2015 World Women's Handball Championship


The 2015 IHF World Women's Handball Championship, the 22nd event hosted by the International Handball Federation, was held in Denmark. The decision to select Denmark as the host was announced on 27 January 2011.[3]

2015 World Women's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Denmark
Dates5–20 December
Teams24 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Norway (3rd title)
Runner-up Netherlands
Third place Romania
Fourth place Poland
Tournament statistics
Matches88
Goals scored4714 (53.57 per match)
Attendance304,436 (3,460 per match)
Top scorer(s) Cristina Neagu (ROU)
(63 goals)[1]
Best player Cristina Neagu (ROU)[2]
Next

In the final Norway won 31–23 against the Netherlands to gain their third title.[4] Romania won bronze after they defeated Poland 31–22.[5]

Venues


Venues for the tournament were announced on 7 June 2014. Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning hosted the final, both semi-finals, two quarter-finals, matches in the round of 16 and Denmark's group. SYDBANK Arena in Kolding was the venue of two quarter-finals, eighth-finals and neighbour Germany's group, while Arena Nord in Frederikshavn and the new venue in Næstved hosted one eighth-final and one group each.[6]

Herning Kolding
Jyske Bank Boxen
Capacity: 12,500
SYDBANK Arena
Capacity: 5,001[6]
Frederikshavn Næstved
Arena Nord
Capacity: 2,800[6]
Næstved Arena
Planned capacity: 3,500[6]

Qualification


Competition Dates Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 27 January 2011 1  Denmark
2013 World Championship 6–22 December 2013 1  Brazil
2014 African Women's Handball Championship 16–25 January 2014 3  Tunisia
 DR Congo
 Angola
2014 European Women's Handball Championship 7–21 December 2014 1  Norway
2015 Asian Women's Handball Championship 14–23 March 2015 3  South Korea
 Japan
 China
2015 Pan American Women's Handball Championship 21–28 May 2015 3  Cuba
 Argentina
 Puerto Rico
European qualification 8 October 2014–14 June 2015 9  France
 Hungary
 Montenegro
 Netherlands
 Poland
 Romania
 Russia
 Spain
 Sweden
Final qualification tournament 15–17 June 2015 1  Kazakhstan
Wildcard[7] 22 June 2015 2  Germany[8]
 Serbia[8]

Final qualification tournament

A final qualification tournament was held from 15 to 17 June 2015 in Almaty, Kazakhstan to determine the last participant.[9] The schedule was revealed on 3 June 2015.[10]

Standings
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Kazakhstan 3 3 0 0 94 65 +29 6 Qualified for World Championship
2  Congo 3 2 0 1 86 73 +13 4
3  Mexico 3 1 0 2 69 72 3 2
4  Australia 3 0 0 3 49 88 39 0
Source: [citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) Goal difference.
Results
15 June 2015
18:00
Mexico  24–16  Australia Almaty
Referees: Alpaizde, Berezkina (RUS)
(13–8)
Report
15 June 2015
20:00
Kazakhstan  36–24  Congo Almaty
Referees: Florescu, Stoia (ROU)
(22–11)
Report

