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The Kazakhstan men's national basketball team will pay a return visit to the Syrian team as part of the qualification for the 2023 World Cup

28.11.2021    Views: 6762
Source: Press service
On November 29, in the city of Damascus, the return match of the men's national basketball team of Kazakhstan against the Syrian national team will take place as part of the qualification for the 2023 World Cup. “Steppenwolves” will try to consolidate their success in the face-to-face confrontation with the Syrians after winning the home game.

The Syrian Men's Basketball Team is the national basketball team representing Syria in the 5x5 international basketball tournaments. Member of FIBA ​​since 1948.

The Syrian men's national team, oddly enough, played for the first time on the international stage at the European Championship in 1949. For various reasons, that tournament was held in Egypt and not only teams from European countries participated in it, but also the national teams of Egypt, Lebanon and Syria, which eventually became the sixth. By the way, Egypt became the European champion that year. The Syrian team has never participated in the World Championships and the Olympic Games, and played 6 times in the Asian Championships and Cups, and their best result was the fourth place in 2001. The team also played twice in the FIBA ​​Asia Challenge, where they also once reached fourth place. In addition, the Syrians played twice at the Asian Games - in 2006 (10th place) and in 2018 (6th place). In addition, the team from Syria made quite a few starts in regional tournaments: they played twice at the Mediterranean Games, but did not take prizes; seven times took part in the Pan Arab Games, where she once became champions, three times silver medalists and one time bronze. Syria has also participated in the Arab Basketball Championships seven times and has one gold, two silver and one bronze medals. We played twice in the West Asian Games - silver and bronze, and also took part in the West Asian Championship 12 times, winning them twice, taking silver twice and taking third place four times.

Syria men's basketball team
Comparison of teams and history of meetings: The national team of Kazakhstan before the start of the qualification is on the 12th position in the ranking in Asia and 72nd in the World, and the Syrian team is in 16th position in Asia and 82nd in the world. The Kazakhstani and Syrian teams have performed at the same Asian Cups (Championships) three times, but they never crossed paths on the site. In addition, the teams once played together at the FIBA ​​Asia Challenge and twice at the Asian Games, but they never met at these tournaments. Thus, the World Cup qualification game that took place on Friday, November 26 in Nur-Sultan became the first face-to-face meeting between the teams in history and ended with the victory of the Kazakhstan national team with a score of 84:74.

The match will take place on Friday, November 29, in Damascus at the Al Faihaa Stadium, starting at 22:00 local time. All information about the match, lineups, news, photo and video reports, as well as statistics will be published in the Match Center. The online broadcast of the game will be available on the home page of our website and on the FIBA ​​platform

The National Basketball Federation of Kazakhstan expresses gratitude for the support and assistance in preparing the team for participation in the tournament to the National Olympic Committee, the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the "Samruk Kazyna" National Welfare Fund, the "Sport Qory" Tourism and Sports Industry Support Fund and the Nur-Sultan City Akimat. General sponsor of the National Basketball Team of Kazakhstan - "M-Sport" LLP, sponsors - "Capital City Center" LLP and "Begtas NS" Firm, technical partner - "Transtelecom" JSC, partner - "Kokshe Susyndary" company with the "Prima Naturale" trademark.

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