2021 World Men's Handball Championship

The 2021 IHF World Men's Handball Championship is the 27th event hosted by the International Handball Federation held in Egypt from 13 to 31 January 2021.

2021 World Men's Handball Championship
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Tournament details
Host country Egypt
Dates13–31 January
Teams32 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 4 host cities)
Tournament statistics
Matches32
Goals scored1784 (55.75 per match)
Attendance(0 per match)
Top scorer(s)Norway Sander Sagosen
(21 goals)
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This is the first Handball Championship with 32 teams instead of 24.[1] It is the third World Championship hosted in Africa, the second in Egypt, and the first to be hosted outside of Europe since 2015. Denmark are the defending champions, having won their first World Championship title in 2019 on home soil.

The tournament is being played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

Bidding processEdit

Seven nations initially expressed interest in hosting the tournament:[3]

However, until the bidding phase expired on 15 April 2015, only three nations entered documents to bid for the event:[4]

A decision was scheduled for 4 June 2015, but the Congress was moved to 6 November 2015, where Egypt was chosen as the host.[5]

FormatEdit

The new format sees 32 teams split into eight groups of four teams each. The top three teams from each group progress to the main round, while the teams ranked last in their preliminary round groups play the President's Cup. The 24 main round teams are divided into four groups of six teams each. The top two teams from each group advance to the quarter-finals.

VenuesEdit

Following is a list of all venues and host cities.

Cairo New Administrative Capital
Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex New Capital Sports Hall
Capacity: 17,000 Capacity: 7,500
 
Borg El Arab 6th of October City
Borg El Arab Sports Hall Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex
Capacity: 5,000 Capacity: 4,500

QualificationEdit

As is the previous edition, the World Championship organizer was directly qualified, along with the reigning world champions. Following decision about increasing number of participating teams, changes were made in the distribution of places by the Continental Confederations. The number of compulsory places awarded to each Continental Confederation was increased as follows: four places each for Africa, Asia, and Europe. Starting from this tournament, Pan America was split into two zones: the North America and Caribbean Zone with one compulsory place, and the South and Central America Zone with three places. There was also a South and Central American Men's Last Chance Qualification Tournament which provided a qualification spot for the winning team. One additional place was available for Oceania, but only in the case where that national team ranked fifth or higher at the Asian Championship. Since no Oceania team placed among the top five at the Asian Championship, the IHF awarded an additional wild card.[6] In addition, there were 12 performance places for the Continental Confederations, which were based on the teams ranked 1–12 of the preceding World Championship. According to the new qualification system[7] and taking into consideration the results of the 2019 Men's World Championship, 32 places were distributed as follows:

  • Host nation: 1
  • Reigning world champion: 1
  • Africa: 6
  • Asia: 4
  • Europe: 13
  • Pan America: 5
    • North America and Caribbean: 1
    • South and Central America: 3
    • South and Central American Last Chance Qualification Tournament: 1
  • Oceania/additional wild card: 1
  • Wild card: 1
Competition Dates Host Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 6 November 2015   Sochi 1   Egypt
2019 World Championship 10–27 January 2019   Denmark
  Germany
1   Denmark
2020 European Championship 9–26 January 2020   Austria
  Norway
  Sweden
3   Croatia
  Norway
  Spain
2020 African Championship 16–26 January 2020   Tunisia 6   Algeria
  Angola
  Cape Verde
  DR Congo
  Morocco
  Tunisia
2020 Asian Championship 16–27 January 2020   Kuwait City 4[1]   Bahrain
  Japan
  Qatar
  South Korea
2020 South and Central American Championship[8] 21–25 January 2020   Maringá 3   Argentina
  Brazil
  Uruguay
2020 Nor.Ca. Championship (Cancelled)[2]   Mexico City 1   United States[9]
2020 South and Central American
Last Chance Qualification Tournament
(Cancelled)[2]   Uruguay[10] 1   Chile[11]
European qualification 23 October 2019 – 5 July 2020 (Cancelled) Various (Cancelled) 10[3]   Austria
  Belarus
  Czech Republic
  France
  Germany
  Hungary
  Iceland
  Portugal
  Slovenia
  Sweden
  North Macedonia (replacement)
   Switzerland (replacement)
Wild card[12] 9 July 2020 2[1]   Poland
Russian Handball Federation Team[4]

