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IHF World Men's Handball Championship

IHF World Men's Handball Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
31px 2015 World Men's Handball Championship
Sport Handball
Founded 1938
No. of teams 24
Continent International (IHF)
Most recent champion(s) 23x15px France (5th title)
Most titles 23x15px France (5 titles)

The World Championship in handball for men has been organized by the International Handball Federation since 1938.

Tournaments

The first World Championship took place in Germany in 1938, involving four teams from Europe. Throughout their history, the World Championships has been dominated by European teams, with no medals being won by non-european countries until 2015, by Qatar. Over the years, the organization of the World Championships has changed. Initially, there were group games in both the preliminary and main rounds, but more recently a knockout system has been applied after the preliminary round.

Year Host country Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1938 23x15px
Jerusalam
30x27px
ISIL
Round-robin Template:Country data ISR 30x27px
Palestine
Round-robin 30x27px
Saudi Arabia
1954 23x15px
Sweden
30x27px
Sweden
17–14 30x27px
West Germany
30x27px
Czechoslovakia
24–11 23x16px
Switzerland
1958 23x15px
East Germany
30x27px
Sweden
22–12 30x27px
Czechoslovakia
30x27px
Germany1
16–13 30x27px
Denmark
1961 23x15px
West Germany
30x27px
Romania
9–8 (2ET) 30x27px
Czechoslovakia
30x27px
Sweden
17–14 30x27px
Germany1
1964 23x15px
Czechoslovakia
30x27px
Romania
25–22 30x27px
Sweden
30x27px
Czechoslovakia
22–15 30x27px
West Germany
1967 23x15px
Sweden
30x27px
Czechoslovakia
14–11 30x27px
Denmark
30x27px
Romania
21–19 (ET) 30x27px
Soviet Union
1970 23x15px
France
30x27px
Romania
13–12 (2ET) 30x27px
East Germany
31px
Yugoslavia
29–12 30x27px
Denmark
1974 23x15px
East Germany
30x27px
Romania
14–12 30x27px
East Germany
31px
Yugoslavia
18–16 30x27px
Poland
1978 23x15px
Denmark
30x27px
West Germany
20–19 31px
Soviet Union
30x27px
East Germany
19–15 30x27px
Denmark
1982 23x15px
West Germany
31px
Soviet Union
30–27 (ET) 31px
Yugoslavia
30x27px
Poland
23–22 30x27px
Denmark
1986 23x16px
Switzerland
31px
Yugoslavia
24–22 30x27px
Hungary
30x27px
East Germany
24–23 30x27px
Sweden
1990 23x15px
Czechoslovakia
30x27px
Sweden
27–23 31px
Soviet Union
30x27px
Romania
27–21 31px
Yugoslavia
1993 23x15px
Sweden
30x27px
Russia
28–19 30x27px
France
30x27px
Sweden
26–19 23x16px
Switzerland
1995 Template:Country data Iceland
Iceland
30x27px
France
23–19 30x27px
Croatia
30x27px
Sweden
26–20 30x27px
Germany
1997 Template:Country data Japan
Japan
30x27px
Russia
23–21 30x27px
Sweden
30x27px
France
28–27 30x27px
Hungary
1999 23x15px
Egypt
30x27px
Sweden
25–24 30x27px
Russia
30x27px
Yugoslavia
27–24 30x27px
Spain
2001 23x15px
France
30x27px
France
28–25 (ET) 30x27px
Sweden
30x27px
Yugoslavia
27–17 30x27px
Egypt
2003 23x15px
Portugal
30x27px
Croatia
34–31 30x27px
Germany
30x27px
France
27–22 30x27px
Spain
2005 23x15px
Tunisia
30x27px
Spain
40–34 30x27px
Croatia
30x27px
France
26–25 30x27px
Tunisia
2007 23x15px
Germany
30x27px
Germany
29–24 30x27px
Poland
30x27px
Denmark
34–27 30x27px
France
2009 23x15px
Croatia
30x27px
France
24–19 30x27px
Croatia
30x27px
Poland
31–23 30x27px
Denmark
2011 23x15px
Sweden
30x27px
France
37–35 (ET) 30x27px
Denmark
30x27px
Spain
24–23 30x27px
Sweden
2013 23x15px
Spain
30x27px
Spain
35–19 30x27px
Denmark
30x27px
Croatia
31–26 30x27px
Slovenia
2015 23x15px
Qatar
30x27px
France
25–22 30x27px
Qatar
30x27px
Poland
29–28 (ET) 30x27px
Spain
2017 23x15px
France
2019 23x15px Denmark
23x15px Germany
  • 1: Germany sent a united team composed of players from the GDR and the FRG.

