2019 World Men's Handball Championship

The 2019 IHF World Men's Handball Championship was the 26th event hosted by the International Handball Federation and held in Denmark and Germany from 10 to 27 January 2019. This was the first IHF World Men's Handball Championship to include more than one host country.[2] It was also the first time a unified Korean team participated.[3]

2019 World Men's Handball Championship
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Tournament details
Host countries Denmark
 Germany
Dates10–27 January
Teams24 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Denmark (1st title)
Runner-up Norway
Third place France
Fourth place Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches96
Goals scored5239 (54.57 per match)
Attendance906,283 (9,440 per match)
Top scorer(s)Denmark Mikkel Hansen
(72 goals)
Best playerDenmark Mikkel Hansen[1]
Next

Denmark, in a clean sweep, won their first title by defeating Norway 31–22 in the final.[4] This was Norway's second final in a row and the first final since 1995 between two nations who had not won before. France captured the bronze medal after a 26–25 win over Germany.[5]

The tournament set a new spectator record with 906,283, helped by the fact that there were two home teams. Biggest number af spectator at single events was 19,250 at Germany's matches in the main round.[citation needed]

Bidding processEdit

Denmark/Germany presented a bid and were up against competitors from Poland and Slovakia/Hungary. The International Handball Federation announced on 28 October 2013 that Denmark/Germany would be awarded the 2019 World Men's Handball Championship.

FormatEdit

This edition saw a format change back to the one used in 2011. The 24 teams were split into four groups, in which the first three teams qualified for the main round. The bottom three teams of each group will play the Presidents' Cup to determine the positions from 13–24. In the main round, the 12 teams were split into two groups. Their points from the preliminary round against the other qualified team were carried over, and the best two placed teams in each main round group qualified for the semifinals, while the third- and fourth ranked teams played placement matches. From the semifinals on, a knockout system was used.

VenuesEdit

Following is a list of all venues and host cities which was used.[6] All venues have a capacity of more than 10,000 spectators. The final was held in Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning, Denmark.

Copenhagen Herning Berlin
Royal Arena Jyske Bank Boxen Mercedes-Benz Arena
Capacity: 13,000 Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 17,000
     
Cologne Munich Hamburg
Lanxess Arena Olympiahalle Barclaycard Arena
Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 15,500 Capacity: 16,000
     

QualificationEdit

Competition Dates Vacancies Qualified
Host nations 28 October 2013 2   Denmark
  Germany
2017 World Championship 11–29 January 2017 1   France
2018 European Men's Handball Championship 12–28 January 2018 1   Spain
2018 African Men's Handball Championship 17–27 January 2018 3   Angola
  Egypt
  Tunisia
2018 Asian Men's Handball Championship 18–28 January 2018 4   Bahrain
  Qatar
  Saudi Arabia
  South Korea[3]
European qualification[7] 25 October 2017 – 14 June 2018 9   Austria
  Croatia
  Hungary
  Iceland
  North Macedonia
  Norway
  Russia
  Serbia
  Sweden
2018 Pan American Men's Handball Championship 16–24 June 2018 3   Argentina
  Brazil
  Chile
Wildcard 9 May 2018
10 October 2018
2   Japan[8]
  Korea[3]

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances1
  Denmark Host 28 October 2013 22 (1938, 1954, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Germany Host 28 October 2013 24 (1938, 1954, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 19903, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  France World champion 29 January 2017 21 (1954, 1958 ,1961, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1978, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Saudi Arabia Semifinalist of 2018 Asian Championship 23 January 2018 8 (1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Qatar Semifinalist of 2018 Asian Championship 23 January 2018 6 (2003, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  South Korea[3] Semifinalist of 2018 Asian Championship 23 January 2018 11 (1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
  Bahrain Semifinalist of 2018 Asian Championship 24 January 2018 2 (2011, 2017)
  Tunisia Finalist of 2018 African Championship 25 January 2018 13 (1967, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Egypt Finalist of 2018 African Championship 25 January 2018 14 (1964, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Angola Third place of 2018 African Championship 27 January 2018 3 (2005, 2007, 2017)
  Spain European Champion 28 January 2018 19 (1958, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Japan Wildcard 9 May 2018 14 (1961, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1990, 1995, 1997, 2005, 2011, 2017)
  Russia European playoffs 12 June 2018 12 (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Norway European playoffs 12 June 2018 14 (1958, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2017)
  North Macedonia European playoffs 13 June 2018 5 (1999, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Hungary European playoffs 13 June 2018 19 (1958, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2017)
  Sweden European playoffs 13 June 2018 23 (1938, 1954, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017)
  Austria European playoffs 13 June 2018 5 (1938, 1958, 1993, 2011, 2015)
  Iceland European playoffs 13 June 2018 19 (1958, 1961, 1964, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Croatia European playoffs 14 June 2018 12 (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Serbia European playoffs 14 June 2018 3 ( 2009, 2011, 2013)
  Brazil Finalist of 2018 Pan American Championship 23 June 2018 13 (1958, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Argentina Finalist of 2018 Pan American Championship 23 June 2018 11 (1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Chile Third place of 2018 Pan American Championship 24 June 2018 4 (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Korea Wildcard2 10 October 2018 0 (debut)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host country for that year
2 The associations of South Korea and North Korea were invited by the International Handball Federation to enter a unified team in the championship.[3] South Korea, which had 11 previous appearances (1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013), originally qualified as the semifinalist of the 2018 Asian Championship.
3 From both German teams only East Germany was qualified in 1990

