Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Asian Games draw announced

Draw of the Asian games men's and women's basketball was determined in Pusan, Korea. This draw is interesting because China and Lebanon, two Asian representatives in the upcoming World Championship, are placed in the same group. Plus, South Korea will meet traditional rival Japan in the preliminary round.

Philippines is probably the biggest winner, placed in a relatively weak group with UAE and India. Taiwan will face two unpredictable opponents, Khazakstan and Qatar, in Group D.

Men's groupings:
Group A - China, Hong Kong, Lebanon
Group B - South Korea, Japan, Kuwait, Mongolia
Group C - Philippines, United Arab Emirates, India
Group D - Taiwan, Khazakstan, Qatar

Women's Groupings:
Group A - Japan, Taiwan, Lebanon, India
Group B - China, South Korea, Malaysia, Uzbekistan