TEHRAN – Iran national handball team lost to Qatar 33-28 in the Qatar Four-Team International Tournament on Tuesday.
Borut Macek’s team had defeated Oman 32-24 on Sunday in its first match.
Iran, who is preparing for the 18th Asian Handball Championship, will play Algeria on Wednesday.
The Asian Handball Championship will be held from Jan. 18 to 28 in South Korea and serves as a qualification tournament for the 2019 IHF World Handball Championship.
Iran has been drawn in Group A along with Japan and Uzbekistan. Group B consists of Bahrain, Oman and Australia.
Nine-time winner South Korea, India, Bangladesh and the UAE are in Group C and Qatar, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand and China have been drawn in Group D.
Iran won a bronze medal in 2014.
date: 10 January 2018 id: 20001 source: Tasnim