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Iran Starts FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers on High Note

21 Feb 2020, 22:36 GMT+10

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran national basketball team defeated Syria 94-48 in Group E of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers in Tehran on Thursday.

- Sports news -

Big man Hamed Haddadi cruised to a line of 14 points, 14 rebounds, and 9 assists for Iran.

Team Melli will meet Qatar on Sunday.

According to FIBA, the top two teams of each group will secure places at the 2021 Asia Cup. Meanwhile, the third-placed team in each group will battle over the four remaining slots in the tournament.

The qualifiers will run until February next year, as teams play both home and away matches - giving local supporters the opportunity to cheer on their national squad directly.

The second round of qualifiers will be held in November, while the last is scheduled for February 2021.

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