2021 Women's World Handball Championship


January 27, 2022

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.

Preliminary Round

All times are local (UTC + 1).

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Group E

Group F

Group G

Group H

Presidential Cup

Group I

Group II

Match for 31st place

Match for 29th place

Match for 27th place

Match for 25th place

Main Round

All points won in the preliminary round against teams that also advanced to the next phase are carried over to this round.

Group I

Group II

Group III

Group IV

Elimination phase



Match for 3rd place


Final placement

The best team in the championship

The all-star team and the best player of the championship (MVP) were announced on December 19.



External links

Official Website Archived on the Wayback Machine website (June 25, 2020) IHF website

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