2002 Asian Men's Handball Championship

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2002 Asian Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Iran
Dates 10–19 February 2002
Teams 7
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
Matches 14
Goals scored 682 (48.71 per match)
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The 2002 Asian Men's Handball Championship was the tenth Asian Championship. It took place from February 10th to February 19th, 2000 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.

Draw[edit]

Group A Group B

 Kuwait
 Iran
 Qatar
 Bahrain

 South Korea
 Saudi Arabia
 Japan

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

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 B[edit]

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/6th[edit]

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

Final round[edit]

Semifinals Gold medal match
17 February – Isfahan
  Kuwait  30  
  Saudi Arabia  27  
 
19 February – Isfahan
      Kuwait  29
    Qatar  25
Bronze medal match
17 February – Isfahan 19 February – Isfahan
  South Korea  28   Saudi Arabia  38
  Qatar  33     South Korea  33

Semifinals[edit]

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 match[edit]

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

Gold medal match[edit]

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

Final standing[edit]

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

All-star team[edit]

References[edit]