How does Greenland, which is not even an IOC member, qualify for the Handball World Championship?

The South Korean women’s handball team faced Greenland in the second round of the group stage at this year’s World Championship.South Korea defeated Greenland 27-16 in the group stage of the 26th World Women’s Handball Championship in Stavanger, Norway, on Sunday (Feb. 2).Greenland is an opponent that Korea has rarely faced, regardless of the sport.Greenland is an island in the Arctic Ocean with a population of about 56,000. It has an area of more than 2.16 million square kilometers.It covers more than 2.16 million square kilometers, more than 20 times the size of South Korea, making it the largest island in the world.Now an autonomous part of Denmark, the country’s self-government was established in 2009 with broad autonomy except for foreign affairs and defense.Thanks to Denmark’s influence as a handball powerhouse, Greenland joined the International Handball Federation (IHF) in 1998 and returned to the Women’s World Championship in 2001 after a 22-year absence.

Greenland uses Danish currency but is geographically closer to North America than Europe, so the 2001 and this year’s World Championship regional qualifiers were competed against countries from the Americas.At this year’s North American and Caribbean Regional Qualifier in June, Greenland defeated the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Cuba to win the title and qualify for the World Championships.Greenland has never won a World Championship match in its seven previous appearances, including a 12-27 loss to South Korea in 2001.According to an article on the IHF website, Greenland has about 2 percent of its population of 56,000, or about 1,200 handball players, and the Greenland team for the tournament is made up of players who play in the Danish lower leagues or Greenland’s national league.In addition, about 200 people traveled from Norway, about 3,000 kilometers away, to support the team.Even though they lost the game against South Korea by 11 goals, the Greenlanders celebrated as if they had won the game when Josephine 무료슬롯게임 Jakobsgaard was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP).

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