DrawEdit

The draw took place on 25 June 2018 at Copenhagen, Denmark.[9][10]

SeedingEdit

The seedings and draw procedure were announced on 22 June 2018.[11]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6
  France
  Spain
  Sweden
  Denmark
  Croatia
  Russia
  Norway
  Hungary
  Qatar
  Germany
  Austria
  North Macedonia3
  Serbia
  Tunisia
  Iceland
  Argentina
  Brazil
  Egypt
  Bahrain
  Chile
  South Korea4
  Saudi Arabia
  Angola
  Japan
3 Official name since February 2019. During the championships: Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).
4 Later replaced by a   Unified Korea team

SquadsEdit

RefereesEdit

The referee pairs were selected on 25 October 2018.[12]

Preliminary roundEdit

The provisional schedule was confirmed on 28 June 2018 and the final schedule was announced on 31 October 2018.[13][14][15]

TiebreakersEdit

In the group stage, teams are ranked according to points (2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). After completion of the group stage, if two or more teams have scored the same number of points, the ranking will be determined as follows:[16]

  1. Highest number of points in matches between the teams directly involved;
  2. Superior goal difference in matches between the teams directly involved;
  3. Highest number of goals scored in matches between the teams directly involved (or in the away match in case of a two-team tie);
  4. Superior goal difference in all matches of the group;
  5. Highest number of plus goals in all matches of the group;

If the ranking of one of these teams is determined, the above criteria are consecutively followed until the ranking of all teams is determined. If no ranking can be determined, a decision shall be obtained by IHF through drawing of lots.

During the group stage, only criteria 4–5 apply to determine the provisional ranking of teams.

All times are local (UTC+1).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France 5 4 1 0 138 113 +25 9 Main round
2   Germany (H) 5 3 2 0 142 110 +32 8
3   Brazil 5 3 0 2 127 129 −2 6
4   Russia 5 1 2 2 131 127 +4 4
5   Serbia 5 1 1 3 127 146 −19 3
6   Korea 5 0 0 5 124 164 −40 0
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
(H) Host.
10 January 2019
18:15
Korea   19–30   Germany Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
Attendance: 13,500
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Jang, Kang T. 4 (10–17) Gensheimer 7
 5×  1×  Report   6× 

11 January 2019
18:00
Serbia   30–30   Russia Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
Attendance: 10,468
Referees: Jørum, Kleven (NOR)
N. Ilić 6 (16–16) Dibirov 12
  5×  Report   4× 
11 January 2019
20:30
Brazil   22–24   France Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
Attendance: 10,529
Referees: Kurtagic, Wetterwik (SWE)
Toledo 8 (13–16) Guigou, Mem 6
  5×  Report   4× 

12 January 2019
15:30
Russia   34–27   Korea Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
Attendance: 10,039
Referees: Pavićević, Ražnatović (MNE)
Shishkarev 7 (20–13) Kang J., Park K. 4
  8×  1×  Report   2× 
12 January 2019
18:15
Germany   34–21   Brazil Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
Attendance: 13,500
Referees: Kleven, Jørum (NOR)
Gensheimer 10 (15–8) Toledo 5
  4×  Report   6×  1× 
12 January 2019
20:30
France   32–21   Serbia Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
Attendance: 13,500
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Fabregas, Remili 5 (15–12) Radivojević 6
 2×  Report   4× 

