Guilherme Giovannoni scored 17 points for Brazil. Center Hamed Haddadi of the Memphis Grizzlies had 16 points for Iran.
In Group B's other action Saturday, Slovenia defeated Tunisia 80-56 and the U.S. pounded Croatia 106-78.
Iran is scheduled to play Croatia on Sunday while the U.S will face Slovenia and Brazil play Tunisia.
The winner of the 2010 FIBA World Championship automatically earns a berth in the 2012 London Olympics.
The 2010 FIBA (International Basketball Federation) World Championship for Men is being held Aug. 28- Sept. 12 in Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir and Kayseri, Turkey. Twenty-four teams are competing in the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Men and those teams were divided into four preliminary round groups consisting of six teams each.
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