Where: Doha and Lusail, Qatar
When: January 15 - February 01, 2015
Competing: Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Iceland, Iran, Macedonia, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia
More: Spain is the defending champion, having won the last Championship in 2013 (they also won in 2005).
Fun Fact: Australia was designated as the Oceania representative, but their invitation was revoked as Oceania has no official handball federation. Germany, which had ranked fifth in 2013, was then invited it its place as a wildcard. (Um, great for the competition, sure, but rough blow for the development of the sport in Australia) And, oh, Bahrain and UAE withdrew for political reasons, to be replaced by Iceland and Saudi Arabia.