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EHF pots for WCh 2021 Play Off draw

The European Handball Federation has announced pots for the IHF World Championship 2021 Play-Off draw which will be held on March 9 in Vienna. Apart from defending champions Denmark, a total of 13 European teams can earn a berth for the 15-31 January 2021 tournament in Egypt.

Three teams have already done so: Spain, Croatia and Norway as the top-three ranked nations from EHF EURO 2020 have confirmed their places on the starting grid for the World Championship 2021.

The 10 remaining tickets go to the winners of the qualification play-off in June, which will be contested in a two-leg knockout format. The first leg is scheduled on 5-7 June, the return leg on 9-11 June 2020.

POT 1:

(teams not directly qualified from EHF EURO 2020:)
Slovenia
Germany
Portugal
Sweden
Austria
Hungary
Belarus
Iceland
Czech Republic
France

POT 2:

(teams not directly qualified from EHF EURO 2020:)
North Macedonia
Switzerland
Netherlands
Montenegro
Ukraine
Serbia
(winners of qualification phase 2 part 1 matches on 15/16 and 18/19 April:)
Turkey or Russia
Romania or Bosnia Herzegovina
Poland or Lithuania
Israel or Latvia

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