Qatar reach Asian semis, book World Championship berth

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Picture shows action from the Main Group 2 clash between Qatar and Iran at the Asian Men’s Handball Championship in Kuwait yesterday.

Qatar qualified for the 2021 World Men’s Handball Championship by reaching the semi-finals of the Asian Men’s Handball Championship, following their 31-25 victory over Iran in Kuwait yesterday.

Qatar, winners of the last three editions, defeated South Korea in their first Main Group 2 clash and will face hosts Kuwait in their last group match.


All of the semi-finalists of Kuwait event will qualify for the 2021 World Men’s Handball Championship to be held in Egypt.

Meanwhile, in Group 1 matches yesterday, UAE overcame Saudi Arabia 23-20 after a close contest while Japan prevailed over Bahrain 25-23.

In Placement Group 3, Iraq collected full points after an impressive 31-26 victory over Australia while Hong Kong defeated China 32-27.