^ 1. Since countries from Oceania (Australia or New Zealand) participating in the Asian Championships did not finish within the top five, they did not qualify for the World Championship. Since they placed sixth or lower, the place transferred to the wild card spot.
^ 2. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the South and North American qualification tournaments were scrapped. The IHF Council decided to extend the deadline for the organisation of the remaining qualification tournaments until 31 October 2020.[13]
^ 3. Because the European qualification was cancelled, the final ranking of the 2020 European Men's Handball Championship was used to determine the participants.[14]
^ 4. On 9 December 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned Russia from all international sport for a period of four years, after the Russian government was found to have tampered with laboratory data that it provided to WADA in January 2019 as a condition of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency being reinstated. As a result of the ban, WADA plans to allow individually cleared Russian athletes to take part in the 2020 Summer Olympics under a neutral banner, as instigated at the 2018 Winter Olympics, but they will not be permitted to compete in team sports. The title of the neutral banner has yet to be determined; WADA Compliance Review Committee head Jonathan Taylor stated that the IOC would not be able to use "Olympic Athletes from Russia" (OAR) as it did in 2018, emphasizing that neutral athletes cannot be portrayed as representing a specific country.[15][16][17] Russia later filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the WADA decision.[18] After reviewing the case on appeal, CAS ruled on 17 December 2020 to reduce the penalty that WADA had placed on Russia. Instead of banning Russia from sporting events, the ruling allowed Russia to participate at the Olympics and other international events, but for a period of two years, the team cannot use the Russian name, flag, or anthem and must present themselves as "Neutral Athlete" or "Neutral Team". The ruling does allow for team uniforms to display "Russia" on the uniform as well as the use of the Russian flag colors within the uniform's design, although the name should be up to equal predominance as the "Neutral Athlete/Team" designation.[19] The Russian team will play under the name "Russian Handball Federation Team".[20]

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances1, 2
  Egypt Host 6 November 2015 15 (1964, 1993, 1995, 1997,1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)
  Denmark[21] World champion 27 January 2019 23 (1938, 1954, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)
  Angola Top seven at 2020 African Championship 20 January 2020 4 (2005, 2007, 2017, 2019)
  Algeria Top seven at 2020 African Championship 20 January 2020 14 (1974, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
  Tunisia Top seven at 2020 African Championship 20 January 2020 14 (1967, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)
  Qatar Semifinalist at 2020 Asian Championship 21 January 2020 7 (2003, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)
  Japan Semifinalist at 2020 Asian Championship 23 January 2020 14 (1961, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1990, 1995, 1997, 2005, 2011, 2017, 2019)
  Bahrain Semifinalist at 2020 Asian Championship 23 January 2020 3 (2011, 2017, 2019)
  South Korea3 Semifinalist at 2020 Asian Championship 23 January 2020 11 (1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 20193)
  Argentina Top three at 2020 South and Central American Championship 23 January 2020 12 (1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)
  Brazil Top three at 2020 South and Central American Championship 23 January 2020 14 (1958, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)
  Croatia Top three at 2020 European Championship 24 January 2020 13 (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)
  Spain Top three at 2020 European Championship 24 January 2020 20 (1958, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)
  Cape Verde Top seven at 2020 African Championship 24 January 2020 0 (debut)
  Morocco Top seven at 2020 African Championship 24 January 2020 6 (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2007)
  Norway Top three at 2020 European Championship 25 January 2020 15 (1958, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2017, 2019)
  Uruguay Top three at 2020 South and Central American Championship 25 January 2020 0 (debut)
  DR Congo Top seven at 2020 African Championship 26 January 2020 0 (debut)
  Austria 2020 European Championship final ranking 24 April 2020 6 (1938, 1958, 1993, 2011, 2015, 2019)
  Belarus 2020 European Championship final ranking 24 April 2020 4 (1995, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Czech Republic4 2020 European Championship final ranking 24 April 2020 6 (1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2015)
  France 2020 European Championship final ranking 24 April 2020 22 (1954, 1958 ,1961, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1978, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)
  Germany 2020 European Championship final ranking 24 April 2020 25 (1938, 1954, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)
  Hungary 2020 European Championship final ranking 24 April 2020 20 (1958, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2019)
  Iceland 2020 European Championship final ranking 24 April 2020 20 (1958, 1961, 1964, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)
  Portugal 2020 European Championship final ranking 24 April 2020 3 (1997, 2001, 2003)
  Slovenia 2020 European Championship final ranking 24 April 2020 8 (1995, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  Sweden 2020 European Championship final ranking 24 April 2020 24 (1938, 1954, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2019)
  Poland Wildcard 9 July 2020 15 (1958, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
Russian Handball Federation Team Wildcard 9 July 2020 13 (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)6
  United States5 North America and Caribbean representative[9] 2 November 2020 6 (1964, 1970, 1974, 1993, 1995, 2001)
  Chile South and Central America representative[11] 10 November 2020 5 (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)
  North Macedonia4 Replacement 12 January 2021 6 (1999, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)
   Switzerland5 Replacement 12 January 2021 10 (1954, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year
2 Italic indicates host country for that year
3 previously played as a   Unified Korea team
4 On 12 January, the International Handball Federation announced that the Czech Republic has withdrawn from the tournament due to high number of COVID-19 infected players. North Macedonia replaced them.[22]
5 On 12 January, the International Handball Federation announced that the United States have withdrawn from the tournament due to high number of COVID-19 infected players. Switzerland replaced them.[23]
6 As Russian Federation 1993-2019

