2019 World Women's Handball Championship

The 2019 IHF World Women's Handball Championship, the 24th event hosted by the International Handball Federation, was held in Japan from 30 November to 15 December 2019.[1]

2019 World Women's Handball Championship
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Tournament details
Host country Japan
Dates30 November – 15 December
Teams24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Netherlands (1st title)
Runner-up Spain
Third place Russia
Fourth place Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches96
Goals scored5179 (53.95 per match)
Attendance315,748 (3,289 per match)
Top scorer(s)Netherlands Lois Abbingh
(71 goals)
Best playerNetherlands Estavana Polman
Next

The Netherlands won their first title after defeating Spain in the final.[2]

VenuesEdit

Kumamoto region was entrusted with the organization of the World Championship. Additionally the Japanese Organizing Committee will have a venue in Tokyo in order to prepare for the 2020 Olympic Games. Kumamoto has had a lot of experience with handball tournaments, hosting the 1997 Men's World Championships.[3]

Higashi-ku Minami-ku Nishi-ku
Park Dome Kumamoto
Capacity: 10,000
Aqua Dome Kumamoto
Capacity: 6,400
Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium
Capacity: 3,400
     
Yatsushiro Yamaga
Yatsushiro General Gymnasium
Capacity: 2,500
Yamaga City Overall Gymnasium
Capacity: 2,100
   

QualificationEdit

Competition Dates Host Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 28 October 2013   Doha 1   Japan
2017 World Championship 1–17 December 2017   Germany 1   France
2018 South and Central American Championship 29 November – 4 December 2018   Maceió 2   Argentina
  Brazil
2018 European Championship 29 November – 16 December 2018   France 3   Netherlands
  Romania
  Russia
2018 Asian Championship 30 November – 9 December 2018   Japan 4[1]   Australia
  China
  Kazakhstan
  South Korea
2018 African Championship 2–12 December 2018   Brazzaville 3   Angola
  DR Congo
  Senegal
2019 Nor.Ca. Championship 28 May – 2 June 2019[4]   Mexico City 1   Cuba
European qualification 23 November 2018 – 6 June 2019 Various 9   Denmark
  Germany
  Hungary
  Montenegro
  Norway
  Serbia
  Slovenia
  Spain
  Sweden

^ 1. If countries from Oceania (Australia or New Zealand) participating in the Asian Championships finished within the top 5, they qualified for the World Championships. If they placed sixth or lower, the place would have been transferred to the wild card spot.[5]

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Qualified as Qualification date Previous appearances in tournament[a]
  Japan Host 28 October 2013 18 (1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1986, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  France Defending World Champion 17 December 2017 13 (1986, 1990, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Brazil Top two at the 2018 South and Central American Championship 3 December 2018 12 (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Argentina Top two at the 2018 South and Central American Championship 3 December 2018 9 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  China Semifinalist of 2018 Asian Championship 4 December 2018 15 (1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Kazakhstan Semifinalist of 2018 Asian Championship 4 December 2018 4 (2007, 2009, 2011, 2015)
  South Korea Semifinalist of 2018 Asian Championship 4 December 2018 17 (1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Australia Fifth place of 2018 Asian Championship 8 December 2018 7 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
  Senegal Finalist of 2018 African Championship 10 December 2018 debut
  Angola Finalist of 2018 African Championship 10 December 2018 14 (1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  DR Congo Third place of 2018 African Championship 12 December 2018 2 (2013, 2015)
  Netherlands Semifinalist of 2018 European Championship 12 December 2018 11 (1971, 1973, 1978, 1986, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Romania Semifinalist of 2018 European Championship 12 December 2018 23 (1957, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Russia Semifinalist of 2018 European Championship 12 December 2018 12 (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017)
  Cuba 2019 Nor.Ca. Champion 2 June 2019 3 (1999, 2011, 2015)
  Hungary European playoff winner 5 June 2019 21 (1957, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Denmark European playoff winner 5 June 2019 19 (1957, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Germany European playoff winner 5 June 2019 11 (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Norway European playoff winner 5 June 2019 19 (1971, 1973, 1975, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Montenegro European playoff winner 5 June 2019 4 (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Sweden European playoff winner 6 June 2019 9 (1957, 1990, 1993, 1995, 2001, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017)
  Serbia European playoff winner 6 June 2019 3 (2013, 2015, 2017)
  Slovenia European playoff winner 6 June 2019 5 (1997, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2017)
  Spain European playoff winner 6 June 2019 9 (1993, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  1. ^ Bold indicates champion for that year, Italics indicates host for that year.

