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2019 Men’s World Championship 2019 Men’s World Championship
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Date: 11/29/2018

From Friday 30 November until Wednesday 12 December, Kumamoto, Japan will host the 17th Asian Handball Federation (AHF) Asian Womens Championship.


10 teams will be involved in two initial Preliminary Round groups hosts Japan (JPN), Kazakhstan (KAZ), Iran (IRI), New Zealand (NZL) and Australia (AUS) in Group A, while Group B features Korea Republic (KOR), China (CHN), Hong Kong (HKG), Singapore (SGP) and India (IND).


The preliminary round matches will be played on a round-robin basis with two games per matchday. The top two teams in each group then go directly through to the semi-finals with the remaining teams battling it out for positions 5-10.


Three venues will be used at the event which also functions as a test event for the 2019 IHF Womens World Championship which starts in one year in Kumamoto. The Yatsushiro City Gymnasium and Yamaga City Gymnasium will be used for the preliminary round games while the Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium will be used for the final three matchdays.


The 2018 edition is the first time that New Zealand, Australia and Singapore have appeared in the senior womens continental championship.


Korea are the title holders, having won the previous edition, in March 2017 on home ground, beating Japan 30:20 in the final.


For more information, visit https://japanhandball2019.com/asian-championship-2018/en/


Match Schedule


Preliminary Round


Friday 30 November

16:45     AUS vs KAZ

16:45     SGP vs CHN

19:00     NZL vs JPN

19:00     IND vs KOR


Saturday 1 December

13:45     IRI vs KAZ

13:45     HKG vs CHN

16:00     AUS vs JPN

16:00     SGP vs KOR


Sunday 2 December

13:45     KAZ vs NZL

13:45     CHN vs IND

16:00     AUS vs IRI

16:00     SGP vs HKG


Monday 3 December

Rest Day


Tuesday 4 December

16:45     HKG vs KOR

16:45     NZL vs AUS

19:00     IND vs SGP

19:00     IRI vs JPN


Wednesday 5 December

16:45     KOR vs CHN

16:45     NZL vs IRI

19:00     IND vs HKG

19:00     JPN vs KAZ


Thursday 6 December

Rest Day


Friday 7 December

10:30     9-10 Placement Match

12:30     5-8 Placement Round

14:30     5-8 Placement Round

16:45     Semi-Final 1

19:00     Semi-Final 2


Saturday 8 December

13:45     7-8 Placement Match

16:00     5-6 Placement Match


Sunday 9 December

12:45     Bronze Medal Match

15:00     Gold Medal Match