2015 World Men's Handball Championship
|Teams||24 (from 5 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||4 (in 1 host city)|
The 2015 World Men's Handball Championship, the 24th event hosted by the International Handball Federation, will be held in Qatar in January 2015. Norway, Poland and France were the other applicants for this championship.
This is the second time that the Handball World Championships will be hosted in the Middle East. By awarding the Championship to Qatar, the International Handball Federation sends a strong signal for the development of handball throughout the world.
H.E. Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Secretary General of the Qatar Olympic Committee and the head of the delegation said, "We are proud to have been selected from such a strong group of candidates and we thank the International Handball Federation Council Members for their trust. We promise to deliver the best World Championships ever."
President of the Qatar Handball Association, Mr. Ahmed Al Shabbi, said "We thank our neighboring handball associations for the support and we look forward to working closely with them to further promote handball in the region."
By taking the jewel of the International Handball Federation crown to new markets in the Middle East, the International Handball Federation will continue to promote its universality to the world of handball.
The Qatar 2015 IHF World Handball Championship visual identity was created by The Brand Union Middle East.
A single city championship in a the region, all matches will be played in one city, Doha. By awarding the 2015 Handball World Championship to Qatar, the International Handball Federation would be taking the jewel in its crown to this region for the second time.
The 2015 World Championship in Qatar would mean that all matches would be played in state-of-the-art venues in one city, Doha and all the athletes would stay together in one hotel for the duration of the championship.
Qualified teams 
|Country||Qualified as||Date qualification was secured||Previous appearances in tournament1|
|Qatar||hosts||27 January 2011||42003, 2005, 2007, 2013)(|
|Spain||World champions||27 January 2013||171958, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)(|
1 Bold indicates champion for that year
- "Qatar to host the Men's Handball World Championships in 2015". q2015.com. 27 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-31.
- Official website
- Official bidding website
- Qatar Handball Association (QHA)
- International Handball Federation (IHF)
- Official Facebook Page
- Official Twitter Account
- The Brand Union website
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