Australia vs Lebanon The Lebanese basketball team will defeat Jordan 86-85 on Saturday to play in Jakarta, Australia in the final of the FIBA AsiaCup2022.
According to FIBA, this is the first time Lebanon has not reached the final of the tournament since 2007. The two Arab nations have participated eight times, each winning four games, including Jordan’s victory in the 2009 bronze medal match.
Australia vs Lebanon Kick-Off Time
Competition: Australia vs Lebanon
Date: July 24, 2022
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Australia vs Lebanon Australia defeated New Zealand 85-76 in other semi-finals to secure their place in the Sunday final at the Indonesian capital Gero Rabunkarno Sports Palace.
Lebanon’s highest score against Jordan was captain Wael Arakji with 25 points, followed by Sergio El Darwich and Mohammed Heider with 8 points each.
Lebanon reached the quarter-finals after defeating China 72-69 in the quarter-finals Wednesday night, but Jordan defeated Iran 91-76 earlier that day.
The Lebanese team took the lead in Group D with up to 6 points in three wins against New Zealand, the Philippines, and India.
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Australia vs Lebanon Final Schedule, Date, Time
Australia beat New Zealand 85-67 in the first semi-final match, and Lebanon slightly beat Jordan 86-85 in the second semi-final.
It will be interesting to see if Australia brings back the trophy for the second year in a row or if Lebanon writes its name in the history of the tournament. Therefore, the battle for third place between Jordan and New Zealand will be tough.
The ongoing FIBA Basketball Asia Cup is the 30th basketball championship in Asia. This is the first time the team has entered a tournament through the Asian Cup qualifying round. A total of 16 teams from the Asia-Pacific region participated in the tournament, and these 16 teams were divided into four groups in the FIBA draw held in Jakarta on February 18. The tournament has moved to Indonesia’s Istra Stadium for nearly 30 years.
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Australia vs Lebanon FIBA Basketball Asia Cup 2022, Schedule
Final: July 24, 2022 (Sunday)
(Bronze Medal) New Zealand vs Jordan – 6:30 pm
(Gold Medal) Australia vs Lebanon – 9:00 pm
The above-mentioned timings are given in the local region (Philippines) time (GMT+8).
Thon Maker, who hit two three points, had 18 points in Australia with nine rebounds, and teammate William McDowell White had 15 points from the bench with seven assists and three rebounds.
In New Zealand, Jordan Hunt scored 16 points and four rebounds, while Samtimins also scored 16 points with eight rebounds and three assists.
Australia will face Lebanon in the final on Sunday. Lebanon beat Jordan 86-85 in a close match. The Lebanese team, led by Jad El Hajj, defeated China 72-69 in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, New Zealand and Jordan will face each other in the bronze medal match.