In the World Men's Handball Championship in Egypt, the main round, which is the second league, started, and Japan, which broke through the qualifying round for the first time in 12 tournaments, lost to Argentina 24 to 28.
The Japan national handball team, who will participate in the Tokyo Olympics for the first time in eight tournaments in the host country frame, won the qualifying round for the first time in 12 tournaments at the World Championships held in Egypt.
In the main round, which is the second league, 24 countries will be divided into four groups to play the league match, and the top two countries will advance to the final tournament in terms of the total results of the qualifying round.
On the 21st, Japan played against Argentina in 17th place in the previous tournament.
In the first half, Yoshino Ki showed an activity of scoring 6 points with a sharp cut shot, but suffered from the opponent's quick ball turning and turned back with a development of chasing 13 to 17.
In the second half, Japan attacked with the aim of reversing, but was blocked by a good save by the opponent's goalkeeper and lost 24 to 28 until the end of the game.
Japan will face Denmark, the winner of the previous tournament, before dawn on the 24th of Japan time.