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14 June 2022, 10:04

Iran defeat Indonesia in FIBA U16 Asian Championship

TEHRAN, 14 June (BelTA - IRNA). - Iran's basketball team earned its first win in the 2022 FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship underway in Qatar's capital.

The Iranian basketballers emerged victorious in their first game in the Doha championship by defeating the Indonesian team 66-37.

The Iranians defeated the Indonesians 18-12 in the first quarter, 36-20 in the second quarter, 55-34 in the third one, and 11-3 in the final and fourth quarter.

Mohammad Amini ranked the best Iranian player by gaining 25 scores, 15 rebounds and 1 pass-goal.

The Iranian basketball team will play their second game on Tuesday against Lebanon.

The 2022 FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship kicked off on June 12 and will wrap up on June 19.

Thirteen teams are competing in the Doha tournament.

They are grouped as follow:

Group A: Australia, Bahrain, India, Qatar

Group B: Iran, Lebanon, Indonesia

Group C: Philippines, Japan, Kuwait

Group D: South Korea, New Zealand, Kazakhstan

Four teams will be qualified to play at the 2022 FIBA Under-17 Basketball World Cup due to be held in Spain from July 2 to 10, 2022.

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