2013 World Men's Handball Championship

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2013 World Men's Handball Championship
2013 World Men's Handball Championship logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country Spain
Dates11–27 January 2013
Teams24 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Spain (2nd title)
Runner-up Denmark
Third place Croatia
Fourth place Slovenia
Tournament statistics
Matches84
Goals scored4529 (53.92 per match)
Top scorer(s) Anders Eggert (DEN) (55 goals)
Best player Mikkel Hansen (DEN)
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The 2013 World Men's Handball Championship was the 23rd World Men's Handball Championship, an international handball tournament that took place in Spain from 11 to 27 January 2013. This was the first time Spain hosted the World Men's Handball Championship, becoming the twelfth country to host the competition.

Spain won the title, beating Denmark in the final 35–19. It was Denmark's second final in a row.

Venues[edit]

Games in Madrid were scheduled to be played in the Madrid Arena but on 1 November 2012, five young people were killed in a human stampede during a Halloween party. The venue was subsequently closed because of the judicial investigation and the IHF changed the location of games to Caja Mágica.[1]

Barcelona Madrid Zaragoza Granollers
Palau Sant Jordi Caja Mágica Pabellón Príncipe Felipe Palau d'Esports de Granollers
Capacity: 16,500 Capacity: 12,442 Capacity: 11,000 Capacity: 5,685
Barcelona Palau San Jordi 001.jpg Caroline Wozniacki and Dinara Safina at the 2009 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open.jpg Pabellon Principe Felipe 2015.JPG Palauesportgranollers.JPG
Seville
Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo
Capacity: 9,500
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Guadalajara
Palacio Multiusos de Guadalajara
Capacity: 5,894
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Broadcasting rights[edit]

Qualification tournaments[edit]

[1]

Competition Date Vacancies Qualified
European qualification 2 November 2011 – 17 June 2012 9  Russia
 Slovenia
 Montenegro
 Hungary
 Macedonia
 Iceland
 Germany
 Belarus
 Poland
2012 African Men's Handball Championship 11–20 January 2012 3  Tunisia
 Algeria
 Egypt
2012 European Men's Handball Championship 15–29 January 2012 3  Denmark
 Serbia
 Croatia
2012 Asian Men's Handball Championship 26 January – 5 February 2012 3  South Korea
 Qatar
 Saudi Arabia
2012 Pan American Men's Handball Championship 18–24 June 2012 3  Argentina
 Brazil
 Chile
2012 Oceania Handball Championship 22–23 June 2012 1  Australia

Qualified teams[edit]

The qualification for the 2013 World Handball Championship took place in the calendar years of 2011 and 2012. As the host nation, Spain and as defending champions, France were automatically qualified for the tournament.[2][3][4]

Country Qualified as Qualification date Previous appearances in tournament1, 2
 Spain Host 2 October 2010 160 (1958, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
 France World Champions 30 January 2011 150 (1954, 1961, 1970, 1978, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
 Tunisia Finalist of 2012 African Championship 19 January 2012 10 (1967, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
 Algeria Finalist of 2012 African Championship 19 January 2012 12 0 (1974, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011)
 Egypt Third at 2012 African Championship 20 January 2012 11 (1964, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
 Denmark Finalist of 2012 European Championship 27 January 2012 19 (1938, 1954, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
 Serbia Finalist of 2012 European Championship 27 January 2012 2 (2009, 2011)
 Croatia Third at 2012 European Championship 29 January 2012 9 (1995,1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
 South Korea Finalist of 2012 Asian Championship 3 February 2012 10 (1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2011)
 Qatar Finalist of 2012 Asian Championship 3 February 2012 3 (2003, 2005, 2007)
 Saudi Arabia Third at 2012 Asian Championship 5 February 2012 5 (1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2009)
 Russia European playoffs 16 June 2012 9 (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009)
 Slovenia European playoffs 16 June 2012 5 (1995, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007)
 Montenegro European playoffs 16 June 2012 0 (debut)
 Hungary European playoffs 16 June 2012 17 (1958, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011)
 Macedonia European playoffs 16 June 2012 2 (1999, 2009)
 Iceland European playoffs 16 June 2012 16 (1958, 1961, 1964, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011)
 Germany European playoffs 17 June 2012 21 (1938, 1954, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 19903, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
 Belarus European playoffs 17 June 2012 1 (1995)
 Poland European playoffs 17 June 2012 12 (1958, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011)
 Australia Winner of 2012 Oceania Championship 23 June 2012 6 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
 Argentina Finalist of 2012 Pan American Championship 23 June 2012 8 (1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
 Brazil Finalist of 2012 Pan American Championship 23 June 2012 10 (1958, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
 Chile Third at 2012 Pan American Championship 24 June 2012 1 (2011)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year
2 Italics indicates host for that year
3 From both German teams only East Germany was qualified in 1990

