France   28 – 23   Denmark Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Lacrabère 10 (14–12) Jørgensen 7
  3×  Report   5× 

16 December 2011
20:00
Norway   30 – 22   Spain Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Gatelis, Mazeika (LTU)
Løke 7 (16–9) Aguilar 6
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Seventh place matchEdit

18 December 2011
11:45
Angola   29 – 32   Croatia Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 500
Referees: Arntsen, Gullaksen (NOR)
L. Kiala, Carlos 7 (12–14) Zebić 11
  2×  Report   3× 

Fifth place matchEdit

18 December 2011
09:00
Russia   20 – 36   Brazil Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Bliznova 5 (11–18) do Nascimento 8
  3×  Report   3× 

Third place matchEdit

18 December 2011
14:30
Denmark   18 – 24   Spain Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Cohen, Peretz (ISR)
Nørgaard 4 (9–9) Martín 10
  4×  Report   3× 

FinalEdit

18 December 2011
17:15
France   24 – 32   Norway Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Spincer, Mendy 4 (13–19) Lunde-Borgersen 6
  5×  Report   2× 

President's CupEdit

Fifth and sixth place finishers from the group compete in the President's Cup to determine the places 17 through 24.

Places 17 to 20Edit

11 December 2011
11:45
Germany   37 – 14   Kazakhstan Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 100
Referees: Arntsen, Gullaksen (NOR)
Nadgornaja 6 (15–6) Volnukhina 6
  Report   5×  1× 

11 December 2011
14:30
Tunisia   34 – 17   Uruguay Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 100
Referees: García, Marin (ESP)
Elghaoui 9 (14–10) Palla 4
  Report   4× 

Places 21 to 24Edit

11 December 2011
17:15
China   45 – 11   Australia Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 100
Referees: Hizaki, Ikebuchi (JPN)
Lan Chunlei 11 (22–4) Cook 4
  2×  Report   2× 

11 December 2011
19:30
Cuba   25 – 20   Argentina Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 100
Referees: Al Suwaidi, Bamatraf (QAT)
Lusson 9 (12–11) Mendoza 4
  11×  Report   7× 

23rd place matchEdit

12 December 2011
11:45
Australia   12 – 30   Argentina Ginásio Adib Moyses Dib, São Bernardo do Campo
Attendance: 100
Referees: Liu, Liu (CHN)
Hudson-Gofers 4 (4–12) Ferrea 7
  3×  Report   1× 

21st place matchEdit

12 December 2011
20:00
China   30 – 29   Cuba Ginásio Adib Moyses Dib, São Bernardo do Campo
Attendance: 200
Referees: Abid, Chaouch (TUN)
Li Yao 8 (15–13) Lusson 10
  1×  Report   2× 

19th place matchEdit

12 December 2011
11:45
Kazakhstan   31 – 22   Uruguay Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 100
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
Volnukhina 12 (17–9) Castro 8
  4×  Report   4× 

17th place matchEdit

12 December 2011
17:15
Germany   33 – 25   Tunisia Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Attendance: 800
Referees: Marina, Minore (ARG)
Nadgornaja 11 (16–14) Chebbah 5
  3×  Report   2× 

StatisticsEdit

Ranking and awardsEdit

No placement matches for places 9 to 16 were played, but as those places might be decisive for qualification to the Olympics, the regulations ranked those teams. The losing teams of the Round of 16 were ranked based on a their group stage record (points, goal-difference, goals scored) against teams placed 1st to 4th (those advancing to the Round of 16).[15]

ReferencesEdit

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  12. ^ Match schedule
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External linksEdit