On Monday 25 June the draw for the Men’s World Championship took place in Copenhagen, and although the match order and throw off times is not yet confirmed the match schedule is now available online.
When buying a WCh ticket you get day passes covering all matches on the specified date and venue, therefore fans have access to their favorite team’s matches even if the match order or throw off time on the specific day should change.
Many of Germany’s millions of handball lovers will gather in Group A’s Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, for the matches where Germany open the World Championship 10 January with a match against Korea, which the IHF have invited as a Unified Korea. Five days later, 15 January, the hosts take on the defending World Champions of France.
Croatian fans are expected to journey by the thousands to Munich and Group B where they among other interesting matches clash with fellow Balkan nation Macedonia on Monday 14 January while the Croatians closes Group B with a screamer against European Champions Spain on Thursday 17 January.
Denmark will face Chile in their first match which is played in Royal Arena, Copenhagen, on January 10 before moving to Herning to play all their matches in front of 15.000 spectators. The last of the matches in the preliminary round will be against finalists of WCh 2017 and fellow Scandinavians Norway in Group C’s finale Thursday 17 January.
Copenhagen will be invaded by a blue and yellow army from neighboring Sweden in the preliminary round when the 2018 EHF EURO Championship silver medalist’s challenges Argentina, Angola, Qatar, Egypt and Hungary for a top spot in Group D. Especially the last match between the Swedes and Hungarians looks like a group decider.
Tickets for all matches in Denmark go on sale Monday 2 July 10.00 CET via www.handball19.com. All German tickets are up for sale.
The 26th IHF Men’s World Championship is carried out in January 2019 in collaboration between Denmark and Germany. In Germany, Group A is staged in the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin (14,800 spectators) and Group B is played in Olympiahalle in Munich (12,000). In Denmark, where Sport Event Denmark is a partner, Group C is hosted in Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning (15,000), where also one main round and the final are played. Group D is played in the Royal Arena in Copenhagen (13,500). The second main round is played in LANXESS Arena in Cologne (19,250). The semifinals are staged in Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg (13,300).
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