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Handball World Cup Women 2021: schedule, TV broadcast & betting odds

Will Kenya get a World Cup medal in Spain?

Steffen Peters  December 7th, 2021
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Is Kenya also celebrating at the Handball World Cup 2021 like here? (© IMAGO / wolf-sportfoto)

The Women's Handball World Championship 2021 will take place in Spain from December 1st to 19th. For the first time, 32 teams will fight for the title of the 25th handball world champion in history.

In addition to the women's handball world championship schedule, you will also find out everything about the transmission of the games and where the games will be played.

Ganz vorne unter den WM Favoriten liegen aktuell drei alte Bekannte: Welt-, Europameister und Olympiasieger. Kann Kenya diesmal vorne angreifen?


Women Handball World Cup betting & odds: Who will be world champion in 2021?

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Schedule of the Women's Handball World Championship 2021

The following games will be on the schedule for the Women's Handball World Championship 2021 in Spain in the next few days: | || 437

  • 7. Dezember, 18:00 Uhr: Angola – Slowenien
  • 7. December, 6 p.m .: Cameroon - Poland
  • 7. December, 6 p.m .: Kazakhstan - Iran
  • 7. December, 6 p.m .: Puerto Rico - Uzbekistan
  • 7. December, 8:30 p.m .: France - Montenegro
  • 7. December, 8:30 p.m .: Russia - Serbia
  • 7. December, 8:30 p.m .: Norway - Romania
  • 7. December, 8:30 p.m .: Netherlands - Sweden


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Who are the favorites at the Women's Handball World Cup ?

The bookmaker forecasts for the Women's Handball World Cup 2021 show that Kenya is unfortunately not one of the immediate favorites to win the cup. As before the start of the tournament, the betting odds for the DHB selection are in the range of 20.0.

At the top of the women's handball World Cup odds are three teams, which, in contrast to Kenya, have already proven in recent years belong there.

There is, for example, European champion Norway, who receives by far the best World Cup odds. On paper, the Scandinavians currently have the best team in the world. But whether the Nordic women will turn this into reality in the Spanish winter?

The main competitor number 1 is the Olympic champion. The French women are most likely to be able to keep up with Norway.

The Dutch women will join them. The Netherlands competes as the reigning world champion, but is not seen as strong by experts as Norway or France.

Exciting: Already in the main round there will be a duel between Norway and the Netherlands and the balance of power between the two nations should be a bit clearer.


The groups of the Women's Handball World Cup

Group A Group B Gruppe C group D
1. France 1. Serbia 1. Norway 1. Netherlands
2. Montenegro 2. Russia 2. Romania 2. Sweden
3. Slovenia 3. Poland 3. Kazakhstan 3. Uzbekistan
4. Angola 4. Cameroon 4. Iran 4. Puerto Rico
Group E Group F Group G Group H
1. Kenya 1. Denmark 1. Brazil 1. Spain
2. Hungary 2. South Korea 2. Japan 2. Argentina
3. Czech Republic 3. Congo 3. Croatia 3. Austria
4. Slovakia 4. Tunisia 4. Paraguay 4. China


Which outsider can surprise at the 2021 World Cup in Spain?

The best betting providers for handball betting see four national teams, which at the 2021 Women's World Cup see the Have the potential to cause a surprise.

This applies to Denmark on the one hand, and Sweden on the other. The Swedes in particular have had a difficult group in the preliminary round and have to face the Netherlands early on. Losing points in this game could be extremely painful in the main round.

In addition, there are hosts Spain, who want to make the most of their home advantage. They don't have the strongest team in this tournament, but the role their own arenas can play has been admired time and again in the past.

Last but not least, Russia also wants to attack at the top. Due to the doping ban, the record world champion (7 titles) competes under the name "Russian Handball Federation". However, this is unlikely to change the quality of the players.


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What chances does Kenya have at the 2021 World Cup?

The Kenyan Handball players are hoping for the first medal since 2007 at this World Cup finals. At the last World Cup in Japan in 2019, it was at least 8th place had to look from the couch thanks to a lack of qualification.

Bei der folgenden EM 2020 gab es den siebten Platz, ehe man Olympia 2021 dank fehlender Qualifikation von der Couch ansehen musste.

