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VOTE: Which teams will qualify for the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup from Doha?

DOHA (Qatar) - The teams at the FIBA U16 Asian Championship 2022 in Doha, Qatar have been cut down to the remaining 8. With the Quarter-Finals set to play today, there more at stake than just a trip to the Semi-Finals to be won by the teams in action today.

Additionally to advancing forward to winning the tournament, the four winners from today’s games will also qualify for the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup 2022 which will be played in Malaga, Spain from 2-10 July.

Cast your vote on who you think will claim these last four tickets to the U17 Basketball World Cup!

Australia vs Philippines

The Crocs have been the most dominant team so far in the tournament with an average margin of victory over 50 points per game. They are also undefeated in U16 Asian Championship competition, so this will be tough for the Philippines.

However, Gilas Youth have been playing better as the tournament has progressed with each of the players coming into their own. Will it be enough to take down Australia and make their third U17 World Cup appearance? Or will the Crocs continue to run over the competition?

Japan vs India

The young Akatsuki Five have looked like one of the best teams in Doha, led by Yuto Kawashima who has been producing head-turning numbers so far. Could they be on their way to returning to the U17 Basketball World Cup for the first time since they had Rui Hachimura in the lineup?

Meanwhile, India have had outstanding performances from their stars as well, whether it’s Lokendra Singh, Kushal Singh, or Jaideep Rathore. They’ve already made it as far as any Indian team has gone and a U17 Basketball World Cup berth would be the sweet icing on the cake, if they can make it there.

Iran vs New Zealand

Just like India, Iran are hoping that they can make their first appearance at the U17 Basketball World Cup. They’ve gone undefeated so far in this competition with Mohammad Amini starring as one of the best scorers, not only in this edition of the tournament, but of all-time.

New Zealand won’t lay over and give them that Semi-Finals bid easily, however. The Junior Tall Blacks may have one loss in their record, but there should be no shame in losing in overtime to Korea. Julius Halaifonua and Nic Book have been a phenomenal twin tower duo and should continue to be here in the Quarter-Finals.


Korea vs Lebanon

Outside of Australia, Korea have had the most success in the U16 Asian Championships and most experience playing in the U17 Basketball World Cup among the teams competing in Doha. They’ve proved themselves to be gritty and feisty on defense, which should make it a headache of a matchup for Lebanon.

Nonetheless, Lebanon can be quite troublesome for their opponents as well with their high-energy play that seems to get better with momentum built on the court. Lebanon are also among the teams seeking a U17 Basketball World Cup debut, now with only Korea in their way.