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The Falcons have punched their ticket to the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup for the third time in their history, and for the second consecutive tournament. Their place was solidified after a triumphant win over India, with a final score of 98-63, during Window 6 of the Asia qualifiers.
Their achievement was secured after New Zealand's victory over Saudi Arabia earlier on Saturday, propelling Jordan to fourth place in Group F with 14 points. Lebanon and New Zealand remain at the top with 16 points each, while the Philippines claim third place with 15 points.
Saudi Arabia and India round out the group in fifth and sixth place, respectively.
Jordan's qualification marks their third World Cup appearance, with their best performance to date being a 23rd-place finish in Turkey during their debut in 2010.
They will now join six other teams from Asia, including co-hosts Philippines and Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Australia, and China, in the competition.
Only one qualifying spot remains to the World Cup remains, heightening the excitement as the tournament approaches.
The Falcons will conclude their qualifying journey by taking on the Philippine team next Monday at 1pm, in what is sure to be a showdown.