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FIBA Asia Championship 2013 Format Revealed

The FIBA Asia Championship is set to held in the Philippines, FIBA have already revealed the format of the championship. The Philippine Team choose the Group A of the tournament and they were bracketed with Chinese Taipe, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.

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During the first round of the elimination, each team plays the other squad in its group once. The top three teams will move on to the second round of the competition.

FIBA Asia Championship

Second round:

The top three teams from Group A and the top three teams from Group B are grouped to form Group E.

The top three teams from Group C and the top three teams from Group D are grouped to form Group F.

In Group E, qualifiers from Group A play one match each against the qualifiers from Group B.

In Group F, qualifiers from Group C play one match each against the qualifiers from Group D.

Knockout Stages

The top four teams from Group E and the top four teams from Group F move into the knockout quarterfinals:

- Group E 1st-place vs Group F 4th-place
- Group E 3rd-place vs Group F 2nd-place
- Group E 2nd-place vs Group F 3rd-place
- Group E 4th-place vs Group F 1st-place

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