Iran basketball team fail to reach final at China competitions

TEHRAN, Jul. 22 (MNA) – Iran’s national basketball players could not advance to the final match of Atlas Basketball Challenge after they were narrowly beaten by Nigeria.

The national teams of Iran and Nigeria took on each other yesterday in the semi-final stage of Atlas Basketball Challenge held by Atlas Sports of China and the match ended 73 t0 72 for the Nigerian side.

Therefore, the national Iranian basketball team will have to compete for a third place in the tournament while the opponent is not clear yet.

The Atlas Basketball Challenge held by Atlas Sports of China kicked off on July 17th and will end today.

The Iranians have participated in the competitions to prepare for 2018 Jakarta Asian competitions and Asian World Cup Qualifiers.

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