The draw for the Men’s World Championship 2019 was held on Monday, 25/6-2018 in Copenhagen. The World Championship will be organized by Denmark and Germany and the competition will give spots for the Olympic qualification tournaments before Tokyo 2020.
Pot 1 – France, Spain, Sweden, Denmark
Pot 2 – Croatia, Russia, Norway, Hungary
Pot 3 – Qatar, Germany, Austria, Macedonia
Pot 4 – Serbia, Tunisia, Iceland, Argentina
Pot 5 – Brazil, Egypt, Bahrain, Chile
Pot 6 – South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Angola, Japan
In accordance with the IHF regulations, the Hosting Federations have decided to assign the teams of GER (Group A/Berlin), CRO (Group B/Munich), DEN (Group C/Herning) and SWE (Group D/Copenhagen). Therefore the draw procedure will be as follows:
- The team of Germany is seeded to group A.
- The team of Croatia is seeded to group B.
- The team of Denmark is seeded to group C.
- The team of Sweden is seeded to group D.
- Moreover, the IHF has decided to assign the team of KOR in Group A.
Group A: (Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin)
France, Russia, Germany, Serbia, Brazil, Korea
Group B: (Olympiahalle, Munich)
Spain, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Iceland, Bahrain, Japan
Group C: ( Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning)
Denmark, Norway, Austria, Tunisia, Chile Saud-Arabia
Group D: (Royal Arena, Copenhagen)
Sweden, Hungary, Qatar, Argentina, Egypt, Angola
Main Round Group I. will be hosted by Lanxess Arena in Cologne, semifinals will be played in Hamburg Barclaycard Arena.
Main Round Group II. will be hosted by Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning, as the bronze medal match and the final as well.