5th FIBA Asia Cup; Heavyweights China and Iran in same group

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Heavyweights of Asian Basketball, China and Iran are drawn in same group for the 5th FIBA Asia Cup scheduled to be held in Wuhan (China) from July 11 – 19, 2014.

Below are the pools

Group A

  1. China
  2. India
  3. Indonesia
  4. Iran
  5. Japan

Group B

  1. Chinese Taipei
  2. Jordan
  3. Philippines
  4. Singapore
  5. Uzbekisthan

Iran is the Reigning FIBA Asia Championship winners and defending champions of the FIBA Asia. 5th edition of the FIBA Asia Cup will be played in Wuhan (China) from July 11-19, 2014. The draw was completed at the host city on Sunday.

The 10 teams are pooled into two groups of five teams each for the Preliminary Round. Each team will play all the others in their respective Groups. The top four from each Group will advance to the Quarterfinal Play-offs. The teams finishing fifth in the groups will play off for the 9th place.

The 5th FIBA Asia Cup is the qualifying event for the 28th FIBA Asia Championship in 2015, which in turn will be the qualifying event for 2016 Rio Olympics. The winner of the 5th FIBA Asia Cup will automatically qualify for the 28th FIBA Asia Championship in 2015. The top teams at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup will earn additional berths for their respective FIBA Asia sub zones.

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