FIBA World Cup Trophy arrives in Tehran

May 12, 2023 - 16:48

TEHRAN - The FIBA World Cup Trophy arrived in Tehran, capital of Iran on Friday.

The trophy was unveiled at the Ab-o Atash Park in northern Tehran and the FIBA representatives were welcomed by Iran captain Hamed Haddadi.

 The FIBA World Cup trophy will make stops in 30 nations during its tour, before returning to the host countries in time for the global basketball showcase.

The Trophy Tour sees the FIBA Basketball World Cup Naismith Trophy - named in honor of basketball's inventor, Dr James Naismith - embark on a journey across the globe for the second time.

It will return to Japan in mid-July, followed by Indonesia, and finally, the Philippines, where the final phase of the FIBA Basketball World Cup will be held.

The 19th edition of FIBA's flagship event, the FIBA Basketball World Cup, will take place for the first time across three host nations in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia from August 25 to September 10.

Iran basketball team are drawn in Group G along with Spain, Ivory Coast and Brazil in the 2023 FIBA World Cup.

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