2023 World Women's Handball Championship

The 2023 IHF World Women's Handball Championship was the 26th edition of the championship, organised by the International Handball Federation (IHF) from 29 November to 17 December 2023 and jointly hosted by Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. It was the third time in handball history that the championship is jointly hosted, the first in Sweden, and also the first to be played in three countries.[1]

2023 World Women's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host countries Denmark
 Norway
 Sweden
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Dates29 November – 17 December
Teams32 (from 5 confederations)
Final positions
Champions France (3rd title)
Runner-up Norway
Third place Denmark
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played112
Goals scored6,013 (53.69 per match)
Attendance344,399 (3,075 per match)
Top scorer(s)Czech Republic Markéta Jeřábková
(63 goals)
Best playerNorway Henny Reistad
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France won their third title after a finals win over Norway.[2] The bronze medal went to Denmark with a win over Sweden.[3]

Bidding process edit

After Russia's withdrawal, Denmark/Norway/Sweden and Hungary entered their bids for hosting the tournament, which was awarded to the three Nordic countries by IHF Council at its meeting held in Paris, France on 28 January 2017.[4]

Venues edit

The Nordic joint bid included the following six host cities and venues:

  Herning   Frederikshavn   Stavanger
Jyske Bank Boxen
Capacity: 15,000
Arena Nord
Capacity: 2,800
DNB Arena
Capacity: 5,000
     
  Trondheim   Helsingborg   Gothenburg
Trondheim Spektrum
Capacity: 8,800
Helsingborg Arena
Capacity: 5,500
Scandinavium
Capacity: 12,000
     

The Hungarian bid included the same cities and venues as the bid that was presented for the 2021 championship.

Qualification edit

Competition Dates Host Vacancies Qualified
Host countries 28 January 2017 3   Denmark
  Norway
  Sweden
2022 European Championship 4–20 November 2022   Montenegro
  North Macedonia
  Slovenia
3[5]   France
  Montenegro
  Netherlands
European qualification 2 November 2022 – 12 April 2023 10[5]   Croatia
  Czech Republic
  Germany
  Hungary
  Poland
  Romania
  Serbia
  Slovenia
  Spain
  Ukraine
2022 African Championship 9–19 November 2022   Senegal 4   Angola
  Cameroon
  Congo
  Senegal
2022 South and Central American Championship 15–19 November 2022   Argentina 2[6]   Argentina
  Brazil
2022 Asian Championship 24 November – 4 December 2022   South Korea 5[1]   China
  Iran
  Japan
  Kazakhstan
  South Korea
2023 Central American Championship 28 February – 4 March 2023   Nicaragua 2   Chile
  Paraguay
2023 Nor.Ca. Women's Championship 5–11 June 2023   Greenland 1   Greenland
Wild card[7] 3 July 2023 2[1]   Austria
  Iceland

^ 1. If a country from Oceania (Australia) participating in the Asian Championships finished within the top 5, it would have qualified for the World Championships. As it finished sixth or lower, the place was transferred to the wild card spot.

Qualified teams edit

Country Qualified as Qualification date Previous appearances in tournament[a]
  Denmark Co-hosts 28 January 2017 21 (1957, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  Norway 21 (1971, 1973, 1975, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  Sweden 11 (1957, 1990, 1993, 1995, 2001, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  France Semifinalists of 2022 European Championship 15 November 2022 15 (1986, 1990, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  Montenegro 6 (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  Angola Semifinalists of 2022 African Championship 16 November 2022 16 (1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  Congo 6 (1982, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2021)
  Cameroon 3 (2005, 2017, 2021)
  Senegal 1 (2019)
  Netherlands Top 6 of 2022 European Championship 13 (1971, 1973, 1978, 1986, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  Argentina Top two of 2022 Central and South American Championship 18 November 2022 11 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  Brazil 14 (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  Iran Top five of 2022 Asian Championship 27 November 2022 1 (2021)
  South Korea 28 November 2022 19 (1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  Japan 30 November 2022 20 (1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1986, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  China 17 (1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  Kazakhstan 3 December 2022 6 (2007, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2019, 2021)
  Chile Top two of 2023 Central American Championship 3 March 2023 1 (2009)
  Paraguay 4 (2007, 2013, 2017, 2021)
  Ukraine European play-off winner 11 April 2023 7 (1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009)
  Czech Republic 7 (1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2013, 2017, 2021)
  Germany 12 April 2023 14 (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  Slovenia 7 (1997, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  Croatia 7 (1995, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2021)
  Serbia 5 (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  Hungary 23 (1957, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  Poland 17 (1957, 1962, 1965, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2021)
  Spain 11 (1993, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  Romania 25 (1957, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  Greenland Winner of 2023 Nor.Ca Championship 11 June 2023 1 (2001)
  Austria Wild card 3 July 2023 13 (1957, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2021)
  Iceland 1 (2011)
  1. ^ Bold indicates champion for that year, Italics indicates host for that year.

