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Asia Cup Qualifier

FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers: India's Schedule for three windows announced

The Indian men's basketball team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
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On Wednesday, July 24th, FIBA released the schedule for the Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers.

The qualifiers are split into three windows - February 2020, November 2020, and February 2021.

Here's a look at the complete qualifiers schedule:

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India, in the draw for the qualifiers that took place in Bengaluru on June 8th, is placed in Group D alongside Bahrain, Lebanon and Iraq.

Thus, the Indian team will play against each of these countries twice, on a home-and-away basis.

As per the FIBA Rankings , India (67th) is the second-best nation in their group after Lebanon (53rd) while Iraq and Bahrain are placed 80th and 112nd respectively.

Here's a look at India's schedule in the three windows:

Date Game
Feb. 21, 2020 India @ Bahrain
Feb. 24, 2020 India @ Iraq
Nov. 26, 2020 Lebanon @ India
Nov. 29, 2020 Bahrain @ India
Feb. 19, 2021 Iraq @ India
Feb. 22, 2021 India @ Lebanon

At the conclusion of these qualifiers, the top two teams from each group will directly qualify to the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 while the six third-place teams will compete for the remaining four spots in a qualifying tournament.

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