The team Iraq is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the team Jordan at 2:00 A.M. on August 16, 2017 (PHI time) in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon.
The Tall Blacks (New Zealand) opponent will be revealed tonight after the Iraq and Jordan match.
Looking the way Iraq play, indeed they have similarities with team Iran especially their brand of basketball which is physical.
The only big difference is how to close their game and know how to make ways to take home the W.
The Iraqis opened their 2017 FIBA Asia Cup campaign with a bang after they have beaten team Qatar.
Against Gilas Pilipinas, they gave pinoy basketball fans a scare as the Philippines men’s basketball squad can’t pull away with a big lead.
However, in the third quarter they only managed to score nine points and eventually lost the game.
Playing versus China, Iraq has the oppurtunity to win but it seems some mental lapses happen in the final few seconds wherein they have commited errors and the chinese squad took adavantage of the oppurtunity.
Team Jordan was the Group A’s second best team behind team Iran which was their last opponent prior to the Quarterfinals qualifier round.
Jordan had the chance to be the top team in their group but their final quarter run wasn’t enough to topple Hamed Haddadi’s squad.