Marketing edit

The official logo and slogan was unveiled on 30 August 2022. It features the colours blue, red and yellow, representing the flag colours of hosts Sweden, Norway and Denmark, with the circles symbolising a ball flying through the air at a rapid speed. The slogan: "Aim to Excite" was also unveiled the same day. The logo was designed by Danish brand agency Urgent.Agency.[8]

The official anthem of the competition is "Aiming For Number One", made and performed by Swedish DJ and producer Wahlstedt.[9] It is not the first anthem Wahlstedt has made for a handball competition ("All for us" for the 2020 European Men's Handball Championship).[10]

Draw edit

The draw took place on 6 July 2023 in Gothenburg, Sweden.[11][12]

Seeding edit

The seeding was announced on 3 July 2023.[7]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
  Norway (assigned to C)
  Denmark (assigned to E)
  Montenegro (assigned to B)
  France (assigned to D)
  Sweden (assigned to A)
  Netherlands (assigned to H)
  Brazil
  Germany (assigned to F)
  Slovenia
  Spain (assigned to G)
  Croatia
  South Korea
  Hungary
  Romania
  Poland
  Czech Republic
  Serbia
  Japan
  Ukraine
  Greenland
  Argentina
  Angola
  China
  Cameroon
  Congo
  Senegal
  Paraguay
  Iran
  Kazakhstan
  Chile
  Austria
  Iceland

Referees edit

23 referee pairs were selected on 27 October 2023.[13] On 1 December 2023, Novica Mitrović and Miljan Vešović from Montenegro were called up from the reserve list to referee.[14]

Squads edit

Preliminary round edit

The schedule was announced on 1 March 2023.[15]

All times are local (UTC+1).[16]

Group A edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden (H) 3 3 0 0 84 59 +25 6 Main round Group I
2   Croatia 3 1 1 1 78 57 +21 3[a]
3   Senegal 3 1 1 1 62 63 −1 3[a]
4   China 3 0 0 3 52 97 −45 0 President's Cup Group I
Source: Rankings[17]
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) Hosts
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Croatia 22–22 Senegal
1 December 2023
18:00
Croatia   22–22   Senegal Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 4,004
Referees: Hansen, Madsen (DEN)
Barišić 8 (9–11) D. Camara 10
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1 December 2023
20:30
Sweden   36–24   China Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 8,407
Referees: Budzák, Záhradník (SVK)
Koppang 6 (22–8) Liu Y. 6
 1×  Report

3 December 2023
15:30
Croatia   39–13   China Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 3,061
Referees: B. Correa, R. Correa (BRA)
five players 5 (19–7) Li 4
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3 December 2023
18:00
Senegal   18–26   Sweden Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 7,098
Referees: Lovin, Stancu (ROU)
Sagna 8 (12–14) Roberts 6
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5 December 2023
18:00
China   15–22   Senegal Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 3,714
Referees: Doychinov, Goretsov (BUL)
Jin 4 (9–9) Sagna 8
  2×  Report
5 December 2023
20:30
Sweden   22–17   Croatia Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 8,538
Referees: Kuttler, Merz (GER)
Carlson 6 (9–7) Šimara 5
  3×  Report  4× 

