The 2023 Basketball World Cup begins this Friday in Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines. From August 25 to September 10, the Spanish team will defend its title of world champion achieved in 2019. It will be a tournament with 32 participants, something that already happened in the last edition, and three countries share the organization.
The championship format consists of eight groups of four teams each in which the top two qualify and the results are carried over to the second phase. In this there will be four other groups, which cross depending on the venue, in which the first two will pass and determine the eight that access the quarterfinals. From there, the quarterfinals, semifinals and the grand final to meet the new champion.
According to the ranking published by FIBA last Thursday, the Spanish team, current World Cup and Eurobasket champion, starts as the fourth favorite for the title. Scariolo’s team is already used to covering up and basing its strength on the group. The United States is the great candidate for the title after failing in 2019 and Steve Kerr is entrusted to lead a very young team. Germany, France, Canada, Australia, Italy, Slovenia and Serbia also appear in the pools of applicants.
Spain is drawn in Group G and will play its first phase matches in Jakarta (Indonesia). Its rivals are Brazil, the Ivory Coast and Iran. In a hypothetical second phase, Scariolo’s men could face Canada and France, two teams from the list of favourites.
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groups and teams
- Group A: Angola, Philippines, Dominican Republic and Italy
- Group B: South Sudan, China, Serbia and Puerto Rico
- Group C: United States, Greece, Jordan and New Zealand
- Group D: Egypt, Montenegro, Mexico and Lithuania
- Group E: Germany, Australia, Finland and Japan
- Group F: Slovenia, Georgia, Cape Verde and Venezuela
- Group G: Iran, Spain, Ivory Coast and Brazil
- Group H: Canada, Lebanon, Latvia and France
Group A. Manila (Philippines)
- Angola-Italy, 10.00 am
- Dominican Republic-Philippines, 2pm
- Italy-Dominican Republic, 10:00 a.m.
- Philippines-Angola, 2.00 p.m
- Angola-Dominican Republic, 10:00 a.m.
- Philippines-Italy, 14.00 h
Group B. Manila (Philippines)
- South Sudan-Puerto Rico, 10:00 a.m.
- Serbia-China, 14.00 h
- China-South Sudan, 10:00 a.m.
- Puerto Rico-Serbia, 14.00 h
- South Sudan-Serbia, 10:00 a.m.
- China-Puerto Rico, 14.00 h
Group C. Manila (Philippines)
- Jordan-Greece, 10.45am
- United States-New Zealand, 2:40 p.m.
- New Zealand-Jordan, 10.45am
- Greece-United States, 2:40 p.m.
- United States-Jordan, 10:40 a.m.
- Greece-New Zealand, 2:40 p.m.
Group D. Manila (Philippines)
- Mexico-Montenegro, 10:45 a.m.
- Egypt-Lithuania, 2:30 p.m.
- Montenegro-Egypt, 10:45 a.m.
- Lithuania-Mexico, 2:30 p.m.
- Egypt-Mexico, 10:45 a.m.
- Montenegro-Lituania, 14.30 h
Group E. Okinawa (Japan)
- Finland-Australia, 10.00 h
- Germany-Japan, 2:10 p.m.
- Australia-Germany, 10:30 a.m.
- Japan-Finland, 2:10 p.m.
- Germany-Finland, 09:30
- Australia-Japan, 1:10 p.m.
Group F. Okinawa (Japan)
- Cape Verde-Georgia, 10:00 a.m.
- Slovenia-Venezuela, 1:30 p.m
- Venezuela-Cape Verde, 10:00 a.m.
- Georgia-Slovenia, 1:30 p.m
- Slovenia-Cape Verde
Group G. Jakarta (Indonesia)
- Iran-Brazil, 11:45 a.m.
- spain-Ivory Coast, 3.30 p.m
- Ivory Coast-Iran, 11.45am
- Brazil-spain15.30 h
- Ivory Coast-Brazil, 11.45 am
- Iran-spain15.30 h
Group H. Jakarta (Indonesia)
- Latvia-Lebanon, 11:15 a.m.
- Canada-France, 3:30 p.m.
- Lebanon-Canada, 11.45 am
- France-Latvia, 3:30 p.m.
- Lebanon-France, 11:45 a.m.
- Canada-Latvia, 3.30pm
- Group I: September 1 and 3
- Group J: September 1 and 3
- Group K: September 1 and 3
- Group L: September 1 and 3
- Quarter finals: September 5 and 6
- Semifinals: September 8th
- Third and fourth place: September, 10th
- Final: September, 10th
Where to watch the matches on TV
The Basketball World Cup will be broadcast on Gol Mundial. This is the only way to follow the championship in its entirety, but La1 and Teledeporte de Televisión Española will broadcast the matches of the Spanish National Team and some other matches.
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