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Iran basketball team finishes 4th in William Jones Cup

Source: Mehr News Agency

The Iranian men's national basketball team landed fourth at the 2016 William Jones Cup in Taiwan with 6 wins and 2 losses overall. Last day encounters of William Jones Cup were held on Sunday at the Hsinchuang Gymnasium in New Taipei City with the Iranian players pulling out a 71-56 victory over India.

Iranian basketball players had thrashed Taiwan B, the US representative and Egypt in first three showdowns though they later conceded two defeats against South Korea and Taiwan A. However, the Iranian sportsmen returned to action by prevailing over the Philippines and Japan over the past two days.

Given the results obtained by other eight participants, Iran's national team stood in the fourth place of the prominent tournament.

Meanwhile, the Philippines conquered the summit of the sportive event followed by South Korea and Taiwan A who landed second and third, respectively.

Also, Japan, Egypt, the US representative Sacramento, Taiwan B and India ended in fifth to ninth positions.

The 2016 William Jones Cup, as a top-level international basketball tournament of FIBA Asia, started in Taiwan on July 23 and will conclude today on July 31.

The Iranian outfit is preparing for the 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge to convene in homeland on September 9-18.

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