We’re back with another look at the remaining groups for the FIBA 2023 World Cup. Today we will look at groups C and D.
USA: A Basketball Dynasty
firstly, with 15 Olympic gold medals and five FIBA World Cup titles, the United States has long been a formidable power in international basketball. While they finished second in the 2019 FIBA World Cup, they will be looking to reclaim their place atop the basketball world in 2023. Moreover, Team USA is the clear favourite to win it all, with a lineup that includes LeBron James, and Steph Curry.
Greece: A Rising Power
Greece has emerged as a growing worldwide basketball force, led by NBA sensation Giannis Antetokounmpo. The basketball programme in the country has progressively improved over the years, and their qualification for the 2019 FIBA World Cup and the 2020 Olympics is a credit to their hard work and dedication. Greece will be a squad to watch in Group C, with their eyes set on the podium.
Jordan: A Team on the Rise
Evidently, Jordan’s basketball culture has improved recently, as seen by the nation’s qualification for the 2019 FIBA World Cup and top-16 finish. Jordan will be aiming to build on their recent success and stake a claim in Group C with a youthful and talented team, led by star Ahmad Al Dwairi.
New Zealand: A Perennial Contender
The Tall Blacks of New Zealand have consistently placed in the top four in international basketball competitions, including the 2004 Summer Olympics and the 2002 FIBA World Cup. Additionally, with a formidable squad that includes NBA player Steven Adams, the team will be hoping to make up for its failure to qualify for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in 2023.
Egypt: The Team to Watch Out For
Basketball is a sport with a long history in Egypt, which has produced numerous exceptional players over the years. They will rely on their seasoned players to pave the way as they seek to establish themselves on the global stage. Similarly, with their basketball heritage, Egypt is undoubtedly a squad in Group D to keep an eye on.
Mexico: A Team on the Rise
Mexico has been steadily improving in basketball over the years and could surprise a few people in this group. The country has some talented players on its roster and hopes to make a mark at the FIBA World Cup in 2023. Mexico is a team to keep an eye on as their skills improve and their confidence grows.
Montenegro: The Underdog
Montenegro is a newcomer to international basketball, having gained independence in 2006. Despite this, they have made considerable progress in the sport and are soon becoming a formidable squad. Also, with a mix of young and experienced players, might be the Group D underdog.
Lithuania: The Contender
Lithuania is a longtime international basketball challenger, having won several medals in various competitions. The country has a long basketball history and a roster full of skilled players. Lithuania, with their experience and ability, is unquestionably one of the top teams in Group D and a serious contender for the crown.
Finally, both groups’ C and D of the FIBA World Cup 2023 are expected to be competitive and exciting. Fans can expect some thrilling games and memorable moments as all four teams compete for a berth in the next round.