1974 World Men's Handball Championship


The 1974 World Men's Handball Championship was the eighth team handball World Championship. It was held in East Germany between 26 February-10 March 1974. Romania won the championship.

1974 World Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country East Germany
Teams16
Final positions
Champions Romania
Runner-up East Germany
Third place Yugoslavia
Tournament statistics
Matches32
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Teams


Group A Group B Group C Group D
 Czechoslovakia  Poland  East Germany  Algeria
 Denmark  Romania  Japan  Bulgaria
 Iceland  Spain  Soviet Union  Hungary
 West Germany  Sweden  United States  Yugoslavia

Preliminary round


Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Czechoslovakia 3 3 0 0 58 38 +20 6
 Denmark 3 2 0 1 43 44 1 4
 West Germany 3 1 0 2 44 45 1 2
 Iceland 3 0 0 3 48 66 18 0
Source: [citation needed]

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Romania 3 2 0 1 57 45 +12 4
 Poland 3 2 0 1 55 43 +12 4
 Sweden 3 1 0 2 44 53 9 2
 Spain 3 1 0 2 41 56 15 2
Source: [citation needed]

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 East Germany 3 2 1 0 81 45 +36 5
 Soviet Union 3 2 1 0 80 44 +36 5
 Japan 3 1 0 2 63 74 11 2
 United States 3 0 0 3 43 104 61 0
Source: [citation needed]

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Yugoslavia 3 3 0 0 81 47 +34 6
 Hungary 3 2 0 1 67 46 +21 4
 Bulgaria 3 1 0 2 55 60 5 2
 Algeria 3 0 0 3 38 88 50 0
Source: [citation needed]

Second round


Group 1

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Romania 3 3 0 0 58 38 +20 6
 Poland 3 2 0 1 47 43 +4 4
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 0 2 45 51 6 2
 Denmark 3 0 0 3 32 50 18 0
Source: [citation needed]

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 East Germany 3 2 1 0 51 42 +9 5
 Yugoslavia 3 2 0 1 56 52 +4 4
 Soviet Union 3 1 1 1 47 48 1 3
 Hungary 3 0 0 3 43 55 12 0
Source: [citation needed]

3rd / 4th place


Date Match¹ Score
10.03.1974 Yugoslavia 
-
 Poland 18-16
  • (¹) - In East Berlin

Final


Date Match¹ Score
10.03.1974 Romania 
-
 East Germany 14-12
  • (¹) - In East Berlin

Final standings


 Romania
 East Germany
 Yugoslavia
4 Poland
5 Soviet Union
6 Czechoslovakia
7 Hungary
8 Denmark
9 West Germany
10 Sweden
11 Bulgaria
12 Japan
13 Spain
14 Iceland
15 Algeria
16 United States

Source: International Handball Federation