Group B edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Montenegro 3 3 0 0 90 55 +35 6 Main round Group I
2   Hungary 3 2 0 1 92 56 +36 4
3   Cameroon 3 1 0 2 57 87 −30 2
4   Paraguay 3 0 0 3 61 102 −41 0 President's Cup Group I
Source: Rankings[17]
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 2023
18:00
Montenegro   25–11   Cameroon Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 731
Referees: Merz, Kuttler (GER)
Pavićević 5 (13–2) Ateba 5
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30 November 2023
20:30
Hungary   35–12   Paraguay Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 398
Referees: B. Correa, R. Correa (BRA)
Klujber, Szöllősi-Schatzl 5 (15–6) Acuña, Portillo 4
  Report  1×  2× 

2 December 2023
18:00
Paraguay   26–41   Montenegro Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 964
Referees: Doychinov, Goretsov (BUL)
Acuña 5 (15–17) Pavićević 9
 1×  Report   1× 
2 December 2023
20:30
Hungary   39–20   Cameroon Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 589
Referees: Budzák, Záhradník (SVK)
Klujber 7 (18–8) Nnomo 6
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4 December 2023
18:00
Cameroon   26–23   Paraguay Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 689
Referees: Lovin, Stancu (ROU)
Ebanga Baboga 9 (12–12) Insfrán 7
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4 December 2023
20:30
Montenegro   24–18   Hungary Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg
Attendance: 1,056
Referees: Hansen, Madsen (DEN)
Mugoša 8 (7–10) three players 3
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Group C edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Norway (H) 3 3 0 0 121 62 +59 6 Main round Group II
2   Austria 3 2 0 1 101 97 +4 4
3   South Korea 3 1 0 2 79 79 0 2
4   Greenland 3 0 0 3 50 113 −63 0 President's Cup Group I
Source: Rankings[17]
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) Hosts
29 November 2023
18:00
South Korea   29–30   Austria DNB Arena, Stavanger
Attendance: 2,104
Referees: Jovandić, Sekulić (SRB)
Woo 11 (12–16) K. Pandza 8
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29 November 2023
20:30
Norway   43–11   Greenland DNB Arena, Stavanger
Attendance: 3,345
Referees: García, Paolantoni (ARG)
Herrem 7 (19–7) Bjerge 4
  1×  Report  2× 

1 December 2023
18:00
South Korea   27–16   Greenland DNB Arena, Stavanger
Attendance: 2,141
Referees: H. El-Saied, Y. El-Saied (EGY)
Gim, Woo 4 (15–6) Rothberg 4
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1 December 2023
20:30
Austria   28–45   Norway DNB Arena, Stavanger
Attendance: 3,451
Referees: Álvarez, Bustamante (ESP)
I. Ivančok 6 (12–21) Reistad 10
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3 December 2023
18:00
Greenland   23–43   Austria DNB Arena, Stavanger
Attendance: 1,850
Referees: A. Konjičanin, D. Konjičanin (BIH)
Bjerge, Hansen 5 (13–20) K. Pandza 8
 3×  Report  3× 
3 December 2023
20:30
Norway   33–23   South Korea DNB Arena, Stavanger
Attendance: 3,456
Referees: Lemes, Sosa (URU)
Herrem 7 (20–11) Shin 6
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Group D edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France 3 3 0 0 92 78 +14 6 Main round Group II
2   Slovenia 3 2 0 1 87 79 +8 4
3   Angola 3 0 1 2 79 86 −7 1[a]
4   Iceland 3 0 1 2 72 87 −15 1[a] President's Cup Group I
Source: Rankings[17]
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 Angola 26–26 Iceland
30 November 2023
18:00
Slovenia   30–24   Iceland DNB Arena, Stavanger
Attendance: 750
Referees: Lemes, Sosa (URU)
Ljepoja 8 (16–13) three players 5
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30 November 2023
20:30
France   30–29   Angola DNB Arena, Stavanger
Attendance: 1,830
Referees: A. Konjičanin, D. Konjičanin (BIH)
Toublanc, Valentini 6 (18–15) Guialo 6
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2 December 2023
15:30
Slovenia   30–24   Angola DNB Arena, Stavanger
Attendance: 816
Referees: García, Paolantoni (ARG)
Varagić 5 (14–11) Guialo 6
  4×  Report  5×  1× 
2 December 2023
18:00
Iceland   22–31   France DNB Arena, Stavanger
Attendance: 2,414
Referees: Jovandić, Sekulić (SRB)
Erlingsdóttir 7 (10–20) Bouktit, Kanor 5
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4 December 2023
18:00
Angola   26–26   Iceland DNB Arena, Stavanger
Attendance: 854
Referees: H. El-Saied, Y. El-Saied (EGY)
Gabriel 6 (15–14) Erlingsdóttir 6
 3×  Report   2× 
4 December 2023
21:00
France   31–27   Slovenia DNB Arena, Stavanger
Attendance: 883
Referees: Álvarez, Bustamante (ESP)
Grandveau 6 (17–15) Stanko 7
  1×  Report   5× 

