Iran to Play S. Korea in Asian Women's Handball Championship Opener
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran handball team will travel to Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday night to take part in the 15th edition of the Asian Women's Handball Championship.
The Iranian outfit has been drawn in Pool A along with 11-time champion South Korea, Japan and Turkmenistan.
Iran is scheduled to face Korea on Saturday and then play Japan on Sunday.
Team Melli will play Turkmenistan on Wednesday.
Pool B consists of host Indonesia, China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Hong Kong.
The competition will take place on March 14 to 23 in Jakarta.
The Asian Handball Nations Championship is the official competition for senior national handball teams of Asia, and takes place every two years.
In addition to crowning the Asian champions, the tournament serves as a qualifying tournament for the World Championship, which will be held in Denmark.