DrawEdit

The draw was held on 5 September 2020 at the Giza Pyramids Plateau.[24][25] As hosts, Egypt had the privilege to assign itself to a group.[26]

SeedingEdit

On 23 July 2020, the pots were announced.[27]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
  Denmark
  Spain
  Croatia
  Norway
  Slovenia
  Germany
  Portugal
  Sweden
  Egypt
  Argentina
  Austria
  Hungary
  Tunisia
  Algeria
  Qatar
  Belarus
  Iceland
  Brazil
  Uruguay
  Czech Republic
  France
  South Korea
  Japan
  Bahrain
  North Macedonia4
  Angola
  Cape Verde
  Morocco
  Chile
  DR Congo
  Poland
  United States
Russian Handball Federation Team
   Switzerland5

RefereesEdit

The referee pairs were selected on 4 January 2021.[28]

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are local (UTC+2).[29][30]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany (Q) 2 2 0 0 53 14 +39 4 Main round
2   Hungary (Q) 2 2 0 0 78 45 +33 4
3   Uruguay (Q) 3 1 0 2 42 87 −45 2
4   Cape Verde (E) 3 0 0 3 27 54 −27 0 Presidents Cup
Updated to match(es) played on 15 January 2021. 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.
(E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
15 January 2021
19:00
Germany   43–14   Uruguay Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City
Referees: Grillo, Lenci (ARG)
Kastening 9 (16–4) Morandeira 4
 4×  Report   2× 
15 January 2021
21:30
Hungary   34–27   Cape Verde Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City
Referees: Emam, Hedaia (EGY)
Ancsin 7 (19–14) Semedo 6
  6×  1×  Report   4× 

17 January 2021 Cape Verde   0–10[note 1]   Germany
17 January 2021
21:30
Hungary   44–18   Uruguay Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City
Referees: Kolahdouzan, Mousaviannazhad (IRI)
Máthé 8 (16–8) Morandeira 4
  3×  Report  2× 

19 January 2021 Uruguay   10–0[note 1]   Cape Verde
19 January 2021
21:30
Germany   v   Hungary Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City
Report

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 2 1 1 0 56 55 +1 3 Main round
2   Poland 2 1 0 1 56 55 +1 2
3   Brazil 2 0 2 0 61 61 0 2
4   Tunisia 2 0 1 1 60 62 −2 1 Presidents Cup
Updated to match(es) played on 17 January 2021. 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.
15 January 2021
19:00
Spain   29–29   Brazil New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
Referees: Pavićević, Ražnatović (MNE)
three players 4 (16–13) Langaro, Moraes 6
 4×  Report   6× 
15 January 2021
21:30
Tunisia   28–30   Poland New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Sanaï 9 (17–17) Moryto 11
  5×  Report   6× 

17 January 2021
19:00
Tunisia   32–32   Brazil New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
Referees: Hansen, Madsen (DEN)
Darmoul 9 (20–16) Hackbarth, Langaro 6
  6×  Report  4× 
17 January 2021
21:30
Poland   26–27   Spain New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Sićko 6 (11–14) three players 5
 6×  Report   2× 

