Iran captain confident of winning FIBA Asia Championship
Iran basketball team
Iran has been drawn in Group A along with Japan, Malaysia and India. Dirk Bauermann’s men will start the campaign with a match against Japan on September 28.
Iran Captain Nikkhah Bahrami, who missed William Jones Cup due to injury, is optimistic of winning the title.
“We are determined to win the title. Our players are highly motivated at the moment. I think all participants are well-prepared since it considers as Olympics qualifier,” Nikkhah Bahrami said.
“We have some important matches ahead of us and cannot underestimate any team. We want to lift the trophy. Iran has a tough task in the tournament since China and the Philippines are well-prepared,” he added.
The 2015 FIBA Asia Championship for Men will be the 28th continental basketball championship in Asia. The tournament was organized by FIBA Asia.
The winner of the tournament qualifies for the Basketball tournament on the 2016 Summer Olympics, while the 2nd, 3rd and 4th placer will go under the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, as stated by FIBA and the IOC in qualification quota.