28th IHF World Men’s Handball Championship 2023

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For the second time in the history 32 national teams will participate in the World Men’s Handball Championship. 112 matches will be played!

The 28th IHF World Men’s Championship will be played in Poland and Sweden from 11 to 29 January 2023. The tournament will start with an Opening Match in Poland. The host city of the final weekend will be Stockholm. Poland and Sweden will host 32 teams from all over the world. Including the two host countries, among the participants will be the reigning champions Denmark, who are already qualified for the tournament.

This will be the fifth World Championship in Sweden and the first men’s event organized in Poland. The team of Sweden were runners-up during last IHF World Men’s Handball Championship in Egypt. The tournament in 2023 should be also a peak for the young Polish national team coached by Patryk Rombel.

Host Cities in Poland are going to be announced very soon during the autumn. Poland will also host the draw event, which takes place in July 2, 2022. Host cities in Sweden are intended to be Göteborg, Malmö, Stockholm, Kristianstad, Jönköping (all subject to inspection). Sweden team would start their tournament in Göteborg, while the world champions from Denmark would play in Malmö.

20,000 fans could attend the final weekend games in Stockholm’s Tele2 Arena. It would be the first time that the final weekend of a Handball World Championship takes place in a football stadium. Stockholm would also host two quarter-finals, one semi-final, placement matches 5-8 and the final match of the World Championship.

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