As expected, record world champions France, Portugal and Sweden are already in the next tournament phase. The French defeated Austria in Giza with 35:28 (17:13) and also got their second victory in the second game. The best thrower in France was Ludovic Fabregas with six goals. At the same time, the Portuguese prevailed against Morocco with 33:20 (12:12) despite initial difficulties. Then Sweden also won their second preliminary round match easily with 41:26 (20:16) against Chile. The outstanding Swede was left winger Lucas Pellas, who scored twelve goals.
Vice world champion Norway, thanks to his strong superstar Sander Sagosen, scored his first victory in the tournament at 31:25 (17:13) against Switzerland. The Kiel Sagosen contributed eleven goals to the success. The Austrians are threatened with an early tournament exit before their final group game against the Norwegians.