South Korea have sealed an epic win over Japan, in the semi-finals of the Asian Men's Handball Championship in Kuwait.
The fans at Shaikh Saad Al-Abdullah Sports Hall Complex witnessed a classic, with South Korea needing overtime to come through 34-32.
Japan held a 19-16 advantage at halftime but couldn't hold on to that lead, and will now play in the third-place game on Monday (January 27).
In the other semi-final, the winners of the last three editions, Qatar, proved too strong for Bahrain, triumphing 28-24.
Record winners South Korea have won the event nine times, but not since 2012.
Qatar 🇶🇦 28 🆚 24 🇧🇭 Bahrain | Semi-final Match | 19th Asian Men's Handball Championship | Kuwait 2020 🇰🇼 pic.twitter.com/NNCQn0E9Vf— Asian Handball Federation (@AHFKuwait) January 25, 2020
All four semi-finalists can celebrate qualifying for the 2021 Men's World Championship in Egypt.
In earlier matches, Australia defeated arch-rivals New Zealand 37-24 in Placement Group 3, while Hong Kong, China lost 42-25 to Iraq.
Saudi Arabia defeated Kuwait 24-19 to finish seventh, while United Arab Emirates Edged Iran 29-26 for fifth place.
Tomorrow sees the 9-13 places decided, with the finals on Monday (January 27).