Team Qatar defeat India to reach semifinals

Doha, Team Qatar qualified to the semifinals of Asian Men’s Handball Qualification Tournament for Tokyo Olympics after beating India 40-10 at Al Duhail Arena on Saturday.

The victory brought Team Qatar’s tally of points to 4 to secure their spot in the semifinals.

Valero Rivera-coached Qatar will take on Saudi Arabia in their third match on Monday.

The tournament sees eight teams competing for a single ticket to the Tokyo Games. The participating teams have been divided into two groups

Team Qatar were drawn in Group A alongside Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and India while the second group includes Bahrain, South Korea, Iran, and Kuwait.

While the champions of the tournament will receive a direct qualification for Olympics, the second-placed team will have to compete in the play-offs next April. It is the second time in a row that Qatar is hosting the Asian Men’s Handball Qualifiers for the Olympic Games.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee