The Iran women's national handball team has sustained its second consecutive loss at the 16th edition of the Asian Women's Handball Championship in South Korea, going down to the hosts.
On Wednesday, the Iranian squad, which had lost to China 8-33 in its opening Group A match two days earlier, slumped to the South Korean side 22-44 at Suwon Gymnasium in Suwon, located about 30 kilometers south of the capital, Seoul.
The Iranian sportswomen will take on counterparts from Vietnam in their third encounter of the tournament on Friday.
The 16th edition of the Asian Women's Handball Championship kicked off on March 13 in Suwon, South Korea, and will wrap up on March 22, 2017. The tournament is being held under the aegis of Asian Handball Federation.
The Iranian team has been pitted against China, South Korea and Vietnam in Group A of the competition.
Hong Kong, Japan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are drawn in Group B.