Qatar beat Saudi Arabia in Asian qualifiers for Tokyo Olympics

Doha, Qatar: Qatar defeated Saudi Arabia 29-20 in the Asian Men's Handball Qualification Tournament for Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Monday.

It was Qatar's third straight victory and it helped them top Group A.Qatar will take on Group B runners up in the semifinals on Thursday.

The tournament sees eight teams competing for a single ticket to the Tokyo Games.

Qatar finished their group engagements with six points, from three wins over Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong and India, to finish on top of Group A. Saudi Arabia are second from two victories.

The participating teams have been divided into two groups Team Qatar were drawn in Group A alongside Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and India while the second group includes Bahrain, South Korea, Iran, and Kuwait.

The champions of the tournament will receive a direct qualification for Olympics, while the second-placed team will have to compete in the playoffs next April.

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