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Iran beats Lebanon for 2nd win at 2018 West Asian Women’s Handball Championship

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This picture shows members of Iran’s Shahid Chamran Larestsan handball team.

Iranian handball players have pulled off their second victory at the preliminary round of the 2018 West Asian Women's Club Handball Championship in Jordan.

Shahid Chamran Larestsan team, which is representing the Islamic Republic at the continental sports event, faced Lebanon at Princess Sumaya Hall of al-Hussein Youth City in the Jordanian capital city of Amman on Friday evening, and posted a 29-19 win.

Earlier, the Iranian handball players had hammered Iraq 43-8 in its opening match on Thursday.

The 2018 West Asian Women’s Handball Championship started on February 15, and will run through February 21.

The six-day and league-format competition has brought together best female players from Iraq, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Qatar.


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