The draw for the 27th FIBA ASIA CHAMPIONSHIP for Men took place in Manila, Philippines today with China, Korea and Japan drawn in same group “D”. The championship is the highest level of championship in FIBA ASIA with 3 teams (first, second and third placed team of the championship) qualifying for the FIBA WORLD CUP 2014 in Spain.
The draw was conducted under the Pure Draw system using two bowls, where boxes with names of 15 teams were put into one bowl and boxes with names of the group into another. Each time a team was drawn along with the name of the group to determine which group they will play in. Philippines as the hosts had the luxury of drawing the 13th pick after three teams each had been drawn into the four groups. The remaining teams were filled into the other three groups after Philippines’ choice of group.
Preliminary round groupings
Group A: Chinese Taipei, Jordan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia
Group B: Hong Kong, Japan, Lebanon, Qatar
Group C: China, Iran, Korea, SEABA2
Group D: Bahrain, India, Kazakhstan, SEABA1
SEABA 1 and which team SEABA 2 will be qualified by the 10th SEABA Championship to be played in Medan (Indonesia) from June 20-23, 2013.
The top three teams from each group will advance to the Second Round in the following manner.
Second Round Groupings
Group E: A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3
Group F: C1, C2, C3, D1, D2, D3
Each team will play the three (3) new teams in its own group (the results of games played against the fellow qualifying teams in the Preliminary Round are valid for this round). The top four from each group in the Second Round will advance to the knockout quarterfinal stage.
QUARTERFINALS: QF1: F2 v E3. QF2: F4 v E1. QF3: E2 v F3. QF4: E4 v F1.
SEMIFINALS: SF1: Winner QF1 Vs. Winner QF2; SF2: Winner QF3 Vs. Winner QF4
MEDAL GAMES: Gold: Winner SF1 Vs. Winner SF2; Bronze: LoserSF1 Vs. Loser SF2.
Note: The two finalists along with the bronze medalists will qualify for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Manila, the capital of Philippines, will play host to 16 top teams from six different FIBA Asia sub-zones to identify the Champion men’s team of FIBA Asia. The FIBA Asia Championship, played every two years, is the most important event in FIBA Asia involving the top men’s National Teams.
The 27th FIBA Asia Championship, also the qualifying event for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, will be held from Aug 1-11, 2013 at Manila, Philippines.
The top the three teams from Manila will all qualify directly for the biggest basketball event in the world.
The 27th FIBA Asia Championship is the third occasion when Manila will host this prestigious event, but the first in 40 years.