16 June 2015
17:00
Australia  12–32  Congo Almaty
(6–13)
16 June 2015
19:00
Kazakhstan  26–20  Mexico Almaty
(12–9)

17 June 2015
17:00
Mexico  25–30  Congo Almaty
(12–16)
17 June 2015
19:00
Kazakhstan  32–21  Australia Almaty
(17–9)

Qualified teams


CountryQualified asQualification datePrevious appearances in tournament1
 DenmarkHost27 January 2011170 (1957, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 Brazil2013 World Champion22 December 2013100 (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 DR CongoFinalist of 2014 African Championship24 January 201410 (2013)
 TunisiaFinalist of 2014 African Championship24 January 201470 (1975, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 AngolaThird place of 2014 African Championship25 January 2014120 (1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 Norway2014 European Champion21 December 2014170 (1971, 1973, 1975, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 South KoreaFinalist of 2015 Asian Championship21 March 2015150 (1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 JapanFinalist of 2015 Asian Championship21 March 2015160 (1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1986, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 ChinaThird place of 2015 Asian Championship23 March 2015130 (1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 CubaSemifinalist of 2015 Pan American Championship24 May 201520 (1999, 2011)
 Puerto RicoSemifinalist of 2015 Pan American Championship25 May 20150 debut
 ArgentinaSemifinalist of 2015 Pan American Championship25 May 201570 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 HungaryEuropean playoff winner13 June 2015190 (1957, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013)
 FranceEuropean playoff winner13 June 2015110 (1986, 1990, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 RussiaEuropean playoff winner13 June 2015100 (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
 RomaniaEuropean playoff winner13 June 2015210 (1957, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 NetherlandsEuropean playoff winner13 June 201590 (1971, 1973, 1978, 1986, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2011, 2013)
 SpainEuropean playoff winner14 June 201570 (1993, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 PolandEuropean playoff winner14 June 2015140 (1957, 1962, 1965, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2007, 2013)
 MontenegroEuropean playoff winner14 June 201520 (2011, 2013)
 SwedenEuropean playoff winner14 June 201570 (1957, 1990, 1993, 1995, 2001, 2009, 2011)
 KazakhstanFinal qualification tournament winner16 June 201530 (2007, 2009, 2011)
 Germany[8]Wildcard22 June 2015100 (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
 Serbia[8]Wildcard22 June 201510 (2013)
1 Bold indicates champion for that year, Italics indicates host for that year.

Squads


Referees


17 referee pairs were selected:[11]

Draw


The draw was held on 24 June 2015 at Koldinghus in Kolding, Denmark at 20:00 local time.[12][13][14]

Seeding

The seeding was announced on 23 June 2015.[15]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

Preliminary round


All times are local (UTC+1).[16]

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Montenegro 5 4 1 0 149 113 +36 9 Round of 16
2  Hungary 5 4 0 1 146 121 +25 8
3  Denmark (H) 5 3 0 2 134 113 +21 6
4  Serbia 5 2 1 2 144 132 +12 5
5  Japan 5 1 0 4 118 138 20 2
6  Tunisia 5 0 0 5 108 182 74 0
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference.
(H) Host
5 December 2015
15:45
Montenegro  28–28  Serbia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 4,700
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Bulatović 8 (16–14) Krpež, Živković 6
  Report   
5 December 2015
18:00
Hungary  39–20  Tunisia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 7,900
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Tomori 6 (16–5) Chebbah 10
  Report  
5 December 2015
20:45
Denmark  30–21  Japan Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Lenci, Grillo (ARG)
Gravholt 6 (17–11) Honda 5
  Report  

6 December 2015
16:15
Japan  23–29  Montenegro Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Sunami 9 (15–17) Radičević 10
  Report  
6 December 2015
18:30
Serbia  26–32  Hungary Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 5,800
Referees: Grillo, Lenci (ARG)
Krpež 5 (16–18) Tomori 10
  Report  
6 December 2015
20:45
Tunisia  20–32  Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 12,000
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Chebbah, Jlezi 5 (10–16) three players 6
  Report  

8 December 2015
16:15
Japan  31–21  Tunisia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Hara 9 (13–9) Jlezi 5
  Report  
8 December 2015
18:30
Montenegro  32–15  Hungary Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
three players 6 (17–9) three players 3
  Report  
8 December 2015
20:45
Denmark  29–20  Serbia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
L. Jørgensen 7 (13–12) Liščević 5
  Report  

9 December 2015
16:15
Montenegro  37–26  Tunisia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 1,700
Referees: Lenci, Grillo (ARG)
Jauković 9 (19–12) Chebbah 9
  Report  
9 December 2015
18:30
Serbia  27–22  Japan Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Krpež 6 (13–12) Ishitate, Sunami 5
  Report  
9 December 2015
20:45
Hungary  29–22  Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
Szucsánszki 8 (15–12) S. Jørgensen 4
  Report  

