Handball is one of the most popular pastimes in Denmark, only exceeded by fx Soccer and Badminton. At the end of 2003 the Danish Handball Association had more than 146.000 active and passive members.
 2007 World Championship
In 2007 Denmark participated in the World Championship in Germany, where they were pitted in Group E with Angola, Hungary and their neighbors to the north Norway. Denmark finished second in their group following victories against Angola and Norway. In the main round the team faced Croatia, Czech Republic, Russia, Hungary and defending champions Spain.
Despite an initial defeat against Croatia, the team advanced by defeating their last three opponents. In the quartefinal Iceland was defeated by the nearest of margins, 42-41. In the semifinal Denmark lost to Poland 36-33 and ended up in the bronze match against France where they won 34-27 thus placing third.