January 23, 2022

In the second round of the main round of the 20th Asian Handball Championship .. Green fist hopes to win against Korea And the world's qualifying teams will be known tomorrow.

The excitement will continue tomorrow afternoon on Monday with four matchups in the second round of the main round of the 20th Men’s Asian Handball Championship
which also the way to
qualify to the 2023 World Championship "Poland - Sweden", hosted by the Eastern Province until January 31, which may see the official announcement of the qualification of some teams to the finals of the World Championship.

The Saudi team will play its second game against the Korea team at 6 pm at the Ministry of Sports Hall in Dammam, through which the Saudi team seeks to win and get back its hopes of qualifying from the first group against the runner-up of the champions of the previous tournament, after losing in the last meeting to the "title holder" Qatar team, while the Korea team managed to overtake Uzbekistan.
Qatar and Uzbekistan will meet at the second round at 12 noon, in the same group, while Iran meets its rival Kuwait in the second group matchups at 2 pm, and in the third game held within the same group, Bahrain team plays against the Iraq team at 4 pm.

Qualifying Possibilities

The second round may see some teams qualify directly to the next world championship, if Qatar and Korea win, they will qualify directly from the first group with four points, but if either loses, the decisive decision will be postponed until the third and final round. If Saudi Arabia wins the points of the Korea game, it may go a great way in qualifying as runners-up, hoping to beat Uzbekistan in the next round.

As for the first group, Bahrain and Iran officially qualify if they win and raise to four points as well, while the loss of either of them may give back the hopes for the other teams Iraq and Kuwait.

It is noteworthy that the main round consists of two groups, and each group contains four teams that play in the league system, of which the first and second places qualify directly to the world championship "Poland - Sweden" 2023 and compete for the title of the championship, while third place holders from each group play to determine the fifth qualifying team to the world championship

Surprising check for coronavirus

The organizing committee of the tournament, represented by the medical committee, subjected some players to surprise test of the coronavirus (PCR) through a special medical committee formed for this purpose in cooperation with the Ministry of Health. The examination is held randomly after the end of the games, and aims to detect the presence of any infection among the teams in order to preserve their safety and the safety of all

Dammam Hall hosts all games

Saturday evening, was the last games at the Prince Nayef Sports City Hall in Qatif, where all the remaining games will be held in the main round and determine the positions from 9-16 in the tournament at the Ministry of Sports Hall in Dammam.

Press conferences kick off

The first round of the main round of the tournament witnessed the launch of press conferences of the eight participating teams, which are held within the media center of the tournament, and the conferences will continue until the final game, and a large number of media from the countries participating in the tournament participated in the past four conferences.