The 2018 Men’s Asian Handball Championships will start tomorrow (Thursday, 18 January) and conclude on Sunday, 28 January. The tournament will take place in Suwon, South Korea with 14 nations vying for 3 spots in the 2019 World Championships. New to the competition will be Australia, New Zealand and Bangladesh and it will be interesting to see how they fare.
Also of interest will be clashes between nations that to varying degrees are in some form of political conflict. The Qatar – Saudi Arabia border has been closed for several months and those two nations will play on Saturday. Iran has also reportedly been supporting rebel factions in Yemen so a handball clash with some of the Arab nations supporting the government might possibly prove contentious.
Key Links for Following and Hopefully Watching the Competition
A Korean contact has forwarded several links where video should be available.
- Korean Federation Facebook Site: Link
- Korean Federation Youtube Site: Link
- Naver Video: Link (sometimes with on demand feeds)
Note: Online automatic translation often doesn’t translate Korean fully. I will update and add direct links to videos as they become available.
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