Asia’s Biggest Basketball Tournament To Be Held In Lebanon Tonight!

2017 is a big year for Lebanon since it will host FIBA Asia Cup which is the biggest basketball tournament in Asia. FIBA, or the International Federation for Basketball, organizes international basketball competitions in all parts of the world. In its 29th edition, 16 teams will take part in FIBA Asia Cup. Lebanon will host this event at Nouhad Nawfal Stadium that has a seating capacity of 8,000. The tournament is going to start on August 8 and will end on August 20. Here are the countries that are taking part in this event:

Group A:

  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Syria
  • India

Group B:

  • Iraq
  • China
  • Philippines
  • Qatar

Group C:

  • Kazakhstan
  • Lebanon
  • Korea
  • New Zealand

Group D:

  • Japan
  • Hong Kong
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Australia

In fact, this year will be the first time that Australia and New Zealand take part in an Asian tournament. The Lebanese team will compete for the first time tonight at 9:00 PM local time. It will play against the South Korean team.

Meet the Lebanese Team!

These are the members:

#1 Nadim Souaid – Shooting Guard

#4 Jean Abd El Nour – Shooting Guard #5 Amir Saoud – Shooting Guard #7 Wael Arakji – Point Guard #8 Elias Rustom – Small Forward

#9 Charles Tabet – Center #11 Ali Haidar – Power Forward #12 Joseph Pierre Abi-Zakhour El Chartouny – Point Guard #13 Bassel Bawji – Power Forward

#15 Fadi El Khatib – Small Forward #25 Ali Mezher – Point Guard

Apart from tonight’s game against South Korea, the Lebanese team will play against New Zealand on August 10 at 9:00 PM and against Kazakhstan on August 12 also at 9:00 PM. Let’s show our full support to the Lebanese team! Get your tickets




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