Asian Handball: Qatar continue winning run with rout of Saudi Arabia

2022-01-23 | Since 4 Month

Qatar National Team

Jeddah, 23 January 2022 - The four-time winners, who topped their group with three straight wins in the preliminary stage, led against the home side from the word go, taking a lead of 17-10 in the first half at the Ministry of Sports Hall.

In second match of the group yesterday, nine-time winners South Korea also continued their unbeaten run after defeating Uzbekistan 31-21 to claim maximum points.

Qatar will meet Uzbekistan while South Korea and Saudi Arabia will face off in next Group I fixtures tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Iran prevailed over Iraq 28-25 after a thrilling battle in the opening Group II fixture. The other match of the group saw Bahrain bagging full points after a one-sided 29-15 win over Kuwait.

Iran will take on Kuwait while Iraq face Bahrain in the group tomorrow.

Top two teams from each group will book berths in the semi-finals of the event, which will be played on January 29. The final will be played on January 31.

This year’s Asian Championship is serving as a qualifier for the 2023 World Men’s Handball Championship as top five teams from the event will qualify for the global competition to be jointly hosted by Poland and Sweden.


Group I

Qatar beat Saudi Arabia 34-19

South Korea beat Uzbekistan 31-21

Group II

Iran beat Iraq 28-25

Bahrain beat Kuwait 29-15


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