World Men’s Handball Championship 2021 Schedule, Groups & Everything You Must Know

IHF governed Handball is gaining popularity among continents and here it is with another championship. Yes, it’s the 2021 World Men’s Handball Championship. The tournament will take place in Egypt from 13th January 2021- 31st January 2021. Ahead of the event, here’s World Men’s Handball Championship 2021 schedule, fixtures, groups, and qualified teams.

World Men’s Handball Championship 2021

2021 Men’s Handball ChampionshipDetails
Date13th January 2021- 31st January 2021
HostEgypt
Teams32
Venues5 venues across 5 cities

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

It will be the first Handball Championship with 32 teams instead of 24. This will be the third championship hosted in Africa, the second in Egypt, and the first to be hosted outside of Europe since 2015. Denmark is the defending champions.

Format

The 32 Teams in the World Men’s Handball Championship 2021 will be divided into 8 groups and the top 3 teams from each group will qualify for further rounds. Then the remaining 24 teams will be divided into 4 groups of 6 teams each and the top 2 teams from each group will qualify for the quarterfinals.

Qualified Teams

CompetitionQualified Teams
HostEgypt
2019 World ChampionshipDenmark
2019 European ChampionshipCroatia
Norway
Spain
2020 African ChampionshipAlgeria
Angola
Cape Verde
DR Congo
Morocco
Tunisia
2020 Asian ChampionshipBahrain
Japan
Qatar
South Korea
2020 South and Central American ChampionshipArgentina
Brazil
Uruguay
2020 Nor.Ca.Championship (Cancelled)United States
2020 South and Central American
Last Chance Qualification Tournament (cancelled)
Chile
European qualificationAustria
Belarus
Czech Republic
France
Germany
Hungary
Iceland
Portugal
Slovenia
Sweden
Wild CardPoland
Russia

World Men’s Handball Championship 2021 Schedule & Groups

Group A
Germany
Hungary
Uruguay
Cape Verde
DateMatchTime (Egypt Time)Venue
15th January 2021Germany vs Uruguay7 pm6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City
15th January 2021Hungary vs Cape Verde9: 30 pm 6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City
17th January 2021Cape Verde vs Germany7 pm6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City
17th January 2021Hungary vs Uruguay9: 30 pm6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City
19th January 2021Uruguay vs Cape Verde7 pm6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City
19th January 2021Germany vs Hungary9: 30 pm6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City
Group B
Spain
Tunisia
Brazil
Poland
DateMatchTime (Egypt)Venue
15th January 2021Spain vs Brazil7 pm New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
15th January 2021Tunisia vs Poland9:30 pmNew Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
17th January 2021Tunisia vs Brazil7 pmNew Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
17th January 2021Poland vs Spain9:30 pmNew Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
19th January 2021Spain vs Tunisia7 pmNew Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
19th January 2021Brazil vs Poland9:30 pmNew Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
Group C
Croatia
Qatar
Japan
Angola
DateMatchTime (Egypt)Venue
15th January 2021Qatar vs Angola4:30 pm Borg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
15th January 2021Croatia vs Japan7 pmBorg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
17th January 2021Qatar vs Japan4:30 pmBorg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
17th January 2021Angola vs Croatia7 pmBorg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
19th January 2021Japan vs Angola4:30 pmBorg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
19th January 2021Croatia vs Qatar7 pmBorg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
Group D
Denmark
Argentina
Bahrain
DR Congo
DateMatchTime (Egypt Time)Venue
15th January 2021Argentina vs DR Congo7 pmCairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
15th January 2021Denmark vs Bahrain9: 30 pm Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
17th January 2021Argentina vs Bahrain7 pmCairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
17th January 2021DR Congo vs Denmark9: 30 pmCairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
19th January 2021Bahrain vs DR Congo7 pmCairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
19th January 2021Denmark vs Argentina9: 30 pmCairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
Group E
Norway
Austria
France
United States
DateMatchTime (Egypt Time)Venue
14th January 2021Austria vs United States7 pm6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City
14th January 2021Norway vs France9: 30 pm 6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City
16th January 2021Austria vs France7 pm6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City
16th January 2021United States vs Norway9: 30 pm6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City
18th January 2021France vs United States7 pm6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City
18th January 2021Norway vs Austria9: 30 pm6th of October Sports Hall, 6th of October City
Group F
Portugal
Algeria
Iceland
Morocco
DateMatchTime (Egypt)Venue
14th January 2021Algeria vs Morocco7 pm New Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
14th January 2021Portugal vs Iceland9:30 pmNew Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
16th January 2021Morocco vs Portugal7 pmNew Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
16th January 2021Algeria vs Iceland9:30 pmNew Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
18th January 2021Portugal vs Algeria7 pmNew Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
18th January 2021Iceland vs Morocco9:30 pmNew Capital Sports Hall, New Administrative Capital
Group G
Sweden
Egypt
Czech Republic
Chile
DateMatchTime (Egypt Time)Venue
13th January 2021Egypt vs Chile 7 pmCairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
14th January 2021Sweden vs Czech Republic9: 30 pm Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
16th January 2021Egypt vs Czech Republic7 pmCairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
16th January 2021Chile vs Sweden9: 30 pmCairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
18th January 2021Cxech Republic vs Chile7 pmCairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
18th January 2021Sweden vs Egypt9: 30 pmCairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
Group H
Slovenia
Belarus
South Korea
Russia
DateMatchTime (Egypt)Venue
14th January 2021Belarus vs Russia4:30 pm Borg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
14th January 2021Slovenia vs South Korea7 pmBorg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
16th January 2021Belarus vs South Korea4:30 pmBorg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
16th January 2021Russia vs Slovenia7 pmBorg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
18th January 2021South Korea vs Russia4:30 pmBorg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab
18th January 2021Slovenia vs Belarus7 pmBorg El Arab Sports Hall, Borg El Arab

Note: World Men’s Handball Championship 2021 Schedule, Fixtures and Timings are subject to change as per the International Handball Federation.

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