Azad University of Iran secured ticket to the 3×3 FISU World University League 2019 for the first time in Iran’s history.
The Iranian team earned an 18-14 win over China A in the semifinal of 5th Asian University 3×3 Basketball Championship on Saturday to earn a ticket to the world event.
In the final match, the team conceded a 16-5 defeat to a representative of Chinese Taipei and finished runner-up.
The team had advanced to semis with four consecutive wins against China (14-13), Mongolia (19-12), Chinese Taipei (8-5), and Hong Kong (19-13).
5th Asian University 3×3 Basketball Championship was held in Kinmen, Chinese Taipei from 8-11 May with a total of 20 elite university teams in participation.
The 2019 edition of 3×3 FISU World University League will be held at China’s Xiamen from October 30 to November 03.