2011 World Men's Handball Championship

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2011 World Men's Handball Championship
Världsmästerskapet i handboll för herrar 2011
2011 World Men's Handball Championship.png
Tournament details
Host country Sweden
Dates13–30 January
Teams24 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions France (4th title)
Runner-up Denmark
Third place Spain
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches98
Goals scored5390 (55 per match)
Attendance399,019 (4,072 per match)
Top scorer(s) Mikkel Hansen (DEN) (68 goals)
Best player Nikola Karabatić (FRA)
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The 2011 World Men's Handball Championship, the 22nd event hosted by the International Handball Federation, was held in Sweden from 13–30 January, 2011. All matches were played in Malmö, Lund, Kristianstad, Gothenburg, Skövde, Jönköping, Linköping and Norrköping.

In the preliminary round, 24 teams from all the world's continents were split into 4 groups, with the first placed 3 teams advancing through the main round in two groups, carrying the previously won points against the remaining teams.[1] France won the tournament after defeating Denmark in the final, while Spain won the bronze medal after defeating Sweden in the third-place match. Thus, France has qualified for the tournament at the London Olympics.[2] The teams that finished in 2nd–7th place will play Olympic Qualifying Tournaments.

Host broadcaster was the Swedish commercial network TV4 Sport and the television rights were sold to other countries.[3]

One of the objectives of the championship was to create a multicultural party that extends far outside the handball arenas.[4]

Venues[edit]

Malmö Gothenburg Linköping Norrköping
Malmö Arena Scandinavium Cloetta Center Himmelstalundshallen
Capacity: 13,000 Capacity: 12,044 Capacity: 8,500 Capacity: 4,300
Malmö Arena 2008.jpg Scandinavium Gbg by night.jpg Cloetta Center, Linköping, juli 2005.jpg Himmelstalundshallen i Norrköping, den 24 april 2007.JPG
Jönköping
Skövde
Kinnarps Arena Arena Skövde
Capacity: 7,000 Capacity: 2,500
Kinnarps Arena inför match.JPG Arena Skövde.jpg
Kristianstad Lund
Kristianstad Arena FFS Arena
Capacity: 4,700 Capacity: 3,000
Kristianstad Arena in 2011.JPG F&fsa1d.jpg

List of qualified teams[edit]

Bahrain and Chile qualified for their first ever handball World Championship. Austria qualified for the first time since 1993, which, coincidentally, was also hosted by Sweden.

The following 24 teams qualified for the final tournament:

Draw[edit]

The draw was held on 9 July 2010 at the Scandinavium at Gothenburg, Sweden.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

Squads[edit]

Each nation had to submit a squad of 16 players.

Match officials[edit]

On 25 October 2010, the match officials for the tournament were confirmed.[5]

Preliminary round[edit]

Twenty-four participating teams were placed in the following four groups. After playing a round-robin, the top three teams in each group advanced to the Main Round. The last three teams in each group played placement matches.

Tie-breaking criteria[edit]

For the three game group stage of this tournament, where two or more teams in a group tied on an equal number of points, the finishing positions will be determined by the following tie-breaking criteria in the following order[6]

  1. number of points obtained in the matches among the teams in question
  2. goal difference in the matches among the teams in question
  3. number of goals scored in the matches among the teams in question (if more than two teams finish equal on points)
  4. goal difference in all the group matches
  5. number of goals scored in all the group matches
  6. drawing of lots
     Team advanced to Main Round

Group A (Kristianstad/Lund)[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 5 4 1 0 159 106 +53 9
 Spain 5 4 1 0 139 110 +29 9
 Germany 5 3 0 2 151 125 +26 6
 Egypt 5 1 0 4 115 139 −24 2
 Tunisia 5 1 0 4 114 137 −23 2
 Bahrain 5 1 0 4 105 166 −61 2