19 January 2021
19:00
Spain   v   Tunisia New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
Report
19 January 2021
21:30
Brazil   v   Poland New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
Report

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Qatar (Q) 2 2 0 0 61 54 +7 4 Main round
2   Croatia (Q) 2 1 1 0 57 49 +8 3
3   Japan 2 0 1 1 58 60 −2 1
4   Angola 2 0 0 2 45 58 −13 0 Presidents Cup
Updated to match(es) played on 17 January 2021. 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.
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
15 January 2021
16:30
Qatar   30–25   Angola Borg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
Referees: Santos, Fonseca (POR)
Madadi 8 (14–13) Pestana 6
  6×  Report  4× 
15 January 2021
19:00
Croatia   29–29   Japan Borg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
Referees: Krichen, Makhlouf (TUN)
Marić 7 (14–17) Agarie, R. Tokuda 5
  3×  Report   3× 

17 January 2021
16:30
Qatar   31–29   Japan Borg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Marzo 11 (15–16) Doi 7
 3×  Report   3× 
17 January 2021
19:00
Angola   20–28   Croatia Borg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
Referees: Belkhiri, Hamidi (ALG)
Ferreira 4 (11–12) Čupić 6
 6×  2×  Report   6× 

19 January 2021
16:30
Japan   v   Angola Borg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
Report
19 January 2021
19:00
Croatia   v   Qatar Borg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
Report

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark (Q) 2 2 0 0 73 39 +34 4 Main round
2   Argentina (Q) 2 2 0 0 52 43 +9 4
3   Bahrain 2 0 0 2 41 58 −17 0
4   DR Congo 2 0 0 2 41 67 −26 0 Presidents Cup
Updated to match(es) played on 15 January 2021. 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.
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
15 January 2021
19:00
Argentina   28–22   DR Congo Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
three players 5 (13–14) Kiangebeni 7
  4×  Report  2× 
15 January 2021
21:30
Denmark   34–20   Bahrain Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
Referees: Brunner, Salah (SUI)
Gidsel 10 (19–10) Ahmed 8
 5×  Report   4× 

17 January 2021
19:00
Argentina   24–21   Bahrain Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Pizarro 6 (12–10) Ahmed 5
  1×  Report   6× 
17 January 2021
21:30
DR Congo   19–39   Denmark Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
Referees: Brunner, Salah (SUI)
Bouity, Mvumbi 4 (10–23) J. Hansen 8
  3×  Report   1× 

19 January 2021
19:00
Bahrain   v   DR Congo Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
Report
19 January 2021
21:30
Denmark   v   Argentina Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
Report

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France (Q) 2 2 0 0 63 52 +11 4 Main round
2   Norway 2 1 0 1 55 53 +2 2
3    Switzerland[a] 2 1 0 1 53 56 −3 2
4   Austria 2 0 0 2 53 63 −10 0 Presidents Cup
Updated to match(es) played on 16 January 2021. 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.
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Switzerland replaced the USA, who withdrew due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the squad.[23]
14 January 2021
19:00
Austria   25–28    Switzerland Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City
Referees: Kolahdouzan, Mousaviannazhad (IRI)
Weber 7 (13–13) Schmid 7
  7×  1×  Report   4× 
14 January 2021
21:30
Norway   24–28   France Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Sagosen 10 (13–13) Mahé 9
 5×  Report   5× 

16 January 2021
19:00
Austria   28–35   France Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City
Referees: Grillo, Lenci (ARG)
Wagner 7 (13–17) three players 4
 3×  Report   4× 
16 January 2021
21:30
Switzerland    25–31   Norway Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Lier, Milosevic 7 (13–17) Sagosen 11
  6×  Report   3× 

18 January 2021
19:00
France   v    Switzerland Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City
Referees: Grillo, Lenci (ARG)
Report
18 January 2021
21:30
Norway   v   Austria Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Report

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Portugal (Q) 2 2 0 0 58 43 +15 4 Main round
2   Iceland 2 1 0 1 62 49 +13 2
3   Algeria 2 1 0 1 48 62 −14 2
4   Morocco 2 0 0 2 43 57 −14 0 Presidents Cup
Updated to match(es) played on 16 January 2021. 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.
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
14 January 2021
19:00
Algeria   24–23   Morocco New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
Referees: Hansen, Madsen (DEN)
Abdi 7 (8–15) Rezzouki 6
 6×  Report   9×  3× 
14 January 2021
21:30
Portugal   25–23   Iceland New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Martins 6 (11–10) Elísson 6
  3×  Report   4× 

