Iran trounce Palestine at Asian Women's Handball Championship

September 18, 2021 - 14:43

TEHRAN – Iran eased past Palestine 52-9 at the 2021 Asian Women's Handball Championship on Saturday.

Iran had started the campaign with a 23-20 loss against Japan in Group B on Wednesday but defeated Kuwait 38-11 in their second match.

The Iranian women will meet Jordan and Syria on Sunday and Tuesday, respectively.

Group A consists of South Korea, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Hong Kong.

The 2021 Asian Women's Handball Championship is being held from Sept. 15 to 25 in Amman, Jordan under the aegis of Asian Handball Federation.

It is the third time in history that the championship is organized by the Jordan Handball Federation.

 It also acts as the qualification tournament for the 2021 World Women's Handball Championship, with the top six teams from the championship directly qualifying for the event to be held in Spain.

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