29 January 2017
“It was truly a phenomenal event”
The closing press conference for the 2017 IHF Men’s Handball World Championship saw the presentation of some impressive statistics alongside what France 2017 meant to French handball and how it will impact the sport in France and abroad. On Sunday 29 January at the 25th IHF Men’s Handball World Championship the closing press conference in...
27 January 2017
SEMI-FINAL: Croatia vs Norway in numbers
0 Norway have never been in a WCh semi-final before; a 6th place finish in 1956 was their best placing before France 2017 2 Christian Berge, Norway’s coach, has survived cancer twice in his life in 2004 and 2005 4 vs 8 Norway ranks 4th in the goals ranking (220 goals out of 344 shots,...
26 January 2017
SEMI-FINAL: France-Slovenia in numbers
1 Head coach of Slovenia Veselin Vujovic was the first player to win the IHF World Player of the year award in 1988. 2 This is the second semi-final of Slovenia in a World Championship (after 2013) and the eleventh for France. 6 The number of goals scored by Daniel Narcisse during the last meeting...
25 January 2017
TV: A record-breaking France-Sweden
Played in front of 28,010 enthusiastic spectators at the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium in Lille Métropole, the quarter-final of the 2017 Men’s World Handball Championship between France and Sweden (33:30), broadcast on beIN SPORTS and the TF1 Group, had a large audience success: on TF1, the first half attracted on average 4.5 million viewers, 4.7 for the...
25 January 2017
France vs Slovenia and Croatia vs Norway set for Paris semis!
After the quarter-finals this Tuesday 24 January, the last four teams are known! World champion 2015 and record five-time champion, France will face Slovenia on Thursday; Norway reached the semi-final for the first time in their history and will face Croatia on Friday. The two matches will take place at AccorHotel Arena in Paris. Stats...
23 January 2017
Medicine of Champions, Evolving Medicine
The International Congress, Medicine of Handball was held for the second time in conjunction with the IHF Men’s World Championship, with great success. The event first took place at the 24th IHF Men’s World Championship in 2015 in Doha, organised by the world’s leading specialised orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital, Aspetar. In 2017 the Congress,...
21 January 2017
Eighth final : France-Iceland sold out !
It’s now official! The Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Lille Metropole will be sold-out this Saturday evening (throw-off at 18:00 PM) for the eighth-final of the 2017 IHF Men’s World Handball Championship between France and Iceland. The 28,000 seats in the venue have found buyers for this first knock-out match of ‘the Experts’. The French side keeps pushing up the...
19 January 2017
The 2017 World Championship in 182 countries!
The official rights holder of the 25th IHF Men’s Handball World Championship, beIN SPORTS, broadcasts the competition not only in France, but also in many countries all over the world. In total, 181 countries can watch the World Championship live.
11 January 2017
A sold-out France vs Brazil to open WCh
The first game of the 25th IHF Men's World Championship between France and Brazil, which will take place tonight (Wednesday 11 January) in the AccorHotels Arena will be played in front of a full house.
11 January 2017
Transportation: Reaching the AccorHotels Arena smartly!
Because of driving restrictions measures, taking the car to come to AccorHotels Arena is strongly discouraged.