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PHOTOS: Qatar closes Handball Championships in dramatic fashion

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Photos by Chantelle d’Mello and 2015 Handball.

Qatar’s star-studded hosting of the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship came to a dramatic finale last night with fireworks, a traditional drumming performance and three concerts.

The Lusail Multipurpose Hall was packed last night as local fans filled the new stadium to see Qatar play its first-ever handball final, falling to France 25-22.

While the score wasn’t what many spectators had hoped, the outcome nevertheless failed to dampen the enthusiasm of many residents:

Members of Qatar’s national team also received a personal congratulations from the country’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, who took to the court during the medal presentation ceremony:

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Others, meanwhile, are already looking ahead in the hopes of seeing Qatar’s national team repeat its strong performance at the next world championships.

The closing ceremony also included a final round of concerts, including performances by Taio Cruz, Mani Hoffman and Kylie Minogue

What did you think the tournament? Thoughts?

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