For the second year in a row, the No. 1 competition of FIBA 3×3’s professional circuit will make a stop anew in Doha’s Al Gharafa Sports Complex, as Doha, Qatar will host this March 26-27, 2021, the 10th edition of the FIBA 3×3 World Tour.
With the Qatar Olympic Committee’s support, FIBA 3×3 World Tour will be hosted by the Qatar Basketball Federation.
Once again, all the health and safety measures requested by local and national authorities and the Guidelines for the Return to Basketball will be implemented. The protocols were developed by the FIBA Medical Advisory Group and successfully introduced in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour 2020.
Whether fans will be allowed to enter the venue or not, the decision will be taken closer to the event.
According to the organizers, fourteen teams are expected to compete in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour opener. This includes the host and the top 8 teams in the FIBA 3×3 Team Ranking (at the end of the team validation period, meaning February 15, 2021).
More Masters will be announced at a later stage, the organizers added.
Just three months ago, the number ranked three ranked team globally, Latvia’s Team, Riga, fashioned out an impressive comeback to rule the tournament and won their first FIBA 3×3 World Tour title.
Showed tremendous determination, Riga pulled the rug from under Serbian squad and top seed Liman, 21-20, in the finals held at the Al Gharafa Sports Complex.
Meanwhile, the team from the Philippines, Manila Chooks TM, failed to advance from the group stage and finished 11th in the field of 14 teams.
Joshua Munzon top-scored for Manila Chooks TM with an average of 9.5 points in their two games. Other members of the team were Alvin Pasaol, Santi Santillan, and Troy Rike.
The Philippines has regularly competed in the World Tour, with its most successful stint coming in 2014 when the Manila West squad bannered by Terrence Romeo came in fifth place.