Only one place for Round 2 had been leftavailable in Group A, ahead of the final Round 1 games of the Men’s Youth Beach Handball World Championshipsand it would bedecided in the gamebetween Qatar and the USA.
The Qataris were the ones who secured their presence in the next roundafter defeatingthe USA 2-0 (28-16, 18-11), who will now continue playing in the classificationround.
The sets: 28:16, 18:11
Qatar: Al-Maadhadi 3, Ebzee 8, Mohamed 8, Mousa 10, Al-Ghanem, Karaoui 6, Salem, Soussou 9, Elsayed, Saric
USA: Aingworth, Gutierrez 5, Goodall 3, Fawzi 9, Crogan, Hodgson 10, Black, Wolf Bloom, Konstant.
Referees: Ben Salah, Drissi (Tunisia) S: 2-2
Soussou(Qatar - Player)
"We played well from the beginning and dominated the game, without dropping a set.
An important victory against a difficult opponent. But we gave 100 percent of our strength and we are happy that we won”.
Hodgson(USA - Player)
"It was a tough match for us. Unfortunately, we lost our concentrationin defence and that cost us. "We were unlucky, but we are not disappointed because we have faith in our potential."