1982 World Men's Handball Championship


The 1982 World Men's Handball Championship was the 10th team handball World Championship. It was held in West Germany between 23 February-7 March 1982. Soviet Union won the championship.

1982 World Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country West Germany
Teams16
Final positions
Champions Soviet Union
Runner-up Yugoslavia
Third place Poland
Fourth place Denmark
Tournament statistics
Matches54
Goals scored2324 (43.04 per match)
Top scorer(s) Vasile Stîngă (ROU) (65 goals)
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Teams


Group A Group B Group C Group D
 Czechoslovakia  Algeria  East Germany  Cuba
 Kuwait  Hungary  Japan  Denmark
 Soviet Union  Spain  Poland  Romania
 West Germany  Sweden   Switzerland  Yugoslavia

Preliminary round


Advanced to second round

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 99 52 +47 6
 West Germany 3 2 0 1 59 52 +7 4
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 0 2 68 62 +6 2
 Kuwait 3 0 0 3 41 101 60 0
Source: [citation needed]

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 2 1 0 62 55 +7 5
 Hungary 3 1 2 0 70 60 +10 4
 Sweden 3 1 1 1 71 58 +13 3
 Algeria 3 0 0 3 50 80 30 0
Source: [citation needed]

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 East Germany 3 2 1 0 63 51 +12 5
 Poland 3 2 1 0 63 53 +10 5
  Switzerland 3 1 0 2 47 47 0 2
 Japan 3 0 0 3 52 74 22 0
Source: [citation needed]

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Yugoslavia 3 2 0 1 78 61 +17 4
 Romania 3 2 0 1 75 66 +9 4
 Denmark 3 2 0 1 65 59 +6 4
 Cuba 3 0 0 3 68 100 32 0
Source: [citation needed]

Second round


Advanced to final
Advanced to bronze match

Group 1

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 5 5 0 0 130 85 +45 10
 Poland 5 2 1 2 97 102 5 5
 East Germany 5 2 1 2 92 98 6 5
 West Germany 5 2 1 2 85 94 9 5
 Czechoslovakia 5 1 1 3 99 112 13 3
  Switzerland 5 0 2 3 76 88 12 2
Source: [citation needed]

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Yugoslavia 5 3 1 1 118 104 +14 7
 Denmark 5 3 1 1 100 99 +1 7
 Romania 5 3 0 2 116 105 +11 6
 Spain 5 2 1 2 112 111 +1 5
 Hungary 5 0 4 1 98 103 5 4
 Sweden 5 0 1 4 103 125 22 1
Source: [citation needed]

Ranking round


3rd / 4th place


Date Venue Match
07.03.1982 Dortmund  Poland 23 - 22  Denmark

Final


Date Venue Match
07.03.1982 Dortmund  Soviet Union 30 - 27  Yugoslavia

Final standings


 Soviet Union
 Yugoslavia
 Poland
4 Denmark
5 Romania
6 East Germany
7 West Germany
8 Spain
9 Hungary
10 Czechoslovakia
11 Sweden
12  Switzerland
13 Cuba
14 Japan
15 Kuwait
16 Algeria
Qualified for the 1984 Summer Olympics
Qualified for the 1983 Summer Universiade
Qualified for the Olympic Qualification Tournament

Source: International Handball Federation