World Cup qualifiers: Bahrain loses to Iran

Bahrain bowed to Iran 66-82 yesterday in their opening game of Asian qualification for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023, played in Tehran.

The Bahrainis were within striking distance at the half, 36-29. But in the third quarter, the Iranians outscored the nationals 28-14 and took full control of the game.

The nationals are now set to play their return game against Iran on Monday at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Isa Town.

Bahrain’s next two fixtures will be in the second window, scheduled for February 24 next year against Syria and then against Kazakhstan on February 27. The final window in July of 2022 will see their last two games of this qualification first round, against Syria on July 1 and Kazakhstan on July 4.


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