China News Service, Beijing, July 5th. On July 5th, Beijing time, the second stage of the 2023 Men's Basketball World Cup Asia Region (Asia/Oceania) qualifiers was released. The Chinese men's basketball team and Australia, Japan, Kazakhstan Team, Iran and Bahrain are in Group F and face challenges in qualifying for the World Cup.

  With the end of the first stage of the 2023 Men's Basketball World Cup Asia-Pacific Qualifiers, the second stage of the grouping will also be generated.

According to the results of the first stage of the qualifiers, the Chinese men's basketball team with 4 wins and 2 losses shared 10 points with the Iranian team, ranking third and fourth in Group F respectively.

The top two teams in Group F are Australia (6 wins), Kazakhstan (5 wins and 1 loss), and the last two are Japan and Bahrain (both 2 wins and 4 losses).

The six teams in Group E are: New Zealand, Lebanon, Jordan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and India.

  The 2023 Men's Basketball World Cup will be held in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines. This will be the first time that the Basketball World Cup will be held in multiple countries. The Asia region has won 8 participating seats in this World Cup.

At present, the Japanese team and the Philippine team as the hosts have been qualified for the World Cup, but as another host, the relatively weak Indonesian team still needs to cross a "threshold" and enter the top eight in the Asian Cup. Get tickets to qualify for the World Cup.

  According to the relevant rules, if the Indonesian team wins the top eight in the Asian Cup, the top two in Groups E and F and the third best in the two groups advance to the World Cup; if the Indonesian team fails to qualify for the Asian Cup quarterfinals, the two groups The top 3 advance.

In addition, the two sides that have fought in the first stage will no longer face each other, and the results will be carried into the second round.

Therefore, the opponents of the Chinese men's basketball team in the second stage will be Kazakhstan, Iran and Bahrain.

  The Australian team, currently ranked third in the world, is undoubtedly the strongest team in Group F. The Chinese team's 2 losses in the first stage are thanks to it.

In the second stage, the opponents of the Chinese men's basketball team should not be underestimated.

  As an old rival of the Chinese men's basketball team, the Iranian team won the Asian Championships three times in 2007, 2009 and 2013.

In the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, the Chinese men's basketball team also lost to the Iranian team and missed the semi-finals.

  In the first stage of the game, the Kazakhstan team double-killed the Iranian team and became the biggest dark horse.

In the men's basketball World Preliminary Asia Regional Power Ranking released by FIBA ​​in mid-June, the Kazakhstan team ranked first, and the Chinese men's basketball team ranked fourth.

In the just-concluded third window period, the Bahrain team beat the Kazakhstan team in an upset, showing good strength.

  Therefore, the Chinese men's basketball team will face a lot of challenges if they want to qualify for the World Cup.

  At present, the schedule of the second stage of the 2023 Men's Basketball World Cup qualifiers in the Asia region has been released: Kazakhstan will play against China on August 25, China will play Bahrain on August 29, and Iran will play against China on November 11. , Bahrain will play against China on November 14, China will play against Kazakhstan on February 23, 2023, and China will play against Iran on February 26, 2023.

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