Denmark beat Sweden to win the title in 2019 ©Getty Images

Poland and Sweden are set to welcome 32 of the best teams for the International Handball Federation (IHF) World Men's Handball Championship starting tomorrow.

Scheduled to end on January 29, the tournament will open with France taking on co-hosts Poland in

The 28th edition of the event has an added incentive as winners will book a spot at the Paris 2024 Olympic games.  

Defending champions Denmark will start as favourites, hoping to get the better of France, who beat them in the Olympic final in Tokyo in 2021.

Eyeing their third world title, Denmark will also face competition from European Championship winners Sweden and beaten finalists Spain.

A European nation is expected to win again, as countries from the continent have won every world title since the first one in 1938.

More in European teams in Norway and Germany are tripped to make it to the knockout stages while Iceland is tipped to be a dark horse.

The Nordic missed out on the semi-finals at the European Championship but did register an impressive win over Olympic champions France.

Qatar and Bahrain, who reached the quarter finals at Tokyo 2020, are expected to challenge from Asia.

African champions Egypt, despite missing star player Yahia Omar, may also take a spot on the podium.

This edition will also see the United States making its first appearance in 22 years.