DrawEdit

The draw was held on 21 June 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.[6][7]

SeedingEdit

The seeding was announced on 19 June 2019.[8] As organizer, Japan had the right to choose their group.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

RefereesEdit

17 referee pairs were selected.[9]

SquadsEdit

Each team consisted of up to 28 players, of whom 16 may be fielded for each match.

Preliminary roundEdit

The schedule was announced on 3 July 2019.[10]

TiebreakersEdit

In the group stage, teams were 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 had scored the same number of points, the ranking was determined as follows:[11]

  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 applied to determine the provisional ranking of teams.

All times are local (UTC+9).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands 5 4 0 1 178 134 +44 8[a] Main round
2   Norway 5 4 0 1 169 115 +54 8[a]
3   Serbia 5 3 0 2 155 143 +12 6
4   Angola 5 2 0 3 150 151 −1 4[b]
5   Slovenia 5 2 0 3 142 150 −8 4[b]
6   Cuba 5 0 0 5 122 223 −101 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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Netherlands 30–28 Norway
  2. ^ a b Slovenia 24–33 Angola
30 November 2019
15:00
Serbia   32–25   Angola Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 3,605
Referees: García, Paolantoni (ARG)
Nikolić 7 (16–12) Guialo 5
  4×  Report   4× 
30 November 2019
18:00
Netherlands   26–32   Slovenia Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 2,864
Referees: Krichen, Makhlouf (TUN)
Abbingh, Polman 5 (14–15) Stanko 12
  3×  Report   4× 
30 November 2019
20:30
Norway   47–16   Cuba Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 1,871
Referees: El-Saied, El-Saied (EGY)
Herrem, Løke 8 (25–9) Céspedes, Lusson 3
 3×  Report  1× 

2 December 2019
12:30
Cuba   27–46   Serbia Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 5,570
Referees: Krichen, Makhlouf (TUN)
Rizo 6 (11–25) three players 6
 5×  Report   4× 
2 December 2019
15:00
Angola   28–35   Netherlands Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 4,690
Referees: Belkhiri, Hamidi (ALG)
Carlos 9 (12–17) Abbingh 11
  5×  Report   5× 
2 December 2019
20:30
Slovenia   20–36   Norway Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 1,680
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Gros 9 (12–13) Røsberg Jacobsen 8
 3×  Report  3× 

3 December 2019
15:00
Netherlands   51–23   Cuba Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 5,060
Referees: García, Paolantoni (ARG)
Malestein 11 (22–11) Céspedes 4
  5×  Report  6× 
3 December 2019
18:00
Slovenia   24–33   Angola Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 2,280
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
Stanko 9 (12–16) Carlos, Kassoma 6
  3×  Report  5× 
3 December 2019
20:30
Norway   28–25   Serbia Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 1,970
Referees: Kuttler, Merz (GER)
Hegh Arntzen, Oftedal 7 (13–12) Liščević 6
  4×  Report   8×  1× 

5 December 2019
15:00
Cuba   26–39   Slovenia Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 5,520
Referees: Năstase, Stancu (ROU)
Rizo 7 (15–17) Stanko 11
  2×  Report   5× 
5 December 2019
18:00
Serbia   23–36   Netherlands Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 2,460
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
three players 6 (12–20) Polman 8
 4×  Report   4× 
5 December 2019
20:30
Norway   30–24   Angola Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 1,870
Referees: García, Paolantoni (ARG)
Hegh Arntzen 6 (13–12) Carlos 6
  2×  Report   5× 

6 December 2019
15:00
Serbia   29–27   Slovenia Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 4,680
Referees: Makhlouf, Krichen (TUN)
Pop-Lazić 8 (12–11) Stanko 10
  4×  Report   2× 
6 December 2019
18:00
Angola   40–30   Cuba Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 2,680
Referees: Belkhiri, Hamidi (ALG)
Guialo 7 (20–16) Lusson 7
 6×  Report   6× 
6 December 2019
20:30
Netherlands   30–28   Norway Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 3,380
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Abbingh 6 (14–18) Oftedal 9
  1×  Report  2× 

