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Andrei Kirilenko: “it is Good that the Russian team was able to try a lot in the match with Iran”

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The President of the Russian basketball Federation Andrei Kirilenko praised the team’s performance in the match with Iran (84:91) in the framework of the international tournament.

— Sorry that we failed to please the audience victory. But in principle every year, the first game in preparation for big tournaments bring such results. Last year we lost to Israel in the Kondrashin and Belov Cup. In the early days when the team comes under strain, many players want to see all this affects. Well, that was much to try. I would not delve into the analysis of the result would need to be three weeks from now.

— We must pay tribute to the national team of Iran, which is a good show. Looked fantastic Hamed Hadadi — a player with NBA experience. This match once again showed that today, many teams came close to a good level and is able from time to time to issue a very good match, — said Kirilenko.

We will remind, on Sunday, the Russian basketball team lost to Iran in the match of international tournament, which takes place in Moscow. On Friday, the Russian team defeated the team of Jordan (111:71), and on Saturday the same team overpowered the Iranians (82:70).

The Russian team, like Jordan and Iran will take part in the world Cup, which will be held in China from 31 to September 15. At the world championship wards Sergei Bazarevich will play with the teams Nigeria, Argentina and South Korea in group B.

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