German handball fans can look forward to the next big event in their country. As the IHF world association announced on Tuesday, the 2029 World Cup will take place in Germany and France occur. The only competitor to the German-French bid, in which the DHB is a junior partner, was the Denmark/Iceland/Norway alliance. The IHF awarded him the 2031 tournament.

Germany and France win the 2029 World Cup

“Paris will be the heart of the World Cup with the opening match and the venue for the final round. For German handball, this tournament is another opportunity to keep our sport in the public eye. “Being able to co-host another men's World Cup as France's youth partner in 2029 gives us energy and is a great prospect,” said DHB board chairman Mark Schober.

Germany will already host the 2027 World Cup alone. Looking ahead to the 2029 tournament, the DHB is in talks with other neighboring federations to take over parts of the program as part of a World Cup partnership. “It is possible that a preliminary group of the German branch will be held in a neighboring country,” Schober said: “The 2027 tournament should be held locally and be an event for handball fans from all over Germany; in 2029 we will face a tournament; international role and be the stage for France to prepare”.

Handball: the Women's World Cup will be held in Germany in 2025

The DHB has established itself as the most sought-after organizer of the main international handball tournaments. In 2025 the Women's World Cup will be held in Germany and the Netherlands rather. More recently, the European Championship in January 2024 set a world attendance record for the opening match at the Düsseldorf football stadium, with a total of more than one million spectators visiting all six venues. Judge the next men's World Cup CroatiaDenmark and Norway also in 2025.

The organizers of the women's World Championship after the 2025 tournament in Germany have already been determined. The World Cup will be held in 2029 Spain The IHF awarded the 2032 tournament to the Czech Republic on Tuesday Poland.

By the SID editorial team