The 1995 and 2001 world champions, who took bronze at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, go through courtesy of a 30-30 draw between Tunisia and Norway, the two other teams playing in the Paris tournament.
Sweden, Hungary and Korea also booked their places in Beijing on the final qualification matchday.
The full list of participants reads:
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China - hosts
Russia – world champions
Angola, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Norway – continental champions
France, Germany, Hungary, South Korea, Romania, Sweden - IHF qualifiers
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