HAVING won all previous editions of Indoor Asia Cup, Iran look forward to extend their domination in the seventh edition as well.
Iran are clubbed with hosts Qatar, Malaysia and Oman in Group A while Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Chinese Taipei and Thailand are in Group B.
Qatar’s best performance came in
the last edition in Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan, two years ago when they finished fourth behind Iran, the hosts and Uzbekistan.
“It’s a proud moment for us to host such a prestigious event. Our target will be to qualify for the Indoor World Cup. We’ve an experienced side and I hope they’ll do well in the competition,” said Qatar Rugby, Hockey and Cricket Federation President Yousef Jeham Al Kuwari.
The women’s competition, being held alongside, features champions Kazakhstan, runners-up Thailand, Malaysia, Uzbekistan, China and North Korea.
The finals will be played on Friday, with the winners and runners-up qualifying for next year’s Indoor World Cup in Berlin, Germany, from February 7 to 11.