Together with the conclusion of the 2018 EHF Women’s European Championship and following European Qualifications draw, the 2018 CAHB Women’s African American Championship and the 2018 AHF Women’s Asian tournament this month, more information is currently known regarding the teams who have qualified throughout the 24th IHF Women’s World Championship, to be held in Kumamoto, Japan, in November and December 20-19.


France won the 2018 Women’s EHF EURO on home soil, beating Russia in the last, together with Netherlands claiming bronze, after the Dutch beat Romania at the 3/4 placement match. The outcomes signify, together with France already qualifying through as world champions, Russia, Netherlands and Romania go through.


The last nine northeast regions for Europe is going to be picked in early June, following the draw for Qualification Europe — Play-Offs at the closing press conference of the 2018 Women’s EHF EURO. 18 teams will get involved in ties over two legs, played 31 May-2 June and also 4-6 June 20-19.


In Africa, Angola beat Senegal in the last to maintain gold however, crucially, doctor Congo defeated Cameroon in the bronze game to not only claim a trophy, but the third and final African American continental place at Japan.


Used as an evaluation event for Japan 20-19, the 2018 AHF Women’s Asian Championship happened in Kumamoto with Korea again beating Japan in the final to acquire against the continental title.


The best four places at the tournament supposed a primary ticket to Japan 20-19, but with all the hosts finishing moment, and qualified as hosts, even the 5/6 placement match would end up being crucial.


Eventually, Australia overcame Iran to choose the fifth-place spot behind Korea, China and Kazakhstan, who qualified in the top 4 locations, dismissing Japan.


Set of Competent states for Japan 20-19


Nation Qualification Method

Japan (JPN) Host Country

France (FRA) Title-holders

Korea (KOR) AHF Women’s Asian Championship — Winners

China (CHN) AHF Women’s Asian Championship — Third-place

Kazakhstan (KAZ) AHF Women’s Asian Championship — inaugural Location

Australia (AUS) AHF Women’s Asian Championship — Fifth-place (JPN Second )

Angola (ANG) CAHB Women’s Championship — Winners

Senegal (SEN) CAHB Women’s Championship — Second-place

DR Congo (COD) CAHB Women’s Championship — Third-place

Netherlands (NED) EHF Women’s European Championship — Third-place


Spot 15 To be confirmed in May: North and Central American Championship — Winners

Spots 16-24 European heritage — May/June 20-19: CRO, GER, DEN, SUI, SWE, SVK, SWE, BLR, NOR, SRB, POL, CZE, MNE, MKD, SLO, AUT, HUN, ESP and ISL


All info correct as of Wednesday, 19 December. For more information regarding Japan 20-19, visit


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