Jordan inches closer to World Cup qualification after win over New Zealand

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AMMAN — The first national basketball team, the Jordan Falcons, are one match away from qualifying for the World Cup after their win over New Zealand on Sunday at the Prince Hamza Hall. اضافة اعلان

The Falcons beat New Zealand score of 92–75 (first half 41–41).

The match was part of the fifth window of the Asian qualifiers for the 2023 FIBA World Cup.

The national team needs one win over India or the Philippines in its last two games in the sixth window to formally qualify for the World Cup for the second consecutive year and the third time in total.

New Zealand and Lebanon secured their qualification along with the Philippines, which is one of the World Cup hosts, along with Indonesia and Japan.

The national team maintained its fourth place in the fifth group standings with 12 points, while New Zealand temporarily led with 14 points, followed by Lebanon with 13 points, the Philippines with 13 points, Saudi Arabia remained in fifth place with 10 points, and India was last with sever points.

The sixth and final qualifying window starts on February 24, 2022, with the national team playing against India, before meeting its Philippine counterpart in Manila on February 27.

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