Iran Edges Japan at Asian Youth Handball Championship
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran started the 2018 Asian Men's Youth Handball Championship with a win over Japan on Sunday.
The Iranian team defeated Japan 29-28 at the Princess Sumaya Hall in Amman, Jordan in Group D.
Iran will face Qatar and the United Arab Emirates on Monday and Tuesday respectively.
The Asian Men's Youth Handball Championship is the 8th edition of the championship scheduled to be held from 16 to 26 September.
It is the third time in history that championship will be organized in Jordan by the Jordan Handball Federation.
The competition also acts as the qualification tournament for the 2019 Men's Youth World Handball Championship.
Top four teams from the championship will directly qualify for the Youth World Championship to be held in Republic of Macedonia.