2015 World Women's Handball Championship

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2015 World Women's Handball Championship
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Tournament details
Host country  Denmark
Dates 5–20 December
Teams 24 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Norway (3rd title)
Runner-up  Netherlands
Third place  Romania
Fourth place  Poland
Tournament statistics
Matches 88
Goals scored 4714 (53.57 per match)
Attendance 304,436 (3,460 per match)
Top scorer(s)  Cristina Neagu (ROU)
(63 goals)[1]
Best player  Cristina Neagu (ROU)[2]
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The 2015 IHF World Women's Handball Championship, the 22nd event hosted by the International Handball Federation, was held in Denmark. The decision to select Denmark as the host was announced on 27 January 2011.[3]

In the final Norway won 31–23 against the Netherlands to gain their third title.[4] Romania won bronze after they defeated Poland 31–22.[5]

Venues[edit]

Venues for the tournament were announced on 7 June 2014. Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning hosted the final, both semi-finals, two quarter-finals, matches in the round of 16 and Denmark's group. SYDBANK Arena in Kolding was the venue of two quarter-finals, eighth-finals and neighbour Germany's group, while Arena Nord in Frederikshavn and the new venue in Næstved hosted one eighth-final and one group each.[6]

Herning Kolding
Jyske Bank Boxen
Capacity: 12,500
SYDBANK Arena
Capacity: 5,001[6]
Frederikshavn Næstved
Arena Nord
Capacity: 2,800[6]
Næstved Arena
Planned capacity: 3,500[6]

Qualification[edit]

Competition Dates Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 27 January 2011 1  Denmark
2013 World Championship 6–22 December 2013 1  Brazil
2014 African Women's Handball Championship 16–25 January 2014 3  Tunisia
 DR Congo
 Angola
2014 European Women's Handball Championship 7–21 December 2014 1  Norway
2015 Asian Women's Handball Championship 14–23 March 2015 3  South Korea
 Japan
 China
2015 Pan American Women's Handball Championship 21–28 May 2015 3  Cuba
 Argentina
 Puerto Rico
European qualification 8 October 2014–14 June 2015 9  France
 Hungary
 Montenegro
 Netherlands
 Poland
 Romania
 Russia
 Spain
 Sweden
Final qualification tournament 15–17 June 2015 1  Kazakhstan
Wildcard[7] 22 June 2015 2  Germany[8]
 Serbia[8]

Final qualification tournament[edit]

A final qualification tournament was held from 15 to 17 June 2015 in Almaty, Kazakhstan to determine the last participant.[9] The schedule was revealed on 3 June 2015.[10]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Kazakhstan 3 3 0 0 94 65 +29 6 Qualified for World Championship
2  Congo 3 2 0 1 86 73 +13 4
3  Mexico 3 1 0 2 69 72 −3 2
4  Australia 3 0 0 3 49 88 −39 0
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) Goal difference.

Results[edit]

15 June 2015
18:00
Mexico  24–16  Australia Almaty
Referees: Alpaizde, Berezkina (RUS)
(13–8)
Report
15 June 2015
20:00
Kazakhstan  36–24  Congo Almaty
Referees: Florescu, Stoia (ROU)
(22–11)
Report

16 June 2015
17:00
Australia  12–32  Congo Almaty
(6–13)
16 June 2015
19:00
Kazakhstan  26–20  Mexico Almaty
(12–9)

17 June 2015
17:00
Mexico  25–30  Congo Almaty
(12–16)
17 June 2015
19:00
Kazakhstan  32–21  Australia Almaty
(17–9)

Qualified teams[edit]