11 December 2015
16:15
Hungary  31–21  Japan Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Triscsuk 6 (17–11) Fujii 6
  Report  
11 December 2015
18:30
Tunisia  21–43  Serbia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
three players 4 (10–23) Krpež 11
  Report  
11 December 2015
20:45
Denmark  21–23  Montenegro Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Hansen 8 (7–12) Jauković 7
  Report  

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 5 4 1 0 183 116 +67 9[lower-alpha 1] Round of 16
2  Sweden 5 4 1 0 192 134 +58 9[lower-alpha 1]
3  Poland 5 3 0 2 135 135 0 6
4  Angola 5 2 0 3 144 155 11 4
5  China 5 1 0 4 141 180 39 2
6  Cuba 5 0 0 5 123 198 75 0
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference.
Notes:
  1. Sweden–Netherlands 28–28
5 December 2015
16:15
Netherlands  42–21  China Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 2,950
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Abbingh, Broch 7 (19–9) Qiao 5
  Report  
5 December 2015
18:30
Cuba  22–27  Poland Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 3,112
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Martínez 8 (11–12) Kudłacz-Gloc 11
  Report  
5 December 2015
20:45
Sweden  37–23  Angola Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 3,204
Referees: Florescu, Stoia (ROU)
Hagman 8 (18–12) André 6
  Report   

6 December 2015
16:15
China  39–30  Cuba Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 1,475
Referees: Florescu, Sola (ROU)
Zhang 8 (22–15) Varanes 7
  Report  
6 December 2015
18:30
Angola  24–37  Netherlands Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 2,850
Referees: Lee, Koo (KOR)
André 5 (11–19) Polman 12
  Report  
6 December 2015
20:45
Poland  30–31  Sweden Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 3,120
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Kudłacz-Gloc 6 (13–15) Hagman 7
  Report  

8 December 2015
16:15
Cuba  23–38  Angola Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 1,284
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
three players 4 (14–20) Bernardo, Viegas 7
   Report  
8 December 2015
18:30
Poland  29–24  China Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 2,584
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
Kudłacz-Gloc 7 (12–11) Jin 8
  Report  
8 December 2015
20:45
Sweden  28–28  Netherlands Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 2,894
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Gulldén 8 (12–15) Groot 9
  Report   

9 December 2015
16:15
Cuba  23–45  Netherlands Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 1,494
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
Lusson, Rizo 7 (13–20) Abbingh 8
  Report  
9 December 2015
18:30
Angola  27–29  Poland Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 2,820
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Bernardo 8 (15–12) Kocela 7
  Report   
9 December 2015
20:45
Sweden  47–28  China Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 2,864
Referees: Florescu, Stoia (ROU)
Roberts 10 (25–14) Yan 9
  Report  

11 December 2015
16:15
China  29–32  Angola Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 1,628
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
Qiao 5 (11–15) Bernardo 10
  Report
11 December 2015
18:30
Netherlands  31–20  Poland Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 2,652
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Abbingh 7 (14–9) Achruk, Niedźwiedź 5
  Report  
11 December 2015
20:45
Cuba  25–49  Sweden Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 2,781
Referees: Florescu, Stoia (ROU)
Martínez 7 (12–23) Hagman 14
  Report  

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil 5 4 1 0 118 95 +23 9 Round of 16
2  France 5 3 1 1 121 91 +30 7
3  Germany 5 3 0 2 151 114 +37 6[lower-alpha 1]
4  South Korea 5 2 2 1 138 125 +13 6[lower-alpha 1]
5  Argentina 5 1 0 4 89 120 31 2
6  DR Congo 5 0 0 5 78 150 72 0
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference.
Notes:
  1. Germany–South Korea 40–28
5 December 2015
16:00
Argentina  23–15  DR Congo SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,752
Referees: Boualloucha, Khenissi (TUN)
Pizzo 5 (11–10) Mwasesa 6
  Report   
5 December 2015
18:15
France  30–20  Germany SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 2,200
Referees: Al-Mawt, Marhoon (BHR)
Pineau 7 (16–7) S. Müller 9
  Report  
5 December 2015
20:30
Brazil  24–24  South Korea SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,430
Referees: Birch, Stenrand (DEN)
Rodrigues 7 (10–12) Ryu 7
  Report  