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

14 January 2011
18:00
France  32–19  Tunisia Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
Karabatić 6 (15–9) Megannem 6
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14 January 2011
18:15
Germany  30–25  Egypt Färs och Frosta Sparbank Arena, Lund
Attendance: 1,410
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Gensheimer 9 (15–12) El Ahmar 6
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14 January 2011
20:15
Spain  33–22  Bahrain Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
Garabaya, Parrondo, García 4 (16–8) Madan 5
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16 January 2011
16:15
Bahrain  18–38  Germany Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Referees: Marina, Minore (ARG)
Al Sayyad, Madan 4 (9–20) Kaufmann 9
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16 January 2011
17:30
Tunisia  18–21  Spain Färs och Frosta Sparbank Arena, Lund
Attendance: 1,820
Referees: Krstič, Ljubič (SLO)
Tej, Mgannem 4 (7–9) Entrerríos 5
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16 January 2011
18:45
Egypt  19–28  France Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Referees: Abrahamsen, Kristiansen (NOR)
El Ahmar 4 (8–12) Guigou 5
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17 January 2011
18:30
Spain  26–24  Germany Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 3,247
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
Aguinagalde, Garcia, Romero 5 (13–13) Gensheimer, Glandorf 4
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17 January 2011
20:30
France  41–17  Bahrain Färs och Frosta Sparbank Arena, Lund
Referees: Al-Marzouqi, Al-Nuaimi (UAE)
Joli 11 (23–10) Al Sayyad 3
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17 January 2011
20:45
Tunisia  23–27  Egypt Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 3,247
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Ayed 7 (10–11) El Ahmar 10
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19 January 2011
18:00
Bahrain  21–28  Tunisia Färs och Frosta Sparbank Arena, Lund
Attendance: 950
Referees: Marina, Minore (ARG)
Al Sayyad 6 (12–15) Tej 7
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19 January 2011
18:15
Germany  23–30  France Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 4,148
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Kaufmann 7 (10–13) Accambray 5
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19 January 2011
20:30
Spain  31–18  Egypt Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 4,148
Referees: Krstič, Ljubič (SLO)
Rocas 7 (14–9) Mamdouh 5
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20 January 2011
18:00
Egypt  26–27  Bahrain Färs och Frosta Sparbank Arena, Lund
Attendance: 750
Referees: Karbaschi, Kolahdouzan (IRN)
Mabrouk 7 (16–15) Al Sayyad 9
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20 January 2011
18:30
Germany  36–26  Tunisia Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 3,885
Referees: Baďura, Ondogrecula (SVK)
Hens 6 (15–12) Mgannem 6
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20 January 2011
20:45
France  28–28  Spain Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 3,885
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
Guigou 6 (18–13) Entrerríos 7
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Group B (Norrköping/Linköping)[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iceland 5 5 0 0 157 119 +38 10
 Hungary 5 4 0 1 148 133 +15 8
 Norway 5 3 0 2 139 136 +3 6
 Japan 5 2 0 3 141 161 −20 4
 Austria 5 1 0 4 144 148 −4 2
 Brazil 5 0 0 5 131 163 −32 0