Draw[edit]

The draw took place on 19 July 2012 in Madrid, Spain.[4][5]

Seeding[edit]

The pots were announced on 9 July 2012.[6]

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

Match officials[edit]

16 match official pairs were selected for the tournament.[7]

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

The draw was held on 19 July 2012.[5] The playing schedule was published on 5 August 2012.[8][9] The throw-off times were published on 12 September 2012.[10]

Twenty-four participating teams were placed in the following four groups. After playing a round-robin, the top four teams in each group advanced to the eighth-finals. The last two teams in each group will play 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[11]

  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 Knockout stage

All times are (UTC+1).

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 5 4 0 1 148 126 +22 8
 France 5 4 0 1 154 124 +30 8
 Brazil 5 3 0 2 122 127 −5 6
 Tunisia 5 3 0 2 123 123 0 6
 Argentina 5 1 0 4 116 138 −22 2
 Montenegro 5 0 0 5 117 142 −25 0
12 January 2013
16:00
Germany  33–23  Brazil Palau D'Esports de Granollers, Granollers
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Weinhold 7 (12–10) three players 4
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12 January 2013
18:15
Argentina  28–26  Montenegro Palau D'Esports de Granollers, Granollers
Referees: Al-Marzouqi, Al-Nuaimi (UAE)
D. Simonet 7 (13–12) Roganović 6
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12 January 2013
20:45
France  30–27  Tunisia Palau D'Esports de Granollers, Granollers
Attendance: 4,500
Referees: Raluy, Sabroso (ESP)
Fernandez, Abalo 6 (13–14) Bannour 7
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13 January 2013
15:00
Brazil  24–20  Argentina Palau D'Esports de Granollers, Granollers
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Raluy, Sabroso (ESP)
Pacheco 8 (9–8) Fernández, D. Simonet 5
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13 January 2013
17:20
Tunisia  25–23  Germany Palau D'Esports de Granollers, Granollers
Referees: Leifsson, Pálsson (ISL)
Jallouz 8 (13–13) Christophersen 7
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13 January 2013
19:30
Montenegro  20–32  France Palau D'Esports de Granollers, Granollers
Attendance: 5,200
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Ševaljević 5 (11–17) Fernandez 6
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15 January 2013
16:00
Tunisia  27–25  Montenegro Palau D'Esports de Granollers, Granollers
Attendance: 2,300
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Toumi, Ben Salah 5 (11–11) Melić 6
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15 January 2013
18:15
Germany  31–27  Argentina Palau D'Esports de Granollers, Granollers
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
Wiencek 5 (17–13) D. Simonet 9
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15 January 2013
20:45
France  27–22  Brazil Palau D'Esports de Granollers, Granollers
Attendance: 3,400
Referees: Raluy, Sabroso (ESP)
Guigou 6 (12–5) Pozzer 4
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16 January 2013
16:00
Brazil  27–22  Tunisia Palau D'Esports de Granollers, Granollers
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Cândido 5 (13–11) Alouini 6
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16 January 2013
18:30
Germany  29–21  Montenegro Palau D'Esports de Granollers, Granollers
Attendance: 3,600
Referees: Baďura, Ondogrecula (SVK)
Theuerkauf, Klein 4 (13–11) Melić 7
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16 January 2013
20:45
Argentina  23–35  France Palau D'Esports de Granollers, Granollers
Attendance: 2,800
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
P. Simonet 8 (6–19) Honrubia 7
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18 January 2013
16:00
Argentina  18–22  Tunisia Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Referees: Raluy, Sabroso (ESP)
S. Simonet 4 (6–7) Ben Salah 5
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18 January 2013
18:15
France  30–32  Germany Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Karabatić 8 (16–16) Groetzki 6
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18 January 2013
20:45
Montenegro  25–26  Brazil Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Al-Marzouqi, Al-Nuaimi (UAE)
Rakčević 7 (10–11) Ribeiro 7
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Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Denmark 5 5 0 0 184 136 +48 10
 Russia 5 3 1 1 151 131 +20 7
 Iceland 5 3 0 2 153 136 +17 6
 Macedonia 5 2 1 2 142 143 −1 5
 Qatar 5 1 0 4 139 166 −27 2
 Chile 5 0 0 5 121 178 −57 0
12 January 2013
15:45
Macedonia  30–28  Chile Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
K. Lazarov 8 (12–10) Salinas 8
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12 January 2013
18:00
Iceland  25–30  Russia Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Sigurðsson 7 (13–14) Gorbok 6
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12 January 2013
20:15
Denmark  41–27  Qatar Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Eggert, Lindberg 8 (19–13) Abdelhak, Al-Rayes 4
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13 January 2013
15:45
Chile  22–38  Iceland Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Er. Feuchtmann 6 (11–18) Gunnarsson 7
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13 January 2013
18:00
Qatar  30–34  Macedonia Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Referees: Caçador, Nicolau (POR)
Boumendjel, Osman 5 (13–21) K. Lazarov 9
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13 January 2013
20:15
Russia  27–31  Denmark Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Referees: Krstič, Ljubič (SLO)
Dibirov 7 (13–14) Markussen 6
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15 January 2013
15:45
Qatar  22–29  Russia Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Sinen 5 (13–16) Dibirov 6
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15 January 2013
18:00
Macedonia  19–23  Iceland Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Manaskov 5 (10–10) Sigurðsson 9
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15 January 2013
20:15
Denmark  43–24  Chile Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Referees: Caçador, Nicolau (POR)
Eggert 9 (17–13) Salinas 10
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16 January 2013
15:45
Macedonia  29–29  Russia Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Referees: Caçador, Nicolau (POR)
K. Lazarov 10 (13–16) Dibirov 8
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16 January 2013
18:00
Chile  23–31  Qatar Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Salinas 7 (9–16) Ben Aziza 8
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16 January 2013
20:15
Iceland  28–36  Denmark Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Kristjánsson 8 (13–16) three players 7
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18 January 2013
15:45
Russia  36–24  Chile Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Referees: Caçador, Nicolau (POR)
Dibirov 11 (18–13) Em. Feuchtmann 9
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18 January 2013
18:00
Iceland  39–29  Qatar Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Sigurðsson 10 (19–14) Sinen 8
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18 January 2013
20:15
Denmark  33–30  Macedonia Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Hansen 5 (13–14) K. Lazarov, F. Lazarov 5
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Group C[edit]

