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October 24 2021 5:05 AM ˚

18th Asian Women's Handball Championship kicks off in Amman

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(Photo: Jordan Women’s Handball Team)
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AMMAN — The Asian women's Handball Championship starts this Wednesday in Amman through to September 25. The competition will decide the qualifiers for the World Women’s Handball Championships to be hosted in Spain in December.اضافة اعلان

Twelve Asian teams will be competing for five spots instead of six in the World Championships, after the Qatari team announced its withdrawal from the competition days before the start of the tournament.

The first group includes South Korea, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Singapore, and Hong Kong, while the second group includes Jordan, Japan, Iran, Kuwait, Iran, Palestine, and Syria.

The Asian Handball Federation (AHF) had earlier decided that the Syrian and Palestinian teams would take part instead of the Afghan and Indian teams, after they announced their withdrawal from the tournament.

The AHF decided to hold all the tournament without an audience to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Tournament records show that South Korea has won the title 14 times, Kazakhstan won the title twice, and Japan won the title once.

It will be the third time in history that the championship will be organized by the Jordan Handball Federation.

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