Country Qualified as Qualification date Previous appearances in tournament1
 Denmark Host 27 January 2011 170 (1957, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 Brazil 2013 World Champion 22 December 2013 100 (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 DR Congo Finalist of 2014 African Championship 24 January 2014 10 (2013)
 Tunisia Finalist of 2014 African Championship 24 January 2014 70 (1975, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 Angola Third place of 2014 African Championship 25 January 2014 120 (1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 Norway 2014 European Champion 21 December 2014 170 (1971, 1973, 1975, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 South Korea Finalist of 2015 Asian Championship 21 March 2015 150 (1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 Japan Finalist of 2015 Asian Championship 21 March 2015 160 (1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1986, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 China Third place of 2015 Asian Championship 23 March 2015 130 (1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 Cuba Semifinalist of 2015 Pan American Championship 24 May 2015 20 (1999, 2011)
 Puerto Rico Semifinalist of 2015 Pan American Championship 25 May 2015 0 debut
 Argentina Semifinalist of 2015 Pan American Championship 25 May 2015 70 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 Hungary European playoff winner 13 June 2015 190 (1957, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013)
 France European playoff winner 13 June 2015 110 (1986, 1990, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 Russia European playoff winner 13 June 2015 100 (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
 Romania European playoff winner 13 June 2015 210 (1957, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 Netherlands European playoff winner 13 June 2015 90 (1971, 1973, 1978, 1986, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2011, 2013)
 Spain European playoff winner 14 June 2015 70 (1993, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 Poland European playoff winner 14 June 2015 140 (1957, 1962, 1965, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2007, 2013)
 Montenegro European playoff winner 14 June 2015 20 (2011, 2013)
 Sweden European playoff winner 14 June 2015 70 (1957, 1990, 1993, 1995, 2001, 2009, 2011)
 Kazakhstan Final qualification tournament winner 16 June 2015 30 (2007, 2009, 2011)
 Germany[8] Wildcard 22 June 2015 100 (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 Serbia[8] Wildcard 22 June 2015 10 (2013)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year, Italics indicates host for that year.

Squads[edit]

Referees[edit]

17 referee pairs were selected:[11]

Draw[edit]

The draw was held on 24 June 2015 at Koldinghus in Kolding, Denmark at 20:00 local time.[12][13][14]

Seeding[edit]

The seeding was announced on 23 June 2015.[15]

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

Preliminary round[edit]

