Window 4 of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Asian Qualifiers will begin on August 22nd. Japan’s 5-a-side men’s national team, AKATSUKI JAPAN, will face Kazakhstan on the 30th at the Okinawa Arena. Here is the broadcast schedule for the match.
Window 4 of the FIBA (International Basketball Federation) Basketball World Cup 2023 Asian Qualifiers will begin on August 22nd. AKATSUKI JAPAN, the 5-a-side men’s national team, who have qualified for the main tournament through the host country quota, lost to the Iran national team on the 25th. On the 30th, they will face the Kazakhstan national team at the Okinawa Arena (Okinawa City, Okinawa Prefecture). Here is the broadcast schedule for the match against Kazakhstan.
The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will be held in Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines from August 25, 2023. From August 22, 2022, the Asian region qualifying window 4 will be held. Japan (38th in the FIBA world rankings), which has qualified for the finals as the host country, will face Iran (23rd in the world) on the 25th and Kazakhstan (68th in the world) on the 30th in the W4.
For Japan, which is strengthening its preparations for the World Cup, this qualifier is an important opportunity to improve even though it has the right to participate in the finals. The away match against Iran on the 25th was defeated 68-79. It is the appearance which licked the bitter cup to the rival of Asia.
Kazakhstan, who will play on the 30th, is lower than Japan in the world ranking. For Japan, it is a match that they want to surpass in content as well as results. Head coach Tom Horvath, who did not accompany the team against Iran, will be in charge of the match against Kazakhstan in Japan.
World Cup Asian Regional Qualifier W4 Japan National Team Preliminary Member
The final 12 members for each match will be selected from the 19 preliminary members listed below.