Germany and France became the first nations to secure semi-final places at the International Handball Federation Men’s World Championship.
Defending champions strike late to preserve unbeaten record and hand Germany second draw at IHF Men's Handball World Championship
Defending champions France struck late against co-hosts Germany to maintain their unbeaten record at the International Handball Federation Men's World Championship.
Olympic champions Denmark were surprisingly beaten in the last 16 of the International Handball Federation (IHF) Men's World Championships by Hungary at La Halle de Glace Olympique in Albertville.
Slovenia became the first team to secure a place in the International Handball Federation (IHF) World Championships last 16 after they earned their third Group B win in France.
Brazil bounced back from their opening day defeat against hosts France to upset 2015 bronze medallists Poland at the International Handball Federation (IHF) World Championships.
Hosts and defending champions France claimed a second win in as many games at the International Handball Federation (IHF) World Championships after overcoming Japan at the Exponantes - Hall XXL in Nantes.
Three-time winners Russia made a successful start to their campaign at the International Handball Federation (IHF) World Championships after overcoming Japan 39-29 at the Exponantes - Hall XXL in Nantes.
Defending champions France cruised to a 31-16 victory against Brazil in their opening match of the International Handball Federation (IHF) World Championships in Paris.
France will begin the defence of their men's World Handball Championship title tomorrow when they play Brazil in the opening match of the 25th edition of the tournament.
Handball referees will be directly involved for the first time in a new system of video replay technology - overseen by the same company that works with FIFA - that is being pioneered at the 25th Men's World Handball Championship which begins this week in France.
As France prepare to defend men's world handball title on home soil the question is: has new IHF rule tipped the balance against them?
The French men's handball team will start the defence of its world title on home soil this week - but within a relatively unfamiliar sporting landscape altered by big rule changes and the introduction of video technology offering referees unprecedented access and involvement.