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Việt Nam to participate in handball championship

Update: March, 08/2017 - 04:00
Việt Nam is in Group A of the Asian Handball Championships which will be organised in Suwon, South Korea, from March 13 to 22. — File Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam will play host South Korea in the Group A’s first match at the Asian Handball Championship which will be organised in Suwon City from March 13 to 22.

Other teams of the group are China and Iran.

Group B has Japan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Hong Kong.

The championship is the official competition for senior national handball teams of Asia and takes place every two years.

In addition to crowning the Asian champions, the tournament also serves as a qualifying tournament for the world Championship.

In the latest edition in 2015 in Indonesia, South Korea took the title after beating Japan 36-22 in the final game.

This is the second time that Việt Nam will compete in the continental event. On its debut in 2008 in Thailand, it finished sixth among 10 participants. — VNS

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