14 January 2019
15:30
Serbia   22–24   Brazil Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
Attendance: 10,211
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Marsenić, Radivojević 5 (11–14) Toledo 5
  6×  1×  Report   3× 
14 January 2019
18:00
Russia   22–22   Germany Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
Attendance: 13,500
Referees: Kurtagic, Wetterwik (SWE)
Dibirov 8 (10–12) Gensheimer 8
  5×  Report   3× 
14 January 2019
20:30
France   34–23   Korea Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
Attendance: 10,331
Referees: Pavićević, Ražnatović (MNE)
Remili 7 (17–16) Kang T. 7
  6×  Report   3× 

15 January 2019
15:30
Russia   23–25   Brazil Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
Attendance: 9,011
Referees: Pavićević, Ražnatović (MNE)
Dibirov, Zhitnikov 6 (10–15) Borges 7
  6×  1×  Report   5× 
15 January 2019
18:00
Korea   29–31   Serbia Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
Attendance: 11,953
Referees: Kurtagic, Wetterwik (SWE)
Kang J. 12 (16–14) Vorkapić 7
  3×  Report   5×  1× 
15 January 2019
20:30
Germany   25–25   France Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
Attendance: 13,500
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
three players 4 (12–10) Mahé 9
  5×  Report  6× 

17 January 2019
15:30
Brazil   35–26   Korea Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
Attendance: 8,933
Referees: Jørum, Kleven (NOR)
Borges 6 (18–10) Kang J. 5
  5×  Report   2× 
17 January 2019
18:00
Germany   31–23   Serbia Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
Attendance: 13,500
Referees: Pavićević, Ražnatović (MNE)
Musche 5 (16–12) N. Ilić 6
  3×  1×  Report   7× 
17 January 2019
20:30
France   23–22   Russia Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
Attendance: 11,287
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Richardson 4 (12–12) Shkurinskiy 4
  Report   4× 

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Croatia 5 5 0 0 152 115 +37 10 Main round
2   Spain 5 4 0 1 142 114 +28 8
3   Iceland 5 3 0 2 137 124 +13 6
4   North Macedonia 5 2 0 3 131 139 −8 4
5   Bahrain 5 1 0 4 107 151 −44 2
6   Japan 5 0 0 5 121 147 −26 0
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
11 January 2019
15:30
Japan   29–38   North Macedonia Olympiahalle, Munich
Attendance: 7,500
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Watanabe 5 (13–18) K. Lazarov 8
 3×  Report   4× 
11 January 2019
18:00
Iceland   27–31   Croatia Olympiahalle, Munich
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Boualloucha, Khenissi (TUN)
Pálmarsson 7 (14–16) Stepančić 8
  5×  Report   2× 
11 January 2019
20:30
Bahrain   23–33   Spain Olympiahalle, Munich
Attendance: 9,800
Referees: Grillo, Lenci (ARG)
Al-Sayyad, Habib 7 (11–16) Solé 7
  6×  Report   4× 

13 January 2019
14:00
North Macedonia   28–23   Bahrain Olympiahalle, Munich
Attendance: 8,500
Referees: Boualloucha, Khenissi (TUN)
K. Lazarov 8 (12–8) Al-Sayyad 6
  3×  Report   3× 
13 January 2019
16:30
Croatia   35–27   Japan Olympiahalle, Munich
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Brunner, Salah (SUI)
Horvat 8 (18–13) Tokuda 6
  2×  Report   2× 
13 January 2019
19:00
Spain   32–25   Iceland Olympiahalle, Munich
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Solé 5 (19–14) Guðmundsson 6
  3×  Report   6× 

14 January 2019
15:30
Iceland   36–18   Bahrain Olympiahalle, Munich
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Brunner, Salah (SUI)
Gunnarsson 8 (16–10) Merza 5
  4×  Report   5×  2× 
14 January 2019
18:00
Croatia   31–22   North Macedonia Olympiahalle, Munich
Attendance: 9,800
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Duvnjak 6 (16–11) Manaskov 6
  3×  Report   3× 
14 January 2019
20:30
Spain   26–22   Japan Olympiahalle, Munich
Attendance: 7,300
Referees: Grillo, Lenci (ARG)
Solé 8 (10–11) Tokuda 7
 3×  Report   3× 

16 January 2019
15:30
Japan   21–25   Iceland Olympiahalle, Munich
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Boualloucha, Khenissi (TUN)
Agarie 4 (12–13) Gunnarsson, Sigurmannsson 5
  1×  1×  Report   2× 
16 January 2019
18:00
Croatia   32–20   Bahrain Olympiahalle, Munich
Attendance: 8,600
Referees: Grillo, Lenci (ARG)
Štrlek 11 (19–9) Jalal 5
  7×  Report   5× 
16 January 2019
20:30
North Macedonia   21–32   Spain Olympiahalle, Munich
Attendance: 9,600
Referees: Brunner, Salah (SUI)
Peševski 6 (12–13) Gómez 6
  4×  Report   2× 