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   South Korea 5 3 2 0 149 124 +25 8 Main round
2   Germany 5 3 1 1 142 111 +31 7[a]
3   Denmark 5 3 1 1 132 100 +32 7[a]
4   France 5 2 1 2 137 100 +37 5
5   Brazil 5 1 1 3 119 115 +4 3
6   Australia 5 0 0 5 53 182 −129 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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Denmark 25–26 Germany
30 November 2019
15:00
Germany   30–24   Brazil Yamaga City Overall Gymnasium, Yamaga
Attendance: 1,300
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Behnke 6 (14–11) Nascimento 5
  4×  Report   1× 
30 November 2019
18:00
France   27–29   South Korea Yamaga City Overall Gymnasium, Yamaga
Attendance: 1,450
Referees: Sosa, Lemes (URU)
Zaadi 5 (13–12) Ryu 12
  5×  Report   2×  1× 
30 November 2019
20:30
Denmark   37–12   Australia Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Nishi-ku
Attendance: 1,400
Referees: Cheng, Zhou (CHN)
Østergaard 6 (17–4) Potocki 4
  2×  Report  8× 

1 December 2019
15:00
Brazil   19–19   France Yamaga City Overall Gymnasium, Yamaga
Attendance: 1,580
Referees: Lah, Sok (SVN)
four players 3 (7–10) three players 3
 3×  Report   5×  1× 
1 December 2019
18:00
Australia   8–34   Germany Yamaga City Overall Gymnasium, Yamaga
Attendance: 1,450
Referees: Hizaki, Ikebuchi (JPN)
Potocki 3 (4–16) Lauenroth 6
 2×  Report   6× 
1 December 2019
20:30
South Korea   26–26   Denmark Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Nishi-ku
Attendance: 1,380
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Ryu 9 (13–10) Højlund 4
  5×  Report   6×  1× 

3 December 2019
15:00
South Korea   33–27   Brazil Yamaga City Overall Gymnasium, Yamaga
Attendance: 1,750
Referees: Hamidi, Belkhiri (ALG)
Ryu, Shin 8 (16–14) Amorim 9
  6×  Report   3× 
3 December 2019
19:00
France   46–7   Australia Yamaga City Overall Gymnasium, Yamaga
Attendance: 1,540
Referees: El-Saied, El-Saied (EGY)
Coatanea 7 (21–3) Potocki 4
  2×  Report   6× 
3 December 2019
20:30
Denmark   25–26   Germany Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Nishi-ku
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Sosa, Lemes (URU)
K. Jørgensen 5 (11–13) Behnke 7
  2×  Report   5× 

4 December 2019
15:00
Australia   17–34   South Korea Yamaga City Overall Gymnasium, Yamaga
Attendance: 1,590
Referees: Lončar, Lončar (CRO)
Potocki 10 (10–18) Lee 5
  6×  Report  3× 
4 December 2019
19:00
Germany   25–27   France Yamaga City Overall Gymnasium, Yamaga
Attendance: 1,950
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Bölk 8 (12–14) Zaadi 4
  1×  Report   2× 
4 December 2019
20:30
Denmark   24–18   Brazil Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Nishi-ku
Attendance: 1,100
Referees: García, Paolantoni (ARG)
S. Jørgensen 6 (11–9) Vieira 5
  3×  Report  5× 

6 December 2019
15:00
Brazil   31–9   Australia Yamaga City Overall Gymnasium, Yamaga
Attendance: 1,490
Referees: Cheng, Zhou (CHN)
Belo 5 (15–5) Potocki 7
  7×  1×  Report  2× 
6 December 2019
19:00
Germany   27–27   South Korea Yamaga City Overall Gymnasium, Yamaga
Attendance: 2,100
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Behnke 7 (15–14) Ryu 10
  6×  Report  2× 
6 December 2019
20:30
France   18–20   Denmark Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Nishi-ku
Attendance: 1,600
Referees: Lah, Sok (SVN)
Lacrabère 6 (7–9) S. Jørgensen 7
  4×  Report  6× 

