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Groups for the IHF World Championship in Japan 2019 set

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Groups for the IHF World Championship in Japan 2019 set
Ibolya Szekeres

The draw for the Preliminary Groups of the 2019 IHF Women’s World Championship has taken place on Friday 21 June at GINZA SIX in Chuo-ku, Tokyo.

The 24th IHF Women’s World Championship will be played in Kumamoto, Japan from November 30th to December 15th, 2019 .

24 teams have qualified for the final tournament and they were placed in six pots:

Draw Pots

Pot 1: FRA, RUS, NED, ROU

Pot 2: NOR, SWE, HUN, DEN

Pot 3: MNE, JPN, GER, SRB

Pot 4: ESP, SLO, KOR, CHN

Pot 5: BRA, ANG, SEN, ARG

Pot 6: KAZ, CUB, COD, AUS

As hosts, Japan was the only team not drawn into their group – from pot 3, they chose Group D after the drawing of pots 6 to 4.

The groups:

Group A: Netherlands, Norway, Serbia, Slovenia, Angola, Cuba

Group B: France, Denmark, Germany, Republic of Korea, Brazil, Australia


Group C: Romania, Hungary, Montenegro, Spain, Senegal, Kazakhstan

Group D: Russia, Sweden, Japan, P.R. of China, Argentina, DR Congo

After the preliminary matches, the top three sides in each group will proceed to the main round. From the main round, the top two teams in each group qualify for the semi-finals.

source: IHF

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Ibolya Szekeres

Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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