17 January 2019
15:30
Bahrain   23–22   Japan Olympiahalle, Munich
Attendance: 5,200
Referees: Brunner, Salah (SUI)
Basham 6 (10–9) Motoki 9
 4×  Report   4× 
17 January 2019
18:00
North Macedonia   22–24   Iceland Olympiahalle, Munich
Attendance: 10,100
Referees: Kurtagic, Wetterwik (SWE)
K. Lazarov, Manaskov 5 (13–11) Gunnarsson 10
  3×  Report   4× 
17 January 2019
20:30
Spain   19–23   Croatia Olympiahalle, Munich
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Solé 5 (10–13) Horvat 8
  1×  Report   2× 

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark (H) 5 5 0 0 167 103 +64 10 Main round
2   Norway 5 4 0 1 175 119 +56 8
3   Tunisia 5 3 0 2 138 147 −9 6
4   Chile 5 2 0 3 130 167 −37 4
5   Austria 5 1 0 4 121 148 −27 2
6   Saudi Arabia 5 0 0 5 112 159 −47 0
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
(H) Host.
10 January 2019
20:15
Chile   16–39   Denmark Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Fonseca, Santos (POR)
Salinas 4 (4–22) Mortensen 8
 5×  Report   5× 

11 January 2019
18:00
Saudi Arabia   22–29   Austria Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 6,500
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Ma. Al-Salem 7 (9–15) Bilyk 7
  6×  1×  Report   5× 
11 January 2019
20:30
Tunisia   24–34   Norway Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 6,500
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Jaballah 5 (13–18) Jøndal 9
  5×  Report   5× 

12 January 2019
15:00
Austria   24–32   Chile Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 5,900
Referees: Gasmi, Gasmi (FRA)
Weber 6 (15–14) Er. Feuchtmann 9
  6×  Report   5× 
12 January 2019
17:30
Norway   40–21   Saudi Arabia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 12,002
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Rød 9 (20–10) Ma. Al-Salem 7
  3×  Report   2× 
12 January 2019
20:15
Denmark   36–22   Tunisia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Lah, Sok (SVN)
M. Hansen, Schmidt 7 (19–10) Chouiref 5
  7×  Report   2× 

14 January 2019
15:00
Tunisia   36–30   Chile Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 3,247
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Chouiref, Soussi 7 (18–15) Er. Feuchtmann, Salinas 8
  4×  Report   5× 
14 January 2019
17:30
Norway   34–24   Austria Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 8,716
Referees: Lah, Sok (SVN)
Sagosen 8 (16–13) Božović 7
  1×  Report   5× 
14 January 2019
20:15
Denmark   34–22   Saudi Arabia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 12,157
Referees: Gasmi, Gasmi (FRA)
M. Jacobsen 7 (17–11) Mo. Al-Salem 4
  5×  Report   7×  1× 

15 January 2019
16:15
Saudi Arabia   20–24   Tunisia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 4,571
Referees: Lah, Sok (SVN)
Al-Abdulali 5 (8–12) Boughanmi, Sanaï 7
  4×  Report   3×  1× 
15 January 2019
18:30
Norway   41–20   Chile Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 11,247
Referees: Gasmi, Gasmi (FRA)
Blonz 8 (21–12) Salinas 9
  1×  Report   2× 
15 January 2019
20:45
Austria   17–28   Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 14,607
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
three players 3 (8–11) M. Jacobsen, Schmidt 6
  2×  Report  

17 January 2019
15:00
Chile   32–27   Saudi Arabia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 3,526
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Er. Feuchtmann 11 (21–13) Mo. Al-Salem 8
  5×  Report   9×  2× 
17 January 2019
17:30
Austria   27–32   Tunisia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 11,834
Referees: Santos, Fonseca (POR)
Weber 9 (14–18) Boughanmi 9
  6×  Report   5× 
17 January 2019
20:15
Denmark   30–26   Norway Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 15,001
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
M. Hansen 14 (17–14) Johannessen 5
  4×  Report   4× 

