Bahrain, Qatar cruise into Asian Handball Championship final

MANAMA, Jan 26 (KUNA) — Bahrain will meet Qatar in the final of the 17th Asian Men’s Handball Championship on Thursday after they beat Japan and Saudi Arabia respectively on Tuesday.
Bahrain defeated Japan 29-23, while Qatar smashed Saudi Arabia 22-13.
The tourney has two groups; the first includes Qatar, Japan, South Korea, Oman and Syria, while the second features Bahrain, Lebanon, China, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Iran.
The first four teams have qualified for the world handball championship to be held in France next year. (end)