1954 World Men's Handball Championship

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1954 World Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Flag of Sweden Sweden
Dates 13–17 January 1954
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Sweden (1st title)
Runner-up  Germany
Third place  Czechoslovakia
Fourth place  France
Tournament statistics
Matches 9
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The 1954 World Men's Handball Championship was the second handball world championship. It was held in Sweden from 13–17 January 1954, and the hosts also won the championship.

Qualification[edit | edit source]

28 November 1953 Germany  22-9  Finland Neumünster
(11–6)
7 December 1953 Czechoslovakia  15-7  Hungary Prague
(10–2)
9 December 1953 Norway  11–26  Denmark Bygdøyhus, Oslo
(6-15)
12 December 1953 Switzerland   12-14  Austria Ollmahalle, St Gallen
(7-7)
13 December 1953 France  20–9  Spain Nantes
(11–5)

Results[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 2 2 0 0 41 23 18 4
 Czechoslovakia 2 1 0 1 30 36 -6 2
 Denmark 2 0 0 2 19 31 -12 0
13 January 1954 Sweden  16-8  Denmark Mâsshallen, Gothenburg
(11–6)
14 January 1954 Czechoslovakia  15-11  Denmark Jônkôping
(10–2)
14 January 1954 Sweden  25–15  Czechoslovakia Idrottshallen, Örebro
(6-15)

Group B[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 2 2 0 0 44 17 27 4
 France 2 1 0 1 16 35 -19 2
 Austria 2 0 0 2 24 32 -8 0
13 January 1954 Germany  24-4  France Kristianstad
(11–1)
14 January 1954 France  12-11  Austria Malmö
(3-5)
15 January 1954 Germany  20-13  Austria Idrottshallen, Lund
(8-8)

Finals Matches[edit | edit source]

5th-6th place match[edit | edit source]

28 November 1953 Denmark  19-14  Austria Växjö
(7-9)

Bronze medal match[edit | edit source]

17 January 1954 Czechoslovakia  25-9  France Frölundaborg, Gothenburg
(13–2)

Final match[edit | edit source]

17 January 1954 Sweden  18-12  Germany Mâsshallen, Gothenburg
(11-3)