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Qatar is new Asian champion!

After 37 years in which only three teams have been the rulers of Asia (Japan, Korea and Kuwait), the biggest continent got the new champion – Qatar! Team coached by legendary Valero Rivera survived the hot atmosphere in the final match in Bahrain in front of 4.000 fans and won the gold against home team – 27:26 (14:14). Spanish coach won the second gold after World Championship in 2013 with his country in Barcelona and began his new handball mission in the best possible way.

Qatari best result was silver medal two years ago, when the were beaten by Korea 23:22.

The first ever medal won Iran by triumph over United Arab Emirates 29:23.

South Korea finished after victory over Saudia Arabia, which is the worst results for the most successful team of Asia in the history. Koreans won’t play at World Championship next January in Qatar.

Team from Asia who will participate in Qatar are home squad, Bahrain, Iran and UAE.




  1. hamster

    7. February 2014. at 16:24

    There will be four teams at WC 2015. Three asian teams can normally qualify for the World Cup. Qatar is the host, so the next three teams, Bahrain, Iran and UAE have done the qualification.

  2. Bykovsky

    6. February 2014. at 23:39

    Because the first three teams in Asian Cup are qualified to World Cup.
    And as we can see, Quatar and Bahrain have been in the final, so we’ve got two teams.
    The third team is the one which has won a bronze medal in Asian Cup, and it’s Iran – they won against UAE.

  3. PiZita

    6. February 2014. at 22:45

    Why not Korean in the World Championship?
    Which are the criteria?

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