Qatar to face Australia in handball quarterfinal
In-form hosts get the better of Spain in their last league match to remain unbeaten in Group B.
Qatar’s handball team raised hopes of a strong finish at the inaugural ANOC World Beach Games after storming through their group with an all-win record. The home side, which topped Group B with 10 points, will face Australia, fourth in Group A, in the quarterfinal on Monday.
- Denmark vs Spain
- Brazils vs Croatia
- Sweden vs Hungary
- Australia vs Qatar
In their last group game, five-time Asian champions Qatar defeated Spain 17-16, 20-10 to maintain their strong run, having already booked their quarterfinal spot on Saturday.
Hungary and Croatia (six points each), Spain (four), Tunisia and Uruguay (two each) were placed behind the hosts in the group.
Denmark (10 points) topped Group A with an unbeaten record, with Brazil (eight), Sweden (six), Australia (four), USA (two) and Oman (0) following in that order.
In other quarterfinal matches, Denmark will face off against Spain, Sweden will meet Hungary and reigning world champions Brazil will take on Croatia.
The Brazil-Croatia match will be a repeat of the 2018 World Championship final in Russia, won by the former.
Qatar had created two huge upsets on the opening day, beating Croatia and third-placed Hungary via shootout. They then had relatively easier outings against Uruguay and Tunisia with both games ending in regular time.
If the home side can continue to harness the energy generated by hundreds of screaming fans, they stand a good chance of progressing far in the tournament.
|Group A||Group B|
|Brazil bt Oman||20-12, 19-12||Qatar bt Croatia||16-21, 17-16, 9-6|
|Sweden bt Australia||22-11, 28-8||Hungary bt Tunisia||20-12, 18-12|
|Denmark bt USA||27-22, 19-14||Spain bt Uruguay||18-14, 20-17|
|Denmark bt Australia||21-20 23-16||Qatar bt Hungary||18-20, 18-14, 7-4|
|Brazil bt USA||22-17, 24-20||Croatia bt Uruguay||21-16, 18-16|
|Sweden bt Oman||16-14, 16-14||Spain bt Tunisia||18-12, 14-12|
|USA bt Oman||20-15, 16-12||Qatar bt Uruguay||19-18, 22-18|
|Denmark bt Sweden||25-20, 19-12||Hungary bt Spain||21-20, 19-16|
|Brazil bt Australia||27-9, 20-12||Croatia bt Tunisia||22-18, 16-14|
|Sweden bt USA||23-18, 19-18||Qatar bt Tunisia||18-12, 18-14|
|Denmark bt Brazil||23-21, 19-16||Croatia bt Spain||28-31, 20-18, 9-8|
|Australia bt Oman||18-19, 20-14, 7-6||Uruguay bt Hungary||20-19, 14-15, 7-6|
|Brazil bt Sweden||26-20, 16-12||Qatar bt Spain||17-16, 20-10|
|Denmark bt Oman||16-14, 17-16||Hungary bt Croatia||21-18, 28-22|
|Australia bt USA||30-26, 18-28, 9-8||Tunisia bt Uruguay||12-16, 14-12, 7-6|