Jakarta, The Qatar Olympic team lost 6-0 to Uzbekistan in their match played yesterday within the second round of the Group B at the 18th Asian Games (Jakarta Palembang 2018). The Qatari team is now ranked in the last place with one point while Uzbekistan team tops the group with 6 points and qualified to the next round.
The Qatar basketball team suffered its first defeat (82-71) against Japan in the Group B of the Asian basketball championship.
Despite the fact that the Qatari team was ahead (23-17) at the end of the first period, but the Japanese dominated the rest of the match, and advanced (39-37) at the end of the second period.
The Japanese team ended third period in its favor (61-55). In the fourth and final period, Japanese team maintained its dominance until the final whistle (82-71).
The Qatar basketball team had won its opening match against the Hong Kong (90-80) to keep their hopes in the run for the next round.
The team are now second in Group C behind Japan, and it will face Chinese Taipei in their last group match on Aug. 25.
Source: Qatar Olympic Committee