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The first national basketball team came in 32nd and last place, with the conclusion of its participation in the 19th edition of the 2023 Basketball World Cup finals, which will be held in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia (co-hosting) and will continue until September 10 of this year.
The national team delegation left on Sunday morning for China to hold a two-week training camp in the city of Hangzhou, in preparation for participation in the Asian Games, which will be held from September 23 and continue until October 8. It is expected that the national team roster will witness some changes, with a number of players on the preliminary roster joining the delegation in China, including Ashraf al-Hindi, Mahmoud al-Hazaima, Youssef Abu Wazna, Amir Eid, and Fadi Qarmash, pending the determination of the official decision in consultation between members of the technical staff and representatives of the Temporary Committee of the Basketball Association. . The Jordan Falcons list in the China camp includes the players participating in the World Cup, namely: Ahmed Al-Duwairi, Rondeh Jefferson, Sami Bazia, Freddy Ibrahim, Amin Abu Hawass, Malek Kanaan, Hashim Abbas, Muhammad Shaher, Ahmed Al-Hamarsheh, Zain Al-Najdawi, and Ahmed Al-Hamouri. The draw resulted in the national team being in the third group, alongside Bahrain, the Philippines and Thailand.
According to the tournament system, the winner of each group qualifies directly to the quarter-finals, while the two teams ranked second and third in the four groups play with each other as a “crossover” in the qualifying round for the same round. The national team played 5 matches in the current edition of the World Cup, losing to Greece, New Zealand, and the United States in the group stage, then to Egypt and Mexico in the ranking round, while the team scored 369 points during its career, at an average of 73.8 points per match, while its basket conceded 475 points, at an average of 95 points. . The second participation in a row, and the third in the history of Jordanian basketball, brought results that did not satisfy the Jordanian fans, although opinions differed about the form of the Falcons’ strong performance in the World Cup before it declined in the decisive moments due to the lack of effectiveness and random individual play.