Tehran (IP) - The Iranian women's national handball team defeated Syria in the Asian Championships and advanced to the semi-finals, obtaining permission to participate in the World Championships in Spain for the first time.

Iran PressIran news:  The 18th edition of the Asian Women's Handball Championship began on 15 and will continue until 25 September 2021.

While the event was initially planned to be held in the Republic of Korea, the Asian Handball Federation announced to move the event to Jordan due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Iran was in Group B alongside the hosts Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Kuwait, and Japan.

The Iranian squad defeated Syria 38-19 on Tuesday and booked their ticket to the world championship in Spain. This will be Iran's first experience in the world cup.

The Iranian women started the campaign with a defeat against Japan but gained four consecutive victories against Kuwait, Palestine, Jordan, and Syria.

Iran will meet South Korea on Thursday in the semifinals stage of the Asian competitions, and the top six teams which directly qualify for the world cup in Spain.


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