2008 Asian Men's Handball Championship

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2008 Asian Championship
Asian Handball 2008 logo.png
Tournament details
Host country  Iran
Dates 17–26 February 2008
Teams 10
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
Matches 27
Goals scored 1563 (57.89 per match)
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The 2008 Asian Men's Handball Championship was the 13th Asian Championship, which was taking place from February 17 to February 26, 2008 in Isfahan, Iran. The championship was held in Isfahan's Pirouzi Arena. It acts as the Asian qualifying tournament for the 2009 World Men's Handball Championship in Croatia.

Draw[edit]

Group A Group B

 Kuwait
 Iran
 Bahrain
 China
 Lebanon

 South Korea
 Qatar
 Japan
 United Arab Emirates
 Saudi Arabia

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Kuwait 4 3 0 1 122 109 +13 6
 Iran 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
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 B[edit]

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–10th[edit]

9th/10th[edit]

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

7th/8th[edit]

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

5th/6th[edit]

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 round[edit]

Semifinals Gold medal match
24 February – Isfahan
  Kuwait  32  
  Saudi Arabia  29  
 
26 February – Isfahan
      Kuwait  21
    South Korea  27
Bronze medal match
24 February – Isfahan 26 February – Isfahan
  South Korea  33   Saudi Arabia  24
  Iran  24     Iran  23

Semifinals[edit]

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 match[edit]

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

Gold medal match[edit]

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

Final standing[edit]

Rank Team
1st  South Korea
2nd  Kuwait
3rd  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 team[edit]

External links[edit]