- 2007 World Men's Handball Championship
Infobox International Handball Competition
tourney_name = World Men's Handball Championship
year = 2007
country = Germany
January 19- February 4
num_teams = 24
confederations = 5
venues = 12
cities = 12
champion = Germany
count = 2
second = Poland
third = Denmark
fourth = France
top_scorer = flagathlete|Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson|ISL
player = The 20th
World Men's Handball Championshiptook place from January 19to February 4 2007in Germany. 24 national teams played in 12 German cities.
The tournament was won by Germany.
12 German cities were hosts for the 2007 Championship. The most modern stadiums - spread all over the country - had been selected. The final match took place in the "
Kölnarena" in Cologne("Köln").
The matches are scheduled for
24 Januaryto 26 January. On 28 January, the winners of group I and II then play each other for the 13th place, the runners-up play each other for the 15th place, and the third-placed play off for 17th place. The Group III and IV teams play off for 19th, 21st and 23rd place in the same fashion.
The main round is scheduled for
24 Januaryto 28 January, and the teams will be divided into two groups of six teams. The teams carry forward match results from matches against the other team from their group to qualify for the main round. Four teams from each main round group qualify for the quarter-finals.
No placement matches for the places 9 to 12 are scheduled.
The knockout stage is scheduled to make up the last week of the tournament, starting on Tuesday
30 Januaryand continuing until Sunday 4 February. The quarter-finals are set up so that the winner of one group will face the fourth-placed team in the other. Semi-finals and consolation matches are held on 1 February; two days later, the 5th and 7th place play-offs take place on 3 February, with the 3rd place play-off and final is scheduled for the following day.
The seedings for the preliminary round have been partially determined; the full seedings will be revealed when all qualifying matches have been played. [ [http://www.ihf.info/CDA/news_details,3522,0,newsid-16891,en.html Asian Championship: Qatar wins bronze and a ticket to the 2007 World Championship] , from IHF, retrieved
27 February 2006] Currently, the following seedings (in IHF terminology, "performance row") have been confirmed:
* Pot 1: Spain, France, Denmark, Tunisia, Croatia, Germany
* Pot 2: Europe 4, Europe 5, Europe 6, Europe 7, Europe 8, Europe 9
* Pot 3: Egypt, Kuwait, Morocco, Europe 10, Europe 11, Brazil
* Pot 4: Angola, South Korea, Qatar, Argentina, Greenland, Australia
Group A (
Group D (Bremen)
Presidents Cup (13th-24th Place)
Group I (
= Group IV (
Bold teams qualify to quarterfinals.
Placement Matches (9th-24th Place)
23rd/24th Place (
17th/18th Place (
11th/12th Place (
9th/10th Place (
Final Round (
RD1 = Quarter Final
RD2 = Semi Final
RD3 = Final
Consol = 3rd/4th Place
January 30, 2007- Köln| hb|ESP |25| hb|GER |27 January 30, 2007- Köln| hb|CRO |18| hb|FRA |21 January 30, 2007- Hamburg| hb|POL |28| hb|RUS |27 January 30, 2007- Hamburg| hb|ISL |41| hb|DEN |42a"' February 1, 2007- Köln| hb|GER |32b| hb|FRA |31 February 1, 2007- Hamburg| hb|POL |36c| hb|DEN |33 February 4, 2007- Köln| hb|GER |29| hb|POL |24 February 4, 2007- Köln| hb|FRA |27| hb|DEN |34
*"a full time score was 34-34. Denmark won in 1st overtime."
*"b full time score was 21-21. After 1st overtime it was 27-27. Germany won in 2nd overtime.
*"c full time score was 26-26. After 1st overtime it was 30-30. Poland won in 2nd overtime.
RD1 = 5th-8th Place
RD2 = 5th/6th Place
Consol = 7th/8th Place
February 1, 2007- Köln| hb|ESP |27| hb|CRO |35 February 1, 2007- Hamburg| hb|RUS |28| hb|ISL |25 February 3, 2007- Köln| hb|CRO |34| hb|RUS |25 February 3, 2007- Köln| hb|ESP |40| hb|ISL |36
* [http://www.handball-wm-2007.de/ official website (German)]
* [http://www.national-handball-teams.com/ National Handball Teams]
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