Qatar beat Saudi Arabia, qualify for Handball Semi-finals

Jakarta, Qatar handball team qualified for the semi-finals of the 2018 Asian Games after beating Saudi Arabia (28-23) in their match held yesterday in the second Men’s Handball Main Round – Group A.

The Qatari team dominated the game, finishing the first half with a score of 16-10 points in their favor.

Qatar toped the group with 4 points followed by Japan, while Saudi Arabia were third with one point, and Iraq finished fourth after losing to Japan 24-27.

Qatar secured their first group qualification before their final game against Japan on Friday in the third and final Group A matches, in which Saudi Arabia will also face Iraq.

The Qatari win is the team’s fourth in the tournament, having won the first round matches against Iran (35-20), Malaysia (64-11), and the first round of the main round against Iraq (26-20).

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee