1970 World Men's Handball Championship

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1970 World Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country  France
Final positions
Champions  Romania
Runner-up  East Germany
Third place  Yugoslavia
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The 1970 World Men's Handball Championship was the seventh team handball World Championship. It was held in France. Romania won the championship.

Final standings[edit]

The national team of Romania, world champions in 1970
  1.  Romania
  2.  East Germany
  3.  Yugoslavia
  4.  Denmark
  5.  West Germany
  6.  Sweden
  7.  Czechoslovakia
  8.  Hungary
  9.  Soviet Union
  10.  Japan
  11.  Iceland
  12.  France
  13.  Norway
  14.  Poland
  15.   Switzerland
  16.  United States

Results[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

Placement Round (9-12 pos.)[edit]

The four third placed teams from the preliminary round played a round robin tournament for positions 9-12.

Main Round[edit]

The top two finishers from each preliminary round group progressed to the quarter-finals. The winners progressed to the semi-final stage, while losers played for positions 5-8.

Date Game Res.
Quarter-finals
3 Mar Romania - Sweden 15-13
 ? East Germany - West Germany 18-17•
 ? Denmark - Czechoslovakia 18-16
 ? Yugoslavia - Hungary 11-10
Semi-finals
 ? Romania - Denmark 18-12
 ? East Germany - Yugoslavia 17-13
Bronze medal game
 ? Yugoslavia - Denmark 29-12
Final
 ? Romania - East Germany ••13-12••
• after extra-time
••after 2 extra-times

Positions 5-8[edit]

Date Game Res.
Semi-Final Round
5 Mar Sweden - Czechoslovakia 12-11
 ? West Germany - Hungary 15-13
7-8 pos.
 ? Czechoslovakia- Hungary 21-14
5-6 pos.
7 Mar West Germany - Sweden 15-14

Source: International Handball Federation