7 December 2015
16:00
DR Congo  11–26  Brazil SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Al-Mawt, Marhoon (BHR)
Mwasesa 4 (4–14) Do Nascimento 7
  Report  
7 December 2015
18:15
South Korea  22–22  France SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 2,100
Referees: Eliasson, Pålsson (ISL)
Jung J. 8 (11–11) Nze Minko 7
  Report  
7 December 2015
20:30
Germany  33–13  Argentina SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Birch, Stenrand (DEN)
S. Müller 7 (17–8) Mendoza, Karsten 4
  Report  

8 December 2015
16:00
South Korea  35–17  DR Congo SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Birch, Stenrand (DEN)
Choi 8 (14–6) Mwasesa 7
  Report   
8 December 2015
18:15
France  20–12  Argentina SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,300
Referees: Boualloucha, Khenissi (TUN)
three players 4 (13–6) Mendoza 3
  Report  
8 December 2015
20:30
Brazil  24–21  Germany SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Amorim 7 (9–8) three players 4
  Report  

10 December 2015
16:00
Argentina  19–23  Brazil SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,800
Referees: Al-Mawt, Marhoon (BHR)
Pizzo 6 (8–11) Fachinello 7
  Report  
10 December 2015
18:15
France  29–16  DR Congo SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Birch, Stenrand (DEN)
Lacrabère 8 (14–10) Mwasesa 7
  Report  
10 December 2015
20:30
Germany  40–28  South Korea SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Boualloucha, Khenissi (TUN)
F. Müller, Smits 6 (14–15) Gwon, Jung Y. 6
  Report  

11 December 2015
16:00
Argentina  22–29  South Korea SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 700
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Pizzo 6 (12–14) Jung J., Kim 6
  Report  
11 December 2015
18:15
Brazil  21–20  France SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,600
Referees: Birch, Stenrand (DEN)
Rodrigues 5 (11–9) Pineau 6
  Report  
11 December 2015
20:30
DR Congo  19–37  Germany SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 300
Referees: Al-Mawt, Marhoon (BHR)
Lusamba, Milemba 4 (11–18) Fischer, S. Müller 8
  Report  

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Russia 5 5 0 0 171 115 +56 10 Round of 16
2  Norway 5 4 0 1 159 106 +53 8
3  Spain 5 3 0 2 148 98 +50 6
4  Romania 5 2 0 3 150 116 +34 4
5  Puerto Rico 5 1 0 4 88 197 109 2
6  Kazakhstan 5 0 0 5 95 179 84 0
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference.
5 December 2015
16:00
Romania  47–14  Puerto Rico Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,258
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Chiper 10 (23–3) Hiraldo 5
  Report  
5 December 2015
18:15
Spain  31–10  Kazakhstan Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,285
Referees: Ota, Shimajiri (JPN)
Martín 6 (16–5) Tankina 4
Report  
5 December 2015
20:30
Norway  25–26  Russia Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,360
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Mørk 6 (11–14) Vyakhireva 9
  Report  

7 December 2015
16:00
Kazakhstan  20–36  Romania Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 771
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Alexandrova 7 (12–18) Manea, Nechita 6
   Report  
7 December 2015
18:15
Russia  28–26  Spain Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,380
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Bliznova 7 (16–14) Martín 6
  Report  
7 December 2015
20:30
Puerto Rico  13–39  Norway Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,516
Referees: Ota, Shimajiri (JPN)
Maldonado 4 (6–17) Sulland 7
  Report  

