Handball World Championship 2023: Teams, how to watch, when do they start, and where are they being held?

Handball World Championship 2023: Teams, how to watch, when do they start, and where are they being held?

The 28th version of the IHF Mens’ handball World Championship is a one-of-a-kind event that happened in Poland in January 2023. It is one of the most prestigious events in the world, drawing fans from all over the globe. So, which country walked away with the Handball World Championship? Read on to find out.

Handball world championships start date
Bart Ravensbergen during the IHF Men's World Championship - Main Round Group III match between Serbia and Netherlands at Spodek on January 23, 2023, in Katowice, Poland. Photo: Henk Seppen
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Denmark has marked its name as the top contender after winning the event twice before being ousted by Spain in 2013. The championships in Poland and Sweden marked the 28th edition of the event. The tournament did run till the 29th of January, 2023. So, when was the first handball championship held? Read on to find out.

Handball World Championships start date

The event started on the 11th of January, 2023. The handball world championships’ venue is jointly hosted in Poland and Sweden. Thirty-two teams participated in the event, with a total of 112 games played.

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The Preliminary round happened between the 11 the 17th of January 2023, with the main round happening between the 18th and the 23rd of January. A President’s cup happens between the 18th and the 25th of January. The President’s cup is a mini-tournament for the eliminated teams in the preliminary round.

Handball World Championship teams
Danish players celebrate the victory after the 27th IHF Men's World Championship Quarter Final match against Egypt at Cairo Stadium Sports Hall on January 27, 2021. Photo: Slavko Midzor
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The quarter-finals happened on the 25th of January, with the semi-finals happening on the 27th of January. The fifth to eighth-place playoffs happened between the 27th and 29th. The third-place game happened on the same day as the final.

The handball world championships’ end date was the 29th of January 2023, when the final was played between Denmark and France, and Denmark managed to retain the title.

Handball World Championship teams

The event happened in Poland and Sweden, with 32 teams participating. Each team was optimistic about winning the event. The teams that participated are:

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  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Tunisia
  • United States
  • Uruguay
Handball World Championship venue
Miguel Sanchez Migallon Naranjo of Spain tackles Radojica Cepic of Montenegro during the IHF Men's World Championship match on January 12, 2023, in Krakow, Poland. Photo: Krzysztof Porebski
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Denmark is the current world champion.

How to watch the 2023 Handball World Championship

The handball world championships in 2023 was a global event. It attracted a lot of media attention from many all over the world. SPORTFIVE is the official media agency for the IHF. Here are some of the best channels that live streamed the event:

Continent Channel
AfricaCape Verde: Radiotelevisão Caboverdiana (RTC) (all CPV matches plus final)Egypt: ONTIME Sports (all EGY matches, semi-finals plus) finalsMiddle East & North Africa: ASBUMorocco: Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision MarocTunisia: Télévision Tunisienne
AsiaBahrain: ASBUChina: Huya (20 Matches live and VOD)Israel: Charlton TV (Sport 1)Japan: SportsbullQatar: Al KassSaudi Arabia: SSC (Saudi Sports Channel) (All KSA matches plus many more)
EuropeBelgium: VRT + RBTFBulgaria: B1B (17 matches)Bosnia Herzegovina: ArenasportCroatia: HRT (news access, all CRO matches) + RTLCzech Republic: Czech TVDenmark: DR + TV2 Estonia: ViaplayFinland: ViaplayFrance: beIN Sports France + TF1 / TFX /TMCGeorgia: SilknetGermany: ARD & ZDF (all GER matches live, clips & highlights of other matches) + Eurosport (15 matches TBC, no GER matches) + Sportdeutschland.TV (all matches live and VOD on Handballdeutschland. tv, GER matches incl. on Sportdeutschland. TV Plus) + Axel Springer/ BILD (highlights GER matches) + Bundeswehr TV (closed circuit) + kicker.de (highlights GER matches) + RTL / n-tv (News Access all GER matches) + Servus TV (News Access all GER matches) Hungary : MTVAIceland: RUVItaly: FIGH Italia (min. 15 matches)Kosovo: ArenasportLatvia: ViaplayLithuania: ViaplayMontenegro: Arenasport + RTCG (all MNE matches)Netherlands: ViaplayNorth Macedonia: Arenasport + MKRTV (all MKD matches)Norway: Viaplay Poland: Viaplay + TVP Portugal: RTPRomania : Prima SportSerbia : ArenasportSlovakia : RTV SlovenskaSlovenia: RTV Slovenija (all SLO matches)Spain: RTVE Sweden: ViaplaySwitzerland: SRG Ukraine : Poverhnost TV (PVP+)United Kingdom : Viaplay
North AmericaCaribbean: DirecTVUnited States of America : ESPN
South AmericaArgentina : TYC Colombia : DirecTVEcuador : DirecTVPeru: DirectTVUruguay : TVC SportsVenezuela: DirecTV

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On Radio, the event was live on France (FRA): Europe 1 + RMC Sport and Pan Europe – Eurovision (EBU).

The IHF also live streams the matches on their IHF-Competitions YouTube channel. The viewership was available for only territories with the right holder agreement.

Which country is the current World Handball Champion?

Denmark is the current champion after beating Sweden 26-24 in 2021 and retaining the title by beating France in the January 2023 edition. They also won the 2019 edition after beating Norway 31-22. Who won the handball World Cup in 2013? Spain won the 2013 edition after beating Denmark 35-19.

Handball World Championship end date
Nicolas Tournat of France reacts during IHF Men's World Championship match between France and Poland on January 11, 2023, in Katowice, Poland. Photo: PressFocus
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Denmark is the current holder of the Handball World Championship title after winning the 2021 edition and the January 2023 edition. Denmark was seen as the favourite after winning the competition back-to-back and they lived up to the hype by beating France. They have some of the best athletes in the world in the sport.

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