Friendly: Iran basketball suffer second defeat against Japan

June 27, 2021 - 15:18

TEHRAN – Iran national basketball team suffered their second defeat against Japan in five days.

Iran lost to Japan 76-50 in their third friendly match on Sunday.

Mehran Shahintab’s men lost to Japan 85-57 in Miyagi on Wednesday.

The Persians defeated Japan 72-67 in another warm-up match on Friday.

The matches were held as part of preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Iran have been drawn in Group A of the Olympics along with the world’s No. 1 the U.S. and France.

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