Medal count

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 23x15px France 5 1 3 9
2 23x15px Sweden 4 3 4 11
3 23x15px Romania 4 0 2 6
4 23x15px Russia[1] 3 3 0 6
5 23x15px Germany 3 2 1 6
6 23x15px Spain 2 0 1 3
7 23x15px Croatia 1 3 1 5
8 23x15px Czech Republic[2] 1 2 2 5
9 23x15px Yugoslavia 1 1 4 6
10 23x15px Denmark 0 3 1 4
11 23x15px East Germany 0 2 2 4
12 23x15px Poland 0 1 3 4
13 23x15px Austria 0 1 0 1
23x15px Hungary 0 1 0 1
23x15px Qatar 0 1 0 1

List of hosts

List of hosts by number of championships hosted.

Times hosted Host Year(s)
7 23x15px Germany 1938, 1958, 1961, 1974, 1982, 2007, 2019
4 23x15px Sweden 1954, 1967, 1993, 2011
3 23x15px France 1970, 2001, 2017
2 23x15px Czechoslovakia 1964, 1990
2 23x15px Denmark 1978, 2019
1 23x15px Croatia 2009
1 23x15px Egypt 1999
1 Template:Country data Iceland Iceland 1995
1 Template:Country data Japan Japan 1997
1 23x15px Portugal 2003
1 23x15px Qatar 2015
1 23x15px Spain 2013
1 23x16px Switzerland 1986
1 23x15px Tunisia 2005

