FIBA Asia Cup

FIBA slaps Korea, China, Chinese-Taipei hefty fine

Delfin Dioquino
FIBA slaps Korea, China, Chinese-Taipei hefty fine

PUNISHED. South Korea does not go scot-free for pulling out of the previous FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers window.

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Korea, China, Chinese-Taipei will also each be deducted 2 points in the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers

South Korea, China, and Chinese Taipei will pay a hefty price for failing to participate in the second window of the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers.

FIBA announced it has slapped the 3 federations a disciplinary fine of CHF 160,000 (around P8.5 million), with half of that sanction being given to each national federation participating in the next window.

Korea did not join the previous window due to coronavirus concerns.

Also, FIBA deducted each violating countries 2 points in the qualifiers – the 1 point being awarded to each of the other competing nations.

In the case of Group A, Gilas Pilipinas, Thailand, and Indonesia will each get an additional 1 point in the standings, while Korea will have its 4 points shaved to just 2 points.

Korea is slated to play 4 games in the third and final window, twice against the Philippines and one each against Indonesia and Thailand.

The Philippines will host the third window for Groups A and C in a bubble in Clark, Pampanga. –

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.