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Iran in FIBA World Cup for fourth consecutive time

Iran has advanced to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 for the fourth consecutive time.

The team clinched the spot after Australia defeated Kazakhstan 98-53 in Group F; although it lost to China 86-74 in Hong Kong on Sunday.

Behnam Yakhchali scored 28 points for Iran while Qian Wu led China with 18 points.

In the last World Cup, Iran was the highest-placed team from Asia at 23rd place. Its best performance was at World Cup 2010 in Turkey where it finished 19th among all teams.

Writing by Annabel Nwachukwu