Iran Handball Team in Saudi Arabia for Asian Men's Handball Championship
- January, 17, 2022 - 15:15
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim)– Iran national handball team arrived in Dammam, Saudi Arabia Monday morning for participating in the Asian Men's Handball Championship.
Team Melli will play Australia on Tuesday in Group B.
Manuel Montoya Fernandez’s side is scheduled to face India and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
South Korea is in Group A along with Kuwait, Jordan and Singapore.
Defending champion Qatar is drawn with the UAE, Iraq and Oman in Group C.
Group D consists of Bahrain, Hong Kong, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
The competition was supposed to be held with 18 teams but Thailand and Japan withdrew from the event.
The 2022 Men's Handball Championship will be held in Dammam from January 18 to 31.
It also acts as a qualification tournament for the 2023 World Men's Handball Championship, with top five teams from the championship directly qualifying for the event to be jointly hosted by Poland and Sweden.