US launch Basketball World Cup defence against Czechs

Breaking down Canada’s ‘Group of Death’ draw for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup

The Philippines was grouped with a formidable list of basketball teams in the coming 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

The Canadians will be joined by Australia, Lithuania and Senegal in Group H making it one of the toughest groups on paper.

Canada is No. 23 on the FIBA rankings. "Selecting and preparing the US team in a short amount of time will be a challenge and repeating as gold medalists for a third straight FIBA World Cup is something everyone associated with the United States of America team will embrace".

Serbia is ranked world number 4, while Italy stands at number 13.

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Last October, Bryant was named a FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Global Ambassador.

Group D games will be staged at Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center in Foshan, China. The 32 teams that qualified for the event were all placed into one of eight groups during the draw that was held in Shenzhen, China, on Saturday.

The top two teams in each group move on to the second round where the two best squads advance to the quarterfinals.

Every team in the 2nd round plays two games against the two team in their group they did not play against in the first round and the top two teams from there will secure a spot in the Quarter-Finals. Third-ranked France drew the Dominican Republic, Germany and Jordan as its early opponents.

If Canada finishes first or second among teams in the Americas zone, they will qualify directly for 2020's Tokyo Olympic Games.

Turkish team, now ranking 17th, were the runners-up in 2010, losing 64-81 to the U.S.in the final.

"As a basketball player, that's one of the highest points you can get for basketball".

The U.S.is the top-ranked team in the world and coach Gregg Popovich - taking over for Mike Krzyzewski, whose run as head coach ended with three Olympic gold medals and the last two World Cup championships as well - will head to China with a roster filled by National Basketball Association talent.

The Tall Blacks will play European powerhouse Greece, Montenegro and Brazil in Group F at the FIBA World Cup basketball tournament in China this year.

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