Iran Loses to Slovenia at World Handball Championship
- January, 19, 2023 - 09:34
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran was defeated against powerhouse Slovenia 38-21 at the 2023 International Handball Federation (IHF) World Handball Championship Group I on Wednesday.
Iran started the campaign with a 25-24 win over Chile in Group A but lost to Montenegro 34-31 and Spain 35-22 in its following matches.
Iran’s chances of progression to the quarter-finals are virtually zero now, even if it wins the next two games against France and Poland, while Slovenia face a must-win game against Spain in two days’ time.
Iran is pitted in Group I along with France, Slovenia, Montenegro, Poland and Spain.
Team Melli is scheduled to play France and Poland on Friday and Sunday, respectively.
The 2023 IHF Men’s World Championship is held in Poland and Sweden from January 11 to 29.