Asian Handball: Bangladesh concede 20-46 goals defeat against S Korea

Asian Handball: Bangladesh concede 20-46 goals defeat against S Korea

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Dhaka – Bangladesh National Handball team, in their first appearance in the heavyweight Asian meet, conceded a 20-46 goals defeat against hosts and Olympic champions South Korea in one of the six-opening day matches of the 18th Asian Men’s Championship in the Korean city of Suwon on Thursday.Bangladesh was trailing by 8-21 goals in the first half.Mehedi Hasan, Mahbubul Alam Chowdhury and Shohag Hossain Arif scored four goals each while Shakir Shamir Emon netted three goals for the touring Bangladesh.Fourteen teams, split into four groups, are taking part in the 11-day meet, a qualifying meet for the Men’s World Cup Handball to be held either in Denmark or Germany next year. Top four teams of the ensuing 18th Asian Handball meet will qualify for the World Cup Handball-2019. Bangladesh team, which was placed in strong Group C of the prestigious Asian Handball Championship with South Korea, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and their giant neighbour India, will play the UAE on January 19 and India on January 20.Earlier, an 18-member Bangladesh team left Dhaka for South Korea Tuesday night to participate in the Asian Men’s Championship scheduled for January 18-28 in a bid to gather experiences from the heavyweight meet in their first-ever appearance.The other participating countries are: Group A – Japan, Iran and Uzbekistan Group B – Bahrain, Oman and Australia Group D – Qatar, Saudi Arabia, China and New Zealand Members of Bangladesh team: AKM Mominul Huq Shaeed (Team Leader), Mohammad Salauddin (Team Manager), Quamrul Islam (Coach), Imdadul Haque, Shakir Shamir Emon, Mohammad Shamsuddin Sani, Mohammad Shohag Hossain, Robiul Awal. Sohel Rana, Tariqur Rahman, Mohammad Sohel Rana, Mehedi Hasan, Bipul Ghosh, Mahbubul Alam Chowdhury, Abdul Gafur, Masum Ahmed, Sagar Miah and Rasel Chakma (players).UNB news agency

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