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 5 5 0 0 159 103 +56 10 Main round
2   Montenegro 5 4 0 1 137 123 +14 8
3   Romania 5 3 0 2 121 129 −8 6
4   Hungary 5 2 0 3 145 117 +28 4
5   Senegal 5 1 0 4 119 137 −18 2
6   Kazakhstan 5 0 0 5 92 164 −72 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.
30 November 2019
15:00
Montenegro   29–25   Senegal Yatsushiro General Gymnasium, Yatsushiro
Attendance: 1,900
Referees: Kuttler, Merz (GER)
Jauković 7 (14–15) Keïta, Sankharé 5
  5×  Report   2× 
30 November 2019
18:00
Romania   16–31   Spain Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Nishi-ku
Attendance: 1,300
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Neagu 6 (9–16) Cabral, Fernández 6
  7×  Report   5× 
30 November 2019
18:00
Hungary   39–15   Kazakhstan Yatsushiro General Gymnasium, Yatsushiro
Attendance: 1,800
Referees: Hizaki, Ikebuchi (JPN)
Márton, Schatzl 7 (22–8) Abilda 5
 1×  Report

1 December 2019
15:00
Kazakhstan   21–30   Montenegro Yatsushiro General Gymnasium, Yatsushiro
Attendance: 1,910
Referees: El-Saied, El-Saied (EGY)
Alexandrova 5 (11–13) Radičević 9
 3×  Report   5× 
1 December 2019
18:00
Spain   29–25   Hungary Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Nishi-ku
Attendance: 1,600
Referees: Christiansen, Hansen (DEN)
Cabral 7 (18–13) Tóvizi 5
  4×  1×  Report   5× 
1 December 2019
18:00
Senegal   24–29   Romania Yatsushiro General Gymnasium, Yatsushiro
Attendance: 1,850
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
three players 6 (12–15) Neagu 13
  3×  Report   7× 

3 December 2019
15:00
Hungary   24–25   Montenegro Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Nishi-ku
Attendance: 1,600
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Schatzl 7 (12–13) Radičević 8
  2×  Report   7×  1× 
3 December 2019
15:00
Spain   29–20   Senegal Yatsushiro General Gymnasium, Yatsushiro
Attendance: 1,950
Referees: Lah, Sok (SVN)
Cabral 8 (14–13) Camara 6
  5×  Report  4× 
3 December 2019
19:00
Romania   22–20   Kazakhstan Yatsushiro General Gymnasium, Yatsushiro
Attendance: 1,810
Referees: Cheng, Zhou (CHN)
Pintea 5 (14–11) Khardina 6
  3×  Report  1× 

4 December 2019
15:00
Montenegro   27–26   Romania Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Nishi-ku
Attendance: 1,700
Referees: Christiansen, Hansen (DEN)
Radičević, Raičević 6 (11–12) Neagu 11
  7×  1×  Report   7×  1× 
4 December 2019
15:00
Kazakhstan   16–43   Spain Yatsushiro General Gymnasium, Yatsushiro
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: El-Saied, El-Saied (EGY)
Abilda, Rejemetova 3 (11–19) M. López 10
 5×  Report  4× 
4 December 2019
19:00
Hungary   30–20   Senegal Yatsushiro General Gymnasium, Yatsushiro
Attendance: 2,020
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Kovács 6 (17–9) Sankharé 6
  2×  Report   4× 

6 December 2019
15:00
Senegal   30–20   Kazakhstan Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Nishi-ku
Attendance: 1,700
Referees: Hizaki, Ikebuchi (JPN)
Camara 8 (15–7) Abilda 7
 3×  Report   6×  1× 
6 December 2019
15:00
Montenegro   26–27   Spain Yatsushiro General Gymnasium, Yatsushiro
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Radičević 7 (14–14) Cabral, Pena 6
 7×  Report   4× 
6 December 2019
19:00
Romania   28–27   Hungary Yatsushiro General Gymnasium, Yatsushiro
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Kuttler, Merz (GER)
Neagu 10 (10–16) Kovacsics, Szabó 6
  6×  Report   5× 

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Russia 5 5 0 0 158 91 +67 10 Main round
2   Sweden 5 4 0 1 144 114 +30 8
3   Japan (H) 5 3 0 2 136 121 +15 6
4   Argentina 5 2 0 3 124 133 −9 4
5   DR Congo 5 1 0 4 86 137 −51 2
6   China 5 0 0 5 100 152 −52 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.
30 November 2019
15:00
Japan   24–20   Argentina Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 9,100
Referees: Năstase, Stancu (ROU)
Ohyama 5 (14–10) Karsten 7
  9×  Report   4× 
30 November 2019
18:00
Russia   26–11   China Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 4,900
Referees: Lončar, Lončar (CRO)
Managarova 5 (13–6) Chen 4
 3×  Report  4× 
30 November 2019
20:30
Sweden   26–16   DR Congo Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 2,230
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Lagerquist 6 (11–8) Mwasesa 6
  2×  Report   3× 

