As expected, the top-seeded USA qualified for the Basketball World Cup.
With an 88:77 (29:41) victory in Uruguay, the Olympic champion from Tokyo won the qualification match and thus bought a ticket to the tournament, which was held from August 25 to September 10 in Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines. . As the professional league NBA runs concurrently, the Americans usually compete with the B teams in the early rounds. The win in Montevideo was their ninth win in eleven qualifying matches.
Since the three hosts can choose one country each, it is already certain that the USA will play the first World Cup matches in the Philippines. Japan chose Slovenia around NBA star Luka Doncic, while Indonesia chose Canada. A place for national coach Gordon Herbert’s already qualified German side to compete is still open. The draw will be held on April 29 in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. America has something to make up for after the 2019 quarterfinals. Spain is the defending champion.
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