SINGAPORE: The extremely anticipated FIBA 3X3 Asia Cup shall be again in Singapore for its sixth version and shall be held for the primary time on the OCBC Sq., Singapore Sports activities Hub from Mar 29 to Apr 2. Tickets for the event, priced at $5 and restricted day passes can be found for buy on the Singapore Sports activities Hub web site in early Feb. Followers can anticipate a complete of 80 video games, with 40 within the qualification draw and the remainder of the matches in the principle draw.
The Singapore males’s workforce are in Pool A alongside top-ranked workforce Mongolia and the successful workforce of the qualifying Draw A between Chinese language Taipei, Tahiti, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. The Republic’s ladies’s workforce are in Pool B and they are going to be pitting their abilities towards Chinese language Taipei and Japan.
China and Australia gained the FIBA 3X3 Asia Cup ladies’s and males’s titles respectively final 12 months which passed off at Marina Bay Sands. Within the ladies’s class, FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2022 bronze medalist China picked up their first Asia Cup title as they defeated Australia 14-10. Over within the males’s occasion, Australia was up towards conventional rival New Zealand in a hotly contested, however the former saved their cool as they gained 21-17. Topped champions final 12 months, each China ladies’s and Australia males’s groups certified for the FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2023.
It was introduced final 12 months that Singapore shall be internet hosting this prestigious event for 3 editions – 2023, 2024, and 2025.
“After such an thrilling return to Singapore this 12 months, we couldn’t be happier to ascertain the FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup within the nation long run. This can permit us to construct a fair larger and extra engaged group of followers in Singapore and solidify the FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup as one of many highlights of the three×3 season,” stated Andreas Zagklis, FIBA Secretary Common.
This 12 months’s occasion will tip off with the lads’s matches from the qualifiers, with Chinese language Taipei scheduled to tackle Tahiti on Day 1 (Mar 29) at 11 am adopted by Indonesia and Sri Lanka. The ladies’s matches shall be subsequent with New Zealand going up towards Tahiti at 11.50 am after which Sri Lanka vs Hong Kong. The qualifying draw matches will proceed till late evening and into the second day, with matches for the principle draw solely beginning on Mar 31. The knock-out phases are slated for Apr 2, beginning with the quarter-finals at 11.40 am and the ultimate at 7.20 pm on the identical day.
The winners of the FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup 2023 – if not already certified – will qualify for one in every of the FIBA 3×3 Olympic qualifying tournaments which can happen in 2024. This marks a step nearer for groups to win an opportunity to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Video games.
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