8 December 2015
16:00
Russia  45–18  Puerto Rico Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 647
Referees: Horváth, Marton (HUN)
three players 6 (22–7) Maldonado 5
   Report  
8 December 2015
18:15
Spain  26–18  Romania Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,259
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Pena 7 (13–12) Neagu 6
  Report  
8 December 2015
20:30
Norway  40–19  Kazakhstan Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,384
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Herrem 7 (20–10) Pikalova 6
  Report   

10 December 2015
16:00
Kazakhstan  19–42  Russia Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 585
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (AUT)
Rodina, Tankina 5 (9–24) three players 7
  Report  
10 December 2015
18:15
Spain  39–13  Puerto Rico Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,060
Referees: Ota, Shimajiri (JPN)
López 8 (18–8) Ceballos 4
  Report  
10 December 2015
20:30
Romania  22–26  Norway Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,610
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Neagu 8 (10–13) Mørk 7
  Report  

11 December 2015
16:00
Puerto Rico  30–27  Kazakhstan Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 269
Referees: Ota, Shimajiri (JPN)
Maldonado 7 (18–14) Pikalova 9
  Report  
11 December 2015
18:15
Romania  27–30  Russia Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,415
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Ardean-Elisei 6 (16–17) Vyakhireva 6
  Report  
11 December 2015
20:30
Norway  29–26  Spain Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,781
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Mørk 6 (18–12) Pena 9
   Report  

President's Cup


17–20th place playoff

 
17–20th place semifinals17th place game
 
      
 
13 December
 
 
 Japan24
 
14 December
 
 China29
 
 China35
 
13 December
 
 Argentina27
 
 Argentina28
 
 
 Puerto Rico14
 
19th place game
 
 
14 December
 
 
 Japan44
 
 
 Puerto Rico15
17–20th place semifinals
13 December 2015
15:30
Japan  24–29  China SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 600
Referees: Birch, Stenrand (DEN)
Fujii 14 (11–16) Jin, Sun 7
  Report  

13 December 2015
18:00
Argentina  28–14  Puerto Rico SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 400
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Salvadó 7 (13–6) three players 3
  Report  
19th place game
14 December 2015
13:00
Japan  44–15  Puerto Rico SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 400
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Matsumura 9 (21–7) Ceballos, García 4
  Report  
17th place game
14 December 2015
15:30
China  35–27  Argentina SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 200
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Yan 8 (20–9) Karsten 7
  Report

21st–24th place playoff

 
21st–24th place semifinals21st place game
 
      
 
13 December
 
 
 Tunisia28
 
14 December
 
 Cuba24
 
 Tunisia39
 
13 December
 
 Kazakhstan23
 
 DR Congo30
 
 
 Kazakhstan (Pen.)31
 
23rd place game
 
 
14 December
 
 
 Cuba29
 
 
 DR Congo19
21st–24th place semifinals
13 December 2015
15:30
Tunisia  28–24  Cuba Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Hamrouni 7 (15–12) Rizo 9
  Report  

13 December 2015
18:00
DR Congo  30–31  Kazakhstan Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 4,500
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Mwasesa 11 (12–11) Tankina 8
  Report  

FT: 26–26 Pen: 4–5

23rd place game
14 December 2015
15:30
Cuba  29–19  DR Congo Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 100
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Rizo 8 (14–10) Mwasesa 7
  Report  
21st place game
14 December 2015
13:00
Tunisia  39–23  Kazakhstan Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 100
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
Hamrouni 9 (16–12) Rodina, Tankina 5
  Report  

Knockout stage


Bracket

 
Round of 16QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
              
 
13 December
 
 
 Netherlands36
 
16 December
 
 Serbia20
 
 Netherlands28
 
14 December
 
 France25
 
 Spain21
 
18 December
 
 France22
 
 Netherlands30
 
14 December
 
 Poland25
 
 Poland24
 
16 December
 
 Hungary23
 
 Poland21
 
14 December
 
 Russia20
 
 Russia30
 
20 December
 
 South Korea25
 
 Netherlands23
 
13 December
 
 Norway31
 
 Germany22
 
16 December
 
 Norway28
 
 Norway26
 
14 December
 
 Montenegro25
 
 Montenegro38
 
18 December
 
 Angola28
 
 Norway (OT)35
 
13 December
 
 Romania33 Third place
 
 Denmark26
 
16 December20 December
 
 Sweden19
 
 Denmark30 Poland22
 
13 December
 
 Romania (OT)31  Romania31
 
 Brazil22
 
 
 Romania25
 
5th place bracket
 
5–8th place semifinalsFifth place
 
      
 