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

14 January 2011
17:00
Iceland  32–26  Hungary Himmelstalundshallen, Norrköping
Attendance: 2,753
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Pálmarsson 8 (14–11) Mocsai 5
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14 January 2011
19:10
Norway  35–29  Japan Himmelstalundshallen, Norrköping
Attendance: 2,753
Referees: Mezian, Bachir (ALG)
Myrhol 9 (18–13) Kadoyama 7
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14 January 2011
21:30
Austria  34–24  Brazil Himmelstalundshallen, Norrköping
Attendance: 2,753
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Wilczynski 9 (17–13) Bortolini, Santos 4
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15 January 2011
16:30
Hungary  26–23  Norway Himmelstalundshallen, Norrköping
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Ilyés, G. Iváncsik, T. Iváncsik 5 (14–16) Kjelling 7
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15 January 2011
18:45
Japan  33–30  Austria Himmelstalundshallen, Norrköping
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Miyazaki 8 (18–11) Szilagyi 8
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15 January 2011
21:00
Brazil  26–34  Iceland Himmelstalundshallen, Norrköping
Referees: Canbro, Claesson (SWE)
Ribeiro 7 (12–19) Sigurðsson 11
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17 January 2011
17:00
Hungary  36–24  Brazil Cloetta Center, Linköping
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Harsányi 10 (18–11) Bortolini 8
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17 January 2011
19:10
Norway  33–27  Austria Cloetta Center, Linköping
Attendance: 2,700
Referees: Canbro, Claesson (SWE)
Tvedten 10 (16–11) Božović 6
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17 January 2011
21:30
Iceland  36–22  Japan Cloetta Center, Linköping
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Sigurðsson 9 (22–8) Kadoyama 5
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18 January 2011
17:00
Japan  24–28  Hungary Cloetta Center, Linköping
Attendance: 1,800
Referees: Canbro, Claesson (SWE)
Miyazaki 5 (8–13) G. Iváncsik 9
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18 January 2011
19:10
Norway  26–25  Brazil Cloetta Center, Linköping
Attendance: 2,717
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Myrhol 7 (13–12) Pacheco 6
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18 January 2011
21:30
Austria  23–26  Iceland Cloetta Center, Linköping
Attendance: 2,612
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
Weber 8 (16–11) Petersson 7
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20 January 2011
17:00
Brazil  32–33  Japan Cloetta Center, Linköping
Attendance: 4,252
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
Teixeira 8 (12–13) Suematsu 12
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20 January 2011
19:10
Iceland  29–22  Norway Cloetta Center, Linköping
Attendance: 5,817
Referees: Canbro, Claesson (SWE)
Guðjónsson 7 (12–12) Tvedten 7
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20 January 2011
21:30
Austria  30–32  Hungary Cloetta Center, Linköping
Attendance: 2,340
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Szilágyi 7 (16–13) Császár, Törő 5
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Group C (Malmö/Lund)[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Denmark 5 5 0 0 181 117 +64 10
 Croatia 5 3 1 1 148 109 +39 7
 Serbia 5 2 1 2 139 139 0 5
 Algeria 5 2 0 3 100 109 −9 4
 Romania 5 2 0 3 132 123 +9 4
 Australia 5 0 0 5 77 180 −103 0

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

14 January 2011
18:00
Croatia  27–21  Romania Malmö Arena, Malmö
Attendance: 6,643
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Strlek 8 (11–13) Stamate 7
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14 January 2011
20:15
Denmark  47–12  Australia Malmö Arena, Malmö
Attendance: 6,643
Referees: Marina, Minore (ARG)
Christiansen 8 (21–8) Calvert 4
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14 January 2011
20:45
Serbia  25–24  Algeria Färs och Frosta Sparbank Arena, Lund
Attendance: 1,275
Referees: Al-Marzouqi, Al-Nuaimi (UAE)
Vujin 6 (13–9) Berkous 7
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16 January 2011
18:00
Australia  18–35  Serbia Malmö Arena, Malmö
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Karbaschi, Kolahdouzan (IRN)
Fletcher 5 (8–16) Vujin 7
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16 January 2011
20:00
Algeria  15–26  Croatia Färs och Frosta Sparbank Arena, Lund
Attendance: 1,943
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
Berkous, Boultif 4 (11–11) Balić 6
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16 January 2011
20:15
Romania  30–39  Denmark Malmö Arena, Malmö
Attendance: 8,000
Referees: Baďura, Ondogrecula (SVK)
Florea 7 (16–17) Christiansen 6
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17 January 2011
18:00
Croatia  42–15  Australia Malmö Arena, Malmö
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Baďura, Ondogrecula (SVK)
Buntić 7 (19–9) Calvert, Fletcher, Subotic 3
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17 January 2011
18:00
Romania  14–15  Algeria Färs och Frosta Sparbank Arena, Lund
Attendance: 920
Referees: Abrahamsen, Kristiansen (NOR)
Ghionea 7 (10–8) Berkous, Boultif 4
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17 January 2011
20:15
Denmark  35–27  Serbia Malmö Arena, Malmö
Attendance: 8,164
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Hansen 11 (16–14) Vujin 7
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19 January 2011
18:00
Serbia  24–24  Croatia Malmö Arena, Malmö
Attendance: 7,269
Referees: Abrahamsen, Kristiansen (NOR)
Nikčević 7 (13–12) Vori 8
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19 January 2011
20:15
Denmark  26–19  Algeria Malmö Arena, Malmö
Attendance: 8,830
Referees: Karbaschi, Kolahdouzan (IRN)
Hansen, Hansen 5 (16–9) Boultif 5
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19 January 2011
20:30
Australia  14–29  Romania Färs och Frosta Sparbank Arena, Lund
Attendance: 800
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
Calvert 7 (6–14) Florea 5
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20 January 2011
18:00
Algeria  27–18  Australia Malmö Arena, Malmö
Attendance: 4,960
Referees: Al-Marzouqi, Al-Nuaimi (UAE)
Berkous, Ayat, Hamad 5 (12–11) Fletcher 6
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20 January 2011
20:15
Croatia  29–34  Denmark Malmö Arena, Malmö
Attendance: 11,307
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Zrnić 8 (16–15) Søndergaard 10
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20 January 2011
20:30
Serbia  28–38  Romania Färs och Frosta Sparbank Arena, Lund
Attendance: 860
Referees: Krstič, Ljubič (SLO)
Ilić 6 (17–20) Stamate 9
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Group D (Gothenburg)[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 5 4 0 1 142 112 +30 8
 Poland 5 4 0 1 143 123 +20 8
 Argentina 5 3 1 1 133 114 +19 7
 South Korea 5 2 1 2 137 128 +9 5
 Slovakia 5 0 1 4 128 156 −28 1
 Chile 5 0 1 4 117 167 −50 1

