The 2022 IWBF World
Championships Schedule Released.
The IWBF World Championships is the showcase event
for wheelchair basketball and is the largest international wheelchair
basketball competition with 28 of the best men’s and women’s national teams
from across the globe set to compete in Dubai, UAE between the 9 June – 20 June
The opening day (Friday 9 June) will see the men’s
competition get underway with hosts the United Arab Emirates taking on Italy in
the first game following the Opening Ceremony.
Iranian squad to
commence on June 10th
Iran’s men will commence the IWBF World Championships with a
match against Britain on Saturday, 10 June 2023, 2:30 PM (14:30).
On day four of the competitions, Iranian squad
will face USA in the second match on Monday 12 June.
Iran have been drawn alongside USA, Great Britain
and Iraq in Group D of the 2022 IWBF World Championships.
The men’s groups:
Group A: Australia, Italy, Brazil, United Arab Emirates
Group B: Egypt, Germany, Canada, Thailand
Group C: Netherlands, Argentina, Korea, France,
Group D: USA, Great Britain, Iran,
The men’s group games will take place over the
next five days to determine the standings in the four groups and the match-ups
for the last 16, with the winners of those games advancing to the
quarter-finals on Friday 16 June.
The semi-final of the competitions will be played
back-to-back on Super Sunday (Sunday 18 June), with the medal games for both
the men’s and women’s competitions bringing the Championships to its conclusion
on Tuesday 20 June.
IWBF Chair of the Competition Commission, Charlie
“The schedule announcement is an exciting point
for the players, teams and fans all around the world on the road to the World
Championships as they prepare for their pathway through the competition. We are
looking forward to an exciting twelve days of competition that will showcase
the sport to its fullest.”
The Championships will take place in the North
Hall of the Dubai Exhibition Centre. Click here to download the full schedule pdf version. (NB. All times are in Local Time)