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USA Plays 2023 FIBA World Cup in Manila

December 14, 2022
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The Philippines, Japan, and the FIBA Basketball World Cup in 2023 will held in Indonesia. Each country has chosen the teams they want to play in the group stage in their own country.

Monday, FIBA’s central board confirmed that Team USA would play in the Philippines, Slovenia will go to Japan, and Canada will fly to Indonesia. They did it after consulting with the host countries.

The Philippines will be in Pot 1 for the draw because they will host the tournament during the group and final phases.

Team USA will not likely play Gilas Pilipinas in the group phase because the two teams will be in different groups. The four groups will held in Quezon City at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and in Pasay City at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The USA will try to compensate for its disappointing seventh-place finish at the China 2019 FIBA World Cup by bringing many NBA stars to next year’s global hoops expo.

Canada and Slovenia already accepted into the FIBA World Cup. And the USA is almost there in the last round of qualifying games.

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Japan chose to play its group games in Okinawa against the No. 7 team in the world, Slovenia, which Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic leads. On the other hand, Indonesia picked Canada, likely to have NBA All-Stars Andrew Wiggins and RJ Barrett on its team and will hold the group stage games in Jakarta.

The full FIBA World Cup draw will take place in Manila on April 29, 2023. After the 32 qualified teams chosen at the end of the sixth qualifying window in February.

The U.S. is two games ahead of the rest of its qualifying group (Group F) with four games left to play. The last two-game qualifying window is in February. Brazil, Mexico, and Uruguay all have 5-3 records, while Puerto Rico has 4-4, and Colombia has a 3-5 history.

Canada beat Venezuela 94-56 on Thursday night to become the first team from the Americas to qualify for the World Cup. The Canadians lead Group E with a 9-0 record. Venezuela came in last, with a 7-2 record, followed by the Dominican Republic (6-3), Argentina (6-3), Panama (6-2), and the Bahamas (2-6). On Thursday, the Dominican Republic beat Argentina by 80-69.

 

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