1970 World Men's Handball Championship
|1967 World Championship||12–21 January 1967||3|| Czechoslovakia|
|Europe and Africa Qualification||15 November – 7 December 1969||10|| East Germany|
|North America Qualification||15–30 November 1969||1||United States1|
- 1First Canada was qualified but was disqualified because they used a Danish player.
Placement Round (9-12 pos.)
The four third placed teams from the preliminary round played a round robin tournament for positions 9-12.
The top two finishers from each preliminary round group progressed to the quarter-finals. The winners progressed to the semi-final stage, while losers played for positions 5-8.
|3 Mar||Romania - Sweden||15-13|
|?||East Germany - West Germany||18-17•|
|?||Denmark - Czechoslovakia||18-16|
|?||Yugoslavia - Hungary||11-10|
|?||Romania - Denmark||18-12|
|?||East Germany - Yugoslavia||17-13|
|Bronze medal game|
|?||Yugoslavia - Denmark||29-12|
|?||Romania - East Germany||13-12••|
|• after extra-time|
••after 2 extra-times
|5 Mar||Sweden - Czechoslovakia||12-11|
|?||West Germany - Hungary||15-13|
|7 Mar||West Germany - Sweden||15-14|
Places 1–8 were decided by play–off or knock–out. Places 9–12 were decide by a placement round. Teams finishing fourth in the preliminary round are ranked 13 to 16. In case of a tie in points gained, the goal difference of the preliminary round were taken into account.