Iranian national handball team to compete in world cup for first time
Iranian national men's handball team gained a tie result versus hosts Bahrain in 16th Asian Championship and World Cup Qualifier games, and with no lost match ranked qualified for 2015 Qatar Handball World Cup Sunday night, Iran`s IRNA news agency reported on Feb. 3.
With this result Bahrain and Iran ranked first and second in Group 1 to reach the semifinal match and meanwhile both qualified for attending the 2015 Qatar World Cup.
The Iranian national handball team will on February 4th face Qatar in the semi final match.
In their previous four matches the Iranian handball team had faced South Korea, the Asian champion for nine years and most prestigious team in the games, with which they gained the 24-24 tie, Saudi Arabia also a 22-22 tie, and gained two precious victories against China and Uzbekistan, respectively beating them 34-27 and 54-22.
The 16th Asian Championship Handball Cup and World Cup Qualifier Games are being held in Manama, the capital city of Bahrain, from January 25th to February 6th, featuring 12 teams that compete in two groups.