All times are local (UTC+1).[16]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Montenegro 5 4 1 0 149 113 +36 9 Qualification to Round of 16
2  Hungary 5 4 0 1 146 121 +25 8
3  Denmark 5 3 0 2 134 113 +21 6
4  Serbia 5 2 1 2 144 132 +12 5
5  Japan 5 1 0 4 118 138 −20 2
6  Tunisia 5 0 0 5 108 182 −74 0
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference.
5 December 2015
15:45
Montenegro  28–28  Serbia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 4,700
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Bulatović 8 (16–14) Krpež, Živković 6
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5 December 2015
18:00
Hungary  39–20  Tunisia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 7,900
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Tomori 6 (16–5) Chebbah 10
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5 December 2015
20:45
Denmark  30–21  Japan Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Lenci, Grillo (ARG)
Gravholt 6 (17–11) Honda 5
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6 December 2015
16:15
Japan  23–29  Montenegro Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Sunami 9 (15–17) Radičević 10
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6 December 2015
18:30
Serbia  26–32  Hungary Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 5,800
Referees: Grillo, Lenci (ARG)
Krpež 5 (16–18) Tomori 10
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6 December 2015
20:45
Tunisia  20–32  Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Chebbah, Jlezi 5 (10–16) three players 6
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8 December 2015
16:15
Japan  31–21  Tunisia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Hara 9 (13–9) Jlezi 5
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8 December 2015
18:30
Montenegro  32–15  Hungary Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
three players 6 (17–9) three players 3
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8 December 2015
20:45
Denmark  29–20  Serbia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
L. Jørgensen 7 (13–12) Liščević 5
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9 December 2015
16:15
Montenegro  37–26  Tunisia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 1,700
Referees: Lenci, Grillo (ARG)
Jauković 9 (19–12) Chebbah 9
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9 December 2015
18:30
Serbia  27–22  Japan Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Krpež 6 (13–12) Ishitate, Sunami 5
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9 December 2015
20:45
Hungary  29–22  Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
Szucsánszki 8 (15–12) S. Jørgensen 4
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11 December 2015
16:15
Hungary  31–21  Japan Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Triscsuk 6 (17–11) Fujii 6
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11 December 2015
18:30
Tunisia  21–43  Serbia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
three players 4 (10–23) Krpež 11
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11 December 2015
20:45
Denmark  21–23  Montenegro Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Hansen 8 (7–12) Jauković 7
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Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 5 4 1 0 183 116 +67 9[a] Qualification to Round of 16
2  Sweden 5 4 1 0 192 134 +58 9[a]
3  Poland 5 3 0 2 135 135 0 6
4  Angola 5 2 0 3 144 155 −11 4
5  China 5 1 0 4 141 180 −39 2
6  Cuba 5 0 0 5 123 198 −75 0
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Sweden–Netherlands 28–28
5 December 2015
16:15
Netherlands  42–21  China Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 2,950
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Abbingh, Broch 7 (19–9) Qiao 5
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5 December 2015
18:30
Cuba  22–27  Poland Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 3,112
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Martínez 8 (11–12) Kudłacz-Gloc 11
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5 December 2015
20:45
Sweden  37–23  Angola Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 3,204
Referees: Florescu, Stoia (ROU)
Hagman 8 (18–12) André 6
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6 December 2015
16:15
China  39–30  Cuba Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 1,475
Referees: Florescu, Sola (ROU)
Zhang 8 (22–15) Varanes 7
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6 December 2015
18:30
Angola  24–37  Netherlands Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 2,850
Referees: Lee, Koo (KOR)
André 5 (11–19) Polman 12
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6 December 2015
20:45
Poland  30–31  Sweden Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 3,120
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Kudłacz-Gloc 6 (13–15) Hagman 7
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8 December 2015
16:15
Cuba  23–38  Angola Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 1,284
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
three players 4 (14–20) Bernardo, Viegas 7
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8 December 2015
18:30
Poland  29–24  China Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 2,584
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
Kudłacz-Gloc 7 (12–11) Jin 8
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8 December 2015
20:45
Sweden  28–28  Netherlands Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 2,894
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Gulldén 8 (12–15) Groot 9
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9 December 2015
16:15
Cuba  23–45  Netherlands Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 1,494
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
Lusson, Rizo 7 (13–20) Abbingh 8
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9 December 2015
18:30
Angola  27–29  Poland Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 2,820
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Bernardo 8 (15–12) Kocela 7
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9 December 2015
20:45
Sweden  47–28  China Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 2,864
Referees: Florescu, Stoia (ROU)
Roberts 10 (25–14) Yan 9
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11 December 2015
16:15
China  29–32  Angola Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 1,628
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
Qiao 5 (11–15) Bernardo 10
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11 December 2015
18:30
Netherlands  31–20  Poland Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 2,652
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Abbingh 7 (14–9) Achruk, Niedźwiedź 5
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11 December 2015
20:45
Cuba  25–49  Sweden Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 2,781
Referees: Florescu, Stoia (ROU)
Martínez 7 (12–23) Hagman 14
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Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil 5 4 1 0 118 95 +23 9 Qualification to Round of 16
2  France 5 3 1 1 121 91 +30 7
3  Germany 5 3 0 2 151 114 +37 6[a]
