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IHF World Men's Handball Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
31px 1958 World Men's Handball Championship
Sport Handball
Founded 1938
Founder International Amateur Handball Federation
Inaugural season 1938
No. of teams 6
Continent International (IHF)
Most recent
champion(s)
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden

The World Men's Handball Championship has been organized by the International Handball Federation since 1938. The competition has been dominated by European countries.

History

Early starts

The first World Championship took place in Germany in 1938, involving four teams from Europe who competed in a round robin stage to find a winner. It wouldn't be until sixteen years later where the second World Championship was held in the country of Sweden.

Tournaments

Year Host Final 3rd place match Teams
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1938 23x15px
Germany
Flag of the German Reich (1935–1945).svg
Germany
Round-robin Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Austria.svg
Austria
Round-robin Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
4
1954 Sweden
Sweden
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
18–12 Flag of Germany.svg
Germany1
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
25–9 Flag of France.svg
France
6

External links

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