1958 World Men's Handball Championship

The 1958 World Men's Handball Championship was the third team handball World Championship. It was held in the German Democratic Republic between 27 February and 8 March 1958. Germany sent a united team composed of players from the GDR and the FRG. Sweden won the championship.

1958 World Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country German Democratic Republic
Final positions
Champions Sweden (2nd title)
Runner-up Czechoslovakia
Third place Germany

Final standings

4 Denmark
5 Poland
6 Norway
7 Hungary
8 Yugoslavia
9 France
10 Iceland
11 Austria
12 Spain
13 Romania
14 Finland
15 Brazil
16 Luxembourg


Preliminary round

Main Round

Final matches

Date Matches Score
Match for 7th place
7 March  Hungary Yugoslavia24–16
Match for 5th place
7 March  Norway Poland18–20
Bronze medal match
8 March  Germany Denmark16–13
8 March  Czechoslovakia Sweden12–22

Source: International Handball Federation