2 December 2019
15:00
Argentina   22–35   Russia Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 6,628
Referees: Cheng, Zhou (CHN)
three players 4 (12–17) Gorshenina 5
  1×  Report   7×  1× 
2 December 2019
18:00
DR Congo   16–28   Japan Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 4,476
Referees: Lončar, Lončar (CRO)
Ngo 4 (9–17) Ohyama 6
  2×  Report  4× 
2 December 2019
20:30
China   19–32   Sweden Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 2,100
Referees: Stancu, Năstase (ROU)
Jin 5 (7–16) three players 4
  6×  Report   6× 

3 December 2019
14:30
Russia   34–13   DR Congo Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 6,765
Referees: Hizaki, Ikebuchi (JPN)
Managarova 6 (19–7) Mwasesa 5
 4×  Report  5×  1× 
3 December 2019
17:00
China   28–34   Argentina Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 1,985
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Jin 10 (13–18) Karsten 12
 4×  Report   3× 
3 December 2019
19:30
Sweden   34–26   Japan Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 6,375
Referees: Krichen, Makhlouf (TUN)
Blohm 7 (20–13) Tanabe 5
  4×  Report  4× 

5 December 2019
15:00
DR Congo   25–24   China Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 6,729
Referees: Kuttler, Merz (GER)
Mwasesa 12 (10–11) Jin 8
  6×  1×  Report   5× 
5 December 2019
18:00
Japan   23–33   Russia Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 6,220
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Sasaki 7 (16–16) Sen 8
  2×  Report   2× 
5 December 2019
20:30
Sweden   30–23   Argentina Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 2,442
Referees: Lončar, Lončar (CRO)
Mässing 5 (14–11) Mendoza 8
  5×  Report   3× 

6 December 2019
15:00
Japan   35–18   China Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 8,310
Referees: Sosa, Lemes (URU)
Akiyama 8 (17–8) Sun 5
  2×  Report   5× 
6 December 2019
18:00
Argentina   25–16   DR Congo Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 2,950
Referees: Christiansen, Hansen (DEN)
Karsten 8 (9–13) Mwasesa 5
  3×  Report  5× 
6 December 2019
20:30
Russia   30–22   Sweden Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 3,826
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
Frolova 11 (16–12) Gulldén 8
  8×  Report  5× 

President's CupEdit

21st–24th place playoffsEdit

 
21st–24th place semifinals21st place
 
      
 
8 December
 
 
  Cuba45
 
9 December
 
  Australia25
 
  Cuba (pen.)33
 
8 December
 
  Kazakhstan31
 
  Kazakhstan29
 
 
  China23
 
23rd place
 
 
9 December
 
 
  Australia15
 
 
  China33

21st–24th place semifinalsEdit

8 December 2019
10:00
Cuba   45–25   Australia Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Nishi-ku
Attendance: 800
Referees: Lemes, Sosa (URU)
Robert, Téllez 7 (25–16) Potocki 10
  8×  2×  Report  4×  1× 

8 December 2019
12:30
Kazakhstan   29–23   China Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Nishi-ku
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Rejemetova 8 (16–15) Jin 7
  1×  Report   2× 

23rd place gameEdit

9 December 2019
12:30
Australia   15–33   China Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 6,920
Referees: Lemes, Sosa (URU)
Potocki 9 (7–17) Chen 11
  3×  Report   4× 

21st place gameEdit

9 December 2019
12:30
Cuba   33–31   Kazakhstan Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Nishi-ku
Attendance: 1,700
Referees: Cheng, Zhou (CHN)
Camejo, Toledo 7 (15–14) Khardina 9
  4×  1×  Report  

FT: 29–29 Pen: 4–2

17–20th place playoffsEdit

 
17–20th place semifinals17th place
 
      
 
8 December
 
 
  Slovenia19
 
9 December
 
  Brazil32
 
  Brazil22
 
8 December
 
  Senegal18
 
  Senegal28
 
 
  DR Congo23
 
19th place
 
 
9 December
 
 
  Slovenia29
 
 
  DR Congo27

17–20th place semifinalsEdit

8 December 2019
15:00
Slovenia   19–32   Brazil Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Nishi-ku
Attendance: 1,100
Referees: Lee, Koo (KOR)
Gros 5 (9–18) Araújo, Lima 6
 4×  Report  1× 

