1961 World Men's Handball Championship

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1961 World Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Flag of West Germany West Germany
Dates 1–12 March 1961
Teams 12
Final positions
Champions  Sweden
Runner-up  Romania
Third place  Czechoslovakia
Fourth place  Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches 28
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The 1961 World Men's Handball Championship was the fourth handball World Championship. It was played in West Germany between 1-12 March 1961. Sweden won the championship 22-20 againnst Romania.

Qualification[edit | edit source]

Quota Qualification path Team
1 Host and Title holder  Germany
3
2
Geographical criteria  Brazil
 Japan
 Iceland
8 European qualification tournament North 1  Denmark
North 2  Sweden
West 1  Netherlands
South 1  Spain
Central 1  France
Central 2  Hungary
East 1  Czechoslovakia
East 2  Romania
1 Reallocation  Norway

Results[edit | edit source]

Preliminary Round[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden
 Norway
 Yugoslavia

Group B[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany
 Spain
 Netherlands

Group C[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Czechoslovakia
 Romania
 Japan

Group D[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Denmark
 Iceland
 Hungary

Main Round[edit | edit source]

Final Matches[edit | edit source]