16 January 2021
19:00
Morocco   20–33   Portugal New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Harchaoui 5 (12–12) Portela 9
  7×  Report  2× 
16 January 2021
21:30
Algeria   24–39   Iceland New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
Referees: Hansen, Madsen (DEN)
Ayoub 5 (10–22) Elísson 12
  4×  1×  Report  4×  1× 

18 January 2021
19:00
Portugal   v   Algeria New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
Referees: Pavićević, Ražnatović (MNE)
Report
18 January 2021
21:30
Iceland   v   Morocco New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Report

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden (Q) 2 2 0 0 73 46 +27 4 Main round
2   Egypt (H, Q) 2 2 0 0 73 48 +25 4
3   Chile 2 0 0 2 55 76 −21 0
4   North Macedonia[a] 2 0 0 2 39 70 −31 0 Presidents Cup
Updated to match(es) played on 16 January 2021. 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; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ North Macedonia replaced the Czech Republic, who withdrew due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the squad.[22]
13 January 2021
19:00
Egypt   35–29   Chile Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Y. El-Deraa 6 (18–11) Salinas 8
  7×  Report   9×  1× 
14 January 2021
21:30
Sweden   32–20   North Macedonia Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
Referees: Kleven, Jørum (NOR)
Wanne 11 (16–11) Lazarov 5
  4×  Report   3× 

16 January 2021
19:00
Egypt   38–19   North Macedonia Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Mamdouh 8 (20–6) three players 3
 2×  Report  5×  1× 
16 January 2021
21:30
Chile   26–41   Sweden Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
Referees: Brunner, Salah (SUI)
Er. Feuchtmann 7 (16–20) Pellas 12
 8×  1×  Report   4× 

18 January 2021
16:30
North Macedonia   v   Chile Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Report
18 January 2021
19:00
Sweden   v   Egypt Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
Referees: Kleven, Jørum (NOR)
Report

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Belarus (Q) 2 1 1 0 64 56 +8 3 Main round
2 Russian Handball Fed. (Q) 2 1 1 0 63 57 +6 3
3   Slovenia (Q) 2 1 0 1 76 60 +16 2
4   South Korea (E) 2 0 0 2 53 83 −30 0 Presidents Cup
Updated to match(es) played on 16 January 2021. 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.
(E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
14 January 2021
16:30
Belarus   32–32 Russian Handball Fed. Borg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
Referees: Belkhiri, Hamidi (ALG)
Vailupau 10 (15–15) three players 6
  6×  Report   5×  1× 
14 January 2021
19:00
Slovenia   51–29   South Korea Borg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Gajić 10 (25–16) Kim Jin-y., Kim Jin-h. 6
  6×  Report  2× 

16 January 2021
16:30
Belarus   32–24   South Korea Borg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
Referees: Krichen, Makhlouf (TUN)
Vailupau 8 (15–9) Kim Jin-y. 8
  9×  1×  Report  3× 
16 January 2021
19:00
Russian Handball Fed. 31–25   Slovenia Borg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
three players 6 (16–13) Dolenec 6
  5×  Report   4× 

18 January 2021
16:30
South Korea   v Russian Handball Fed. Borg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
Referees: Belkhiri, Hamidi (ALG)
Report
18 January 2021
19:00
Slovenia   v   Belarus Borg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
Referees: Raluy, Sabroso (ESP)
Report

Presidents CupEdit

Group IEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 B4 1 1 0 0 10 0 +10 2 25th place game
2 C4 1 1 0 0 10 0 +10 2 27th place game
3 D4 1 1 0 0 10 0 +10 2 29th place game
4   Cape Verde 3 0 0 3 0 30 −30 0 31st place game
First match(es) will be played on 21 January 2021. Source:[citation needed]
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.
21 January 2021
16:30
Cape Verde   0–10[note 1] B4 Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City
21 January 2021
19:00
C4 v D4 Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City

23 January 2021
16:30
Cape Verde   0–10[note 1] C4 Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City
23 January 2021
19:00
B4 v D4 Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City

