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Iran defeats Taiwan, books berth in Asian basketball quarters

Dubai, Sept 12, IRNA-Iran's basketball team advanced to the last eight of the the Asian Nations Cup with a 65-57 victory over Taiwan in Doha, capital of Qatar, Sunday.

In the last two matches in Group B, Iran conceded a 76-61 loss to China, but it thrashed the Uzbek side 84-43.

Iran, China, Qatar, South Korea, and Lebanon have cruised into the quarterfinals and three teams out of Jordan, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia will join them.

The Asian event will run through Sept 16 and the top three teams will qualify for 2006 world competitions.

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