With the semifinals and the bronze medal match played in the Pan American Championship, all participants of the IHF Women’s Handball World Championship are known: Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay took the remaining three spots for the main event played in Germany between 1 and 17 December 2017. The draw of the groups will be held on 27 June in Hamburg.
World champion: Norway
Europe: Netherlands, France, Denmark
Africa: Angola, Tunisia, Cameroon
Asia: South Korea, Japan, China
Pan America: Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay
European playoff: Russia, Romania, Hungary, Spain, Slovenia, Sweden, Serbia, Montenegro, Czech Republic
Wild card: Poland