Iran make history at IHF Youth Beach Handball World Championship

June 18, 2022 - 15:1

TEHRAN – Iran wrote their name into the history books by booking a place in the 2022 IHF Youth Beach Handball World Championship semifinals.

On Saturday, the Iranian team defeated Argentina 2-1 (19-12, 14-15, 8-4) and advanced to the semifinals.

Iran had previously defeated the U.S. 2-0 Qatar 2-0, France 2-0 and Brazil 2-0 and lost to Sweden 2-0 and Croatia 2-1.

Iran are scheduled to play Brazil on Saturday in the semifinals.

The 2022 IHF Men’s Youth (U18) Beach Handball World Championship takes place between 14 and 19 June, while the IHF Men’s Beach Handball World Championships are set to be played between 21 and 26 June in the same venue in Heraklion.

The tournament was established in 2017, taking place every two year. The current tournament format lasts over approximately six days and involves 16 men's and 16 women's teams initially competing in four groups of four teams.

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