Lebanon announces absence from Asian Games due to injuries and domestic schedule

 Lebanon will not participate in the Asian Games.

According to China’s state-run news agency Xinhua on the 15th, Lebanon will not participate in the basketball event at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. The 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, which will be held from the 23rd to October 8th, are approaching. 16 countries decided to participate, but Lebanon did not participate. Omari Spellman, a naturalized player from Lebanon, is also training with the team with Anyang Jeong Kwan-jang.

In an interview with China’s Xinhua News Agency on the 14th, Pierre Zalk, Chairman of the Lebanese National Olympic Committee, wished Lebanon good luck, but also mentioned that some members of the basketball team were injured and would not participate in the Asian Games due to domestic schedules in October.

Lebanon, placed in Group B in this tournament, was scheduled to face China, Chinese Taipei, and Mongolia. However, with Lebanon’s absence, changes to the Group B match schedule are inevitable.메이저사이트

Lebanon, led by Wael Arazi, recorded 2 wins and 3 losses in the 2023 FIBA ​​(International Basketball Federation) Men’s Basketball World Cup, which ended on the 10th. Although they lost, they were evenly matched against France until the middle of the fourth quarter. Lebanon finished the competition in 23rd place and qualified for the final Olympic qualifying round.

Korea, in Group D, was likely to face a difficult opponent, Lebanon, in the quarterfinals. If Korea beat Japan and took first place in the group, they would play against China or Lebanon in the quarterfinals. If Lebanon took second place in Group B, they would play the third place in Group A in the quarterfinals and then face Korea. Lebanon’s declaration of non-participation is good news for Korea.

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