Iran basketball invited to three European events

April 8, 2019

TEHRAN – Iran national basketball team have been invited to three European tournaments as part of preparation for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

Team Melli have been drawn along with world’s second-ranked Spain, Puerto Rico and Tunisia in Group C.

The competition will be held in China from August 31 to September 15.

The top eight teams, including Japan as the hosts of the 2020 Summer Olympics (and the top two teams from each of the Americas and Europe; and the top team from each of Africa, Asia and Oceania) in this competition will qualify for the men's basketball event in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The Persian skyscrapers have been invited to a tournament which will be held in Portugal from July 26 to 28.

Team Melli have been also invited to two more events in Russia and Greece, scheduled for Aug. 2 to 4 and Aug. 8 to 12, respectively.

Iran basketball federation have also received invitations from China and Jordan.

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