Group E edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark (H) 3 3 0 0 110 55 +55 6 Main round Group III
2   Romania 3 2 0 1 104 86 +18 4
3   Serbia 3 1 0 2 79 78 +1 2
4   Chile 3 0 0 3 46 120 −74 0 President's Cup Group II
Source: Rankings[17]
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) Hosts
1 December 2023
18:00
Romania   44–19   Chile Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 9,582
Referees: Cheng, Zhou (CHN)
Buceschi 6 (25–6) Parra, Paul 4
 3×  Report  1× 
1 December 2023
20:30
Denmark   25–21   Serbia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 12,389
Referees: A. Covalciuc, I. Covalciuc (MDA)
Friis, Jørgensen 5 (10–12) three players 5
 1×  Report   7×  1× 

3 December 2023
18:00
Romania   37–28   Serbia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 5,907
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
Buceschi 8 (19–13) Jovović, Laništanin 5
 2×  Report   2× 
3 December 2023
20:30
Chile   11–46   Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 7,622
Referees: Kažanegra, Vujačić (MNE)
Lovera, Paul 3 (5–20) Scaglione 7
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5 December 2023
18:00
Serbia   30–16   Chile Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 7,438
Referees: Al-Enezi, Al-Naseem (KUW)
Stamenić 7 (10–6) Álvarez 4
  3×  Report  2× 
5 December 2023
20:30
Denmark   39–23   Romania Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 10,788
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Jørgensen 10 (21–10) Lixăndroiu 5
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Group F edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 3 3 0 0 109 69 +40 6 Main round Group III
2   Poland 3 2 0 1 84 78 +6 4
3   Japan 3 1 0 2 102 73 +29 2
4   Iran 3 0 0 3 47 122 −75 0 President's Cup Group II
Source: Rankings[17]
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 2023
18:00
Germany   31–30   Japan Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 1,237
Referees: Carmaux, Mursch (FRA)
Grijseels 7 (18–17) Aizawa 10
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30 November 2023
20:30
Poland   35–15   Iran Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 1,405
Referees: Altmár, Horváth (HUN)
Balsam, Nocuń 6 (18–8) Merikh 6
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2 December 2023
18:00
Iran   22–45   Germany Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 1,332
Referees: Mitrović, Vešović (MNE)
Merikh 8 (12–25) Stockschläder 8
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2 December 2023
20:30
Poland   32–30   Japan Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 1,490
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Kobylińska 11 (15–15) Sasaki 6
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4 December 2023
18:00
Japan   42–10   Iran Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 636
Referees: Bolic, Hurich (AUT)
three players 5 (20–3) Koudzarifarahani 3
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4 December 2023
20:30
Germany   33–17   Poland Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 1,021
Referees: A. Covalciuc, I. Covalciuc (MDA)
Grijseels 7 (19–10) Kobylińska 3
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Group G edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 3 3 0 0 93 62 +31 6 Main round Group IV
2   Brazil 3 2 0 1 106 62 +44 4
3   Ukraine 3 1 0 2 77 91 −14 2
4   Kazakhstan 3 0 0 3 56 117 −61 0 President's Cup Group II
Source: Rankings[17]
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.
29 November 2023
18:00
Brazil   35–20   Ukraine Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,192
Referees: Lee, Koo (KOR)
Costa, De Paula 7 (17–10) Poliak, Smbatian 4
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29 November 2023
20:30
Spain   34–17   Kazakhstan Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 575
Referees: Al-Enezi, Al-Naseem (KUW)
three players 5 (14–8) Radayeva 5
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1 December 2023
18:00
Kazakhstan   15–46   Brazil Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 473
Referees: Bolic, Hurich (AUT)
Radayeva 4 (5–25) Cardoso de Castro 8
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1 December 2023
20:30
Spain   32–20   Ukraine Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 153
Referees: Belkhiri, Hamidi (ALG)
González 6 (16–12) Smbatian 7
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3 December 2023
15:30
Ukraine   37–24   Kazakhstan Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,067
Referees: Cheng, Zhou (CHN)
Andriychuk, Shukal 8 (19–12) Khardina 6
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3 December 2023
18:00
Brazil   25–27   Spain Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 811
Referees: Carmaux, Mursch (FRA)
Belo 8 (12–16) Arcos 5
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Group H edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands 3 3 0 0 114 66 +48 6 Main round Group IV
2   Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 83 77 +6 4
3   Argentina 3 1 0 2 79 98 −19 2
4   Congo 3 0 0 3 68 103 −35 0 President's Cup Group II
Source: Rankings[17]
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 2023
18:00
Netherlands   41–26   Argentina Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 576
Referees: Kažanegra, Vujačić (MNE)
Polman 7 (20–14) Pizzo 5
 5×  Report  1× 
30 November 2023
20:30
Czech Republic   32–22   Congo Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 389
Referees: Bolic, Hurich (AUT)
Cholevová 11 (19–11) Ngombele 9
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2 December 2023
15:30
Czech Republic   31–22   Argentina Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 711
Referees: Altmár, Horváth (HUN)
Malá 8 (16–10) Gavilan, Pizzo 5
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2 December 2023
18:00
Congo   20–40   Netherlands Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 527
Referees: Al-Enezi, Al-Naseem (KUW)
Diagouraga 7 (9–20) Van Wetering 8
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4 December 2023
18:00
Argentina   31–26   Congo Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 507
Referees: Mitrović, Vešović (MNE)
Casasola 7 (14–15) Diagouraga 8
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4 December 2023
20:30
Netherlands   33–20   Czech Republic Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 674
Referees: Belkhiri, Hamidi (ALG)
Van Wetering 7 (14–8) Cholevová 6
 5×  Report  2× 

