Bahrain

PHOTO-EQUIPE-bahrein

A COUNTRY IN PROGRESS

Bahrain is one of the strongholds of handball in the Persian Gulf, together with Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The team has gathered a nice collection of silver medals by nishing in 2nd place three times at the Asian Championships. While Bahrain was beaten by Qatar in 2014 and 2016 (at home, in Manama), it went on to be runners up in the World Championship in the meantime (2015), and reached its rst nal in South Korea in 2010. Bahrain also came close to competing in the Olympic Games in Rio, nishing behind Denmark, Croatia and Norway in one of the three Olympic Quali cation Tournaments last April. The 23rd place achieved during its only participation (2011) in the World Championship means that the team will probably compete in the President’s Cup in Brest next January. But the team wants to progress and aims to get to the third round: that would be a rst for the team… and quite an achievement.


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DID YOU KNOW?

Bahrain should have participated in France at its third World Championship. After playing its first in 2011 in Sweden, the team qualified to go to the competition in Qatar (2015) before having to forfeit their place two months prior to the event.


COACH:  Salah BOUCHEKRIOU (Algeria)

PLAYERS

  • BHR-50-JASSIM-_ALMAQABI-AHMED
    Ahmed Jassim Almaqabi 26/10/1994 Left Back
  • BHR-03-ABDULLA-EID-ALI
    Ali Abdulla Eid 18/01/1991 Pivot
  • BHR-86-KHAMIS_ISA-ALI
    Ali Khamis Isa 09/08/1986 Goalkeeper
  • BHR-7-MERZA_SALMAN-ALI
    Ali Merza Salman 07/07/1988 Right Back
  • BHR-27-BASHAM_ASKANI-BILAL
    Bilal Basham Askani 07/04/1991 Right Wing
  • BHR-9-MOHAMED_ALSAMAHIJI-HASAN
    Hassan Mohamed Alsamahiji 22/02/1991 Right Wing
  • BHR-8-SHEHAB_ALFARDAN-HASAN
    Hassan Shebab Alfardan 10/12/1988 Pivot
  • BHR-99-ALI_ALSAYYAD-HUSAIN
    Husain Ali Alsayyad 14/01/1988 Centre Back
  • BHR-77-ABBAS_ALSALATNA-JASIM
    Jasim Abbas Alsalatna 23/03/1989 Left Back
  • BHR-66-ALI_MAHFOODH-KOMAIL
    Komail Ali Mahfoodh 28/04/1992 Left Back
  • BHR-89-ABDULLA_SAAD-MAHDI
    Mahdi Abdulla Saad 15/03/1989 Left Wing
  • BHR-14-ABDULQADER_ALI-MAHMOOD
    Mahmood Abdulqader Ali 04/10/1983 Left Wing
  • BHR-21-A_HUSAIN_ABDULLA-MOHAME
    Mohamed A. Husain Abdulla 12/08/1989 Goalkeeper
  • BHR-93-HABIB_HASAN-MOHAME
    Mohamed Habib Hassan 14/01/1988 Right Wing
  • BHR-19-MERZA_SALMAN-MOHAME
    Mohamed Merza Salman 17/04/1987 Pivot