2002 Asian Men's Handball Championship


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

2002 Asian Championship
Tournament details
Host country Iran
Dates10–19 February
Teams7 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (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

Draw


Group A Group B

 Kuwait
 Iran
 Qatar
 Bahrain

 South Korea
 Saudi Arabia
 Japan

Preliminary round


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

Group A

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 (H) 3 1 1 1 75 71 +4 3
 Bahrain 3 0 1 2 50 65 15 1
Source: [citation needed]
(H) Host
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

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
Source: [citation needed]
11 February 2002
17:00
South Korea  23–20  Japan Pirouzi Arena, Isfahan
(12–11)

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


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

Final round


 
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

Semifinals

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

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

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

Final standing


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

All-star team


  • Goalkeeper:  Yousef Al-Fadhli (KUW)
  • Left wing:  Nabil Al-Obaidi (KSA)
  • Left back:  Ahmed Saad Al-Saad (QAT)
  • Pivot:  Mohsen Taheri (IRI)
  • Centre back:  Daisuke Miyazaki (JPN)
  • Right back:  Cho Hyun-chul (KOR)
  • Right wing:  Husain Siwan (KUW)

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