Singapore to face Guam, Hong Kong in pre-qualifiers of FIBA Asia Cup 2025
Singapore will play their group games in Bengaluru, India.
Singapore have been drawn into Group C of the first round of the FIBA Asia Cup 2025 pre-qualifiers.
The pre-qualifiers will commence on Nov 10. Eight teams – Malaysia, Tahiti, Vietnam, Thailand, Guam, Hong Kong and Singapore – will vye for a chance to compete in the Asia Cup 2025 qualifiers.
Singapore, ranked 113rd in the world, will face Hong Kong (ranked 122nd) and Guam (ranked 87th) in Group C. They will play their matches at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru, India on Nov 11 and 12.
Mongolia will host Malaysia, Tahiti, Vietnam and Thailand in Group D. The matches will take place at Ulaanbaatar’s Steppe Arena from Nov 10 to 14.
The pre-qualifiers are played in two rounds and the teams will be split into two groups according to their region.
Countries from the Western region will be placed into Groups A and B while those from the Eastern region will be drawn into Groups C and D.
They will play in separate round-robin tournaments and three-best ranked teams in each group will qualify for the second round.
Matches in Group A and B were played in June.
Teams in Groups A and B will combine as Group E, while teams in Group C and D will combine as Group F. Each team will play against the three new teams in their respective groups, with records of each team from the first round carried over.
The four-best ranked teams in each group will qualify for the Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers.
The teams that participated in Asia Cup 2022 have already qualified for the Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers. These include defending champions Australia, Lebanon, New Zealand, Jordan, Iran, Japan, China, Korea, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei, Syria, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kazakhstan and India.