4  South Korea 5 2 2 1 138 125 +13 6[a]
5  Argentina 5 1 0 4 89 120 −31 2
6  DR Congo 5 0 0 5 78 150 −72 0
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Germany–South Korea 40–28
5 December 2015
16:00
Argentina  23–15  DR Congo SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,752
Referees: Boualloucha, Khenissi (TUN)
Pizzo 5 (11–10) Mwasesa 6
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5 December 2015
18:15
France  30–20  Germany SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 2,200
Referees: Al-Mawt, Marhoon (BHR)
Pineau 7 (16–7) S. Müller 9
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5 December 2015
20:30
Brazil  24–24  South Korea SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,430
Referees: Birch, Stenrand (DEN)
Rodrigues 7 (10–12) Ryu 7
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7 December 2015
16:00
DR Congo  11–26  Brazil SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Al-Mawt, Marhoon (BHR)
Mwasesa 4 (4–14) Do Nascimento 7
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7 December 2015
18:15
South Korea  22–22  France SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 2,100
Referees: Eliasson, Pålsson (ISL)
Jung J. 8 (11–11) Nze Minko 7
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7 December 2015
20:30
Germany  33–13  Argentina SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Birch, Stenrand (DEN)
S. Müller 7 (17–8) Mendoza, Karsten 4
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8 December 2015
16:00
South Korea  35–17  DR Congo SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Birch, Stenrand (DEN)
Choi 8 (14–6) Mwasesa 7
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8 December 2015
18:15
France  20–12  Argentina SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,300
Referees: Boualloucha, Khenissi (TUN)
three players 4 (13–6) Mendoza 3
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8 December 2015
20:30
Brazil  24–21  Germany SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Amorim 7 (9–8) three players 4
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10 December 2015
16:00
Argentina  19–23  Brazil SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,800
Referees: Al-Mawt, Marhoon (BHR)
Pizzo 6 (8–11) Fachinello 7
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10 December 2015
18:15
France  29–16  DR Congo SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Birch, Stenrand (DEN)
Lacrabère 8 (14–10) Mwasesa 7
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10 December 2015
20:30
Germany  40–28  South Korea SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Boualloucha, Khenissi (TUN)
F. Müller, Smits 6 (14–15) Gwon, Jung Y. 6
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11 December 2015
16:00
Argentina  22–29  South Korea SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 700
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Pizzo 6 (12–14) Jung J., Kim 6
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11 December 2015
18:15
Brazil  21–20  France SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,600
Referees: Birch, Stenrand (DEN)
Rodrigues 5 (11–9) Pineau 6
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11 December 2015
20:30
DR Congo  19–37  Germany SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 300
Referees: Al-Mawt, Marhoon (BHR)
Lusamba, Milemba 4 (11–18) Fischer, S. Müller 8
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Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Russia 5 5 0 0 171 115 +56 10 Qualification to Round of 16
2  Norway 5 4 0 1 159 106 +53 8
3  Spain 5 3 0 2 148 98 +50 6
4  Romania 5 2 0 3 150 116 +34 4
5  Puerto Rico 5 1 0 4 88 197 −109 2
6  Kazakhstan 5 0 0 5 95 179 −84 0
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference.
5 December 2015
16:00
Romania  47–14  Puerto Rico Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,258
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Chiper 10 (23–3) Hiraldo 5
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5 December 2015
18:15
Spain  31–10  Kazakhstan Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,285
Referees: Ota, Shimajiri (JPN)
Martín 6 (16–5) Tankina 4
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5 December 2015
20:30
Norway  25–26  Russia Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,360
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Mørk 6 (11–14) Vyakhireva 9
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7 December 2015
16:00
Kazakhstan  20–36  Romania Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 771
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Alexandrova 7 (12–18) Manea, Nechita 6
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7 December 2015
18:15
Russia  28–26  Spain Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,380
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Bliznova 7 (16–14) Martín 6
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7 December 2015
20:30
Puerto Rico  13–39  Norway Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,516
Referees: Ota, Shimajiri (JPN)
Maldonado 4 (6–17) Sulland 7
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8 December 2015
16:00
Russia  45–18  Puerto Rico Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 647
Referees: Horváth, Marton (HUN)
three players 6 (22–7) Maldonado 5
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8 December 2015
18:15
Spain  26–18  Romania Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,259
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Pena 7 (13–12) Neagu 6
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8 December 2015
20:30
Norway  40–19  Kazakhstan Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,384
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Herrem 7 (20–10) Pikalova 6
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10 December 2015
16:00
Kazakhstan  19–42  Russia Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 585
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (AUT)
Rodina, Tankina 5 (9–24) three players 7
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10 December 2015
18:15
Spain  39–13  Puerto Rico Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,060
Referees: Ota, Shimajiri (JPN)
López 8 (18–8) Ceballos 4
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10 December 2015
20:30
Romania  22–26  Norway Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,610
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Neagu 8 (10–13) Mørk 7
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11 December 2015
16:00
Puerto Rico  30–27  Kazakhstan Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 269
Referees: Ota, Shimajiri (JPN)
Maldonado 7 (18–14) Pikalova 9
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11 December 2015
18:15
Romania  27–30  Russia Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,415
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Ardean-Elisei 6 (16–17) Vyakhireva 6
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11 December 2015
20:30
Norway  29–26  Spain Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,781
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Mørk 6 (18–12) Pena 9
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President's Cup[edit]

