1986 World Men's Handball Championship


The 1986 World Men's Handball Championship was the 11th team handball World Championship. It was held in Switzerland from February 25 to March 8, 1986. Yugoslavia won the championship. The tournament was played in Aarau, Basel, Bern, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Davos, Geneva, Luzern, Olten, St. Gallen, Solothurn, Winterthur and Zürich.

1986 World Men's Handball Championship
Poster of the WC 1986
Tournament details
Host country  Switzerland
Dates25 February – 8 March
Teams16
Final positions
Champions Yugoslavia (1st title)
Runner-up Hungary
Third place East Germany
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches54
Goals scored2388 (44.22 per match)
Top scorer(s) Kang Jae-won (67 goals)
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Qualification


CompetitionVacanciesQualified
Host nation1  Switzerland
1984 Summer Olympics6 Yugoslavia
 West Germany
 Romania
 Denmark
 Sweden
 Iceland
1985 World Men's Handball Championship Group B6 East Germany
 Soviet Union
 Poland
 Czechoslovakia
 Hungary
 Spain
Asian Qualification Tournament1 South Korea
1985 African Men's Handball Championship1 Algeria
1985 Pan American Men's Handball Championship1 Cuba

Teams


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

Preliminary round


Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Yugoslavia 3 3 0 0 80 70 +10 6 Main round
2  East Germany 3 2 0 1 71 64 +7 4
3  Soviet Union 3 1 0 2 73 72 +1 2
4  Cuba 3 0 0 3 75 93 18 0 Ranking round
Source: IHF
25 February 1986
19:00
East Germany  28–24  Cuba Aarau
(15–11)

25 February 1986
20:45
Yugoslavia  26–22  Soviet Union Aarau
(13–11)

27 February 1986
18:15
Yugoslavia  32–28  Cuba Davos
(15–13)

27 February 1986
20:00
East Germany  23–18  Soviet Union Davos
(10–13)

28 February 1986
19:00
Yugoslavia  22–20  East Germany Lucerne
(10–9)

28 February 1986
20:45
Soviet Union  33–23  Cuba Lucerne
(13–12)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  West Germany 3 3 0 0 57 51 +6 6 Main round
2   Switzerland (H) 3 1 1 1 50 50 0 3
3  Spain 3 0 2 1 49 53 4 2
4  Poland 3 0 1 2 57 59 2 1 Ranking round
Source: IHF
(H) Host
25 February 1986
20:00
Switzerland   15–15  Spain St. Gallen
(4–8)

25 February 1986
20:45
West Germany  21–20  Poland Zürich
(8–8)

26 February 1986
20:00
Switzerland   18–17  Poland St. Gallen
(10–11)

26 February 1986
20:45
West Germany  18–14  Spain Bern
(11–8)

28 February 1986
20:45
Poland  20–20  Spain Winterthur
(11–12)

28 February 1986
20:45
West Germany  18–17   Switzerland Basel
(8–10)

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  South Korea 3 2 0 1 76 65 +11 4[lower-alpha 1] Main round
2  Romania 3 2 0 1 68 64 +4 4[lower-alpha 1]
3  Iceland 3 2 0 1 65 71 6 4[lower-alpha 1]
4  Czechoslovakia 3 0 0 3 58 67 9 0 Ranking round
Source: IHF
Notes:
  1. 25% rule: South Korea +8 GD, Romania –1 GD, Iceland –7 GD
25 February 1986
19:00
Iceland  21–30  South Korea Geneva
(9–13)

25 February 1986
20:45
Romania  23–18  Czechoslovakia Geneva
(8–9)

26 February 1986
19:00
Iceland  19–18  Czechoslovakia Bern
(10–8)

26 February 1986
20:45
Romania  22–21  South Korea La Chaux-de-Fonds
(15–9)

28 February 1986
19:00
Romania  23–25  Iceland Bern
(13–11)

28 February 1986
19:00
South Korea  25–22  Czechoslovakia Winterthur
(10–13)

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Hungary 3 3 0 0 71 62 +9 6 Main round
2  Sweden 3 2 0 1 70 60 +10 4
3  Denmark 3 1 0 2 69 67 +2 2
4  Algeria 3 0 0 3 53 74 21 0 Ranking round
Source: IHF
25 February 1986
18:00
Sweden  24–16  Algeria Geneva
(11–8)

25 February 1986
19:00
Hungary  25–21  Denmark Zürich
(11–8)

27 February 1986
19:00
Denmark  27–18  Algeria Zürich
(13–8)

27 February 1986
20:45
Hungary  23–22  Sweden Zürich
(9–12)

28 February 1986
19:00
Hungary  23–19  Algeria Basel
(12–13)

28 February 1986
20:45
Sweden  24–21  Denmark Bern
(12–11)

Ranking round


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
13  Czechoslovakia 3 3 0 0 74 64 +10 6
14  Poland 3 2 0 1 77 69 +8 4
15  Cuba 3 1 0 2 71 78 7 2
16  Algeria 3 0 0 3 66 77 11 0
Source: IHF
2 March 1986
17:00
Cuba  23–27  Czechoslovakia Solothurn
(9–16)

