Syria’s basketball team beats its Iraqi counterpart within WABA Championship

Amman, SANA- Syria’s men basketball team increased its chances to reach the finals of ASIAN  Basketball Championship after beating its Iraqi counterpart 75/71 in a match held Monday within the 15th West Asian Basketball Association (WABA) Championship being held in the Jordanian capital of Amman.

Today Syria’s team will play a match with its Jordanian counterpart and it should win the match to be qualified for the finals of ASIAN Championship to be held in China next September.

The ASIAN Championship qualifies for Rio de Janeiro Olympics to be held in 2016.

On Saturday, the Syrian team lost a match with its Palestinian counterpart 73/79 which was its first match in the championship and on Sunday it lost its second match with the Lebanese team 59/76.

The Lebanese and the Jordanian teams were qualified for the finals of the ASIAN Championship while the Syrian, Palestinian and Iraqi teams are competing for the third card.

R.J/ Barry

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