MANAMA, Jan 28 (KUNA) -- The Qatari team was crowned winner of the 17th Asian handball Championship on Thursday, beating Bahrain, 27-22.
The Qataris had led their group, beating the Saudis in the pre-final. The Bahrainis had qualified for the final after emerging victorious in a match against the Japanese.
Japan came third after beating Saudi Arabia, 25-16.
The four teams have qualified for the world cup, due in France next year. (end)