President's Cup edit

Group I edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Iceland 3 3 0 0 92 56 +36 6 25th place game
2   China 3 2 0 1 78 74 +4 4 27th place game
3   Paraguay 3 1 0 2 60 67 −7 2 29th place game
4   Greenland 3 0 0 3 57 90 −33 0 31st place game
Source: Rankings[17]
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.
7 December 2023
15:30
China   23–20   Paraguay Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 254
Referees: Altmár, Horváth (HUN)
Jin 6 (9–10) Fernández, Insfrán 6
 6×  1×  Report  1× 
7 December 2023
18:00
Greenland   14–37   Iceland Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 702
Referees: Doychinov, Goretsov (BUL)
Holm 4 (8–19) Ásgeirsdóttir 10
 4×  Report   2× 

9 December 2023
18:00
Paraguay   19–25   Iceland Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 153
Referees: Lovin, Stancu (ROU)
Insfrán 7 (9–13) Albertsdóttir 7
  5×  Report   5×  1× 
9 December 2023
20:30
China   32–24   Greenland Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 455
Referees: H. El-Saied, Y. El-Saied (EGY)
Liu C. 7 (17–8) Holm, Petersen 4
 3×  Report  4× 

11 December 2023
18:00
Iceland   30–23   China Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 134
Referees: Budzák, Záhradník (SVK)
Erlingsdóttir, Magnúsdóttir 6 (13–11) Jin 7
  2×  Report   2×  1× 
11 December 2023
20:30
Paraguay   21–19   Greenland Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 332
Referees: Al-Enezi, Al-Naseem (KUW)
Mendoza 6 (11–9) Bjerge 4
  Report  4× 