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden 5 5 0 0 151 111 +40 10 Main round
2   Hungary 5 2 2 1 151 138 +13 6
3   Egypt 5 2 1 2 132 133 −1 5
4   Qatar 5 2 0 3 125 127 −2 4
5   Argentina 5 1 1 3 119 130 −11 3
6   Angola 5 1 0 4 121 160 −39 2
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
11 January 2019
15:30
Angola   24–23   Qatar Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 1,870
Referees: Fonseca, Santos (POR)
Hebo 7 (12–8) Berrached 6
  6×  Report   4× 
11 January 2019
18:00
Argentina   25–25   Hungary Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 4,272
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Simonet 6 (10–13) Balogh 11
  4×  Report   3× 
11 January 2019
20:30
Egypt   24–27   Sweden Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 6,448
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
El-Ahmar, Shebib 5 (11–13) Gottfridsson, L. Nilsson 5
  1×  Report   4× 

13 January 2019
15:30
Qatar   28–23   Egypt Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 3,077
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Benali 9 (15–12) El-Ahmar 6
  6×  Report   3× 
13 January 2019
18:00
Hungary   34–24   Angola Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 4,891
Referees: Kolahdouzan, Mousaviannazhad (IRN)
Bóka 5 (18–8) Ferreira 5
  3×  1×  Report  3× 
13 January 2019
20:30
Sweden   31–16   Argentina Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 6,492
Referees: Fonseca, Santos (POR)
Zachrisson 6 (15–10) F. Fernández 6
  8×  Report   6× 

14 January 2019
15:30
Hungary   32–26   Qatar Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 1,694
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Lékai 5 (16–11) Marzo, Sinen 5
  8×  Report   5×  1× 
14 January 2019
18:00
Argentina   20–22   Egypt Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 2,607
Referees: Kolahdouzan, Mousaviannazhad (IRN)
F. Fernández 5 (9–8) Sanad 7
  7×  1×  Report   5×  1× 
14 January 2019
20:30
Sweden   37–19   Angola Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 3,731
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Ekberg, Zachrisson 5 (19–14) Hebo 5
  2×  Report   4×  1× 

16 January 2019
15:30
Angola   26–33   Argentina Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 1,709
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Ferreira 7 (12–17) Simonet 7
  5×  Report   1× 
16 January 2019
18:00
Hungary   30–30   Egypt Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 3,929
Referees: Fonseca, Santos (POR)
Lékai 6 (14–14) Zein 7
 4×  Report  5× 
16 January 2019
20:30
Qatar   22–23   Sweden Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 6,079
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Benali 8 (11–10) L. Nilsson, Zachrisson 7
  4×  Report   3×  1× 

17 January 2019
15:30
Egypt   33–28   Angola Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 2,247
Referees: Kolahdouzan, Mousaviannazhad (IRN)
El-Deraa 8 (19–12) Sibo 7
  3×  Report   4×  1× 
17 January 2019
18:00
Qatar   26–25   Argentina Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 4,448
Referees: Lah, Sok (SVN)
Marzo 8 (16–13) Baronetto, Simonet 4
  3×  Report   4× 
17 January 2019
20:30
Sweden   33–30   Hungary Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 7,803
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
L. Nilsson 7 (16–15) Lékai 8
  2×  Report   5× 

Presidents CupEdit

21st–24th place playoffsEdit

 
21st–24th place semifinals21st place
 
      
 
19 January
 
 
  Korea27
 
20 January
 
  Japan25
 
  Korea26
 
19 January
 
  Saudi Arabia27
 
  Saudi Arabia34
 
 
  Angola29
 
23rd place
 
 
20 January
 
 
  Japan29
 
 
  Angola32

21st–24th place semifinalsEdit

19 January 2019
13:00
Korea   27–25   Japan Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 4,446
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Kang J. 7 (12–14) Doi 10
  1×  Report   7× 

19 January 2019
15:30
Saudi Arabia   34–29   Angola Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 6,233
Referees: Grillo, Lenci (ARG)
A. Al-Abbas 9 (20–14) Ferreira 8
  4×  Report  3× 

23rd place gameEdit

20 January 2019
13:00
Japan   29–32   Angola Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 2,952
Referees: Gasmi, Gasmi (FRA)
Doi, Watanabe 5 (14–15) Sibo 8
  4×  Report   5× 

21st place gameEdit

20 January 2019
15:30
Korea   26–27   Saudi Arabia Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 3,523
Referees: Kolahdouzan, Mousaviannazhad (IRN)
Kang J. 4 (14–13) Mo. Al-Salem 7
 3×  Report   7× 

17th–20th place playoffsEdit

 
17th–20th place semifinals17th place
 
      
 