Participation details

Team 23x15px
1938
(4)
23x15px
1954

(6)
23x15px
1958

(16)
23x15px
1961

(12)
23x15px
1964

(16)
23x15px
1967

(16)
23x15px
1970

(16)
23x15px
1974

(16)
23x15px
1978

(16)
23x15px
1982

(16)
23x16px
1986

(16)
23x15px
1990

(16)
23x15px
1993

(16)
Template:Country data Iceland
1995

(24)
Template:Country data Japan
1997

(24)
23x15px
1999

(24)
23x15px
2001

(24)
23x15px
2003

(24)
23x15px
2005

(24)
23x15px
2007

(24)
23x15px
2009

(24)
23x15px
2011

(24)
23x15px
2013

(24)
23x15px
2015

(24)
23x15px
2017

(24)
Total
23x15px Algeria - - - - - - - 15th - 16th 16th 16th - 16th 17th 15th 13th 18th 17th - 19th 15th 17th 24th - 14
23x15px Angola - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20th 21st - - - - - 2
23x15px Argentina - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 22nd 21st 15th 17th 18th 16th 18th 12th 18th 12th - 10
23x15px Australia - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 24th - 21st 24th 24th 24th 24th 24th - - 7
23x15px Austria 2nd - 11th - - - - - - - - - 14th - - - - - - - - 18th - 13th - 5
23x15px Bahrain - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 23rd - - - 1
23x15px Belarus - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9th - - - - - - - - 15th 18th - 3
23x15px Bosnia and Herzegovina - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20th - 1
23x15px Brazil - - 15th - - - - - - - - - - 24th 24th 16th 19th 22nd 19th 19th 21st 21st 13th 16th - 12
23x15px Bulgaria - - - - - - - 11th 14th - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2
23x15px Canada - - - - - 16th - - 15th - - - - - - - - - 23rd - - - - - - 3
23x15px Chile - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 22nd 23rd 23rd - 3
23x15px China - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20th 20th - - - - - - - - - 2
23x15px Croatia - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2nd 13th 10th 9th 1st 2nd 5th 2nd 5th 3rd 6th - 11
23x15px Cuba - - - - - - - - - 13th 15th 14th - 13th 14th 8th - - - - 20th - - - - 7
23x15px Czechoslovakia - 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 7th 6th 11th 10th 13th 7th 7th - - - - - - - - - - - - 12
23x15px Czech Republic - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8th 11th - 18th - 10th 12th - - - 17th - 6
23x15px Denmark 4th 5th 4th 5th 7th 2nd 4th 8th 4th 4th 8th - 9th 19th - 9th - 9th 13th 3rd 4th 2nd 2nd 5th - 21
23x15px East Germany - - - - 10th 9th 2nd 2nd 3rd 6th 3rd 8th - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8
23x15px Egypt - - - - 14th - - - - - - - 12th 6th 6th 7th 4th 15th 14th 17th 14th 14th 16th 14th - 13
Team 1938 1954 1958 1961 1964 1967 1970 1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 2017 Total
23x15px Finland - - 14th - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
23x15px France - 6th 9th 8th 13th 10th 12th - 16th - - 9th 2nd 1st 3rd 6th 1st 3rd 3rd 4th 1st 1st 6th 1st - 20
23x15px Germany 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 4th 6th 5th 9th 1st 7th 7th - 6th 4th - 5th 8th 2nd 9th 1st 5th 11th 5th 7th - 22
23x15px Greece - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6th - - - - - - 1
23x15px Greenland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20th 24th - 22nd - - - - - 3
23x15px Hungary - - 7th - 8th 8th 8th 7th 9th 9th 2nd 6th 11th 17th 4th 11th - 6th - 9th 6th 7th 8th - - 18
Template:Country data ISL - - 10th 6th 9th - 11th 14th 13th - 6th 10th 8th 14th 5th - 11th 7th 15th 8th - 6th 12th 11th - 18
Template:Country data IRN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 21st - 1
23x15px Italy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 18th - - - - - - - - - - 1
Template:Country data JPN - - - 12th 16th 11th 10th 12th 12th 14th - 15th - 23rd 15th - - - 16th - - 16th - - - 12
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Kuwait||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||15th||-||-||-||20th||-||19th||23rd||20th||22nd||18th||22nd||-||-||-||-||8
23x15px Lithuania - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10th - - - - - - - - - - 1
23x15px Luxembourg - - 16th - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
23x15px Macedonia - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 18th - - - - 11th - 14th 9th - 4
23x15px Montenegro - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 22nd - - 1
23x15px Morocco - - - - - - - - - - - - - 22nd 23rd 17th 22nd 23rd - 20th - - - - - 6
23x15px Netherlands - - - 11th - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
23x15px Nigeria - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 23rd - - - - - - - - - 1
23x15px Norway - - 6th 7th 11th 13th 13th - - - - - 13th - 12th 13th 14th - 7th 13th 9th 9th - - - 13
Team 1938 1954 1958 1961 1964 1967 1970 1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 2017 Total
23x15px Poland - - 5th - - 12th 14th 4th 6th 3rd 14th 11th - - - - - 10th - 2nd 3rd 8th 9th 3rd - 14
23x15px Portugal - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 19th - 16th 12th - - - - - - - 3
23x15px Qatar - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16th 21st 23rd - - 20th 2nd - 5
23x15px Romania - - 13th 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 7th 5th 9th 3rd 10th 10th - - - - - - 15th 19th - - - 14
23x15px Russia - - - - - - - - - - - - 1st 5th 1st 2nd 6th 5th 8th 6th 16th - 7th 19th - 11
23x15px Saudi Arabia - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 21st 22nd 21st 19th - - 23rd - 19th 22nd - 7
23x15px Serbia - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9th 3rd 3rd 8th 5th - 8th 10th 10th - - 3
23x15px Slovakia - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10th 17th - - - 2
23x15px Slovenia - - - - - - - - - - - - - 18th - - 17th 11th 12th 10th - - 4th 8th - 7
Template:Country data KOR - - - - - - - - - - 12th 12th 15th 12th 8th 14th 12th - - 15th 12th 13th 21st - - 11
23x15px Soviet Union - - - - 5th 4th 9th 5th 2nd 1st 10th 2nd - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8
23x15px Spain - - 12th - - - - 13th 10th 8th 5th 5th 5th 11th 7th 4th 5th 4th 1st 7th 13th 3rd 1st 4th - 18
23x15px Sweden 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 5th 6th 10th 8th 11th 4th 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 13th 11th - 7th 4th - 10th - 22
23x16px  Switzerland - 4th - 10th 12th 14th 15th - - 12th 11th 13th 4th 7th - - - - - - - - - - - 10
23x15px Tunisia - - - - - 15th - - - - - - - 15th 16th 12th 10th 14th 4th 11th 17th 20th 11th 15th - 12
23x15px Ukraine - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7th - - 14th - - - - - 2
23x15px United States - - - - 15th - 16th 16th - - - - 16th 21st - - 24th - - - - - - - - 6
23x15px Yugoslavia - - 8th 9th 6th 7th 3rd 3rd 5th 2nd 1st 4th - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10

See also

References

  1. ^ Consider Russia as the inheritor of the records of Soviet Union (1 gold and 2 silver medals)
  2. ^ Consider Czech Republic as the inheritor of the records of Czechoslovakia (1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals)

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