Qatar enter Asian handball semifinals

Qatar enter Asian handball semifinals

Doha: Two-time defending champions Qatar stormed into the semifinals of the Asian Handball Championships in Suwon, South Korea, with a 29-21 victory against Bahrain on Wednesday.

Qatar, having beaten Japan in their first match in Group 2 of the second preliminary phase, thus ensured their berth in the last four with a game to spare. The Valero Rivera-coached side will take on United Arab Emirates, who lost their opening two matches in Group 2 to bow out of the tournament, in an inconsequential game on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, in Group 1, South Korea defeated Iran 28-25 to book their berth in the last four. Saudi Arabia also advanced, with a 26-20 victory against Oman.

 

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