Iran Handball Team Travels to Doha for Qatar Four-Team Tournament
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian national handball team traveled to Doha on Friday to take part at the Qatar Four-Team Handball Tournament.
The tournament will be held with participation of Qatar, Iran, Oman and Algeria.
The event comes in light of the preparation for the 18th Asian Handball Championship to be staged in South Korea from January 18 to 28. The event will serve as a qualification tournament for the 2019 IHF World Handball Championship.
Iran has been drawn in Group A along with Japan and Iraq. Group B consists of Bahrain, Uzbekistan, Oman and Australia.
Nine-time winner South Korea, India, Bangladesh and the UAE are in Group C and Qatar, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand and China have been drawn in Group D.
Iran won a bronze medal in 2014.
Borut Macek’s team defeated RK Koper 33-32 and lost to Slovenian national team 31-19 at the 12-day tournament in Slovenia.