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23 Rui Hachimura (JPN)
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Tickets sold out for Japan's fifth window games

TOYAMA (FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers) - Japan are set to play in front of sold crowds at the Toyama City Gymnasium for the fifth Asian Qualifiers window.

The Japan Basketball Association (JBA) announced last week that the pre-selling phase for Japan's home matches against Qatar and Kazakhstan have quickly sold out.


This follows a similar pattern as the Akatsuki Five have also sold out their previous home games in Komazawa, Yokohama and Tokyo.

As of the moment, Japan are carrying a 4-win, 4-loss card and are riding high on a 4-game winning streak. They are still playing for a spot in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, but they will need to defeat both the Kazakhs and Qataris, who are placed below them in the Group B standings.

Japan first host Qatar on 30 November before taking on Kazakhstan on 3 December. If they can win both those games, they can possibly tie the Philippines for third place in their second round group.