2021 Women's World Handball Championship
The 2021 World Women's Handball Championship was the 25th edition of the Women's Handball Championship under the auspices of the International Handball Federation (IHF). The championship was held in Spain, from December 1 to 19. At the congress in Doha in Qatar, which was held on October 18, 2018, the IHF decided that from 2021 onwards, 24 teams will no longer participate in the world championships, but 32. The title of champion was defended by the Dutch national team after being for the first time champion of 2019. This year, the Dutch finished third in the main phase of the competition and thus failed to make it to the quarterfinals.
The selections of Norway and France met in the final. The Norwegians won the match with the result of 29:22 and thus became world champions for the fourth time. Denmark secured the bronze medal by beating Spain in the match for third place.
The championship is held in the following cities: Lyria, Torrevieja, Castellon de la Plana and Granollers.
Qualified national teams
The draw was held on August 12, 2021 in Castellon, Spain. The compositions of the hats before the draw were as follows:
On October 12, 2021, 18 pairs of judges were elected.
All times are local (UTC + 1).
Match for 31st place
Match for 29th place
Match for 27th place
Match for 25th place
All points won in the preliminary round against teams that also advanced to the next phase are carried over to this round.
Match for 3rd place
The best team in the championship
The all-star team and the best player of the championship (MVP) were announced on December 19.
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