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2022 Asian Handball Championship: Iran lose 36-26 to Bahrain, meet Qatar in semis

Iran’s National Handball Team have suffered their first loss at the 2022 Asian Championship going down 36-26 to Bahrain but are still going to the Semi-finals as Group B runners-up.

Having already booked a ticket for the last 4 as well as a 2023 World Cup qualification Manuel Montoya’s men started the match knowing that a win would send them UP as group winners as it would provide an easier route to the final.

But they put-on an under-par display against Bahrain and succumbed to a heavy defeat by 10 goals. As a result Team Iran will now have to take on Group A’s top seed Qatar in the semis on Saturday while Bahrain will meet Saudi Arabia on the same day.

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