Group II edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Congo 3 3 0 0 93 77 +16 6 25th place game
2   Chile 3 2 0 1 78 67 +11 4 27th place game
3   Kazakhstan 3 1 0 2 92 93 −1 2 29th place game
4   Iran 3 0 0 3 69 95 −26 0 31st place game
Source: Rankings[17]
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.
6 December 2023
13:00
Kazakhstan   36–37   Congo Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 633
Referees: Cheng, Zhou (CHN)
Radayeva, Rejemetova 9 (18–15) Diagouraga 8
Report  4× 

7 December 2023
13:00
Chile   30–20   Iran Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 220
Referees: Cheng, Zhou (CHN)
Lovera 6 (14–6) Merikh 8
  2×  Report  2× 

9 December 2023
13:00
Chile   27–23   Kazakhstan Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 402
Referees: Kažanegra, Vujačić (MNE)
Lovera 9 (13–11) Rejemetova 5
 6×  Report  1× 
9 December 2023
15:30
Iran   20–32   Congo Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 174
Referees: Altmár, Horváth (HUN)
Badvi 6 (9–19) Domingos 6
  2×  Report  4× 

11 December 2023
13:00
Congo   24–21   Chile Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 154
Referees: Bolic, Hurich (AUT)
Diagouraga 5 (8–12) Lovera 8
  7×  Report   4× 
11 December 2023
15:30
Iran   29–33   Kazakhstan Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 67
Referees: Doychinov, Goretsov (BUL)
Merikh 11 (15–17) Khardina 7
  4×  Report   2× 

31st place game edit

13 December 2023
13:00
Greenland   23–28   Iran Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 537
Referees: Altmár, Horváth (HUN)
Bjerge 8 (12–12) Merikh 6
 5×  Report  5× 

29th place game edit

13 December 2023
15:30
Paraguay   36–30   Kazakhstan Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 96
Referees: Al-Enezi, Al-Naseem (KUW)
Portillo 9 (20–18) Khardina 9
 3×  Report  3× 

27th place game edit

13 December 2023
18:00
China   25–26   Chile Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 103
Referees: H. El-Saied, Y. El-Saied (EGY)
Li 8 (13–15) Lovera 5
  8×  1×  Report  4× 

25th place game edit

13 December 2023
20:30
Iceland   30–28   Congo Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 86
Referees: Kažanegra, Vujačić (MNE)
Sturludóttir 6 (14–14) Ngombele 10
 3×  Report   5× 

Main round edit

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

Group I edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden (H) 5 5 0 0 143 95 +48 10 Quarterfinals
2   Montenegro 5 3 0 2 128 108 +20 6[a]
3   Hungary 5 3 0 2 132 112 +20 6[a]
4   Croatia 5 2 1 2 111 107 +4 5
5   Senegal 5 1 1 3 103 127 −24 3
6   Cameroon 5 0 0 5 79 147 −68 0
Source: Rankings[17]
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) Hosts
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Montenegro 24–18 Hungary
7 December 2023
15:30
Montenegro   25–26   Croatia Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 1,089
Referees: Álvarez, Bustamante (ESP)
Grbić 5 (13–13) Blažević 6
  4×  1×  Report   4× 
7 December 2023
18:00
Senegal   20–30   Hungary Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 2,693
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
Sagna 8 (8–14) Klujber 9
  3×  Report   4× 
7 December 2023
20:30
Sweden   37–13   Cameroon Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 5,187
Referees: B. Correa, R. Correa (BRA)
Hagman 8 (16–5) Ateba 5
Report  1×  2× 

9 December 2023
15:30
Senegal   21–29   Montenegro Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 2,997
Referees: Budzák, Záhradník (SVK)
Sagna 4 (8–18) four players 4
  1×  1×  Report   4× 
9 December 2023
18:00
Croatia   24–15   Cameroon Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 6,165
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
three players 3 (18–6) Ateba 7
 2×  Report  3× 
9 December 2023
20:30
Hungary   22–26   Sweden Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 10,561
Referees: A. Covalciuc, I. Covalciuc (MDA)
Vámos 6 (11–10) Lindqvist, Roberts 7
 3×  Report  4× 