Robert Orzechowski takes a shot against Serbia
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Slovenia 5 5 0 0 151 130 +21 10
 Poland 5 4 0 1 134 110 +24 8
 Serbia 5 3 0 2 150 128 +22 6
 Belarus 5 2 0 3 135 120 +15 4
 Saudi Arabia 5 1 0 4 95 145 −50 2
 South Korea 5 0 0 5 116 148 −32 0
12 January 2013
15:45
Serbia  31–22  South Korea Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza
Referees: Ondogrecula, Baďura (SVK)
Ilić 7 (13–9) Eom 6
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12 January 2013
18:00
Slovenia  32–22  Saudi Arabia Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Leifsson, Pálsson (ISL)
Marguč 6 (17–15) Al-Obaidi, Al-Abdulali 5
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12 January 2013
20:15
Poland  24–22  Belarus Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
Lijewski 7 (14–9) Rutenka 9
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14 January 2013
15:45
South Korea  27–34  Slovenia Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza
Attendance: 500
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
Kim, Jeong 6 (13–14) Gajić 11
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14 January 2013
18:00
Belarus  28–34  Serbia Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Leifsson, Pálsson (ISL)
Rutenka 11 (13–20) three players 5
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14 January 2013
20:15
Saudi Arabia  14–28  Poland Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Bamutref, Al-Suwaidi (QAT)
Al-Salem 4 (6–14) Bartczak, Orzechowski 5
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15 January 2013
15:45
South Korea  20–26  Belarus Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza
Attendance: 400
Referees: Bamutref, Al-Suwaidi (QAT)
Eom 7 (10–12) Rutenka 10
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15 January 2013
18:00
Serbia  30–20  Saudi Arabia Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza
Attendance: 700
Referees: Al-Marzouqi, Al-Nuaimi (UAE)
Ilić 8 (12–10) Al-Abdulali 8
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15 January 2013
20:15
Slovenia  25–24  Poland Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Baďura, Ondogrecula (SVK)
Mačkovšek 8 (11–14) Jurecki, Jurecki 5
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17 January 2013
15:45
Slovenia  27–26  Belarus Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza
Attendance: 700
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
Gajić 8 (12–17) Rutenka 9
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17 January 2013
18:00
Saudi Arabia  24–22  South Korea Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Al-Salem 5 (11–13) Eom 6
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17 January 2013
20:15
Poland  25–24  Serbia Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Jurecki 9 (11–13) Ilić 9
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19 January 2013
15:45
Belarus  33–15  Saudi Arabia Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza
Attendance: 1,300
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Shylovic 6 (18–5) Al-Enbaawi 3
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19 January 2013
18:00
Poland  33–25  South Korea Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
Jurecki 10 (18–11) Yoon 9
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19 January 2013
20:15
Serbia  31–33  Slovenia Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Leifsson, Pálsson (ISL)
Vujin 7 (16–19) Gajić 7
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Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Croatia 5 5 0 0 148 99 +49 10
 Spain 5 4 0 1 160 98 +62 8
 Hungary 5 3 0 2 147 120 +27 6
 Egypt 5 1 1 3 130 123 +7 3
 Algeria 5 1 1 3 123 126 −3 3
 Australia 5 0 0 5 66 208 −142 0