17–20th place playoff[edit]

 
17–20th place semifinals17th place game
 
      
 
13 December
 
 
 Japan24
 
14 December
 
 China29
 
 China35
 
13 December
 
 Argentina27
 
 Argentina28
 
 
 Puerto Rico14
 
19th place game
 
 
14 December
 
 
 Japan44
 
 
 Puerto Rico15

17–20th place semifinals[edit]

13 December 2015
15:30
Japan  24–29  China SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 600
Referees: Birch, Stenrand (DEN)
Fujii 14 (11–16) Jin, Sun 7
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13 December 2015
18:00
Argentina  28–14  Puerto Rico SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 400
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Salvadó 7 (13–6) three players 3
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19th place game[edit]

14 December 2015
13:00
Japan  44–15  Puerto Rico SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 400
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Matsumura 9 (21–7) Ceballos, García 4
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17th place game[edit]

14 December 2015
15:30
China  35–27  Argentina SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 200
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Yan 8 (20–9) Karsten 7
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21st–24th place playoff[edit]

 
21st–24th place semifinals21st place game
 
      
 
13 December
 
 
 Tunisia28
 
14 December
 
 Cuba24
 
 Tunisia39
 
13 December
 
 Kazakhstan23
 
 DR Congo30
 
 
 Kazakhstan (Pen.)31
 
23rd place game
 
 
14 December
 
 
 Cuba29
 
 
 DR Congo19

21st–24th place semifinals[edit]

13 December 2015
15:30
Tunisia  28–24  Cuba Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Hamrouni 7 (15–12) Rizo 9
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13 December 2015
18:00
DR Congo  30–31  Kazakhstan Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 4,500
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Mwasesa 11 (12–11) Tankina 8
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FT: 26–26 Pen: 4–5

23rd place game[edit]

14 December 2015
15:30
Cuba  29–19  DR Congo Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 100
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Rizo 8 (14–10) Mwasesa 7
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21st place game[edit]

14 December 2015
13:00
Tunisia  39–23  Kazakhstan Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 100
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
Hamrouni 9 (16–12) Rodina, Tankina 5
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Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
Round of 16QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
              
 
13 December
 
 
 Netherlands36
 
16 December
 
 Serbia20
 
 Netherlands28
 
14 December
 
 France25
 
 Spain21
 
18 December
 
 France22
 
 Netherlands30
 
14 December
 
 Poland25
 
 Poland24
 
16 December
 
 Hungary23
 
 Poland21
 
14 December
 
 Russia20
 
 Russia30
 
20 December
 
 South Korea25
 
 Netherlands23
 
13 December
 
 Norway31
 
 Germany22
 
16 December
 
 Norway28
 
 Norway26
 
14 December
 
 Montenegro25
 
 Montenegro38
 
18 December
 
 Angola28
 
 Norway (OT)35
 
13 December
 
 Romania33 Third place
 
 Denmark26
 
16 December20 December
 
 Sweden19
 
 Denmark30 Poland22
 
13 December
 
 Romania (OT)31  Romania31
 
 Brazil22
 
 
 Romania25
 
5th place bracket
 
5–8th place semifinalsFifth place
 
      
 
18 December
 
 
 France25
 
20 December
 
 Russia31
 
 Russia25
 
18 December
 
 Denmark21
 
 Montenegro20
 
 
 Denmark28
 
Seventh place
 
 
20 December
 
 
 France34
 
 
 Montenegro23

Round of 16[edit]

