1982 World Men's Handball Championship

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1982 World Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country  West Germany
Final positions
Champions  Soviet Union
Runner-up  Yugoslavia
Third place  Poland
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The 1982 World Men's Handball Championship was the 10th team handball World Championship. It was held in West Germany between 23 February-7 March 1982. Soviet Union won the championship.

Teams[edit]

Group A Group B Group C Group D
 Czechoslovakia  Algeria  East Germany  Cuba
 Kuwait  Hungary  Japan  Denmark
 Soviet Union  Spain  Poland  Romania
 West Germany  Sweden   Switzerland  Yugoslavia

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team P W T L G+ G- GD Pts.
 Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 99 52 +47 6
 West Germany 3 2 0 1 59 52 +7 4
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 0 2 68 62 +6 2
 Kuwait 3 0 0 3 41 101 -60 0

Group B[edit]

Team P W T L G+ G- GD Pts.
 Spain 3 2 1 0 62 55 +7 5
 Hungary 3 1 2 0 70 60 +10 4
 Sweden 3 1 1 1 71 58 +13 3
 Algeria 3 0 0 3 50 80 -30 0

Group C[edit]

Team P W T L G+ G- GD Pts.
 East Germany 3 2 1 0 63 51 +12 5
 Poland 3 2 1 0 63 53 +10 5
  Switzerland 3 1 0 2 47 47 0 2
 Japan 3 0 0 3 52 74 -22 0

Group D[edit]

Team P W T L G+ G- GD Pts.
 Yugoslavia 3 2 0 1 78 61 +17 4
 Romania 3 2 0 1 75 66 +9 4
 Denmark 3 2 0 1 65 59 +6 4
 Cuba 3 0 0 3 68 100 -32 0

Second round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team P W T L G+ G- GD Pts.
 Soviet Union 5 5 0 0 130 85 +45 10
 Poland 5 2 1 2 97 102 -5 5
 East Germany 5 2 1 2 92 98 -6 5
 West Germany 5 2 1 2 85 94 -9 5
 Czechoslovakia 5 1 1 3 99 112 -13 3
  Switzerland 5 0 2 3 76 88 -12 2

Group 2[edit]

Team P W T L G+ G- GD Pts.
 Yugoslavia 5 3 1 1 118 104 +14 7
 Denmark 5 3 1 1 100 9 +1 7
 Romania 5 3 0 2 116 105 +11 6
 Spain 5 2 1 2 112 111 +1 5
 Hungary 5 0 4 1 98 103 -5 4
 Sweden 5 0 1 4 103 125 -22 1

3rd / 4th place[edit]

Date Match¹ Score
07.03.1982  Poland
-
 Denmark
23-22
  • (¹) - In Dortmund

Final[edit]

Date Match¹ Score
07.03.1982  Soviet Union
-
 Yugoslavia
30-27
  • (¹) - In Dortmund

Final standings[edit]

Gold medal icon.svg  Soviet Union
Silver medal icon.svg  Yugoslavia
Bronze medal icon.svg  Poland
4  Denmark
5  Romania
6  East Germany
7  West Germany
8  Spain
9  Hungary
10  Czechoslovakia
11  Sweden
12   Switzerland
13  Cuba
14  Japan
15  Kuwait
16  Algeria
Qualified for the 1984 Summer Olympics
Qualified for the 1983 Summer Universiade
Qualified for the Olympic Qualification Tournament

Source: International Handball Federation