Iran Loses to Host Spain in FIBA World Cup


Host Spain defeated Iran 90-60 on the first day of the 2014 FIBA World Cup on Saturday.

In the match held at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada, Pau Gasol scored 33 points in Spain’s victory and Mehdi Kamrani led Iran with 18 points.

“I am satisfied with our performance since I believe that Spain and the United States will advance to the final. We played against a great team,” Iran coach Mehmed Becirovic said.

Iran is scheduled to face Brazil on Sunday.

US 114, Finland 55
Spain 90, Iran 60
Brazil 65, France 63
Croatia 81, Philippines 78
Slovenia 90, Australia 80
Turkey 76, New Zealand 73
Ukraine 72, Dominican Republic 62
Argentina 98, Puerto Rico 75
Lithuania 87, Mexico 74
Serbia 85, Egypt 64
Greece 87, Senegal 64
Angola 80, Korea 69

Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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