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Schedule for IHF World Women’s Handball Championship 2023: Hosted by 3 Countries for the first time



Schedule for IHF World Women's Handball Championship 2023 Hosted by 3 Countries for the first time

The 26th IHF Women’s World Championship, which will be hosted by Denmark, Norway, and Sweden for the first time, will take place in six venues—two in each nation—between November 29 and December 17, 2023, with Herning, Denmark, hosting the final weekend.

The Women’s World Championships match schedule has been made public by the IHF. From November 29 to December 17, 2023, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden will host the competition. The 26th edition of the tournament features 32 teams in total, 19 of which have already obtained tickets.

Eight groups of four teams each will compete in the preliminary round at five different locations: two in Denmark, one in Sweden, and one in Norway. There will be four matches every day between the preliminary round which end on December 6 and the opening match on November 29. The teams will play eight matches a day on all other match days.

Groups E and F are expected to be played in Denmark, in Frederikshavn and Herning, while Groups A and B are expected to be hosted by Sweden, in the Scandinavium in Gothenburg and the Helsingborg Arena. And last, there will be games in Stavanger, Norway, between Groups G and H.

The preliminary round will end on December 5 with matches in Group A in Gothenburg and Group E in Herning. The competition will begin on November 29 with two matches in Group G and two matches in Group C in Frederikshavn.

Starting on December 6, four locations—Gothenburg, Sweden; Frederikshavn and Herning, Denmark; and Trondheim, Norway—will host the four groups, with six matches per day split into two groups. The competition phase ends on December 11 and Frederikshavn is scheduled to host the President’s Cup from December 6 to December 13.

The quarterfinals will now take place on two different days; the first two will take place in Trondheim on December 12 and the second two will take place in Herning on December 13.

On Friday, December 15, the placement matches and the semi-finals will take place; on Sunday, December 17, the final, the bronze medal match, and the placement matches 5/6 and 7/8 are scheduled.

The final weekend in Herning, where the 2015 IHF Women’s World Championship final between Norway and the Netherlands ended in a 31:23 victory, will take place at the Jyske Bank Boxen.

The official website of Denmark/Norway/Sweden 2023 has also been made public, with precisely nine months until the competition begins. You can view it at, where you can also purchase tickets for all of the competition’s matches, including the final weekend in Herning.

Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have already qualified as the hosts for the 2023 IHF Women’s World Championship, which will be attended by 17 teams in total. Argentina and Brazil represent the South and Central American Conference, while the Republic of Korea, Japan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the People’s Republic of China, and Kazakhstan have earned their tickets to the 2022 AHF Asian Women’s Handball Championship. France, Montenegro, and the Netherlands have earned their tickets to the EHF EURO 2022, while Angola, Cameroon, Congo, and Senegal advanced via the 2022 CAHB African Women’s Handball Championship.

Sweden will host one main round group in Gothenburg and two preliminary round groups in Helsingborg and Gothenburg. Norway will be represented by two groups in Stavanger for the preliminary round, two matches in Trondheim for the main round, and two more matches in the quarterfinals.

Two preliminary round groups will be held in Frederikshavn and Herning, Denmark; each location will host one main round group.

Herning will host two quarterfinal matches, the final weekend, and the placement matches 5-8, while Frederikshavn will host the President’s Cup concurrently with the main round.

Along with the three host countries, direct qualifiers France, Montenegro, and the Netherlands were present at the most recent European Handball Championship. Angola, Cameroon, Congo, and Senegal purchased World Cup tickets at the African Championship. South Korea, Japan, China, Iran, and Kazakhstan all obtained tickets to the Asian Championship.

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