Iran to play Latvia for 11th place at FIBA U19 World Cup

July 11, 2021 - 0:35

TEHRAN – Iran will play host Latvia for the 11th place of the 2021 FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup on Sunday.

The Iranian team lost to Turkey 84-61 at the 9–12th place semifinals.

Turkey’s Yigit Onan scored 17 points and Parsa Fallah grabbed 15 points for Iran.

The tournament runs from July 3-11 in Riga and Daugavpils, in Latvia.

The Baltic country is hosting the event for a second time, following 2011. The United States go into the 2021 edition as the reigning champions from 2019 and the winners of seven of the previous 14 tournaments.

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