Iran into 2022 FIBA U16 Asian Championship QF

June 15, 2022 - 10:19

TEHRAN – Iran defeated Lebanon 73-56 Tuesday night to book a place in the 2022 FIBA U16 Asian Championship quarterfinals in Doha, Qatar on Monday.

The Persians had defeated Indonesia 66-37 in Group B.

Iran will meet the winners of New Zealand and Kuwait on Friday.

The FIBA U16 Asian Championship feature 13 teams. They are divided into four groups seeded automatically based on the FIBA World Ranking Boys.

The group stage concluded on June 14 and top teams in each group advanced to the Final Phase in the Quarter-Finals, starting on June 17. Teams that finished 2nd and 3rd in each group however, will play in the Qualifying Phase on June 16.

The second-ranked team in Group A will play the third-ranked team in Group B and vice versa. Similarly, the second-ranked team in Group C will play the third-ranked team in Group D and vice versa as well.

After the Semi-Finals on June 18, the tournament will reach its climax on June 19 with the Final of the FIBA U16 Asian Championship 2022.

The four teams that advance to the Semi-Finals of the U16 Asian Championship will qualify for the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup 2022 which will be played from July 2-10 in Malaga, Spain.

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