Iran to Face India at FIBA Asia Cup Opener
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran will open its campaign in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup with a match against India. The match has been scheduled for August 9.
Iran has been pitted against India, Jordan and Syria in Pool A.
Iraq, China, the Philippines and Qatar are in Pool B.
Pool C consists of Kazakhstan, Lebanon, South Korea and New Zealand. Japan has been grouped with Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei and Australia in Pool D.
The FIBA Asia Cup 2017 will take place at the Nouhad Nawfal Arena in Beirut, Lebanon from August 8 to 20, and it will be the first ever Asia-Oceania joint continental Championship.
The Group Stage of the tournament will be played in a round robin format, with the sixteen teams divided into four groups of four teams. Every team will take on its three opponents in its respective group.
The top three teams from each group will then advance to the Second Phase where they will be divided into two groups (E & F).