11 December 2023
15:30
Cameroon   20–22   Senegal Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 626
Referees: B. Correa, R. Correa (BRA)
Ateba, Ebanga Baboga 5 (12–7) Sagna 6
  4×  Report   2× 
11 December 2023
18:00
Hungary   23–22   Croatia Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 3,449
Referees: García, Paolantoni (ARG)
Klujber 9 (8–11) Milosavljević 8
  4×  Report   3× 
11 December 2023
20:30
Montenegro   25–32   Sweden Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 6,589
Referees: Carmaux, Mursch (FRA)
Despotović 6 (9–15) Hagman, Roberts 6
  6×  Report  4× 

Group II edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France 5 5 0 0 158 128 +30 10 Quarterfinals
2   Norway (H) 5 4 0 1 172 115 +57 8
3   Slovenia 5 3 0 2 141 143 −2 6
4   Angola 5 2 0 3 135 153 −18 4
5   Austria 5 1 0 4 137 177 −40 2
6   South Korea 5 0 0 5 132 159 −27 0
Source: Rankings[17]
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) Hosts
6 December 2023
15:30
South Korea   27–31   Slovenia Trondheim Spektrum, Trondheim
Attendance: 619
Referees: Lemes, Sosa (URU)
Ryu 12 (14–19) Mavsar 9
 2×  1×  Report  4× 
6 December 2023
18:00
France   41–27   Austria Trondheim Spektrum, Trondheim
Attendance: 3,198
Referees: H. El-Saied, Y. El-Saied (EGY)
Bouktit 7 (25–14) I. Ivančok 8
  4×  Report   5× 
6 December 2023
20:30
Norway   37–19   Angola Trondheim Spektrum, Trondheim
Attendance: 6,806
Referees: Jovandić, Sekulić (SRB)
Herrem 7 (20–9) four players 3
 1×  Report  3× 

8 December 2023
15:30
Austria   25–30   Angola Trondheim Spektrum, Trondheim
Attendance: 1,236
Referees: A. Konjičanin, D. Konjičanin (BIH)
K. Pandza 8 (14–16) Carlos 9
  3×  Report  4×  1× 
8 December 2023
18:00
South Korea   22–32   France Trondheim Spektrum, Trondheim
Attendance: 3,507
Referees: Mitrović, Vešović (MNE)
Gim 5 (12–17) Kanor 7
  5×  Report   1× 
8 December 2023
20:30
Slovenia   21–34   Norway Trondheim Spektrum, Trondheim
Attendance: 5,544
Referees: Kuttler, Merz (GER)
Varagić 5 (12–17) Herrem 6
  3×  Report   2× 

10 December 2023
15:30
Angola   33–31   South Korea Trondheim Spektrum, Trondheim
Attendance: 1,716
Referees: Jovandić, Sekulić (SRB)
Kassoma 11 (20–15) Woo 9
  2×  Report  1× 
10 December 2023
18:00
Slovenia   32–27   Austria Trondheim Spektrum, Trondheim
Attendance: 4,060
Referees: Lemes, Sosa (URU)
Mavsar 11 (19–14) K. Pandza 7
  2×  Report
10 December 2023
20:30
France   24–23   Norway Trondheim Spektrum, Trondheim
Attendance: 6,754
Referees: A. Konjičanin, D. Konjičanin (BIH)
Nze Minko 6 (12–12) Ingstad, Mørk 4
 6×  1×  Report  4× 

Group III edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark (H) 5 4 0 1 152 121 +31 8[a] Quarterfinals
2   Germany 5 4 0 1 147 120 +27 8[a]
3   Romania 5 3 0 2 141 145 −4 6
4   Poland 5 2 0 3 119 143 −24 4[b]
5   Japan 5 2 0 3 137 141 −4 4[b]
6   Serbia 5 0 0 5 111 137 −26 0
Source: Rankings[17]
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) Hosts
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Germany 28–30 Denmark
  2. ^ a b Poland 32–30 Japan
7 December 2023
15:30
Serbia   21–22   Poland Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 511
Referees: Belkhiri, Hamidi (ALG)
Radosavljević 6 (13–10) Kochaniak 6
  5×  Report  3× 
7 December 2023
18:00
Germany   24–22   Romania Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 4,526
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Döll, Lott 4 (9–12) Buceschi 8
  4×  Report   3×  1× 
7 December 2023
20:30
Denmark   26–27   Japan Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 6,707
Referees: Carmaux, Mursch (FRA)
Højlund 5 (12–12) Hattori 7
  5×  Report  2× 

