Qatar overcome Belarus; Spain make it five in five

Qatar players including Zarko Markovic (right), Hadi Hamdoon (second from right), Hamad Madadi (centre) and Rafael Capote (left) thank the crowd for their support after the win over Belarus yesterday. PICTURE: Othman al-Samaraee.

Defending champions Spain and hosts Qatar registered victories to finish first and second in Group A of the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship yesterday.

Qatar overcame spirited Belarus 26-22 in its final group outing at Lusail Multipurpose Arena and will take on Austria in the pre-quarterfinals on January 25, while Spain defeated Slovenia 30-26 for its fifth win a row and would take on Tunisia in their pre-quarter-final clash same day.
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Source News: Gulf Times