2023 FIBA World Cup

FIBA World Cup Team Profile: Iran

Get ready for the FIBA Basketball World Cup with a team-by-team breakdown of the 32 countries in the competition.

Iran is the No. 22 ranked team coming into the FIBA World Cup and is looking to put the world on notice. It will be the country’s fourth appearance after qualifying because of Australia’s victory over Kazakhstan. Iran will depend on its depth and new coaching to lead the way this summer, as they look to build off of their 23rd place finish in 2019.

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Coach: Saeed Armaghani

What to Watch

Behnam Yakhchali, Arsalan Kazemi and Mohammad Jamshidi are expected to be the primary scorers for Iran in the FIBA World Cup. A recent injury could sideline veteran Hamed Haddadi, who has previously competed in three World Cups and two Olympic games. 

Group Play Schedule

  • Aug. 26: Iran vs. Brazil (5:45 a.m. ET)
  • Aug. 28: Iran vs. Côte D’Ivoire (5:45 a.m. ET)
  • Aug. 30: Iran vs. Spain (9:30 a.m. ET)

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