9 December 2023
15:30
Romania   32–28   Japan Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 3,502
Referees: García, Paolantoni (ARG)
Buceschi 12 (17–14) Aizawa, Hattori 5
  4×  Report  4× 
9 December 2023
18:00
Serbia   21–31   Germany Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 8,138
Referees: Álvarez, Bustamante (ESP)
Jovović 6 (13–14) Döll 5
 4×  Report  3× 
9 December 2023
20:30
Poland   22–32   Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 10,398
Referees: Bolic, Hurich (AUT)
Rosiak 6 (12–15) Jørgensen, Østergaard 5
 8×  Report  3× 

11 December 2023
15:30
Japan   22–20   Serbia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 1,979
Referees: A. Covalciuc, I. Covalciuc (MDA)
Nakayama 6 (9–8) Vukajlović 6
 3×  Report   3×  1× 
11 December 2023
18:00
Poland   26–27   Romania Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 5,221
Referees: Belkhiri, Hamidi (ALG)
Balsam 8 (10–13) Buceschi 11
  3×  Report   4× 
11 December 2023
20:30
Germany   28–30   Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 8,514
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Bölk 5 (13–15) Friis 7
  6×  1×  Report   3× 

Group IV edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands 5 5 0 0 178 115 +63 10 Quarterfinals
2   Czech Republic 5 3 0 2 138 130 +8 6[a]
3   Brazil 5 3 0 2 150 128 +22 6[a]
4   Spain 5 3 0 2 132 127 +5 6[a]
5   Argentina 5 1 0 4 115 155 −40 2
6   Ukraine 5 0 0 5 104 162 −58 0
Source: Rankings[17]
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 c Czech Republic 2 Pts, +5 GD; Brazil 2 Pts, +1 GD; Spain 2 Pts, −6 GD.
6 December 2023
15:30
Ukraine   23–30   Czech Republic Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 711
Referees: Altmár, Horváth (HUN)
Smbatian 5 (11–15) Jeřábková 9
  2×  Report
6 December 2023
18:00
Spain   30–23   Argentina Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 902
Referees: Kažanegra, Vujačić (MNE)
Etxeberria 7 (12–13) Gavilan 8
 2×  Report  1×  1× 
6 December 2023
20:30
Netherlands   35–27   Brazil Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 855
Referees: Lovin, Stancu (ROU)
Housheer 6 (18–13) De Abreu Rosa 7
 3×  Report   3× 

8 December 2023
15:30
Brazil   33–19   Argentina Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 417
Referees: Doychinov, Goretsov (BUL)
Cardoso de Castro, De Paula 5 (16–7) Pizzo 5
 4×  Report  1× 
8 December 2023
18:00
Czech Republic   30–22   Spain Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 697
Referees: Hansen, Madsen (DEN)
Jeřábková 9 (13–9) Pérez 6
  2×  Report
8 December 2023
20:30
Ukraine   21–40   Netherlands Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 823
Referees: Al-Enezi, Al-Naseem (KUW)
Shukal 5 (8–19) Abbingh 8
  3×  Report  2× 

10 December 2023
12:00
Argentina   25–20   Ukraine Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 504
Referees: Kažanegra, Vujačić (MNE)
Cavo 6 (13–11) Konovalova 6
 6×  1×  Report   5× 
10 December 2023
14:15
Czech Republic   27–30   Brazil Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 769
Referees: Lovin, Stancu (ROU)
Jeřábková 11 (17–16) Cardoso de Castro 9
 2×  Report   3× 
10 December 2023
16:30
Netherlands   29–21   Spain Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,314
Referees: Hansen, Madsen (DEN)
Sprengers 6 (13–9) González, So Delgado 5
 3×  Report  2× 

Final round edit

Bracket edit

 
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