DOHA: Qatar defeated Japan 36-28 in their second Group B match of the 2020 Asian Men’s Handball Championship at the Sheikh Saad Al Abdullah Sports Hall in Kuwait on Saturday.
Qatar had started their campaign with a thumping win over China on Thursday.
The win saw the 2015 World Championship finalists Qatar top the group with 4 points from two matches to qualify for the main round.
Japan with 2 points with one win also made the grade. Qatar will now play South Korea in Group 2 of the main round on Monday (January 20).
The Asian championship, which concludes on January 27, is also a qualifying meet for the World Championships that will take place in Egypt in 2021.