Spain's 51–11 win over Australia has been the third highest scoring win at a world championship.[12]

11 January 2013
19:00
Spain  27–14  Algeria Caja Mágica, Madrid
Attendance: 7,400
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Tomás 8 (14–5) Mokrani 5
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12 January 2013
16:45
Croatia  36–13  Australia Caja Mágica, Madrid
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
Horvat 8 (17–4) Fletcher 5
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12 January 2013
19:00
Hungary  32–23  Egypt Caja Mágica, Madrid
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Načevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Császár 8 (17–9) Mostafa 5
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14 January 2013
16:45
Algeria  20–31  Croatia Caja Mágica, Madrid
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Baďura, Ondogrecula (SVK)
Hichem 6 (12–15) Čupić 8
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14 January 2013
19:00
Egypt  24–29  Spain Caja Mágica, Madrid
Attendance: 7,500
Referees: Krstič, Ljubič (SLO)
Mostafa 5 (11–16) Rivera 6
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14 January 2013
21:15
Australia  13–43  Hungary Caja Mágica, Madrid
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Fletcher 6 (6–20) Császár 8
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15 January 2013
16:45
Algeria  24–24  Egypt Caja Mágica, Madrid
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
three players 5 (12–16) Mostafa 9
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15 January 2013
19:00
Spain  51–11  Australia Caja Mágica, Madrid
Attendance: 4,500
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
Rocas 9 (24–6) Mouncey 4
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15 January 2013
21:15
Croatia  30–21  Hungary Caja Mágica, Madrid
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Čupić 8 (15–11) Szöllősi 5
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17 January 2013
16:45
Australia  15–39  Algeria Caja Mágica, Madrid
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Al-Suwaidi, Bamutref (QAT)
Calvert 6 (6–14) Chehbour 6
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17 January 2013
19:00
Hungary  22–28  Spain Caja Mágica, Madrid
Attendance: 10,500
Referees: Krstič, Ljubič (SLO)
Nagy 6 (14–14) Tomás, Sarmiento 6
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17 January 2013
21:15
Croatia  24–20  Egypt Caja Mágica, Madrid
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Načevski, Nikolov (MKD)
three players 4 (11–9) Mostafa 8
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19 January 2013
16:45
Egypt  39–14  Australia Caja Mágica, Madrid
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Krstič, Ljubič (SLO)
Hisham 7 (25–8) Hedges 5
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19 January 2013
19:00
Spain  25–27  Croatia Caja Mágica, Madrid
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Maqueda 7 (13–15) Čupić 8
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19 January 2013
21:15
Hungary  29–26  Algeria Caja Mágica, Madrid
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Načevski, Nikolov (MKD)
three players 5 (14–8) Berkous 7
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President's cup[edit]

17–20th place[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
17–20th place semifinals17th place game
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Argentina30
 
 
 
 Qatar26
 
 Argentina23
 
 
 
