Qatar Clinches Asian Men's Handball Championships Title

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Qatar won a second successive title at the Asian Men's Handball Championships in Bahrain on Thursday.

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Qatar defeated the host nation 27–22 in the final at the Al-Khalifa Sports Complex in Isa Town.

Japan defeated Saudi Arabia 25-16 in the earlier bronze medal match.

It marked its first medal since a bronze in the 2010 edition in Beirut.

All four semi-finalist have now qualified for the 2017 World Championships in France, while fifth-placed Iran secured a berth at the final qualification tournament.

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