Jan 23, 2016, 6:00 PM
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Iran beats UAE in Asian Handball championship

Manama, Jan 23, IRNA – Iranian national handball team beat the United Arab Emirates team in a close match which ended 34-32 here on Saturday.

This was the Iranian team's last match in its group and its third win, making the Iranian national players advance to the next round of the continental competition.
Iran and the UAE in the first half of the match drew 15-15 tie, but in the second half they appeared stronger and left the UAE team behind although towards the end of the second half they had minimized their goal difference to a very fragile point.
The Iranian national players had earlier defeated Lebanon and China but lost the games to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
Now as the 3rd team of its group the Iranian national team will have to face the 4th team of Group 1.
The five top teams of this Asian championship will get the chance to attend the 2017 France Handball World Championship.