Jakarta, The Qatari team won the first round of the handball competition at the 18th Asian Games (2018) held in Indonesia on Friday, after beating Japan (24-17 ) in the third and final round.
Qatar raised the score to 6 points, achieving the full mark and topped the group, while Japan is stuck at three points in second place.
The Qatari win is the fifth in the Asian Games, having won first-round matches against Iran (35-20), Malaysia (64-11), Iraq’s first round (26-20), and in the second round on Saudi Arabia (28-23).
The Qatari team will face in the semi-final on Monday, August 27, with South Korea.
Source: Qatar Olympic Committee