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

13 January 2011
20:15
Sweden  28–18  Chile Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 10,368
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Du Rietz 6 (15–8) Feuchtmann 4
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14 January 2011
18:15
South Korea  25–25  Argentina Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 1,733
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
Lee J. W. 9 (14–11) Fernandez 5
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14 January 2011
20:15
Poland  35–33  Slovakia Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 2,486
Referees: Načevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Tłuczyński 7 (15–17) Stranovský 9
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15 January 2011
16:15
Chile  22–37  South Korea Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 7,727
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Feuchtmann 8 (12–15) Yu Dong Geun 9
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15 January 2011
18:15
Slovakia  22–38  Sweden Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 11,491
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
Kukucka 4 (14–15) Ekberg 8
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15 January 2011
20:15
Argentina  23–24  Poland Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 7,996
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Simonet, Vieyra 6 (6–11) Tłuczyński 5
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17 January 2011
16:15
Slovakia  18–23  Argentina Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 3,057
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Valo, Straňovský 4 (9–7) Fernández 9
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17 January 2011
18:15
Poland  38–23  Chile Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 5,535
Referees: Mezian, Si Bachir (ALG)
Jurasik, Tłuczyński 6 (15–13) Feuchtmann, Muñoz 6
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17 January 2011
20:15
Sweden  30–24  South Korea Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 8,109
Referees: Načevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Källman 8 (14–12) Yu Dong Geun 7
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18 January 2011
16:15
Chile  29–29  Slovakia Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 3,112
Referees: Načevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Feuchtmann 11 (15–12) Šulc 7
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18 January 2011
18:15
South Korea  20–25  Poland Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 6,001
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Yu Dong Geun 5 (11–10) Tkaczyk, Jurecki 5
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18 January 2011
20:15
Sweden  22–27  Argentina Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 9,044
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Larholm 5 (10–12) Pizarro 6
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20 January 2011
16:15
South Korea  31–26  Slovakia Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 2,922
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Jeong Yi Kyeong, Lee Jae Woo 8 (14–10) Antl 9
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20 January 2011
18:15
Argentina  35–25  Chile Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 7,760
Referees: Mezian, Si Bachir (ALG)
Pizarro 9 (15–13) Feuchtmann 7
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20 January 2011
20:15
Poland  21–24  Sweden Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 11,606
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Lijewski 6 (12–14) Larholm 5
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Main round[edit]

The top three teams of every preliminary group advanced to the Main round. Every team kept the points from preliminary round matches against teams who also advanced. In the main round every team had 3 games against the opponents they did not face in the preliminary round. The top two of every group advanced to the Semifinals, the other teams played placement matches.