2 March 1986
17:00
Poland  28–23  Algeria La Chaux-de-Fonds
(13–6)

4 March 1986
19:00
Cuba  25–24  Algeria Geneva
(10–16)

4 March 1986
19:00
Poland  22–23  Czechoslovakia Winterthur
(13–10)

6 March 1986
19:00
Czechoslovakia  24–19  Algeria Aarau

6 March 1986
19:00
Poland  27–23  Cuba Lucerne

Main round


Group I

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Yugoslavia 5 5 0 0 112 95 +17 10 Final
2  East Germany 5 3 0 2 109 92 +17 6 Third place game
3  Spain 5 2 1 2 92 87 +5 5 Fifth place game
4  West Germany 5 2 0 3 88 97 9 4[lower-alpha 1] Seventh place game
5  Soviet Union 5 2 0 3 104 109 5 4[lower-alpha 1] Ninth place game
6   Switzerland (H) 5 0 1 4 82 107 25 1 Eleventh place game
Source: IHF
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. 25% rule: West Germany –8 GD, Soviet Union –14 GD
2 March 1986
16:30
East Germany  23–16   Switzerland Basel
(11–6)

2 March 1986
16:30
Soviet Union  23–20  West Germany Zürich
(8–10)

2 March 1986
16:30
Yugoslavia  18–17  Spain Bern
(10–8)

4 March 1986
19:00
East Germany  24–15  West Germany Olten
(11–7)

4 March 1986
20:45
Switzerland   19–27  Yugoslavia Olten
(7–15)

4 March 1986
20:45
Soviet Union  17–25  Spain Geneva
(8–11)

6 March 1986
20:45
Yugoslavia  19–17  West Germany Lucerne
(9–8)

6 March 1986
20:45
East Germany  19–21  Spain Bern
(13–11)

6 March 1986
20:45
Soviet Union  24–15   Switzerland St. Gallen
(8–8)

Group II

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Hungary 5 5 0 0 122 108 +14 10 Final
2  Sweden 5 4 0 1 112 93 +19 8 Third place game
3  Iceland 5 2 0 3 114 117 3 4[lower-alpha 1] Fifth place game
4  Denmark 5 2 0 3 107 117 10 4[lower-alpha 1] Seventh place game
5  Romania 5 1 0 4 78 93 15 2[lower-alpha 2] Ninth place game
6  South Korea 5 1 0 4 132 137 5 2[lower-alpha 2] Eleventh place game
Source: IHF
Notes:
  1. 25% rule: Iceland +4 GD, Denmark –16 GD
  2. 25% rule: Romania +1 GD, South Korea –1 GD
2 March 1986
14:35
Romania  20–25  Sweden Aarau
(11–11)

2 March 1986
14:45
Iceland  20–21  Hungary Zürich
(12–11)

2 March 1986
16:30
South Korea  27–31  Denmark Aarau
(17–18)

4 March 1986
19:00
Iceland  25–16  Denmark Lucerne
(10–10)

4 March 1986
20:45
Romania  17–19  Hungary Olten
(9–10)

4 March 1986
20:45
South Korea  26–29  Sweden Winterthur
(15–12)

6 March 1986
19:00
South Korea  28–34  Hungary St. Gallen
(16–16)

6 March 1986
19:00
Iceland  23–27  Sweden Bern
(9–15)

6 March 1986
20:45
Romania  16–18  Denmark Aarau
(7–10)

Final round


Eleventh place game

8 March 1986
14:30
Switzerland   27–22  South Korea Zürich
(14–11)

Ninth place game

7 March 1986
19:00
Romania  25–21  Soviet Union Olten
(12–10)

Seventh place game

7 March 1986
19:00
West Germany  25–18  Denmark Basel
(11–10)

Fifth place game

7 March 1986
20:45
Spain  24–22  Iceland Olten
(10–10)

Third place game

7 March 1986
20:45
East Germany  24–23  Sweden Basel
(13–11)

Final

8 March 1986
16:30
Yugoslavia  24–22  Hungary Zürich
Rnić (1), Vuković (1), Saračević (2), Grubić (1), Mrkonja (3), Vujović (4), Cvetković (6), Isaković (6 dont 3 pen.). (12–12) P. Kovács (5), M. Kovács (3), Fodor (1), Iváncsik (5), Szabó (1), Horváth (3), Gyurka (2), Marosi (2).
Report

Final standings


 Yugoslavia
 Hungary
 East Germany
4 Sweden
5 Spain
6 Iceland
7 West Germany
8 Denmark
9 Romania
10 Soviet Union
11  Switzerland
12 South Korea
13 Czechoslovakia
14 Poland
15 Cuba
16 Algeria
Qualified for the 1988 Summer Olympics
Qualified for the 1987 World Men's Handball Championship Group B

Medal summary


Gold Silver Bronze
Yugoslavia
Zlatan Arnautović
Mirko Bašić
Jovica Cvetković
Jovica Elezović
Časlav Grubić
Jožef Holpert
Mile Isaković
Muhamed Memić
Dragan Mladenović
Jasmin Mrkonja
Zlatko Portner
Rolando Pušnik
Momir Rnić
Zlatko Saračević
Veselin Vujović
Veselin Vuković
Hungary
Imre Bíró
József Bordás
Viktor Debre
János Fodor
János Gyurka
László Hoffmann
Gábor Horváth
Mihály Iváncsik
József Kenyeres
Zsolt Kontra
Mihály Kovács
Péter Kovács
László Marosi
Tibor Oross
László Szabó
East Germany
Heiko Bonath
Rüdiger Borchardt
Stephan Hauck
Peter Hofmann
Andreas Köckeritz
Hartmut Krüger
Andreas Nagora
Peter Pysall
Gunnar Schimrock
Wieland Schmidt
Dirk Schnell
Klaus-Dieter Schulz
Frank-Michael Wahl
Ingolf Wiegert
Holger Winselmann
Thomas Zeise

Top goalscorers


RankPlayerGoals
1 Kang Jae-won67
2 Roberto Julián Duranona50
3 Björn Jilsén47
4 Péter Kovács45
5 Kristján Arason41
6 Ingolf Wiegert40
Maricel Voinea
8 Jovica Cvetković37
9 Michael Fenger35
Peter Weber