 Algeria29
 
 Saudi Arabia24
 
 
 Algeria28
 
19th place game
 
 
 
 
 
 Qatar30
 
 
 Saudi Arabia33

Semifinals[edit]

21 January 2013
13:15
Argentina  30–26  Qatar Palacio Multiusos de Guadalajara, Guadalajara
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Stark, Ştefan (ROU)
three players 5 (12–11) Madadi 6
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21 January 2013
15:30
Saudi Arabia  24–28  Algeria Palacio Multiusos de Guadalajara, Guadalajara
Attendance: 500
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
Al-Salem 7 (11–15) Chehbour 7
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19th place game[edit]

22 January 2013
17:45
Qatar  30–33  Saudi Arabia Palacio Multiusos de Guadalajara, Guadalajara
Attendance: 800
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Mabrouk 8 (18–10) Al-Obaidi 7
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17th place game[edit]

22 January 2013
20:00
Argentina  23–29  Algeria Palacio Multiusos de Guadalajara, Guadalajara
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Al-Marzouqi, Al-Nuaimi (UAE)
Pizarro, S. Simonet 5 (10–12) Chehbour 7
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21–24th place[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
21–24th place semifinals21st place game
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Montenegro35
 
 
 
 Chile31
 
 Montenegro27
 
 
 
 South Korea30
 
 South Korea36
 
 
 Australia14
 
23rd place game
 
 
 
 
 
 Chile32
 
 
 Australia23

Semifinals[edit]

21 January 2013
17:45
Montenegro  35–31  Chile Palacio Multiusos de Guadalajara, Guadalajara
Attendance: 500
Referees: Al-Marzouqi, Al-Nuaimi (UAE)
Roganović 9 (18–11) Em. Feuchtmann 8
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21 January 2013
20:00
South Korea  36–14  Australia Palacio Multiusos de Guadalajara, Guadalajara
Attendance: 500
Referees: Al-Suwaidi, Bamutref (QAT)
Lee 7 (19–6) Kelly 4
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23rd place game[edit]

22 January 2013
13:15
Chile  32–23  Australia Palacio Multiusos de Guadalajara, Guadalajara
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Menezes, Pinto (BRA)
Em. Feuchtmann, Martínez 6 (17–10) Calvert 8
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21st place game[edit]

22 January 2013
15:30
Montenegro  27–30  South Korea Palacio Multiusos de Guadalajara, Guadalajara
Attendance: 500
Referees: Al-Suwaidi, Bamutref (QAT)
Sevaljević 11 (13–12) Jeong 8
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Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Round of 16   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
B1  Denmark 30  
A4  Tunisia 23     B1  Denmark 28  
D3  Hungary 27     D3  Hungary 26  
C2  Poland 19       B1  Denmark 30  
B3  Iceland 28       D1  Croatia 24  
A2  France 30     A2  France 23
D1  Croatia 33     D1  Croatia 30  
C4  Belarus 24       B1  Denmark 19
A1  Germany 28       D2  Spain 35
B4  Macedonia 23     A1  Germany 24  
C3  Serbia 20     D2  Spain 28  
D2  Spain 31       D2  Spain 26
A3  Brazil 26       C1  Slovenia 22  
B2  Russia 27     B2  Russia 27 Third place
C1  Slovenia 31     C1  Slovenia 28   D1  Croatia 31
D4  Egypt 26   C1  Slovenia 26

Round of 16[edit]

20 January 2013
15:45
Germany  28–23  Macedonia Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 6,000
Referees: Krstič, Ljubič (SLO)
Kneer 5 (13–9) K. Lazarov 8
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20 January 2013
17:30
Brazil  26–27  Russia Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza
Attendance: 1,600
Referees: Leifsson, Pálsson (ISL)
Teixeira, Ribeiro 6 (14–14) Gorbok 11
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20 January 2013
20:15
Iceland  28–30  France Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Načevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Ólafsson 7 (14–15) Honrubia 7
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20 January 2013
20:15
Denmark  30–23  Tunisia Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza
Attendance: 1,700
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Markussen 6 (16–11) Boughanmi 5
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21 January 2013
19:00
Slovenia  31–26  Egypt Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Baďura, Ondogrecula (SVK)
Dolenec 6 (19–11) Mostafa 10
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21 January 2013
19:00
Serbia  20–31  Spain Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza
Attendance: 9,400
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Nenadić 4 (12–20) Rocas 7
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21 January 2013
21:30
Hungary  27–19  Poland Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Iváncsik 6 (10–9) Jurecki 5
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21 January 2013
21:30
Croatia  33–24  Belarus Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza
Attendance: 5,600
Referees: Caçador, Nicolau (POR)
Stepančić 6 (21–9) four players 4
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Quarterfinals[edit]

