2019 World Women's Handball Championship

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2019 World Women's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Japan
Dates30 November–15 December
Teams24 (from 5 confederations)
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The 2019 World Women's Handball Championship, the 24th event hosted by the International Handball Federation, will be held in Japan from 30 November to 15 December 2019.[1]

Venues[edit]

Kumamoto region will be entrusted the organization of the World Championship. Additionally the Japanese Organizing Committee will have a venue in Tokyo in order prepare for the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo. Kumamoto has had a lot of experience with handball tournaments. In 1997 Kumamoto hosted the Men’s World Championships.[2]

Qualification[edit]

Competition Dates Host Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 28 October 2013 Qatar Doha 1  Japan
2017 World Championship 1–17 December 2017  Germany 1  France
2018 South and Central American Championship 29 November – 4 December 2018 Brazil Maceió 2  Argentina
 Brazil
2018 European Championship 29 November – 16 December 2018  France 3  Netherlands
 Romania
 Russia
2018 Asian Women's Handball Championship 30 November – 9 December 2018  Japan 4[1]  Australia
 China
 Kazakhstan
 South Korea
2018 African Women's Handball Championship 2–12 December 2018 Republic of the Congo Brazzaville 3  Angola
 DR Congo
 Senegal
2019 Nor.Ca. Women's Handball Championship May 2019[3] TBA 1
European qualification 23 November 2018 – 6 June 2019 Various 9

^ 1. If countries from Oceania (Australia or New Zealand) participating in the Asian Championships finished within the top 5, they qualified for the World Championships. If they placed sixth or lower, the place would have been transferred to the wild card spot.[4]

Qualified teams[edit]

Country Qualified as Qualification date Previous appearances in tournament1
 Japan Host 28 October 2013 180 (1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1986, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
 France Defending World Champion 17 December 2017 130 (1986, 1990, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
 Brazil Top two at the 2018 South and Central American Championship 3 December 2018 120 (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
 Argentina Top two at the 2018 South and Central American Championship 3 December 2018 90 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
 China Semifinalist of 2018 Asian Championship 4 December 2018 150 (1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
 Kazakhstan Semifinalist of 2018 Asian Championship 4 December 2018 40 (2007, 2009, 2011, 2015)
 South Korea Semifinalist of 2018 Asian Championship 4 December 2018 170 (1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
 Australia Fifth place of 2018 Asian Championship 8 December 2018 70 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 Senegal Finalist of 2018 African Championship 10 December 2018 debut
 Angola Finalist of 2018 African Championship 10 December 2018 140 (1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
 DR Congo Third place of 2018 African Championship 12 December 2018 20 (2013, 2015)
 Netherlands Semifinalist of 2018 European Championship 12 December 2018 110 (1971, 1973, 1978, 1986, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
 Romania Semifinalist of 2018 European Championship 12 December 2018 230 (1957, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
 Russia Semifinalist of 2018 European Championship 12 December 2018 120 (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year, Italics indicates host for that year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japan and Denmark/Germany are the hosts of the 2019 World Championships". 28 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Japan will host Women´s World Cup 2019". handball-world.com. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  3. ^ "IHF Women's World Championship – Qualification Update". ihf.info. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Teams". 24th IHF Women's Handball World Championship 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2018.

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