2002 Asian Men's Handball Championship

The 2002 Asian Men's Handball Championship was the tenth Asian Championship. It took place from February 10th to February 19th, 2002 in Isfahan, Iran. The championship was held in Isfahan's Pirouzi Arena. It acts as the Asian qualifying tournament for the 2003 World Men's Handball Championship.

2002 Asian Championship
Tournament details
Host country Iran
Dates10–19 February 2002
Teams7
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Kuwait (2nd title)
Runner-up Qatar
Third place Saudi Arabia
Fourth place South Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches14
Goals scored682 (48.71 per match)
Next

DrawEdit

Group A Group B

  Kuwait
  Iran
  Qatar
  Bahrain

  South Korea
  Saudi Arabia
  Japan

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Kuwait 3 2 0 1 67 68 −1 4
  Qatar 3 2 0 1 54 42 +12 4
  Iran 3 1 1 1 75 71 +4 3
  Bahrain 3 0 1 2 50 65 −15 1
10 February 2002
14:30
Kuwait   19–18   Qatar Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
(10–11)

10 February 2002
17:00
Iran   26–26   Bahrain Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
(12–13)

12 February 2002
15:00
Kuwait   29–24   Bahrain Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
(14–13)

12 February 2002
17:00
Iran   23–26   Qatar Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
(10–14)

14 February 2002
15:00
Qatar   10–0   Bahrain Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
(Bahrain walked out)

14 February 2002
17:00
Kuwait   19–26   Iran Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
(8–13)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  South Korea 2 1 0 1 51 50 +1 2
  Saudi Arabia 2 1 0 1 48 48 0 2
  Japan 2 1 0 1 40 41 −1 2
11 February 2002
17:00
South Korea   23–20   Japan Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
(10–9)

13 February 2002
17:00
Japan   20–18   Saudi Arabia Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
(10–8)

15 February 2002
17:00
South Korea   28–30   Saudi Arabia Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
(11–13)

Placement 5th/6thEdit

18 February 2002
17:00
Iran   29–25   Japan Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Al-Dossary, Al-Qarni (KSA)
(16–13)

Final roundEdit

 
SemifinalsGold medal match
 
      
 
17 February – Isfahan
 
 
  Kuwait30
 
19 February – Isfahan
 
  Saudi Arabia27
 
  Kuwait29
 
17 February – Isfahan
 
  Qatar25
 
  South Korea28
 
 
  Qatar33
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
19 February – Isfahan
 
 
  Saudi Arabia38
 
 
  South Korea33

SemifinalsEdit

17 February 2002
15:00
Kuwait   30–27   Saudi Arabia Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Al-Mulla, Al-Zarraa (QAT)
(16–16)

17 February 2002
17:00
South Korea   23–28   Qatar Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Al-Shuwairbat, Abulrethaei (KUW)
(14–16)

Bronze medal matchEdit

19 February 2002
15:00
Saudi Arabia   38–33   South Korea Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Al-Busaidi, Al-Bulushi (OMA)
(17–14)

Gold medal matchEdit

19 February 2002
17:00
Kuwait   29–25   Qatar Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Kouzehgari, Hayatpour (IRI)
(14–10)

Final standingEdit

Rank Team
    Kuwait
    Qatar
    Saudi Arabia
4   South Korea
5   Iran
6   Japan
7   Bahrain
Team qualified for the 2003 World Championship

All-star teamEdit

ReferencesEdit