23 January 2013
18:15
Russia  27–28  Slovenia Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Dibirov, Shelmenko 6 (13–14) Žvižej, Zorman 5
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23 January 2013
19:00
Spain  28–24  Germany Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza
Attendance: 10,600
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Aguinagalde, Tomás 7 (12–14) Christophersen 6
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23 January 2013
20:45
Denmark  28–26  Hungary Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 8,000
Referees: Krstič, Ljubič (SLO)
Lindberg 10 (18–11) Nagy 8
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23 January 2013
21:30
France  23–30  Croatia Pabellón Príncipe Felipe, Zaragoza
Attendance: 7,500
Referees: Raluy, Sabroso (ESP)
Sorhaindo 5 (12–13) Duvnjak 9
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Semifinals[edit]

25 January 2013
19:15
Spain  26–22  Slovenia Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Referees: Leifsson, Pálsson (ISL)
Cañellas 5 (13–12) Marguč 7
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25 January 2013
21:30
Denmark  30–24  Croatia Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Eggert 9 (14–11) Bičanić 6
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Third place game[edit]

26 January 2013
19:00
Slovenia  26–31  Croatia Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 8,500
Referees: Načevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Kavtičnik 4 (13–14) Duvnjak, Čupić 8
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Final[edit]

The final match, watched by 19,500 people, was played at the Palau Sant Jordi hall in Barcelona.[13] Denmark entered the final as the only unbeaten team during the tournament, having won all eight matches they previously played. Host nation Spain won seven of their eight matches before the final, losing only to Croatia in the final match in the group phase.

Spain won their second World Men's Handball Championship, beating Denmark 35–19.[13] While in the early minutes of the game the teams were closely matched, Spain played tough defense, limited Denmark's scoring chances and went on a scoring run to end the first half leading 18–10.[14] The Spanish team then increased their lead in the second half, outscoring Denmark 17–9 to close out the game. It was the third World Championship final that Denmark lost, having also been defeated in 1967 and 2011.[13][15]

27 January 2013
17:15
Spain  35–19  Denmark Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 19,600 [5]
Referees: Krstič, Ljubič (SLO)
Cañellas 7 (18–10) Søndergaard, Møllgaard 4
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Statistics[edit]

Final ranking[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Madrid logra trasladar el Mundial del balonmano del Madrid Arena a la Caja Mágica" (in Spanish). vozpopuli.com. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  2. ^ "World Handball Championship and an Olympic ice hockey qualifications on RTV Slovenija" (in Slovenian). www.preberi.si. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  3. ^ "World Handball Championship on ŠTV" (in Slovenian). Official Šport TV website. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Draw for XXIII Men's WCh on 19 July in Spain". ihf.info. 25 June 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Draw results of the XXIII Men's World Championship in Spain". ihf.info. 19 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Pots for the Men's World Championship draw announced". ihf.info. 9 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Referee Nominations 2013". ihf.info. 6 January 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Match Schedule for XXIII Men's WCh in Spain online". ihf.info. 5 August 2012.
  9. ^ Match Schedule
  10. ^ Match Schedule (with throw-off times)
  11. ^ ihf.info; IHF info brochure, Tiebreaking criteria, page 49. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  12. ^ "Spain storms into Round of 16" (in German). derstandard.at. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  13. ^ a b c "35–19: Una colosal España gana su segundo Mundial tras arrollar a Dinamarca" (in Spanish). Univision Noticias. 27 January 2013. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  14. ^ Ojeda, Enrique (27 January 2013). "España, campeona tras barrer a Dinamarca en una final histórica" (in Spanish). Diario AS. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  15. ^ "Spain routs Denmark 35–19 to win its 2nd world handball championship". Washington Post. 27 January 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  16. ^ "Throw-off times for the semifinals and final ranking 5–24 confirmed". IHF. 24 January 2013. p. 44. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  17. ^ a b "All Star Team of the World Championship 2013". ihf.info. 27 January 2013. Archived from the original on 14 September 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013.

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