IHF Emerging Nations Championship


The IHF Emerging Nations Championship is a men's handball tournament organized by the International Handball Federation since 2015, directed to play with emerging teams. Its first edition was held in Kosovo from June 20 to 26.[1][2]

IHF Emerging Nations Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
2019 IHF Emerging Nations Championship
SportHandball
Founded2015
No. of teams16
ContinentInternational (IHF)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Georgia (1st title)
Most titles Faroe Islands (2 titles)

Countries that will participate are the ones part in the “4 Year Plan” of the European Handball Federation and the best ranked countries in the other Continents that did not qualify for the 2015 World Men's Handball Championship. Players from 16 to 30 years are able to play in the tournament.

Tournaments


Year Host country Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
2015
Kosovo

Faroe Islands
27–24
Latvia

Kosovo
28–16
Uruguay
2017
Bulgaria

Faroe Islands
26–25
Turkey

Kosovo
32–25
Cyprus
2019
Georgia[3]

Georgia
31–21
Cuba

Bulgaria
47–31
Great Britain
2021 Cancelled[4] Replaced by 2021 Men's IHF/EHF Trophy in Europe Cancelled[4]

Medal count


RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Faroe Islands2002
2 Georgia1001
3 Cuba0101
 Latvia0101
 Turkey0101
6 Kosovo0022
7 Bulgaria0011
Totals (7 nations)3339

Participation details


Team
2015

2017

2019
Total
 Albania14th15th2
 Andorra15th14th2
 Armenia16th16th2
 Australia12th1
 Azerbaijan10th10th2
 Bulgaria11th5th3rd3
 Cameroon7th1
 China10th6th6th3
 Colombia8th1
 Cuba2nd1
 Cyprus4th1
 Estonia5th1
 Faroe Islands1st1st2
 Georgia8th1st2
 Great Britain9th11th4th3
 India9th1
 Ireland13th12th11th3
 Kosovo3rd3rd2
 Latvia2nd1
 Luxembourg7th1
 Malta8th13th12th3
 Moldova6th9th2
 Nigeria7th1
 Turkey2nd1
 United States5th1
 Uruguay4th1
Total161612

References


  1. "It has launched the World Handball Championship in developing countries today in our capital". Kosovo Handball Federation. 20 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  2. "IHF Emerging Nations Men's Championship". Handball Australia. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  3. "2019 IHF Men's Emerging Nations Championship". ihf.info. 8 April 2019.
  4. "EHF Executive Committee gathers in Vienna". ihf.info. 26 March 2021.