Men’s handball, ‘Korea-Japan’ head-to-head clash in Paris Olympic preliminary semifinals

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Korean men’s handball clashes head-on with Japan on the way to the 2024 Paris Olympics finals.

The men’s handball team, led by coach Hollando Freitas (Portugal), defeated China 28-23 in the final 5th game of Group A of the Paris Olympic men’s handball Asian qualifying group stage held in Doha, Qatar on the 24th (Korean time).

In the 5th match between Qatar and Saudi Arabia in the same group, Qatar won 33-24.

Qatar, who won all 5 matches, and Korea Republic, who recorded 4 wins and 1 loss, advanced to the semifinals as 1st and 2nd place in Group A, respectively.

This tournament, in which 11 countries participated, was divided into two groups and the top two countries from each group advanced to the semifinals.

In Group B, Japan ranked first (4 wins) and Bahrain ranked second (3 wins, 1 loss) and advanced to the semifinals. 카지노 커뮤니티

As a result, the semifinals of the tournament were confirmed, with Korea and Japan, Qatar and Bahrain each meeting in the semifinals.

Korea will face Japan at 1 a.m. on the 27th.

The winner of this match will compete with the winner of the Qatar-Bahrain match for one direct ticket to Paris at 11 p.m. on the 28th.

Only the first place goes directly to the Olympic finals, and the second place must go to the final preliminary round in March 2024 with countries that did not pass the continental preliminary round.

According to the Korea Handball Association, Korea is far ahead of Japan in its record in official competitions with 23 wins, 2 draws, and 3 losses.

The most recent loss was at the 2016 Asian Championships.

Since then, Korea has been undefeated in 4 games (3 wins, 1 draw) against Japan.

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