Jordan will host the 2nd West Asian Women’s Handball Championship from February 15-21, with seven countries expected to take part.
Joining the hosts will be Qatar, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Iran with the draw set to be held in South Korea this week where the Asian Men’s Handball is currently taking place.
“Hosting this tournament is part of our plan to attract more women and girls to the sport in the long run,” said Jordan Handball Federation President, Dr. Tayseer Al Mansi.
“It also gives us the opportunity to test our capabilities of hosting such a tournament of this stature. Jordan finished second in the first edition of the championship held in Qatar in 2016 after losing the final to the hosts.