DOHA: Qatar defeated Iran 31-25 in their second main group match to advance into the Asian Men’s Handball Championship semifinals at the Sheikh Saad Al Abdullah Sports Hall in Kuwait City on Tuesday.
Qatar, who had beaten South Korea in their first main group tie, trailed 11-13 at half time.
The win also saw Qatar qualify for the 2021 World Handball Championship to be held in Egypt. Qatar were runners-up at the 2015 World Championship held in Doha.
This is 19th edition of the championship held under the aegis of Asian Handball Federation, and will end on January 27.