Doha: Qatar progressed to the second round of the Asian Handball Championship in Suwon, South Korea, with a 34-19 victory against China on Friday. The two-time defending champions, who defeated New Zealand in their first match, will take on Saudi Arabia on Saturday to decide the winners of Group A.
China and New Zealand were eliminated.
Iran, Japan, Bahrain, Oman, UAE and South Korea also progressed to the second round to be played in round robin format in two groups. The top two teams from the groups will progress to the semifinals.