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Iran defeated New Zealand, 75-72 in a tune-up match held in Riga, Latvia. Iran is preparing for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Turin while the New Zealand Tall Blacks will compete in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila and will face France on July 7 and Gilas Pilipinas on July 6.
Watch New Zealand’s Haka vs USA Video
What if Gilas Pilipinas also had a similar ritual before each game?
“A haka is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand. It is a posture dance performed by a group, with vigorous movements and stamping of the feet with rhythmically shouted accompaniment.”