Poland finished the World Handball Championship in Qatar as third. The team, led by German coach Michael Biegler, won the small final in Doha against the deposed defending champion Spain with 29:28 (24:24, 13:13) after an extension.
Before about 7000 spectators in the Lusail Multipurpose Hall, Michal Szyba threw eight goals for the next EM host. The Spaniards, the next German opponent in the EM qualification, had their best pitcher in the seven-time goalie Victor Tomas. After that, the hosts of Katar and the French Olympic winners played for the championship.