Thursday, February 29, 2024

Basketball team stumbles against Saudi Arabia in Dubai’s ‘Gulf Youth’ tournament


The national basketball team lost to the Saudi brothers by 10 points (48-58) in yesterday’s match to account for the third round of the preliminary round of the U-18 Gulf Championship. The age group, which is currently being held at the Al-Wasl Club Hall in Dubai until August 6, and the qualifiers for the Asia Cup.

Qatar beat Bahrain by 16 points (63-47) in this round to top the overall rankings.

The national team suffered its third loss in the opening round after stumbling against Bahrain (48-68) on the opening day last Friday and losing against Qatar (45-61) on the second day.

Before the team’s performance improved in the last 10 minutes, the Saudi team succeeded in imposing its advantage in the first three periods and settled the result (13-12, 17-13 and 18-11). -Abyad” to reverse the match result.

The national team will need to beat Kuwait and Omani teams in the final two rounds to finish fourth in the semi-finals, which begin on the fifth of this month. After Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia secured the top three spots, the tournament was held in a knockout format.

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