19 January
 
 
  Serbia32
 
20 January
 
  Bahrain27
 
  Serbia28
 
19 January
 
  Argentina30
 
  Austria22
 
 
  Argentina24
 
19th place
 
 
20 January
 
 
  Bahrain27
 
 
  Austria29

17th–20th place semifinalsEdit

19 January 2019
18:00
Serbia   32–27   Bahrain Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 7,225
Referees: Gasmi, Gasmi (FRA)
V. Ilić 9 (15–17) Al-Sayyad 9
  6×  Report   7×  2× 

19 January 2019
20:30
Austria   22–24   Argentina Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 1,013
Referees: Boualloucha, Khenissi (TUN)
Frimmel 8 (12–12) F. Fernández 6
  5×  Report   2× 

19th place gameEdit

20 January 2019
18:00
Bahrain   27–29   Austria Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 3,624
Referees: Lah, Sok (SVN)
Al-Salatna 6 (17–17) Weber 9
 5×  Report   6× 

17th place gameEdit

20 January 2019
20:30
Serbia   28–30   Argentina Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 1,421
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Kukić 7 (15–13) F. Fernández 10
  7×  Report   6× 

13th–16th place playoffsEdit

 
13th–16th place semifinals13th place
 
      
 
19 January
 
 
  Russia30
 
20 January
 
  North Macedonia28
 
  Russia28
 
19 January
 
  Qatar34
 
  Chile27
 
 
  Qatar37
 
15th place
 
 
20 January
 
 
  North Macedonia32
 
 
  Chile30

13th–16th place semifinalsEdit

19 January 2019
13:00
Russia   30–28   North Macedonia Lanxess Arena, Cologne
Attendance: 10,949
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Zhitnikov 8 (17–14) K. Lazarov 9
 2×  Report

19 January 2019
15:30
Chile   27–37   Qatar Lanxess Arena, Cologne
Attendance: 13,267
Referees: Pavićević, Ražnatović (MNE)
Er. Feuchtmann 7 (11–21) Benali 8
  1×  Report   3× 

15th place gameEdit

20 January 2019
13:00
North Macedonia   32–30   Chile Lanxess Arena, Cologne
Attendance: 9,473
Referees: Brunner (SUI), Ražnatović (MNE)
K. Lazarov 9 (16–16) Er. Feuchtmann 9
  4×  Report   5× 

13th place gameEdit

20 January 2019
15:30
Russia   28–34   Qatar Lanxess Arena, Cologne
Attendance: 12,781
Referees: Salah (SUI), Pavićević (MNE)
Kovalyov 9 (14–17) Benali, Marzo 8
  7×  1×  Report   6×  1× 

Main roundEdit

Points obtained against qualified teams from the same group were carried over.

Group IEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany (H) 5 4 1 0 136 116 +20 9 Semifinals
2   France 5 3 1 1 133 122 +11 7
3   Croatia 5 3 0 2 124 117 +7 6 Fifth place game
4   Spain 5 2 0 3 147 136 +11 4[a] Seventh place game
5   Brazil 5 2 0 3 128 149 −21 4[a]
6   Iceland 5 0 0 5 122 150 −28 0
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Spain 36–24 Brazil
19 January 2019
18:00
France   33–30   Spain Lanxess Arena, Cologne
Attendance: 18,121
Referees: Jørum, Kleven (NOR)
Fabregas, Mem 6 (17–15) Solé 11
  4×  Report   4× 
19 January 2019
20:30
Germany   24–19   Iceland Lanxess Arena, Cologne
Attendance: 19,250
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Fäth 6 (14–10) Gunnarsson 6
  3×  Report   6× 

20 January 2019
18:00
Brazil   29–26   Croatia Lanxess Arena, Cologne
Attendance: 15,227
Referees: Jørum, Kleven (NOR)
Langaro 9 (17–13) Duvnjak 6
  4×  Report   2× 
20 January 2019
20:30
Iceland   22–31   France Lanxess Arena, Cologne
Attendance: 18,587
Referees: Kurtagic, Wetterwik (SWE)
Jónsson 5 (11–15) Porte, Richardson 5
  2×  Report   5× 

21 January 2019
18:00
Spain   36–24   Brazil Lanxess Arena, Cologne
Attendance: 17,209
Referees: Pavićević, Ražnatović (MNE)
Ariño, Solé 6 (19–13) Langaro, Nantes 4
  3×  Report   2× 
21 January 2019
20:30
Croatia   21–22   Germany Lanxess Arena, Cologne
Attendance: 19,250
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Karačić, Štrlek 4 (11–11) Wiede 6
  4×  Report   5× 