8 December 2019
18:00
Senegal   28–23   DR Congo Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Nishi-ku
Attendance: 600
Referees: Năstase, Stancu (ROU)
N'Diaye, Sankharé 6 (16–9) Mwasesa 7
  2×  Report   3× 

19th place gameEdit

9 December 2019
15:00
Slovenia   29–27   DR Congo Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Nishi-ku
Attendance: 1,900
Referees: Belkhiri, Hamidi (ALG)
Stanko 13 (14–13) Mwasesa 9
  3×  Report   3× 

17th place gameEdit

9 December 2019
18:00
Brazil   22–18   Senegal Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Nishi-ku
Attendance: 600
Referees: El-Saied, El-Saied (EGY)
Nascimento 4 (13–9) Sankharé 7
  4×  Report  3× 

13–16th place playoffsEdit

 
13–16th place semifinals13th place
 
      
 
8 December
 
 
  Hungary34
 
9 December
 
  Argentina26
 
  Hungary21
 
8 December
 
  France26
 
  Angola17
 
 
  France28
 
15th place
 
 
9 December
 
 
  Argentina27
 
 
  Angola30

13–16th place semifinalsEdit

8 December 2019
12:30
Angola   17–28   France Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 3,430
Referees: Lončar, Lončar (CRO)
Guialo 4 (9–9) Nze Minko 5
 4×  1×  Report   3× 

8 December 2019
12:30
Hungary   34–26   Argentina Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 3,726
Referees: Christiansen, Hansen (DEN)
Kovacsics 7 (19–12) Karsten 9
 3×  Report

15th place gameEdit

9 December 2019
15:00
Argentina   27–30   Angola Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 6,464
Referees: Hizaki, Ikebuchi (JPN)
Karsten 6 (17–13) Guialo 11
 3×  Report   9× 

13th place gameEdit

9 December 2019
18:00
Hungary   21–26   France Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 2,920
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Lukács 7 (12–12) Lacrabère 6
  2×  Report  3× 

Main roundEdit

Group IEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Norway 5 4 0 1 146 128 +18 8 Semifinals
2   Netherlands 5 3 0 2 153 136 +17 6
3   Serbia 5 2 1 2 139 151 −12 5[a] Fifth place game
4   Germany 5 2 1 2 135 136 −1 5[a] Seventh place game
5   Denmark 5 1 2 2 123 124 −1 4
6   South Korea 5 0 2 3 144 165 −21 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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Germany 28–29 Serbia
8 December 2019
15:00
Serbia   36–33   South Korea Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 3,450
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Lavko 7 (21–16) Ryu 10
  7×  1×  Report   4× 
8 December 2019
18:00
Netherlands   23–25   Germany Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 4,020
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Dulfer 4 (12–11) Bölk 6
 4×  Report   1× 
8 December 2019
20:30
Norway   22–19   Denmark Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 1,890
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Hegh Arntzen 5 (12–9) Grigel, Højlund 4
  4×  Report   3× 

9 December 2019
15:00
Germany   28–29   Serbia Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 5,090
Referees: Năstase, Stancu (ROU)
Berger, Minevskaja 6 (17–19) Cvijić 7
  5×  Report   5×  1× 
9 December 2019
18:00
Denmark   27–24   Netherlands Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 2,200
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Hansen 5 (14–9) Polman, Snelder 5
  6×  Report   4× 
9 December 2019
20:30
South Korea   25–36   Norway Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 2,120
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Ryu 7 (10–20) Oftedal 7
  3×  Report   2× 

11 December 2019
15:00
Netherlands   40–33   South Korea Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 5,070
Referees: Năstase, Stancu (ROU)
Abbingh 11 (23–16) Ryu 9
  7×  1×  Report   2× 
11 December 2019
18:00
Serbia   26–26   Denmark Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 3,080
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Pop-Lazić 6 (14–11) S. Jørgensen 6
  6×  Report   2× 
11 December 2019
20:30
Norway   32–29   Germany Aqua Dome Kumamoto, Minami-ku
Attendance: 3,520
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Brattset Dale 6 (17–16) Bölk 6
 2×  Report   2× 

