News ID: 99241
Publish Date : 24 January 2022 - 21:45

TEHRAN - Iran defeated Kuwait 27-26 in Group II of the 2022 Asian Handball Championship on Monday and automatically qualified for the 2023 World Handball Championship for the first time since 2015.
Iran has previously participated in the 2015 World Men’s Handball Championship in Qatar.
Montoya Fernandez’s team will play Bahrain in its last match in Group II on Wednesday.
Iran had earlier registered wins over Australia, India, Saudi Arabia and Iraq in the competition.
Group I consists of Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Qatar and South Korea.
The competition was supposed to be held with 18 teams but Thailand and Japan withdrew from the event.
The 2022 Men’s Handball Championship is being held in Dammam from January 18 to 31.
It also acts as a qualification tournament for the 2023 World Men’s Handball Championship, with top five teams from the championship directly qualifying for the event to be jointly hosted by Poland and Sweden.

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