2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification (Asia)

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The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification (Asia) process determined the 7 teams from FIBA Asia and/or FIBA Oceania that will participate at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Seeding[edit]

The 16 participating teams at the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup did participate in the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian qualifiers. China, the host of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, also participated in the qualifiers despite being automatically qualified for the FIBA Basketball World Cup as hosts. The seeding of eight pots used in the draw were determined on the basis of the team's FIBA World Rankings and "geographic principles". Teams in pots with an odd number were either drawn on Group A or B while teams in pots with an even number were drawn on Group C or D.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6 Pot 7 Pot 8
 Australia
 New Zealand
 Iran
 Jordan
 China
 Philippines*
 Lebanon
 Qatar
 South Korea*
 Japan*
 India*
 Kazakhstan*
 Chinese Taipei*
 Hong Kong*
 Iraq
 Syria
  • (*) At the time of the draw, teams which hasn't secured qualification for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup. Discounting FIBA Basketball World Cup hosts China, four teams from the East Asia region, a team each for Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia have not qualified yet at that time for the FIBA Asia Cup and thus placeholder teams selected on the basis of FIBA World Rankings were used for the draw. Should these teams have not qualify for the continental tournament, the qualifying teams could have replaced them.[1] All of the placeholder teams later secured qualification.

First round[edit]

All times are local.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  New Zealand 6 5 1 579 439 +140 11 Second round
2  South Korea 6 4 2 530 502 +28 10
3  China 6 3 3 503 414 +89 9
4  Hong Kong 6 0 6 404 661 −257 6
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.


Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 6 5 1 525 392 +133 11 Second round
2  Philippines 6 4 2 470 482 −12 10
3  Japan 6 2 4 469 464 +5 8
4  Chinese Taipei 6 1 5 426 552 −126 7
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.


1 Australia won by default after the Filippino team was left with one player following a bench-clearing brawl.

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Jordan 6 5 1 575 452 +123 11[a] Second round
2  Lebanon 6 5 1 531 398 +133 11[a]
3  Syria 6 2 4 402 503 −101 8
4  India 6 0 6 413 568 −155 6
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Jordan 1–1, +3 PD; Lebanon 1–1, –3 PD


Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Iran 6 5 1 454 351 +103 11 Second round
2  Kazakhstan 6 3 3 420 436 −16 9
3  Qatar 6 2 4 408 465 −57 8[a]
4  Iraq 6 2 4 412 442 −30 8[a]
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points. 2) Head-to-head results. 3) Points difference. 4) Points scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Qatar 2–0; Iraq 0–2


Second round[edit]

In the second round, the top three teams from each group were placed in a group with three teams from another group. All results from the first qualification round were carried over to the second round. Games were played in September 2018, November 2018 and February 2019. The top three teams in each group along with the better placed fourth team qualified for the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup host, China, shall not be taken into consideration for qualifying spots. However all results related to the previous games of China in the relevant group shall be taken into account for the final standings.

Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  New Zealand 12 10 2 1090 861 +229 22[a] 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup
2  South Korea 12 10 2 1062 927 +135 22[a]
3  Jordan 12 7 5 1037 951 +86 19[b]
4  China[c] 12 7 5 1004 834 +170 19[b]
5  Lebanon 12 6 6 945 858 +87 18
6  Syria 12 2 10 793 1088 −295 14
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b New Zealand 1–1, +3 PD; South Korea 1–1, –3 PD
  2. ^ a b Jordan 1–1, +15 PD; China 1–1, –15 PD
  3. ^ China qualified as the host nation, and to determine the final standings of the Asian Qualifiers, China shall not be included. However all results related to the previous games of China in the relevant group shall be taken into account for the final standings.


Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 12 10 2 1055 727 +328 22 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup
2  Japan 12 8 4 988 844 +144 20[a]
3  Iran 12 8 4 890 811 +79 20[a]
4  Philippines 12 7 5 970 935 +35 19
5  Kazakhstan 12 4 8 828 963 −135 16
6  Qatar 12 2 10 732 1027 −295 14
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Japan 2–0; Iran 0–2


Best fourth placed team[edit]

Pos Grp Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 F  Philippines 12 7 5 970 935 +35 19 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup
2 E  Lebanon 12 6 6 945 858 +87 18 [a]
Source: FIBA
Notes:
  1. ^ China, the fourth placers of Group E already qualified as the host nation, and to determine the final standings of the Asian Qualifiers, China shall not be included. However all results related to the previous games of China in the relevant group shall be taken into account for the final standings. Lebanon, the fifth placers, were considered as fourth placers for the purpose of determining the team that qualified as the best fourth placed team.

Statistical leaders[edit]

Players[edit]

Points
Pos. Name PPG
1 Japan Nick Fazekas 27.2
2 South Korea Ricardo Ratliffe 26.7
3 Jordan Dar Tucker 21.5
4 Iraq DeMario Mayfield 19.5
5 Lebanon Wael Arakji 16.3
Rebounds
Pos. Name RPG
1 South Korea Ricardo Ratliffe 12.5
Japan Nick Fazekas
3 Philippines Andray Blatche 12.4
4 Iran Arsalan Kazemi 9.4
5 Japan Ira Brown 9.0
Steals
Pos. Name SPG
1 Iraq DeMario Mayfield 2.7
2 Syria Micheal Madanly 2.3
3 Philippines Andray Blatche 2.0
Iran Sajjad Mashayekhi
5 Philippines Gabe Norwood 1.9
Assists
Pos. Name APG
1 Lebanon Wael Arakji 5.7
2 New Zealand Shea Ili 5.5
3 Iraq DeMario Mayfield 5.3
4 New Zealand Tai Webster 5.0
5 South Korea Lee Jung-hyun 4.5
Blocks
Pos. Name BPG
1 Lebanon Ater Majok 2.5
Chinese Taipei Quincy Davis
3 Philippines Andray Blatche 2.4
4 Syria Abdulwahab Al-Hamwi 2.0
5 South Korea Ricardo Ratliffe 1.7
Minutes
Pos. Name MPG
1 Iraq DeMario Mayfield 37.7
2 Iran Behnam Yakhchali 33.7
3 South Korea Ricardo Ratliffe 33.5
4 Chinese Taipei Quincy Davis 33.0
5 Kazakhstan Rustam Yergali 31.6
Double-Doubles
Pos. Name DblDbl
1 South Korea Ricardo Ratliffe 8
2 Philippines Andray Blatche 6
3 Japan Nick Fazekas 5
4 Lebanon Ater Majok 4
5 Jordan Zaid Abbas 3
Syria Abdulwahab Al-Hamwi
Other statistical leaders
Stat Name Avg.
Field goal percentage Australia Mitch Creek 64.0%
3-point FG percentage Philippines Jayson Castro 58.6%
Free throw percentage Japan Nick Fazekas 86.2%
Turnovers India Satnam Singh 4.5
Fouls Lebanon Ater Majok 3.3

Controversy[edit]

Australia – Philippines brawl[edit]

During the Group B match between the Philippines and Australia on 2 July 2018 in the Philippine Arena, a bench-clearing brawl broke out when an Australian player intentionally elbowed a Filipino player with 4:02 remaining in the third quarter, resulting in 13 players (nine from the Philippines and four from Australia) being ejected. The game was halted with 1:57 remaining in the third quarter when two of the remaining Filipino players fouled out, and awarded the win to Australia by default.[3][4][5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Syria played their home matches in Lebanon because of security concerns from the Syrian Civil War.
  2. ^ a b c Iraq played their home matches in various countries because of security concerns from the Iraqi Civil War.
  3. ^ The game was played behind closed doors due to sanctions imposed by FIBA following the Philippines-Australia brawl.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 – Qualifiers Draw – Re-Live. YouTube. Guangzhou, China: FIBA. 7 May 2017. Event occurs at 1:47:50-1:48:16. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  2. ^ Beltran, Nelson (6 September 2018). "Gilas to play home game vs Qatar at Big Dome". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  3. ^ Fiba rule book (article 21)
  4. ^ Game summary
  5. ^ Multiple players ejected as fight breaks out in Gilas – Australia game ESPN 5, Accessed 19 July 2018.

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