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BASKETBALL: Iran eyes second round of FIBA World Cup, coach says

Report by Tehran Times; photos by Amin Khosroshahi, ISNA

Iran basketball team is going to advance to the second round of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, coach Memi Becirovic says.

Memi Becirovic, coach of Iranian basketball team

Iran won the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship on Sunday beating the Philippines 85-71 in the final match in Pasay, the Philippines.

"I think Iran showed good performances in the Asian Championship. We played well in each match. I am satisfied with my players," Becirovic told the reporters in Tehran's Imam Khomeini International airport on Tuesday.

Iran basketball team received a warm welcome at the airport

"The big teams will participate at the World Cup. Qualifying for the next stage in the competitions could be our next surprise," the Slovenian added.

The 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup will be held in Spain from August 30 to September 14.



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