The Arabic (Ahram Sport) media bring the important story for the whole handball world. Bahrain and United Arab Emirates won’t play at World Championship 2015 in Qatar! The reason, why two nations have decided to decline participation in the upcoming event in Doha, are political problems between the countries in Persian Gulf and Qatar. If this story becomes official in the next weeks, this means that possible substitutions also could be questionable, because countries from the Qatar’s neighborhood as Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait have also political conflict with Doha. The first team which could represent Asia is Korea.
Bahrain, UAE and Iran won the second, third and fourth place at Asian Championship in Bahrain earlier this year and places at WCh 2015.
The fifth was Korea, and then, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman. The ninth place won Japan.
Rumours about European teams, now, become more real. Iceland is the first in the waiting room.