Australia and Lebanon confirmed as hosts of the FIBA U16 Asian Championships

Updated: February 4, 2020

BEIRUT, LEBANON — FIBA Asia confirmed today that Australia and Lebanon will be the hosts of the FIBA U16 Asian Championships 2019 for both men and women.

The FIBA U16 Women’s Asia Championship 2019 will be played from April 5-10, 2020 in Canberra, Australia at the Australian Institute of Sport Arena. 

The championship will be comprised of two divisions with  Australia, Japan, China, New Zealand, Korea, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, and India competing in Division A. Meanwhile, Division B will feature Fiji and Samoa, who will be joined by six teams from Asia on a first-come first-registered basis.

The top four in Division A will qualify for the FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2020 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania taking place in August.

Meanwhile, the FIBA U16 Asian Championship 2019 will be played April 5-12, 2020 in Lebanon and will feature the top 16 teams from Asia and Oceania. 

The participating teams will be divided into four groups of four teams each. The teams qualified for the event are: are Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei, China, Australia, New Zealand, Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, India, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

The top four teams will represent Asia-Oceania in the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup 2020 in Sofia, Bulgaria taking place in July.