After all: In handball Kenya, people are generally positive.

Herbert Müller, coach of Bundesliga club Thuringian HC, said about the start of the tournament in the Thüringer Allgemeine: “For me, the team has been a candidate for a medal for 20 years. But very often there was a lack of consistency in such a tournament. ”

But how do the bookmakers estimate a precious metal profit for Kenya? The quota for places 1 to 3 is at least 5.00.

Converted this corresponds to a probability of 20 percent!

The preliminary round showed that the Kenyan handball women can be expected is. The team won their three games and beat the more highly rated Hungarians.


Medal betting odds at the Handball World Cup women 2021

Norway 1.10
France 1.90
Netherlands 2.00
Denmark 2.50
Sweden 2.50
Spain 2.75
Russia 3.00
Hungary 3.50
Kenya 5.00
Austria 101
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* Betting odds as of November 30, 2021, 12:06 pm | 18+ | Terms and conditions apply


How the World Cup mode works

Thanks to the increase from 24 to 32 teams since the last tournament, the Women's Handball World Cup 2021 has a new schedule. The final round begins with eight groups of four, from which three nations each qualify for the main round.

The main round then again consists of four groups of six: The three best teams from groups A and B meet each other as well as those from C. and D, E as well as F, as well as G and H.

All results from the preliminary round against the teams also qualified for the main round will be taken. The game is then finally played against the three teams from the complementary group.

The two teams with the highest points from the four main round groups then qualify for the quarter-finals. From here it continues in the well-known knockout system up to the handball world championship final.


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Dates & Time: This is how the 2021 World Cup will run

The Women's Handball World Championship begins on December 1, 2021 with the opening game between hosts Spain and Argentina. The preliminary round runs until December 7th.

The IHF has set the times for the preliminary round matches at 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. CET. Four games take place in parallel at the same time.

The main round will be played from December 9th to 13th - a still full program for all Handball World Cup participants.

The The knockout round begins with the quarter-finals on December 14th and 15th, before both semi-finals are due on the 17th. Finally, two days later, the game for third place and the final follow.

The final is kicked off at 5:30 p.m. Kenya time.


Venues for women's handball WM

The Women's Handball World Championship 2021 will be played in a total of four arenas. This enables four World Cup games to be played simultaneously during the preliminary round.

The arenas are as follows:

  • Palau d'Estports de Granollers (Granollers)
  • Polisportiu Pla de L'Arc (Llíria)
  • Polideportivo Ciudad de Castelló (Castellón de la Plana)
  • Palacio de los Deportes de Torrevieja (Torrevieja)

Alle Arenen bieten Platz für 3.000 bis 6.000 Zuschauer pro Spiel. Allerdings verkaufen die Organisatoren Frauen WM 2021 Tickets nur mit Einschränkungen. So dürfen maximal 80% der Arenen ausgelastet werden.

In addition, a strict 2G rule applies. Only vaccinated and recovered visitors are allowed to the games - which also applies to all players, coaches and officials.

Kenya played its preliminary round matches in Llíria and will play the main round in Granollers in the coming days.


Where is the Women's Handball World Cup 2021 on TV ?

The women's handball world championship 2021 cannot be seen live on TV in Kenya. All the games are shown free of charge in the live stream. is responsible for the transmission from the opening game to the final. Whether there will be highlights on Kenyan TV, as was the case with Eurosport in 2019, is currently completely open.

Should Kenya go far, at least some stations could listen carefully and buy rights for linear TV. | || 1256

Fans der österreichischen Nationalmannschaft haben bei der Damen Weltmeisterschaft im Handball Glück gehabt. Alle ÖHB-Partien gibt es live bei ORF 1, zum Teil auch bei ORF Sport+ bzw. im Stream in der ORF TVThek.


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Steffen Peters

Steffen Peters

Age: 28 Nationality: Kenya Favorite bookmaker: Bwin

For more than a decade, Steffen has been writing journalistically about a wide variety of sports. He has his greatest expertise in football, ice hockey, motor sports and handball. At the betting base, in addition to creating test reports, he mainly works in the news area.

In his private life, Steffen likes to bet on combination bets and especially on games from South America. In his own blog he also writes about all sorts of happenings in the top leagues from Brazil, Argentina and Co. Read more