Handball

Qatar Handball Team Qualify for Final at Islamic Solidarity Games

Qatar national handball team will lock horns against hosts Turkey in the Handball event final of the Islamic Solidarity Games at Selcuklu Sports Hall in Konya on  Sunday.

Team Qatar booked a place in the handball event final, after a narrow 24-23 victory over Iranian in the semifinals, while hosts Turkey reached the final after defeating Saudi Arabia 26-25.

In the volleyball event, team Qatar was knocked out of the competition despite their 3-2 victory over Pakistan ( 25-21, 13-25, 31-33, 23-25 and 8-15) that after hosts Turkey beat Iran and took advantage over team Qatar in terms of points.

In the 3x3 basketball event, team Qatar recorded a convincing 21-12 win over Palestine in the first game and suffered a 13-22 defeat at the hands of Jordan in the second game. Team Qatar will shake hands with Senegal in a crucial game.

This fifth edition of the Islamic Solidarity Games is running from the 9th to the 18th of August with the participation of approximately 6000 athletes from 58 countries.

The state of Qatar is participating in 14 sport disciplines, including basketball, volleyball, handball, cycling, athletics, swimming, shooting, Taekwondo, Judo, Karate, weightlifting, wrestling, fencing and gymnastics.

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