Iran Beats Lebanon in Asian Men’s Handball Championship
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran defeated Lebanon in the 17th Asian Men’s Handball Championship on Sunday.
Irfan Smajlagic’s men, who had lost to Saudi Arabia 21-26 in their first match, defeated Lebanon 31-26 in Group B at the Khalifa Sports City Hall in Isa Town.
Iran will play China on Tuesday.
Japan, Oman, South Korea and Syria are in Group A.
Group B consists of host Bahrain, Iran, China, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
The top two teams from each group will advance to the semi-final, from which the winners will contest the gold medal match and the losers the bronze medal match, both on January 28.
The event also serves as qualifier for the 2017 Men’s Handball World Championship in France.