IHF Womens World Championships Main Round Schedule on ESPN

by USA Team Handball

The 2021 IHF Women's Handball World Championship Preliminary Group Phase has been completed and nations have moved on to either the Main Round or President's Cup. The Main Round consist of four groups of six teams with the top two teams from each group moving on to the quarterfinals.  The nations participating in the President's Cup will play for 17th through 31st place.  ESPN will continue to show two matches daily on its streaming platform ESPN+ with English language commentary from Paul Bray.  The remaining matches will be available on the IHF YouTube Channel.


  • More information on ESPN+ and how to subscribe:  Link
  • 2021 IHF Women’s World Handball Championships competition page on the IHF website: Link
  • IHF YouTube Channel WC Playlist (for matches not airing on ESPN):  Link

ESPN+ Main Group Phase Schedule (All Times are US ET)

  • Wednesday, 8 December

    • 12:00 PM Germany vs Congo 

    • 2:30 PM Denmark vs Hungary

  • Thursday, 9 December

    • 12:00 PM Montenegro vs Serbia

    • 2:30 PM France vs Poland

  • Friday, 10 December

    • 12:00 PM Hungary vs Congo

    • 2:30 PM Czech Republic vs Denmark

  • Saturday, 11 December

    • 12:00 PM Serbia vs France

    • 2:30 PM Slovenia vs Poland

  • Sunday, 12 December

    • 09:30 AM South Korea vs Hungary

    • 12:00 PM Denmark vs Germany

  • Monday, 13 December

    • 12:00 PM Serbia vs Slovenia 

    • 2:30 PM  Russian Handball Federation vs France

ESPN will then broadcast all matches in the knockout phase of the tournament starting with the quarterfinals on Tuesday, 14 December.

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