World Cup in Egypt
One country dominates the handball world
The fourth World Cup title is not an issue for the DHB handball players at the moment, but Germany is one of the major handball nations. A look at the numbers before the decisive game against Spain.
For the German national handball team, things are not looking so good at the World Cup in Egypt. In the evening in the game against European champions Spain (8.30 p.m., live on ZDF) everything is already going on. If the Germans lose in the group stage, as they did last against Hungary, the quarter-finals are likely to be a long way off. Then there are the games against the strong Poles and against Brazil, also a serious opponent.
Nobody believed in a fourth World Cup title before the tournament, but missing the quarter-finals would still be a disgrace for the handball nation Germany. With three titles, it is one of the most successful teams in the world.
One country is undisputedly the most successful: the French men’s national team has been the team with the most titles since the beginning of the Second World War. The French dominated the World Cup, which was initially held in the open field, six times – they have four of the six victories within the last twelve Years gained.
As the Statista chart shows, Sweden and Romania share second place – although their successes were some time ago. Both teams were particularly decisive in the 1950s to 70s. Germany has won three world championships so far, most recently in 2007 at the world championship in its own country. At the last world championship tournament in 2019, the Danish national handball team around world handball player Mikkel Hansen was able to prevail and for the first time in its history raised the trophy.