|National Iranian women's handball team|
The national Iranian women's handball team will play against North Korea in its second match of the preliminary round of the 2012 Asian Women's Handball Championship on Saturday.
A total of 12 teams are vying for the top place of Asian women’s handball.
Iran has been drawn in Group A along with China, Taiwan, Indonesia, North Korea and South Korea.
India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are in Group B.
The 2012 Asian Women's Handball Championship began on December 7, and will wrap up on December 16.
The tournament acts as the Asian qualifying tournament for the 2013 World Women's Handball Championship in Serbia.