Iran handball defeats Japan at Asian Qualifying Tournament
Iran handball team defeated Japan 31-27 on Wednesday in the Asian Qualifying Tournament for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The Iranian team will meet Qatar, silver medallist of the 2015 World Championships, on Friday in Group B.
Iran has already defeated Oman (39-31) and Uzbekistan (33-18) respectively in the competition.
Australia sits in Group A with Bahrain, South Korea, Iraq and China.
The winner of the tournament will automatically secure its place in Brazil and the second and third best teams at this Asian Qualification event will contest a final tournament in 2016.