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2015 World Women's Handball Championship

The 2015 World Women's Handball Championship, the 22nd event hosted by the International Handball Federation, will be held in Denmark. The decision to select Denmark as the host was announced 27 January 2011.[1]


Venues for the tournament were announced on 7 June 2014. Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning will host the final, both semi-finals, two quarter-finals, matches in the round of 16 and Denmark's group. Tre-For Arena in Kolding will be the venue of two quarter-finals, eighth-finals and neighbour Germany's group if they qualify, while Arena Nord in Frederikshavn and the new venue in Næstved will host one eighth-final and one group each.[2]

Herning Kolding
Jyske Bank Boxen
Capacity: 14,000
Tre-For Arena
Capacity: 3,200[2]
Frederikshavn Næstved
Arena Nord
Capacity: 2,500[2]
New venue
Planned capacity: 3,500[2]


Competition Dates Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 27 January 2011 1  Denmark
2013 World Champions 11–27 January 2013 1  Brazil
2014 African Women's Handball Championship 16–25 January 2014 3  DR Congo
2014 European Women's Handball Championship 7–21 December 2014 1
2014 Asian Women's Handball Championship 14–22 March 2015 3
2015 Women's Oceania Handball Championship TBD 1
European qualification 8 October 2014–14 June 2015 9
2015 Pan American Women's Handball Championship TBD 3

Qualified teams

Country Qualified as Qualification date Previous appearances in tournament1
 Denmark Host January 27, 2011 170 (1957, 1962,1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 Brazil World Champions December 22, 2013 100 (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 DR Congo Finalist of 2014 African Championship January 25, 2014 10 (2013)
 Tunisia Finalist of 2014 African Championship January 25, 2014 70 (1975, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 Angola Third place of 2014 African Championship January 25, 2014 120 (1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year, Italics indicates host for that year.


  1. ^ Denmark and Qatar host World Championships 2015
  2. ^ a b c d  

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