Group IIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Russia 5 5 0 0 161 117 +44 10 Semifinals
2   Spain 5 3 1 1 145 137 +8 7
3   Montenegro 5 3 0 2 137 137 0 6 Fifth place game
4   Sweden 5 2 1 2 141 132 +9 5 Seventh place game
5   Japan (H) 5 1 0 4 143 150 −7 2
6   Romania 5 0 0 5 102 156 −54 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.
8 December 2019
15:00
Romania   18–27   Russia Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 5,870
Referees: García, Paolantoni (ARG)
Neagu 5 (10–10) Bobrovnikova, Vyakhireva 5
  3×  1×  Report   4× 
8 December 2019
18:00
Montenegro   30–26   Japan Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 7,356
Referees: Belkhiri, Hamidi (ALG)
Radičević 8 (14–11) Fujita 7
  3×  Report   3× 
8 December 2019
20:30
Spain   28–28   Sweden Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 2,132
Referees: Lah, Sok (SVN)
Cabral 6 (14–8) Hagman, Mässing 8
  7×  1×  Report   3× 

10 December 2019
15:00
Russia   35–28   Montenegro Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 6,338
Referees: Krichen, Makhlouf (TUN)
Managarova 12 (17–16) Radičević 8
  5×  Report   7× 
10 December 2019
18:00
Japan   31–33   Spain Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 3,428
Referees: Kuttler, Merz (GER)
Ohyama 6 (13–17) Pena 7
  4×  Report   5× 
10 December 2019
20:30
Sweden   34–22   Romania Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 1,980
Referees: Lemes, Sosa (URU)
Mellegård 7 (14–9) three players 4
  4×  Report   3× 

11 December 2019
15:00
Spain   26–36   Russia Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 6,281
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Cabral 6 (12–16) Frolova 9
 1×  Report   2× 
11 December 2019
18:00
Romania   20–37   Japan Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 3,962
Referees: Belkhiri, Hamidi (ALG)
Perianu, Udriștioiu 4 (8–18) Sasaki 8
  3×  Report
11 December 2019
20:30
Montenegro   26–23   Sweden Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 1,926
Referees: García, Paolantoni (ARG)
Mehmedović 7 (12–12) Blohm 7
  2×  Report  4× 

Final roundEdit

BracketEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
13 December
 
 
  Norway22
 
15 December
 
  Spain28
 
  Spain29
 
13 December
 
  Netherlands30
 
  Russia32
 
 
  Netherlands33
 
Third place
 
 
15 December
 
 
  Norway28
 
 
  Russia33

SemifinalsEdit

13 December 2019
17:30
Russia   32–33   Netherlands Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 4,240
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Vyakhireva 11 (16–16) Polman 9
  3×  Report  3× 

13 December 2019
20:30
Norway   22–28   Spain Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 4,261
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Aune 5 (13–13) Cabral 7
  3×  Report   5× 

Seventh place gameEdit

13 December 2019
14:30
Germany   24–35   Sweden Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 6,860
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Stolle 6 (13–18) Gulldén 7
  2×  Report   1× 

Fifth place gameEdit

13 December 2019
11:30
Serbia   26–28   Montenegro Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 5,690
Referees: Belkhiri, Hamidi (ALG)
Stoiljković 6 (12–13) Raičević, Ramusović 4
  Report   4× 

Third place gameEdit

15 December 2019
17:30
Norway   28–33   Russia Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 8,664
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Hegh Arntzen, Oftedal 7 (15–18) Vyakhireva 9
  4×  Report  4× 

FinalEdit

15 December 2019
20:30
Spain   29–30   Netherlands Park Dome Kumamoto, Higashi-ku
Attendance: 9,624
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Cabral 7 (13–16) Polman 9
  1×  1×  Report   3× 

Final rankingEdit

StatisticsEdit

Top assistsEdit

Rank Name Team Assists
1 Anna Vyakhireva   Russia 62
2 Milena Raičević   Montenegro 51
3 Stine Bredal Oftedal   Norway 47
4 Estavana Polman   Netherlands 43
5 Emilie Hegh Arntzen   Norway 40
Yui Sunami   Japan
7 Kristina Liščević   Serbia 37
8 Alexandrina Cabral   Spain 33
9 Jelena Lavko   Serbia 31
Ryu Eun-hee   South Korea

Source: IHF

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Japan directly qualified as the host of Olympics.

ReferencesEdit

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