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Handball is also referred to as team handball or European handball. It is a two team sport, each team has seven players. They pass and bounce a ball to throw it into the goal, guarded by a goal keeper of the opposing team.

The team with the most goals after two periods of 30 minutes wins. Players can try to defend against the players on the other team but only by being fully in front of them.

Any contact from the side or especially from behind is considered dangerous and is usually met with penalties.

Handball is normally played indoors but has been adapted to be played on a field or beach.

Handball was first incorporated into the Asian Games in 1982 and beach handball into the Asian Beach Games in 2008.



IHF President praises role of Sheikh Ahmad in unified Korea men’s handball team
28 Feb 2019

Bangkok, Thailand, February 28, 2019: The President of the International Handball Federation, Dr. Hassan Moustafa, has praised the role of the Asian Handball Federation President, HE Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah, in he.....

Unified Korea men’s handball team returns home
22 Jan 2019

Incheon, Korea, January 22, 2019: The South Korea men's handball squad returned home Tuesday after competing at the world championships on a historic unified team alongside North Korean athletes, reports Yonhap News.