Locations, schedule for Second Round of Asia Cup 2025 Pre-Qualifiers confirmed
BEIRUT (Lebanon) - The locations of the Second Round of the FIBA Asia Cup 2025 Pre-Qualifiers have been confirmed by the FIBA Regional Office - Asia on Friday, November 25.
With the qualification of the 12 teams from the First Round of the Pre-Qualifiers locked in, the next stage of the competition is now confirmed.
Who are the participating teams?
A total of 12 national teams will participate in the Second Round of the Pre-Qualifiers. The national teams in Group E are Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, and UAE. In Group F, the national teams are Guam, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, and Thailand.
When and where will teams be playing?
Group E games will take place in Doha, Qatar from 20-22 February while Group F games will be played in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 24-26 February.
Check out the full schedule here.
UAE vs Kuwait
Oman vs Palestine
Qatar vs Iraq
Kuwait vs Oman
Iraq vs UAE
Palestine vs Qatar
Iraq vs Oman
Palestine vs UAE
Kuwait vs Qatar
Malaysia vs Singapore
Thailand vs Guam
Mongolia vs Hong Kong
Malaysia vs Guam
Thailand vs Hong Kong
Mongolia vs Singapore
Hong Kong vs Malaysia
Singapore vs Thailand
Guam vs Mongolia
How will teams qualify for Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers?
In the Second Round, the three best ranked teams in Groups A and B have combined as Group E, while the three best ranked teams in Groups C and D have combined as Group F. Each team will play against the three new teams in their respective groups. The records of each team will carry over from the First Round.
The four best ranked teams in each group will qualify for the Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers for a total of 8 teams qualified for the FIBA Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers.
Which teams are already in the Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers?
The teams that are already qualified for the Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers are the teams that played in Asia Cup 2022. The teams are defending champions Australia, Lebanon, New Zealand, Jordan, Iran, Japan, China, Korea, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei, Syria, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kazakstan, and India.