Jordan’s basketball team readies for world cup debut

The Falcons are ready to hit the main stage, featuring returning veteran Zaid Abbas

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AMMAN – The Jordanian men's national basketball team has begun their training in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, in preparation for the 19th edition of the Basketball World Cup, set to commence on Friday.اضافة اعلان

The tournament will be co-hosted by the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia.

During a press conference held on Thursday, Coach Wesam Al-Sous expressed his delight at being the first local coach to lead the national team in the World Cup, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported. He added that the players are in high spirits and eagerly looking forward to the start of the competitions.

A returning veteran
Next Saturday, the Falcons will face Greece in their debut match of the third group competition, which also includes the United States and New Zealand, according to national team player Zaid Abbas. Abbas also shared his joy in participating in the World Cup for the third time in his career.

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