23 January 2019
15:30
Brazil   32–29   Iceland Lanxess Arena, Cologne
Attendance: 11,027
Referees: Jørum, Kleven (NOR)
Langaro 9 (15–15) Jónsson 7
  3×  Report   2× 
23 January 2019
18:00
France   20–23   Croatia Lanxess Arena, Cologne
Attendance: 17,191
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Richardson 5 (11–11) Horvat 7
 1×  Report   2× 
23 January 2019
20:30
Germany   31–30   Spain Lanxess Arena, Cologne
Attendance: 19,250
Referees: Kurtagic, Wetterwik (SWE)
Böhm 5 (17–16) Solé 8
  3×  Report   3× 

Group IIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark (H) 5 5 0 0 147 116 +31 10 Semifinals
2   Norway 5 4 0 1 157 135 +22 8
3   Sweden 5 3 0 2 148 137 +11 6 Fifth place game
4   Egypt 5 1 1 3 132 138 −6 3[a] Seventh place game
5   Hungary 5 1 1 3 134 144 −10 3[a]
6   Tunisia 5 0 0 5 113 161 −48 0
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Hungary 30–30 Egypt
19 January 2019
18:00
Tunisia   23–35   Sweden Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 14,153
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Sanaï 6 (14–19) Ekberg, A. Nilsson 7
  2×  Report   3× 
19 January 2019
20:30
Denmark   25–22   Hungary Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 15,001
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
M. Hansen 7 (15–10) Szita 5
  6×  Report   4× 

20 January 2019
18:00
Hungary   26–21   Tunisia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 2,605
Referees: Santos, Fonseca (POR)
Balogh 9 (16–14) Boughanmi, Sanaï 5
  6×  Report   6× 
20 January 2019
20:30
Norway   32–28   Egypt Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 3,643
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Rød, Sagosen 10 (16–14) El-Ahmar, Sanad 4
  4×  Report   5×  1× 

21 January 2019
18:00
Sweden   27–30   Norway Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 11,600
Referees: Santos, Fonseca (POR)
A. Nilsson, Wanne 5 (14–17) Jøndal 11
  5×  Report   6×  1× 
21 January 2019
20:30
Egypt   20–26   Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 13,237
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Zein 6 (7–9) M. Hansen, Zachariassen 5
  4×  Report   5× 

23 January 2019
15:30
Tunisia   23–30   Egypt Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 4,924
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Boughanmi 6 (10–15) Omar 7
  3×  Report   3× 
23 January 2019
18:00
Norway   35–26   Hungary Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 13,815
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Jøndal, Rød 7 (16–13) Balogh 11
  4×  Report   4× 
23 January 2019
20:30
Denmark   30–26   Sweden Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 15,002
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
M. Hansen 6 (13–13) Tollbring 8
  4×  Report   4× 

Final roundEdit

BracketEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
25 January
 
 
  Germany25
 
27 January
 
  Norway31
 
  Norway22
 
25 January
 
  Denmark31
 
  Denmark38
 
 
  France30
 
Third place
 
 
27 January
 
 
  Germany25
 
 
  France26

SemifinalsEdit

25 January 2019
17:30
Denmark   38–30   France Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
M. Hansen 12 (21–15) Mahé 8
 3×  Report   4× 

25 January 2019
20:30
Germany   25–31   Norway Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Gensheimer 7 (12–14) Rød 7
  7×  1×  Report   3× 

Seventh place gameEdit

26 January 2019
17:30
Spain   36–31   Egypt Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 5,318
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Cañellas 9 (17–18) El-Ahmar 7
  3×  Report   3×  1× 

Fifth place gameEdit

26 January 2019
20:30
Croatia   28–34   Sweden Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 6,075
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Stepančić 5 (13–16) Ekberg 6
  3×  Report   2× 

Third place gameEdit

27 January 2019
14:30
Germany   25–26   France Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 14,121
Referees: Santos, Fonseca (POR)
Gensheimer 7 (13–9) Mahé 7
  6×  1×  Report   4× 

FinalEdit

27 January 2019
17:30
Norway   22–31   Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 15,003
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Jøndal 9 (11–18) M. Hansen 7
  3×  Report   3× 

Final rankingEdit

Places 1–8 and 13–24 were decided by play–off or knock–out. Teams finishing fifth in the main round are ranked 9th to 10th and teams ranked sixth are ranked 11th and 12th. In case of a tie in points gained, the goal difference of the preliminary round were taken into account.[17][18]

