Men’s handball sees fateful Korea-Japan clash in Paris Olympic qualifying quarterfinals

October 25, 2023 | by

The Korean men’s handball team will meet Japan in the quarterfinals of the Paris 2024 Olympic Qualification.

The Korean men’s handball team defeated China 28-23 in the fifth match of Group A at the Men’s Handball Asian Qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games on Thursday (June 24) in Doha, Qatar.

With a 4-1 record, South Korea advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament as the second best team in the group behind Qatar, who topped the group with an undefeated five-game record.

The 11-nation tournament was divided into two groups, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the quarterfinals. 카지노사이트

In Group B, Japan topped the standings with four wins. Bahrain finished second with three wins and one loss to advance to the quarterfinals.

South Korea, who finished second in Group A, will face Japan, who finished first in Group B, for a spot in the final. The Korea-Japan match will take place at dawn on the 27th KST. If South Korea defeats Japan and advances to the final, they will face the winner of the Qatar-Bahrain match for one ticket to the Olympic Games in Paris.

The team that finishes first in this qualifier will advance to the Olympic Games. The second-place finisher will compete in the final qualifier next March.

South Korea and Japan have a strong head-to-head record, with South Korea leading the series with 23 wins, two draws, and three losses. However, Japan has defeated a string of Middle Eastern powerhouses in this tournament, including Iran and Bahrain.

At the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games this month, the women’s team reached the final but had to settle for silver after a 19-29-‘shock loss’ to Japan. The men’s team will be looking to set the tone for the women’s team in this qualifier.


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