Doha – Qena:
Al-Arabi and Al-Duhail handball teams will leave tomorrow (Thursday) for Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to participate in the 23rd Asian Championship for Champions League Clubs, whose competitions will start next Saturday and continue until June 21.
Eleven clubs will participate in the tournament, divided into two groups. The first group includes Al-Arabi of Qatar, Shahid Kazron of Iran, Al-Salmiya of Kuwait, Mudar of Saudi Arabia and Al-Najma of Bahrain, while the second group includes Al-Duhail of Qatar, Al-Wehda of Saudi Arabia, Uzbek Uzbek, Yemeni cotton, Iranian Kerman and Kuwaiti Kuwait.
Al-Arabi begins his career in the tournament by meeting the Bahraini star on Saturday 12 June, then he will meet Saudi Mudar on Sunday 13 June, and he will face Al-Salmiya Al-Kuwaiti on Wednesday 16 June, before concluding his matches in the group stage by meeting the Iranian Shahid Kazron on Thursday 17th of the same month.
As for the Al Duhail team, it will open its confrontations by meeting Uzbekistan’s Uzbekistan on Saturday 12 June, then play with Saudi Al-Wehda on Sunday 13 June, and meet with Yemeni Cotton on Monday 14 June, and with Kuwait Al-Kuwait on Wednesday 16 June, to conclude its matches in the group stage against Iran’s Kerman On Thursday 17th June.
The first and second place winners from each group qualify for the semi-finals, where the first of the first group meets the second of the second group, while the second of the first group plays the first of the second group on Saturday, June 19, and the two winners qualify for the final match, which will be held on Monday, 21 of the same month. .
Al Arabi will participate in the tournament as the champion of the Qatar Handball League, and Al Duhail as the champion of His Highness the Emir’s Cup in the 2019-2020 sports season.
Al-Arabi was crowned with the title of the last edition of the Asian Championship, which was held in Sam Chowk, South Korea in 2019, after his victory in the final against Saudi Al Wahda with a score of (21-19).
Qatar’s Al Sadd club holds the record for the number of times to win the Asian Championship for Handball Champions Clubs, winning it five times, while Al Jaish and Al Duhail of Qatar and Kazma and Al Qadisiyah of Kuwait won the title twice, and once for each of: Al Rayyan and Al Arabi (Qatar) and Fahaheel and Al Sulaibikhat/ Kuwait/, Al-Ahly, Mudar, Al-Noor (Saudi Arabia), the Lebanese Dam, and the Bahraini Najma.