HANDBALL CHEER FOR QATAR
Host Qatar drummed up support and drew massive crowds to the Handball Championship games due to its team's stunning progress into the finals.
After a near-flawless performance in the group games, where they lost only one out of the six matches (against current champions Spain), Qatar survived and thrived in the knock-out matches to face France in the finals. It is a compelling achievement for the home team which has qualified for the world championships the very first time this year. In addition to that, Qatar has put together what has largely been considered a successful games, from the opening ceremony, star performances, world-class venues, and perfect organisation. Additionally all proceeds from the tickets sales will go towards the Education Above All initiative. HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, Chairman of the Organising Committee of the IHF World Handball Championships, said during the opening ceremony, “We all endeavour to host this prominent sports event with opening of the Lusail Multipurpose Hall to keep this event in unforgettable memory in the history of handball.” And the promise seems to have been kept.