TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian national basketball team claimed the title of the FIBA Asia Challenge 2016 after defeating South Korea 77-47.
Also, Jordan defeated fellow West Asian side Iraq 94-72 in the third place match.
Rounding off the top five teams of the tournament were the Chinese, who turned back Japan in their classification game 75-67.
In the day’s other classification game, India punched successfully above its weight and defeated Chinese Taipei, 80-68, to take seventh place.
Iran, Jordan and Iraq basketball teams now have earned West Asia sub-zone three extra berths in the FIBA Asia Cup 2017.
Similarly, Korea and China earned East Asia sub-zone two extra berths. This brings the total number of West Asia berths to five given their allotted allocation of two slots. East Asia now has a total of four berths in addition to their two allotted berths.
The top 14 teams from the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 will automatically play in Division A in the 2017 FIBA New Competition System. They will be joined two additional teams which will be decided by FIBA’s Asia Regional office.
By Tasnim News Agency