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Posted On: 22 October 2019 08:51 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:05 pm

Qatari defeats Saudi Arabia in men's handball Olympic Qualifiers

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Qatar handball team defeated Saudi Arabia 29/20 in the Asian Men's Handball Qualification Tournament for Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Monday.

The tournament sees eight teams competing for a single ticket to the Tokyo Games.

Team Qatar raised their tally to six points on top of Group A, from three wins over Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong and India.

Saudi Arabia are in second position from two victories over Hong Kong and India and a loss to Qatar.

The participating teams have been divided into two groups Team Qatar were drawn in Group A alongside Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and India while the second group includes Bahrain, South Korea, Iran, and Kuwait.

While the champions of the tournament will receive a direct qualification for Olympics, the second-placed team will have to compete in the play-offs next April.

It is the second time in a row that Qatar is hosting the Asian Men's Handball Qualifiers for the Olympic Games.

Source: QNA
Cover image credit: Qatar Handball