The top three will advance to the Main Round and the fourths will play for the President’s Cup, a consolation trophy. In the main round there will be four groups of six teams. The first two of each will play the quarterfinals.
Format. The 2021 edition saw a format change as the tournament was expanded. The 32 teams were split into eight groups of four teams each. The top three teams from each group progressed to the main round, while the teams ranked last in their preliminary round groups played the President's Cup.
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Championship Format. The 32 teams featuring in the 2021 Women’s World Cup Handball Championship will be divided into eight different groups of four teams. Each team will play against all other teams in their respective groups during the first round of the championship. The three top teams from each of the groups will advance to the next round.
Handball World Cup 2021 schedule, mode & locations. For the first time, 32 teams will take part in a handball world championship. At the same time, this entails changes to the usual format. Three teams from all eight preliminary round groups move into the main round.
The Presidents Cup format of the 20/21 Handball World Cup determined which game teams would play in to find their overall rank. The top two sides would compete in the 25th place game, whilst those second would play in the 27th place game, and so on. Presidents Cup Group 1: Tunisia, DR Congo, Angola, Cape Verde
The European qualification for the 2021 World Men's Handball Championship, in Egypt, would have been contested by the teams that did not qualify for the 2020 European Men's Handball Championship and the 20 teams that played the tournament but were not pre-qualified or failed to reach a qualifying ranking place. In total, 34 teams were competing for 10 places at the final tournament. The qualification tournament was cancelled on 24 April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the EHF announcing
The expectations for the Handball 2021 World Cup are very high, as the increased number of participating teams creates additional excitement and introduces additional possibilities. In the first phase of the competition, there will be 8 groups with four teams in each of them, with top three finishers from each group advancing to the next stage, which will feature 4 groups with six teams per group.
The 27th edition of the IHF Men’s Handball World Championship will be hosted in Egypt from 13 to 31 January 2021. For the first time in the history of the IHF Handball World Championship, the 2021 games will witness 32 teams desirously compete with each other to win the title. The 2021 Men’s Handball Championship is back to Egypt for the second time, and it is all set to be hosted outside of Europe since 2015.