13 December 2015
20:30
Germany  22–28  Norway Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,348
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
S. Müller, Smits 7 (10–15) Løke 9
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13 December 2015
20:30
Brazil  22–25  Romania SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,100
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Rodrigues 5 (8–13) Brădeanu 7
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13 December 2015
20:45
Denmark  26–19  Sweden Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
S. Jørgensen 6 (15–7) Ahlm 5
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13 December 2015
20:45
Netherlands  36–20  Serbia Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 2,744
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Abbingh 6 (17–6) Krpež 6
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14 December 2015
17:45
Spain  21–22  France SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,400
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Pena 7 (12–9) Niombla 8
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14 December 2015
18:00
Poland  24–23  Hungary Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 1,230
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Kudłacz-Gloc 8 (13–14) Hornyák, Szucsánszki 5
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14 December 2015
20:30
Russia  30–25  South Korea SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,100
Referees: Lenci, Grillo (ARG)
Akopian 6 (16–13) Lee 7
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14 December 2015
20:45
Montenegro  38–28  Angola Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 1,230
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
Radičević 9 (19–13) Bernardo 11
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Quarterfinals[edit]

16 December 2015
17:45
Netherlands  28–25  France SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Polman 10 (15–12) Pineau 8
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16 December 2015
18:00
Poland  21–20  Russia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 8,000
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
Kobylińska 6 (11–9) Vyakhireva 5
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16 December 2015
20:30
Norway  26–25  Montenegro SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 2,800
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Mørk 8 (13–11) Mehmedović, Radičević 6
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16 December 2015
20:45
Denmark  30–31 (ET)  Romania Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
L. Jørgensen 6 (10–13) Neagu 15
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FT: 27–27 ET: 3–4

5–8th place semifinals[edit]

18 December 2015
13:00
France  25–31  Russia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
Zaadi 6 (8–15) Vyakhireva 6
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18 December 2015
15:30
Montenegro  20–28  Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 9,500
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Radičević, Knežević 4 (11–15) S. Jørgensen 8
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Semifinals[edit]

18 December 2015
18:00
Netherlands  30–25  Poland Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 9,500
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Polman 8 (15–8) Kudłacz-Gloc 5
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18 December 2015
20:45
Norway  35–33 (ET)  Romania Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 10,200
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Mørk 8 (17–14) Neagu 8
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FT: 27–27 ET: 8–6

Seventh place game[edit]

20 December 2015
09:45
France  34–23  Montenegro Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Ayglon, Dembele 7 (20–13) Radičević 7
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Fifth place game[edit]

20 December 2015
12:15
Russia  25–21  Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 9,000
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Vyakhireva 7 (12–16) S. Jørgensen 7
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Third place game[edit]

20 December 2015
14:45
Poland  22–31  Romania Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 11,000
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
Achruk 6 (8–15) Neagu 10
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Final[edit]

20 December 2015
17:15
Netherlands  23–31  Norway Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Polman 8 (9–20) Herrem 7
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Statistics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Top scorer
  2. ^ a b "Denmark 2015 All-Star Team". ihf.info. 20 December 2015.
  3. ^ Denmark and Qatar host World Championships 2015
  4. ^ "Grimsbø Shines as Norway Claim the Title". ihf.info. 20 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Neagu Leads Romania to Bronze". ihf.info. 20 December 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d Danish Handball Federation (press release). "VM 2015 i Frederikshavn, Herning, Kolding og Næstved". hbold.dk. Hbold.dk. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  7. ^ "IHF sets date for ballot of Womens World Championships groups - Two wildcards?". handball-world.com. 23 February 2015.
  8. ^ a b c d "Germany and Serbia receive wild cards for 2015 Women's World Championship in DEN". ihf.info. 22 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Kazakhstan to host the final qualification tournament for Denmark 2015". ihf.info. 20 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Mexico - Final participant on the four nations tournament". ihf.info. 3 June 2015.
  11. ^ "Referee Nominations 2015". ihf.info. 3 December 2015.
  12. ^ "Draw for Denmark 2015 will take place on 24 June". ihf.info. 20 February 2015.
  13. ^ "Draw for the 2015 IHF Women's Handball World Championship". ihf.info. 23 June 2015.
  14. ^ "Interesting draw for the Wch". denmark2015.com. 24 June 2015.
  15. ^ "See the seeding for the draw". denmark2015.com. 23 June 2015.
  16. ^ Schedule
  17. ^ "Ranking: 9th-24th Place Confirmed". ihf.info. 14 December 2015.

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