20th Asian Championship for HandBall Sports
The Qatari handball teams delegation arrived in Dammam, Saudi Arabia on January 16, 2022, to compete in the 20th Asian Championship for men teams, which starts on Tuesday until Jan. 31, and qualifies for the World Championships in Poland and Sweden 2023.
Qatari team will perform its main training on Monday in preparation for its opening match in the tournament with the Omani national team, in Group C competitions.
16 teams participates in the tournament, where group A includes South Korea, Kuwait, Jordan and Singapore, group B includes Saudi Arabia, Iran, Australia and India, group C includes Qatar, the UAE, Iraq and Oman, and group D includes Bahrain, Hong Kong, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
The first and second place winners from each group will qualify for the main round, where the eight qualified teams will be divided into two groups, with four teams in each group, with the first and second advancing to the semi-finals.
The top five teams qualify for the World Championships in Poland and Sweden 2023, where the Qatari teams reaching the quarterfinals of the last World Championship, which was held in Egypt last year, gave Asia an additional seat in the next edition.