Rank Team
    Denmark
    Norway
    France
4   Germany
5   Sweden
6   Croatia
7   Spain
8   Egypt
9   Brazil
10   Hungary
11   Iceland
12   Tunisia
13   Qatar
14   Russia
15   Macedonia
16   Chile
17   Argentina
18   Serbia
19   Austria
20   Bahrain
21   Saudi Arabia
22   Korea
23   Angola
24   Japan
Qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics and the 2021 World Men's Handball Championship
Qualified for the Olympic Qualification Tournament

AwardsEdit

All-Star TeamEdit

All-Star Team of the tournament and MVP.[1]

Position Player
Goalkeeper   Niklas Landin Jacobsen
Left wing   Magnus Jøndal
Left back   Sander Sagosen
Centre back   Rasmus Lauge Schmidt
Right back   Fabian Wiede
Right wing   Ferran Solé
Pivot   Bjarte Myrhol
Most valuable player   Mikkel Hansen

StatisticsEdit

International broadcastersEdit

Source:[19]

Television and video streamingEdit

Host broadcastersEdit

Country Broadcaster Summary
  Denmark[20] DR All matches live on al three DR television channels, TV2, and TV2 Sport respectively. Simulcast coverage for a final match.
TV 2
  Germany ARD Live coverage respectively for Germany matches only, with highlights of all other matches.
ZDF
Eurosport 15 matches live, excluding Germany.
Sportdeutschland.TV All matches
RTL News report coverage for other team matches on RTL, RTL II, Nitro, VOX, and N-TV
WeltN24 News report coverage for Germany team matches only, on Welt and Sky Sport News.
Sky

Other broadcastersEdit

Country/Region Broadcaster Summary
Worldwide IHF TV All 96 matches exclusively live and free via the official IHF tournament website (unsold markets only)
SNTV News report access (49 matches after Preliminary Round – online/social embargoes: France, Germany, Korea, and Scandinavia)
  Argentina[21][22][23] Televisión Pública 8 matches live and free (all Argentina team and a final)
DeporTV Selected matches live and free, including all Argentina team in simulcast with Televisión Pública.
  Australia Eurosport Up to 38 matches live on Eurosport 1 (Australia, Asia-Pacific, and Poland) and Eurosport 2 (Poland only), in English language (for Australia and Asia-Pacific) and Polish language (for Poland).
  Poland
  Austria ORF 10 matches live and free on ORF Sport +, (all Austria team, both semi-finals, and a final).
Arena Sport All 96 matches exclusively live.
  Belarus Poverkhnost Selected matches live on Sport 1 and Sport 2.
  Moldova
  Ukraine
  Bulgaria BNT All matches exclusively live and free on all three BNT channels.
  Caribbean DirecTV All matches exclusively live on DirecTV Sports.
Latin American countries
  Croatia RTL Selected matches live and free, including all Croatia team, both semi-finals, and a final.
  Cyprus CytaVision All 96 matches exclusively live.
  Czech Republic Česká Televize Selected matches live and free on ČT Sport.
  Egypt ERTU Live and free coverage on Nile Sport for Egypt matches only.
  France TF1 Live and free coverage for France matches only.
beIN Sports Selected matches live, including all France team.
  Georgia Silk Sport All 96 matches exclusively live.
  Hungary MTVA Selected matches live and free on M4.
  Iceland RÚV Live and free coverage for Iceland matches only.
  Ireland Premier Media Broadcasting Ltd. 9 matches, live and free on FreeSports (starting with the 6 main round matches, both semi-finals, and a final).
  United Kingdom
  Israel Charlton Ltd. Selected matches live on Sport 1 and Sport 2.
  Italy Pallamano.TV 10 selected matches exclusively live
  South Korea JTBC 10 matches live on JTBC3 Fox Sports (all Korea team, both semi-finals, and a final). Plus free coverage for highlights on JTBC3 Fox Sports YouTube channel.
  Macedonia MRT 10 matches live and free on MRT 1 (in Macedonian language) and MRT 2 (in Albanian language) (all Macedonia team, both semi-finals, and a final).
  Mexico[24] Canal Once Live coverage of final match only.
NENT All 96 matches exclusively live on Viaplay, selected matches also available live on Viasport (excluding Sweden matches for Sweden viewers) and free on Viafree (Finland, Norway, and Sweden), with all Norway and Sweden matches live and free on TV3 (Norway and Sweden only).
  Netherlands Ziggo Selected matches live on