Qatari Team Finishes 10th in Beach Handball World Championship

The Qatari beach handball team finished 10th after losing to its Uruguayan counterpart (1-2) in the XI IHF Men’s Beach Handball World Championship 2024 which concluded Sunday in Pingtan.

The first half ended in favor of the Qatari team (23-22), but the Uruguayan team prevailed in the second half (18-16), resulting in penalty shootouts in which the Uruguayan team scored (9-8).

The Qatari team qualified for the main round after finishing 3rd in Group D with two points gained from its victory over the Uruguayan team (2-0) and losing to the United States (1-2) and Germany (2-0).

During the main round, the Qatari team lost to Croatia (0-1), Argentina (1-2), and Portugal (1-2), while during the 9-16th place quarterfinals, the team beat Australia (2-0) and Tunisia (2-1) before losing to Uruguay on Sunday.

This marks the 7th consecutive year that the Qatari beach handball team has participated in the World Championship.

The team placed 10th in the 2010 Turkey edition, 7th in the 2012 Oman edition, 3rd in both the 2014 Brazil and 2016 Hungary editions, 9th in the 2018 Russian edition, and 5th in the 2022 Greece edition.

Source: Qatar News Agency