09 - 18
September 2016


The FIBA Asia Challenge, previously known as FIBA Asia Cup, is the first step in the process of identifying the qualifiers for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup, The first-ever Continental Cup played jointly by teams from Asia and Oceania

In 2016, the competition will take place in Tehran, Iran from 9-18 September. The Top five finishers will earn their respective sub-zones additional berths for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup.

The 12 teams that will compete in the FIBA Asia Challenge are:

  • Host country: Iran
  • FIBA Asia Championship Champions: China
  • WABA: Jordan, Iraq
  • EABA: Korea, Chinese Taipei, Japan
  • CABA: Kazakhstan 
  • SABA: India
  • Gulf: Qatar
  • SEABA: Philippines, Thailand