The qualification period for the FIBA 33 Asia Cup 2022 started on July 6, 2022, in Singapore, and it will last until July 10.
With their victories on the opening day of qualification, the men’s teams from Japan and the women’s teams from Turkmenistan comfortably stormed their way through the main draw of the FIBA Asia Cup qualification.
Japan, the no. 2 seed, advanced for 12 teams in the main draw of the first Asian continental tournament since 2019. Along with Chinese Taipei, Qatar, Uzbekistan, and New Zealand, the teams qualified.
Turkmenistan and Indonesia advanced to the fifth edition of the Asia Cup after a contentious match in front of the renowned Marina Bay Sands.
Teams and Players
Japan team is a strong contender for the Asia Cup 2022 due to impending victories against Iraq and Malaysia and proving themselves. In spite of the humidity, the Turkmenistan Women’s team won and dominated the E draw under critical humid conditions. The seed got off to a promising start against Speedy Guam and finished with a straightforward victory over Kazakhstan.
To secure a position, Turkmenistan had to defeat Papua New Guinea, but they were a shock to them. Now, Sri Lanka, Chinese Taipei, and Turkmenistan are the other three countries in Pool D.
Yasuoka scored 18 points in two games, assisting Japan in reaching the quarterfinals of the first Asia Cup. Turkmenistan was able to secure their spot thanks to Gokvoa, who is unstoppable, and scored 31 points in three games. Draw B has been the most exciting of all draws.
Day 2 Draws for Qualification
Draw A: Malaysia, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Draw B: Philippines, Thailand, Jordan
Draw C: India, New Zealand, Palestinian Territory
Draw C: Jordan, Philippines, Indonesia
Draw E: Turkmenistan, India, Palestinian Territory
Draw F: Korea, Iran, Kuwait
Draw H: China, Sri Lanka, Tonga