2017 World Men's Handball Championship

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2017 World Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country  France
Dates January 2017
Teams 24 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 8 host cities)

The 2017 World Men's Handball Championship, will be the 25th event hosted by the International Handball Federation, and will be held in France in January 2017.[1]

Bidding process[edit]

Denmark was the co-host of the 1999 Women’s World Championship and host of the 1978 Men's World Championship. Denmark has also hosted the Women's EHF EURO twice and was awarded with the Men's EHF EURO 2014. France hosted the Men's World Championships in 1970 and 2001 and was host of the 2007 Women's World Championship.

The Council of the International Handball Federation awarded the Men's and Women's World Championships at their meeting on the fringes of the World Championship in Brazil on 15 December in São Paulo.


Competition Dates Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 15 December 2011 1  France


The championship will be played in the venues Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux, Lille, Paris-Bercy, Dunkerque, Lyon, Montpellier, Nantes and the new arena in Nanterre as the venue for the final weekend. [2]


  1. ^ "L'édition 2017 en France". Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  2. ^ "IHF Council awards World Championships". Retrieved 2011-12-15. 

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