Basketball fans around the world are gearing up for the highly-anticipated Basketball World Cup 2023, which will be hosted by Japan and the Philippines. The official draw for the tournament was held recently in Manila, Philippines, revealing the teams that will be battling it out for the ultimate prize from August 25th to September 10th, 2023.
32 Teams, 8 Groups
The Basketball World Cup 2023 will feature 32 teams from around the globe, divided into eight groups of four teams each. The draw has thrown up some exciting match-ups, with each team looking to outdo their rivals and clinch a spot in the knockout rounds.
Angola, Dominican Republic ,Philippine ( hosts ) ,Italy.
Sudan, Serbia, China, Puerto Rico.
USA, Jordan, Greece, New Zealand
Egypt, Mexico, Montenegro, Lithuania
Germany, Finland, Australia, Japan ( hosts )
Slovenia, Cape Verde, Georgia, Venezuela
Iran, Spain, Cote D’ivoire, Brazil
Canada, Latvia, Lebanon, France
The Three Phases
Similarly, this years’ tournament will played in three stages, thus the group phase, second round and the final phase, replicating the 2019 edition,. The teams will have to navigate their way through each stage to make it to the ultimate showdown.
Spain, the defending champions, will be looking forward to defending their title and make it to the final for the second time in a row. They are in Group G, paird with the likes of Iran, Brazil, and Côte d’Ivoire. Spain will be one of the sides to watch in the competition, thanks to a star-studded lineup and a plethora of experience.
Get Ready for the Action
Finally, as the countdown to the Basketball World Cup 2023 begins, fans all over the world are anticipating the tournament’s start. The tournament promises to be an exciting and entertaining affair, with some of the world’s finest teams and players prepared to take the court.
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