18 December
 
 
 France25
 
20 December
 
 Russia31
 
 Russia25
 
18 December
 
 Denmark21
 
 Montenegro20
 
 
 Denmark28
 
Seventh place
 
 
20 December
 
 
 France34
 
 
 Montenegro23
Round of 16
13 December 2015
20:30
Germany  22–28  Norway Arena Nord, Frederikshavn
Attendance: 1,348
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
S. Müller, Smits 7 (10–15) Løke 9
  Report  

13 December 2015
20:30
Brazil  22–25  Romania SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,100
Referees: García, Marín (ESP)
Rodrigues 5 (8–13) Brădeanu 7
  Report  

13 December 2015
20:45
Denmark  26–19  Sweden Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
S. Jørgensen 6 (15–7) Ahlm 5
  Report  

13 December 2015
20:45
Netherlands  36–20  Serbia Næstved Arena, Næstved
Attendance: 2,744
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Abbingh 6 (17–6) Krpež 6
  Report  

14 December 2015
17:45
Spain  21–22  France SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,400
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Pena 7 (12–9) Niombla 8
   Report  

14 December 2015
18:00
Poland  24–23  Hungary Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 1,230
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Kudłacz-Gloc 8 (13–14) Hornyák, Szucsánszki 5
  Report  

14 December 2015
20:30
Russia  30–25  South Korea SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 1,100
Referees: Lenci, Grillo (ARG)
Akopian 6 (16–13) Lee 7
  Report  

14 December 2015
20:45
Montenegro  38–28  Angola Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 1,230
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
Radičević 9 (19–13) Bernardo 11
  Report  
Quarterfinals
16 December 2015
17:45
Netherlands  28–25  France SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Polman 10 (15–12) Pineau 8
  Report  

16 December 2015
18:00
Poland  21–20  Russia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 8,000
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
Kobylińska 6 (11–9) Vyakhireva 5
  Report  

16 December 2015
20:30
Norway  26–25  Montenegro SYDBANK Arena, Kolding
Attendance: 2,800
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Mørk 8 (13–11) Mehmedović, Radičević 6
  Report   

16 December 2015
20:45
Denmark  30–31 (ET)  Romania Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
L. Jørgensen 6 (10–13) Neagu 15
  Report  

FT: 27–27 ET: 3–4

5–8th place semifinals
18 December 2015
13:00
France  25–31  Russia Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
Zaadi 6 (8–15) Vyakhireva 6
   Report  

18 December 2015
15:30
Montenegro  20–28  Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 9,500
Referees: Horváth, Márton (HUN)
Radičević, Knežević 4 (11–15) S. Jørgensen 8
  Report  
Semifinals
18 December 2015
18:00
Netherlands  30–25  Poland Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 9,500
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Polman 8 (15–8) Kudłacz-Gloc 5
  Report  

18 December 2015
20:45
Norway  35–33 (ET)  Romania Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 10,200
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Mørk 8 (17–14) Neagu 8
   Report  

FT: 27–27 ET: 8–6

Seventh place game
20 December 2015
09:45
France  34–23  Montenegro Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Ayglon, Dembele 7 (20–13) Radičević 7
  Report  
Fifth place game
20 December 2015
12:15
Russia  25–21  Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 9,000
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Vyakhireva 7 (12–16) S. Jørgensen 7
  Report  
Third place game
20 December 2015
14:45
Poland  22–31  Romania Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 11,000
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
Achruk 6 (8–15) Neagu 10
  Report  
Final
20 December 2015
17:15
Netherlands  23–31  Norway Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Polman 8 (9–20) Herrem 7
  Report  

Statistics


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