1/18/2018 3:02:25 PM

Qatar start Asian title defence in style

Qatar start Asian title defence in style

Suwon, South Korea: Two-time defending champions Qatar opened their campaign in the Asian Handball Championship in Sowon, South Korea, with a 58-14 thrashing of New Zealand.

The Oceania side, making their debut in the Asian competition, could not even put a fight against Qatar, who led 27-11 at halftime.

In another match in Group D, Saudi Arabia defeated China 30-24.

Meanwhile in Group E, South Korea defeated Bangladesh 46-20 while UAE beat India 41-13.

Qatar, coached by Valero Rivera, will take on China in their next match on Friday.

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