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FIBA announces dates of Asian youth championships in 2018
BEIRUT, Lebanon - FIBA has announced the hosts and dates for three Asian youth continental championships to be played in 2018 as well as this year's FIBA Asia Champions Cup.
The FIBA U18 Asian Championship 2018 will be played in Bangkok, Thailand from August 5-11. The top four finishers in the 16-team tournament will qualify for the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2019.
Bengaluru, India will yet again host an Asian age group event, this time the FIBA U18 Women's Asian Championship 2018 from October 28-November 3, 2018. The top four finishers from this competition will book their tickets to the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2019.
The Regional Office also approved Dalang, China, as the site for the FIBA U16 Asian Championship 2017, to be played from March 26-April 1, 2018. This 16-team tournament will send the top four finishers to the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup 2018, taking place from June 30-July 8 in Argentina.
Asian basketball fans can also look forward to high level action in China this autumn as the FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2018 will be played there from September 25-30.
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