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Iran waltzes into Asian basketball quarterfinals

Iran`s basketball team Wednesday eased into the quarterfinals of the 22nd Asian Nations Cup underway in Harbin, China, IRNA reported.

Iran advanced to the last eight as it defeated the Syrian side 82-67.

On Tuesday, Iran at last defeated Taiwan in its opening match. During a nail-biting clash, Iran that had lost all matches against the Taiwanese managed to win 84-73.

Iran fielded regulars Iman Zandi, Samad Nik-Khah, Mehdi Kamrani, Jaber Rouzbehani, and Pour-Tajik and substitutes like Behzad Afradi against Taiwan.

Fixtures of the third-day matches for September 25 (local time) are as follows:

Group A
Kazakhstan vs Hong Kong (10:00 am)
Lebanon vs Uzbekistan (02:00 pm)
Group B
Kuwait vs Malaysia (04:00 pm)
South Korea vs India (07:30 pm)
Group C
Syria vs Taiwan (04:00 pm)
Iran vs China (07:30 pm)
Group D
Qatar vs Japan (10:00 am)
Philippines vs Jordan (02:00 pm)
Here below come the four groups:
Group A: Lebanon, Uzbekistan, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan
Group B: South Korea, India, Kuwait, Malaysia
Group C: Syria, Taiwan, Iran, China
Group D: Qatar, Japan, Philippines, Jordan

... Payvand News - 9/25/03 ... --

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