Weihai, China: Defending champions Qatar defeated Iran to enter the final of the Asian Beach Handball Championship in Weihai, China, on Saturday.
Qatar were never really tested and won the semifinal 2-0 (20-14, 16-10).
In Sunday’s final, which will be a repeat of last year’s title clash, Qatar will take on Oman who defeated Vietnam 2-0 (13-2, 18-16) in the other last-four clash.
Qatar and Oman are already assured of a place in the 2020 IHF Men’s Beach Handball Championships in Italy. The Asian champions will also qualify to ANOC World Beach Games 2019 to be held in Doha in October.
Qatar’s are looking for their fifth Asian title after their triumphs in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017.