Lebanese player Fadi Khatib. (Photo courtesy of Herve Bellenger)
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They will battle it out against Iraq in the opening day Friday, before clashing with the hosts Saturday, then they will face Syria Sunday and Palestine Monday.Three teams will earn their promotion to the continental championship, which also gives the first-placed side a ticket to the 2016 Rio Olympics. This will be the first tournament for Lebanon in almost two years after being slapped with an international ban from FIBA where they will be hopeful to make a promising comeback.Although the Lebanese squad has not had much time to prepare, as the domestic league only finished last week, and Serbian head coach Veselin Matic had only three days to meet with his final squad.Matic is going to use Lebanon-based Jay Youngblood as the naturalized player in his squad.
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