IHF World Men's Handball Championship

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IHF World Men's Handball Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 1964 World Men's Handball Championship
Sport Handball
Founded 1938
Founder International Amateur Handball Federation
Inaugural season 1938
No. of teams 16
Continent International (IHF)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Sweden

The World Men's Handball Championship has been organized by the International Handball Federation since 1938. The competition has been dominated by European countries.

History[edit | edit source]

Early starts[edit | edit source]

The first World Championship took place in Germany in 1938, involving four teams from Europe who competed in a round robin stage to find a winner. It wouldn't be until sixteen years later where the second World Championship was held in the country of Sweden.

Tournaments[edit | edit source]

Year Host Final 3rd place match Teams
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1938 Nazi Germany
Germany

Germany
Round-robin
Sweden

Austria
Round-robin
Denmark
4
1954 Sweden
Sweden

Sweden
18–12
Germany1

Czechoslovakia
25–9
France
6
1958 East Germany
East Germany

Germany
20-15
Sweden

Norway
15-14
Czechoslovakia
16
1961 West Germany
West Germany

Sweden
22-20
Romania

Czechoslovakia
22-19
Germany
12
1964 Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia

Romania
22-18
West Germany

Czechoslovakia
26-25
Sweden
16

External links[edit | edit source]

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