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.