25 January 2021
16:30
D4 10–0[note 1]   Cape Verde Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City
25 January 2021
19:00
B4 v C4 Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City

Group IIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 E4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25th place game
2 F4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27th place game
3 G4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29th place game
4   South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31st place game
First match(es) will be played on 20 January 2021. Source:[citation needed]
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.
20 January 2021
16:30
E4 v F4 New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
20 January 2021
19:00
G4 v   South Korea New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital

22 January 2021
16:30
E4 v G4 New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
22 January 2021
19:00
F4 v   South Korea New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital

24 January 2021
16:30
South Korea   v E4 New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
24 January 2021
19:00
F4 v G4 New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital

31st place gameEdit

27 January 2021
16:00
Cape Verde   0–10[note 1] II4 Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City

29th place gameEdit

27 January 2021
18:30
I3 v II3 Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City

27th place gameEdit

27 January 2021
16:00
I2 v II2 New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital

25th place gameEdit

27 January 2021
18:30
I1 v II1 New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital

Main roundEdit

All points obtained in the preliminary round against teams that advance as well, are carried over.

Group IEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
2 B1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 A2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 B2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   Uruguay 0 0 0 0 32 87 −55 0
6 B3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 21 January 2021. Source:[citation needed]
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.
21 January 2021 A1 v B3 New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
21 January 2021 B1 v A2 New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
21 January 2021 Uruguay   v B2 New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital

23 January 2021 A2 v B3 New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
23 January 2021 B2 v A1 New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
23 January 2021 Uruguay   v B1 New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital

25 January 2021 B1 v A1 New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
25 January 2021 B2 v A2 New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
25 January 2021 B3 v   Uruguay New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital

Group IIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 C1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
2 D1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 C2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 C3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 D3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 21 January 2021. Source:[citation needed]
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.
21 January 2021 C1 v D3 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
21 January 2021 D1 v C2 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
21 January 2021 C3 v D2 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo

23 January 2021 C2 v D3 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
23 January 2021 D2 v C1 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
23 January 2021 C3 v D1 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo

25 January 2021 D1 v C1 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
25 January 2021 D2 v C2 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
25 January 2021 D3 v C3 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo

Group IIIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 E1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
2 F1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 E2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 F2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 E3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 F3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 20 January 2021. Source:[citation needed]
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.
20 January 2021 E1 v F3 Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City
20 January 2021 F1 v E2 Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City
20 January 2021 E3 v F2 Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City

22 January 2021 E2 v F3 Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City
22 January 2021 F2 v E1 Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City
22 January 2021 E3 v F1 Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City

24 January 2021 F1 v E1 Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City
24 January 2021 F2 v E2 Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City
24 January 2021 F3 v E3 Dr Hassan Moustafa Indoor Sports Complex, 6th of October City

Group IVEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 G1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
2 H1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 G2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 H2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 G3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 H3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 20 January 2021. Source:[citation needed]
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.
20 January 2021 G1 v H3 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
20 January 2021 H1 v G2 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
20 January 2021 G3 v H2 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo

22 January 2021 G2 v H3 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
22 January 2021 H2 v G1 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
22 January 2021 G3 v H1 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo

24 January 2021 H1 v G1 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
24 January 2021 H2 v G2 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
24 January 2021 H3 v G3 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo

Final roundEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
27 January
 
 
II1
 
29 January
 
IV2
 
 
 
27 January
 
 
 
IV1
 
31 January
 
II2
 
 
 
27 January
 
 
 
I1
 
29 January
 
III2
 
 
 
27 January
 
 Third place
 
III1
 
31 January
 
I2
 
 
 
 
 
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

27 January 2021
18:30
II1 v IV2 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo

27 January 2021
21:30
IV1 v II2 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo

27 January 2021
21:30
I1 v III2 New Capital Sports Hall, New Capital

27 January 2021
21:30
III1 v I2 Borg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab

SemifinalsEdit

29 January 2021
18:30
WQF1 v WQF2 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo

29 January 2021
21:30
WQF3 v WQF4 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo

Third place gameEdit

31 January 2021
15:30
LSF1 v LSF2 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo

FinalEdit

31 January 2021
18:30
WSF1 v WSF2 Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo

StatisticsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Cape Verde had to withdraw from the tournament, after having not the minimum of players available, due to several cases of players who tested positive for COVID-19.[31][32]

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