     Team advances to the Semifinals

Group I (Jönköping)[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 5 4 1 0 160 129 +31 9
 Spain 5 4 1 0 148 127 +21 9
 Iceland 5 2 0 3 137 141 −4 4
 Hungary 5 2 0 3 127 147 −20 4
 Norway 5 1 0 4 133 143 −10 2
 Germany 5 1 0 4 124 142 −18 2

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

22 January
16:15
Spain  32–27  Norway Kinnarps Arena, Jönköping
Attendance: 5,451
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
Romero 7 (15–12) Myrhol 8
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22 January
18:30
Germany  27–24  Iceland Kinnarps Arena, Jönköping
Attendance: 5,670
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Preiß, Sprenger 5 (15–13) Petersson 7
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22 January
20:45
France  37–24  Hungary Kinnarps Arena, Jönköping
Attendance: 2,393
Referees: Krstič, Ljubič (SLO)
Karabatić 7 (18–13) Mocsai 7
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24 January
16:00
Iceland  24–32  Spain Kinnarps Arena, Jönköping
Attendance: 3,922
Referees: Krstič, Ljubič (SLO)
Petersson 5 (10–20) Gurbindo, Entrerrios 6
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24 January
18:15
Hungary  27–25  Germany Kinnarps Arena, Jönköping
Attendance: 3,963
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
G Iváncsik, T Iváncsik, Perez 5 (10–12) Glandorf 5
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24 January
20:30
Norway  26–31  France Kinnarps Arena, Jönköping
Attendance: 3,847
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
Hansen 8 (14–17) Gille, Accambray, Abalo 5
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25 January
16:15
Germany  25–35  Norway Kinnarps Arena, Jönköping
Attendance: 4,205
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
Kraus 6 (13–17) Tvedten 8
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25 January
18:30
Spain  30–24  Hungary Kinnarps Arena, Jönköping
Attendance: 4,236
Referees: Canbro, Claesson (SWE)
Romero 9 (13–13) Zubai 5
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25 January
20:45
France  34–28  Iceland Kinnarps Arena, Jönköping
Attendance: 4,258
Referees: Načevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Karabatić 7 (16–13) Petersson 6
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Group II (Malmö/Lund)[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Denmark 5 5 0 0 155 131 +24 10
 Sweden 5 3 0 2 127 124 +3 6
 Croatia 5 2 1 2 142 129 +13 5
 Poland 5 2 0 3 123 129 −6 4
 Serbia 5 1 1 3 127 139 −12 3
 Argentina 5 1 0 4 117 139 −22 2

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

22 January
18:15
Croatia  36–18  Argentina Färs och Frosta Sparbank Arena, Lund
Attendance: 1,050
Referees: Baďura, Ondogrecula (SVK)
Zrnić, Buntić 7 (19–6) Simonet 5
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22 January
18:15
Serbia  24–28  Sweden Malmö Arena, Malmö
Attendance: 9,213
Referees: Abrahamsen, Kristiansen (NOR)
Vujin 8 (13–12) Ekberg, Ekdahl Du Rietz 6
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22 January
20:15
Denmark  28–27  Poland Malmö Arena, Malmö
Attendance: 11,140
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Lindberg 6 (15–9) Tluczynski, Jurkiewicz 6
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23 January
18:15
Sweden  29–25  Croatia Malmö Arena, Malmö
Attendance: 9,551
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Doder 8 (14–12) Zrnić 9
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23 January
20:15
Argentina  24–31  Denmark Malmö Arena, Malmö
Attendance: 10,924
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Ferro, Vidal, Carou 3 (12–17) Hansen 7
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23 January
20:15
Poland  27–26  Serbia Färs och Frosta Sparbank Arena, Lund
Attendance: 1,730
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Tłuczyński 10 (10–11) Vujin 11
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25 January
18:15
Croatia  28–24  Poland Malmö Arena, Malmö
Attendance: 8,900
Referees: Baďura, Ondogrecula (SVK)
Buntić 7 (13–11) Jaszka, Tłuczyński 4
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25 January
20:15
Serbia  26–25  Argentina Färs och Frosta Sparbank Arena, Lund
Attendance: 1,030
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Vujin, Ilić 6 (15–13) Fernández, Kogovsek 5
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25 January
20:15
Denmark  27–24  Sweden Malmö Arena, Malmö
Attendance: 11,587
Referees: Abrahamsen, Kristiansen (NOR)
Christiansen 6 (17–11) Du Rietz 5
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Presidents Cup[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

