Iran Defeats Syria at FIBA Asia Cup
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian national basketball team earned its second win in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup on Friday.
Iran, who started the campaign with a 101-54 win over India in Group A, defeated Syria 87-63 in Beirut’s Nouhad Nawfal Stadium.
The 2017 FIBA Asia Cup (formerly known as the FIBA Asia Championship) is the 29th continental basketball championship in Asia.
The tournament, organized by FIBA Asia, is taking place at the Nouhad Nawfal Stadium in Beirut, Lebanon.
The competition will determine the composition of the joint FIBA Asia and FIBA Oceania qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
The top five teams in the 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge will earn an extra berth in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup for their respective sub-zones.
All 16 teams who qualify for the tournament also qualify for the first round of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification for FIBA Asia and FIBA Oceania.Team Melli will meet Jordan in Group A on Sunday.