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Iran basketball team defeats Iraq in 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifier

Report by Press TV; photos by ISNA

The Iranian men's national basketball team has achieved a resounding win in the Asian qualification round of the 2019 Federation Internationale de Basket-ball (FIBA) World Cup, beating the Iraqi side.

A view of the match between Iran (red) and Iraq (white) in Tehran on February 25, 2018.

On Sunday evening, the Iranian outfit overcame the Iraqi team 83-53 in its fourth Group D fixture of the tournament in the Iranian capital city of Tehran.

The Iranian men's national basketball team is scheduled to face Qatar in its next match on June 29.

In a positive development, women were allowed in the stadium to watch the game

The Asian qualification round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup will determine six teams that will participate in the 18th edition of the international tournament for men's national basketball teams.

Iran is pitted against Iraq, Kazakhstan and Qatar in Group D of the qualification competitions.

China, Hong Kong, New Zealand and South Korea are in Group A.

Group B consists of Australia, Chinese Taipei, Japan and the Philippines. India, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria are drawn in Group C.

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