22 January
14:00
Egypt  34–28  Japan Arena Skövde, Skövde
Attendance: 1,634
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
Mabrouk 8 (17–14) Suematsu 7
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22 January
14:00
Tunisia  25–26  Austria Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Referees: Marina, Minore (ARG)
Alouini 6 (14–12) Weber 6
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22 January
16:00
Australia  21–29  Chile Malmö Arena, Malmö
Attendance: 1,766
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Parmenter 6 (6–17) Muñoz, Chavez 5
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22 January
16:30
Algeria  24–29 (ET)  South Korea Arena Skövde, Skövde
Attendance: 1,711
Referees: Karbaschi, Kolahdouzan (IRN)
Labane, Hamad, Layadi, Daoud 4 (12–17) Yu Dong Geun 8
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FT: 23–23 ET: 24–29


22 January
16:30
Romania  33–38  Slovakia Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 2,490
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Ghionea, Stamate 8 (19–22) Kukučka 7
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22 January
20:30
Bahrain  30–37  Brazil FFS Arena, Lund
Attendance: 550
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Almaqabi 6 (15–17) Chiuffa 6
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23rd-place match[edit]

23 January
16:00
Australia  23–33  Bahrain Malmö Arena, Malmö
Attendance: 724
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Blondell 6 (11–19) Merza 7
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21st-place match[edit]

23 January
18:00
Chile  18–28  Brazil FFS Arena, Lund
Attendance: 650
Referees: Baďura, Ondogrecula (SVK)
Feuchtmann 7 (11–13) Ribeiro 6
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19th-place match[edit]

23 January
14:00
Tunisia  29–30  Romania Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 900
Referees: Abrahamsen, Kristiansen (NOR)
Hedoui 9 (14–17) Florea, Stamate 8
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17th-place match[edit]

23 January
16:30
Austria  35–39  Slovakia Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 1,546
Referees: Al-Marzouqi, Al-Nuaimi (UAE)
Szilágyi 7 (18–19) Kopčo 8
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15th-place match[edit]

24 January
18:00
Japan  24–29  Algeria Arena Skövde, Skövde
Attendance: 1,510
Referees: Načevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Kaido 6 (13–13) Zouaoui 8
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13th-place match[edit]

24 January
20:30
Egypt  23–26  South Korea Arena Skövde, Skövde
Attendance: 1,525
Referees: Canbro, Claesson (SWE)
Abdelwares 6 (11–12) Park Jung Geu 7
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Placement matches[edit]

11th-place match[edit]

27 January
18:00
Germany  40–35 (ET)  Argentina Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Referees: Canbro, Claesson (SWE)
Glandorf, Gensheimer 9 (13–12) Simonet 7
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FT: 27–27 ET: 31–31, 40–35

9th-place match[edit]

27 January
20:30
Norway  32–31 (ET)  Serbia Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 2,141
Referees: Al-Marzouqi, Al-Nuaimi (UAE)
Tvedten 9 (14–16) Ilić 7
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FT: 29–29 ET: 32–31

7th-place match[edit]

28 January
18:00
Hungary  31–28  Poland Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Iváncsik 11 (16–14) Jurecki 6
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5th-place match[edit]

28 January
20:30
Iceland  33–34  Croatia Malmö Arena, Malmö
Attendance: 7,436
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
Sigurðsson 10 (16-14) Buntić 9
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Final round (Kristianstad/Malmö)[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
28 January – 18:00 (Malmö)
 
 
 France29
 
30 January – 17:00 (Malmö)
 
 Sweden26
 
 France37
 
28 January – 20:30 (Kristianstad)
 
 Denmark35
 
 Denmark28
 
 
 Spain24
 
Bronze Match
 
 
30 January – 14:30 (Malmö)
 
 
 Sweden23
 
 
 Spain24

Semifinals[edit]

28 January
18:00
France  29–26  Sweden Malmö Arena, Malmö
Attendance: 11,477
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Gille, Guigou 8 (15–12) Källman 6
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28 January
20:30
Denmark  28–24  Spain Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
Attendance: 4,234
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Hansen 9 (12–12) Cañellas 6
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Bronze match[edit]

30 January
14:30
Sweden  23–24  Spain Malmö Arena, Malmö
Attendance: 12,145
Referees: Krstič, Ljubič (SLO)
Källman 6 (11–11) Aguinagalde, Gurbindo, Romero 4
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Final[edit]

