Pakistan finished at sixth position in the 12-team 7th Asian Men’s Beach Handball Championship as the team fell to Thailand in their fifth place match at Weihai, China.
7th AHF Men’s Asian Beach Handball Championship
The draw for the 7th AHF Men’s and Women’s Asian Beach Handball Championship were held at the Tianmu Resort Village in Zhang Jiachan Town, Weihai City, Shandong Province, China. The 2019 edition of the continental championships will be held in the eastern port city of Weihai from 15 to 22 June.
The women’s competition will see six teams in one group competing for glory, which include: China (CHN), Thailand (THA), Vietnam (VIE), Chinese Taipei (TPE), Hong Kong (HKG) and Japan (JPN).
The men’s competition is split into two preliminary groups of six teams each which are stated below:
Group A features: Qatar (QAT), Vietnam (VIE), Chinese Taipei (TPE), Afghanistan (AFG), Indonesia (INA) and Philippines (PHI).
Group B comprises: Oman (OMA), Iran (IRI), Thailand (THA), Pakistan (PAK), Japan (JPN) and Saudi Arabia (KSA).
These championships in China serve as a qualifier for both the 2019 ANOC World Beach Games in San Diego, USA, and the 2020 IHF Men’s and Women’s Beach Handball Championships to be held in Italy.
Pakistan National Handball Team have already left for China to take part in this championship in which Pakistan will play their first match against Thailand on the opening day of the 12-team tournament before they take on Saudi Arabia and Oman on the next two days, respectively. Then the team will be up against Iran and Japan on 19 and 20 June respectively.
The Pakistani Squad members are as under:
1. Mohammad Shahid Pervaiz,
2. Hazrat Hussain,
3. Asif Ali,
4. Asim Saeed,
5. Imran Khan,
6. Mohammad Uzair Atif (Captain),
7. Muaaz Ali ,
8. Muzammal Hussain,
9. Tahir Ali.