2008 Asian Men's Handball Championship

The 2008 Asian Men's Handball Championship was the 13th Asian Championship, which was taking place from 17 to 26 February 2008 in Isfahan, Iran. The championship was held in Isfahan's Pirouzi Arena and acted as the Asian qualifying tournament for the 2009 World Men's Handball Championship in Croatia.

2008 Asian Championship
Asian Handball 2008 logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Iran
Dates17–26 February
Teams10 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions South Korea (7th title)
Runner-up Kuwait
Third place Saudi Arabia
Fourth place Iran
Tournament statistics
Matches27
Goals scored1563 (57.89 per match)
Next

DrawEdit

Group A Group B

  Kuwait
  Iran
  Bahrain
  China
  Lebanon

  South Korea
  Qatar
  Japan
  United Arab Emirates
  Saudi Arabia

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are local (UTC+3:30).

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Kuwait 4 3 0 1 122 109 +13 6
  Iran (H) 4 3 0 1 137 122 +15 6
  Bahrain 4 3 0 1 129 113 +16 6
  China 4 1 0 3 113 131 −18 2
  Lebanon 4 0 0 4 102 128 −26 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host
17 February 2008
16:00
Iran   36–28   China Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Chernega, Poladenko (RUS)
(19–15)
17 February 2008
20:00
Kuwait   26–24   Bahrain Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Kolahdouzan, Karbaschi (IRI)
(12–8)

18 February 2008
16:00
Bahrain   37–26   Lebanon Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Qasqas, Bani Hani (JOR)
(18–11)
18 February 2008
20:00
Kuwait   33–28   China Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Vakula, Ludovik (UKR)
(20–8)

19 February 2008
16:00
Iran   34–27   Lebanon Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Lu, Chen (CHN)
(16–15)

20 February 2008
14:30
Kuwait   29–22   Lebanon Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Jonid, Honish (SYR)
(14–12)
20 February 2008
18:30
Bahrain   35–29   China Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Chernega, Poladenko (RUS)
(17–15)

21 February 2008
16:00
Iran   32–33   Bahrain Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Vakula, Ludovik (UKR)
(20–12)

22 February 2008
16:30
China   28–27   Lebanon Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Jonid, Honish (SYR)
(16–14)
22 February 2008
20:30
Kuwait   34–35   Iran Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Chernega, Poladenko (RUS)
(18–15)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  South Korea 4 4 0 0 131 105 +26 8
  Saudi Arabia 4 2 1 1 120 113 +7 5
  Qatar 4 2 0 2 113 122 −9 4
  Japan 4 1 1 2 128 120 +8 3
  United Arab Emirates 4 0 0 4 109 141 −32 0
17 February 2008
18:00
South Korea   36–27   United Arab Emirates Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Lu, Chen (CHN)
(20–10)
17 February 2008
22:00
Japan   28–28   Saudi Arabia Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Vakula, Ludovik (UKR)
(13–14)

18 February 2008
18:00
Qatar   30–29   United Arab Emirates Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Jonid, Honish (SYR)
(12–14)
18 February 2008
22:00
South Korea   33–25   Japan Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Chernega, Poladenko (RUS)
(18–12)

19 February 2008
18:00
Qatar   28–31   Saudi Arabia Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Kolahdouzan, Karbaschi (IRI)
(12–17)

20 February 2008
16:30
South Korea   31–30   Saudi Arabia Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Vakula, Ludovik (UKR)
(17–15)
20 February 2008
20:30
Japan   44–27   United Arab Emirates Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Dib, Haidar (LIB)
(21–17)

21 February 2008
18:00
Qatar   32–31   Japan Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Dib, Haidar (LIB)
(11–17)

22 February 2008
14:30
United Arab Emirates   26–31   Saudi Arabia Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Qasqas, Bani Hani (JOR)
(13–17)
22 February 2008
18:30
South Korea   31–23   Qatar Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Kolahdouzan, Karbaschi (IRI)
(14–9)

Placement 5th–10thEdit

9th/10thEdit

24 February 2008
14:00
Lebanon   25–38   United Arab Emirates Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Lu, Chen (CHN)
(13–18)

7th/8thEdit

25 February 2008
14:30
China   35–38   Japan Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Jonid, Honish (SYR)
(15–22)

5th/6thEdit

25 February 2008
17:00
Bahrain   0–10   Qatar Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Kolahdouzan, Karbaschi (IRI)
(Walkover)

* Bahrain didn't not show up and was penalized to the last place.

Final roundEdit

 
SemifinalsGold medal match
 
      
 
24 February – Isfahan
 
 
  Kuwait32
 
26 February – Isfahan
 
  Saudi Arabia29
 
  Kuwait21
 
24 February – Isfahan
 
  South Korea27
 
  South Korea33
 
 
  Iran24
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
26 February – Isfahan
 
 
  Saudi Arabia24
 
 
  Iran23

SemifinalsEdit

24 February 2008
16:30
Kuwait   32–29   Saudi Arabia Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Vakula, Ludovik (UKR)
(16–14)

24 February 2008
19:00
South Korea   33–24   Iran Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Chernega, Poladenko (RUS)
(13–12)

Bronze medal matchEdit

26 February 2008
14:30
Saudi Arabia   24–23   Iran Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Vakula, Ludovik (UKR)
(13–12)

Gold medal matchEdit

26 February 2008
17:00
Kuwait   21–27   South Korea Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
Referees: Chernega, Poladenko (RUS)
(9–15)

Final standingEdit

Rank Team
    South Korea
    Kuwait
    Saudi Arabia
4   Iran
5   Qatar
6   Japan
7   China
8   United Arab Emirates
9   Lebanon
10   Bahrain
Team qualified for the 2009 World Championship

All-star teamEdit

External linksEdit