1938 World Men's Handball Championship

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1938 World Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Flag of Germany Germany
Dates 5–6 February 1938
Teams 4
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Germany (1st title)
Runner-up  Sweden
Third place  Austria
Fourth place  Denmark
Tournament statistics
Matches 6
Goals scored 52 (9 per match)
Attendance 56,000 (9,333 per match)
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The 1938 World Men's Handball Championship was the first ever handball World Championship. It was played in Germany on 5 and 6 February 1938. Contested by just 4 national teams, the tournament was won by hosts Germany.

Venues[edit | edit source]

All games were played in the Deutschlandhalle in Berlin. The court had the dimensions 50 × 25 meter (today 40 × 20 meter).

Berlin
Deutschlandhalle
Capacity: 8,764

Results[edit | edit source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1st, gold medalist(s)  Germany (H, C) 3 3 0 0 21 9 +12 6 7–2 5–4 9–3
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Sweden 3 1 1 1 8 12 −4 3 5–4 1–1
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Austria 3 1 0 2 17 12 +5 2 9–2
4  Denmark 3 0 1 2 6 19 −13 1
Source: A
(C) Champion; (H) Host.
5 February 1938
21:05
Germany  9–3  Denmark Deutschlandhalle, Berlin
Attendance: 8 000
(4–2)
5 February 1938
21:50
Sweden  5–4  Austria Deutschlandhalle, Berlin
Attendance: 8 000
(2–2)

6 February 1938
20:15
Denmark  1–1  Sweden Deutschlandhalle, Berlin
Attendance: 10 000
(1–1)
6 February 1938
20:45
Germany  5–4  Austria Deutschlandhalle, Berlin
Attendance: 10 000
(3–3)
6 February 1938
22:20
Denmark  2–9  Austria Deutschlandhalle, Berlin
Attendance: 10 000
(0–5)
6 February 1938
22:45
Germany  7–2  Sweden Deutschlandhalle, Berlin
Attendance: 10 000
(3–1)

References[edit | edit source]

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