Iran start 2022 Asian Handball Championship on high

January 18, 2022 - 23:20

TEHRAN - Iran defeated Australia 32-10 in Group  B of the 2022 Asian Men's Handball Championship on Tuesday.

Iran are to face India on Wednesday and meet Saudi Arabia a day later.

The top two in each group progress to the a second round, which determine the semi-finalists.

Competition started on Jan. 18 and will run until Jan. 31.

All the matches are set to take place at the Ministry of Sports Hall in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

The top five teams from the Championship will directly qualify for the 2023 World Men's Handball Championship, to be held jointly by Poland and Sweden.

Saudi Arabia was awarded the tournament after the Championship was moved in September by the Asian Handball Federation due to the spread of COVID-19 in the initial host country, Iran.

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