30 January
17:00
France  37–35 (ET)  Denmark Malmö Arena, Malmö
Attendance: 12,462
Referees: López, Ramírez (ESP)
Karabatić 10 (15–12) Hansen 10
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FT: 31–31 ET: 37–35

The final was played at a sold-out Malmö Arena in Malmö between France and Denmark, and was followed by 12,462 spectators.[7] In addition, the match was aired on both major Danish public television channels DR1 and TV 2 with 2,670,000 viewers, making it the most watched sport event in Denmark ever.[8]

First half[edit]

The French team started the match with a 2–0 lead, and maintained a lead until the 17th minute, where Denmark started a 3–0 run and equalised at 9–9 with a penalty shot by Anders Eggert. On the next attack, Mikkel Hansen received the Danes' first two-minute suspension, allowing France to open another three-goal lead. The half time score was 15–12 in favor of France.

Second half[edit]

The second half started with France maintaining a lead of at least two goals in the first 15 minutes. But a couple of saves in a row by the well-tempered Niklas Landin Jacobsen, meant that Mikkel Hansen could equalise to 24–24 with 11 minutes to play. Still, France took the lead once again, but with five minutes remaining and the French lead at 29–27, Jérôme Fernandez was penalized with a 2-minute suspension. Denmark took advantage, scoring two goals and making it 29–29 with 3:30 remaining. In the last minute, the French found themselves one goal ahead, 31–30. The Danish coach Ulrik Wilbek used a team timeout with 25 seconds to go to prepare the team for the last attack. Three seconds were left, when the Dane Bo Spellerberg scored from left back a positional shot in the bottom of the goal for 31–31, deferring the match to overtime.

Overtime[edit]

In the 64th minute, the Danes recorded their first lead in the match when scoring 33–32, but within the next minute the French scored two goals overturning the result. The first half of the overtime ended with a French lead of 34–33.

The second half of overtime began with veteran Lars Christiansen scoring a penalty and evening the score at 34–34. The French took the lead from there, though, and secured the win at 36–34 when Thierry Omeyer saved a Mikkel Hansen 9m shot with just over one minute to go. Michael Guigou scored the last goal of the game with one second to go to the final score 37–35.[9] The match ended 37–35 in favor of France.[10] Nikola Karabatić and Mikkel Hansen, both scored 10 goals in the final, with Karabatić chosen the MVP of the championship,[11] and Hansen the best goalscorer.[12]

Ranking and statistics[edit]

Final ranking[edit]

Gold medal icon.svg  France
Silver medal icon.svg  Denmark
Bronze medal icon.svg  Spain
4  Sweden
5  Croatia
6  Iceland
7  Hungary
8  Poland
9  Norway
10  Serbia
11  Germany
12  Argentina
13  South Korea
14  Egypt
15  Algeria
16  Japan
17  Slovakia
18  Austria
19  Romania
20  Tunisia
21  Brazil
22  Chile
23  Bahrain
24  Australia
Qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics
Qualified for the Olympic Qualification Tournament

IHF broadcasting rights[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website - Info". Handball2011.com. 30 January 2011. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
  2. ^ France win World Championships to reach London 2012 Archived 31 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine, BBC, 30 January 2011.
  3. ^ Host broadcaster Archived 5 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine, official website
  4. ^ "More get the chance to experience the handball world championship 2011". Handball2011.com. Archived from the original on 16 November 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Referees for WCH announced". handball2011.com. 11 November 2010. Archived from the original on 4 November 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2010.
  6. ^ ihf.info Archived 13 November 2011 at the Wayback Machine; IHF info brochure, Tiebreaking criteria, page 49. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  7. ^ "Hego official statistics - Report of the final match" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
  8. ^ Hartvig Nielsen, Stig. "VM-finale blev mest sete sportskamp". tvnyt.com (in Danish). Archived from the original on 11 February 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  9. ^ "FRA 37 - 35 DEN: Play by Play" (PDF). IHF/Hego. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  10. ^ "It's France again!". handball2011.com. 30 January 2011. Archived from the original on 2 February 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
  11. ^ WC 2011′s ideal lineup chosen – Karabatic MVP Archived 31 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Planet Handball
  12. ^ "Hego official statistics = Goalscorers (Top 40)" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2011.

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