2017 World Women's Handball Championship

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2017 World Women's Handball Championship
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Tournament details
Host country  Germany
Dates 1–17 December
Teams 24 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 6 host cities)
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The 2017 IHF World Women's Handball Championship, the 23rd event hosted by the International Handball Federation, will be held in Germany from 1 to 17 December 2017.[1] Germany was the only applicant for this championship. Germany was host of the World Championships in 1965 and 1997.

Venues[edit]

The tournament is scheduled to be played in the following venues: Bietigheim-Bissingen, Magdeburg, Oldenburg, Leipzig, Trier and Hamburg as the final four venue.[2]

Bietigheim-Bissingen Hamburg Magdeburg
EgeTrans Arena
Capacity: 4,500
Barclaycard Arena
Capacity: 12,500
GETEC Arena
Capacity: 6,200
Oldenburg Leipzig Trier
EWE Arena
Capacity: 5,250
Arena Leipzig
Capacity: 6,250
Arena Trier
Capacity: 4,100

Qualification[edit]

Competition Dates Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 15 December 2011 1  Germany
2015 World Championship 5–20 December 2015 1  Norway
2016 African Women's Handball Championship 28 November – 7 December 2016 3  Angola
 Cameroon
 Tunisia
2016 European Women's Handball Championship 4–18 December 2016 3  Denmark
 France
 Netherlands
2017 Asian Women's Handball Championship 13–22 March 2017 3  China
 Japan
 South Korea
European qualification 9–15 June 2017 9
2017 Pan American Women's Handball Championship 16–25 July 2017 3

Qualified teams[edit]

Country Qualified as Qualification date Previous appearances in tournament1
 Germany Host 15 December 2011 110 (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
 Norway 2015 World Champion 20 December 2015 180 (1971, 1973, 1975, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
 Angola Finalist of 2016 African Championship 5 December 2016 130 (1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
 Tunisia Finalist of 2016 African Championship 5 December 2016 80 (1975, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
 Cameroon Third place of 2016 African Championship 7 December 2016 10 (2005)
 Netherlands Semifinalist of 2016 European Championship 14 December 2016 100 (1971, 1973, 1978, 1986, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2011, 2013, 2015)
 Denmark Semifinalist of 2016 European Championship 14 December 2016 180 (1957, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
 France Semifinalist of 2016 European Championship 14 December 2016 120 (1986, 1990, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
 South Korea Finalist of 2017 Asian Championship 20 March 2017 160 (1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
 Japan Finalist of 2017 Asian Championship 20 March 2017 170 (1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1986, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
 China Third place of 2017 Asian Championship 22 March 2017 140 (1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year, Italics indicates host for that year.

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