September 5, 2012

India’s Group & Schedule at 2012 FIBA Asia Cup

India’s Senior Men’s National basketball team will be amongst the top 10 squads from across Asia to take part in the 4th FIBA Asia Cup, scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Japan, from September 14th – 22nd. India have been drawn in Group B for the Preliminary Round of this tournament, along with Iran, Chinese Taipei, 2010 silver-medalists Japan, and 2010 bronze-medalists Qatar.

The winner of the FIBA Asia Cup will automatically qualify for the 27th FIBA Asia Championship in 2013. The top four teams in the tournament will earn additional berths for their FIBA Asia sub zones. The 2010 version of this tournament was held in Beirut, Lebanon, and was won by the host country.

India, who didn’t qualify for the tournament in 2010, are the only team from the South Asia Sub Zone this year.

Group A consists of reigning champions Lebanon, Asian powerhouses China, Macau, Philippines, and Uzbekistan.

India’s Preliminary Round Schedule (All timings IST)

  • September 14 (10:30 AM): India vs. Iran
  • September 15 (10:30 AM): India vs. Qatar
  • September 16 (8 AM): India vs. Chinese Taipei
  • September 17 (1 PM): India vs. Japan

The top four teams from each group will advance to the Quarter-Final stage.

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