Iran Victorious over S. Arabia in Asian Handball Championship
- January, 21, 2022 - 14:23
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran advanced to the 2022 Asian Men's Handball Championship on Thursday, beating host Saudi Arabia 24-20.
Iran had previously defeated Australia and India in Group P.
The Montoya Fernandez’s team will meet Kuwait on Saturday in Group II. Kuwait and Bahrain are in the group as well.
Group I consists of Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Qatar and South Korea.
The competition was supposed to be held with 18 teams but Thailand and Japan withdrew from the event.
The 2022 Men's Handball Championship is being held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia 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.