The 2023 Philippines-Japan-Indonesia FIBA World Championship has passed its first phase and the second phase will take place starting this Friday with 16 games spread over two days. The selected participants are Dominican Republic, Italy, Serbia, Puerto Rico, United States, Greece, Lithuania, Montenegro, Germany, Australia, Slovenia, Georgia, Canada, Latvia, Spain and Brazil.
In this phase, the Summoners were regrouped into four zones and inherited the points they scored in the previous instance. Those who passed from Group A joined those from Group B; those of C with those of D; those of E with those of F; and those of G with those of H. Each country plays the two it did not play in the previous stage, and the top two advance to the quarterfinals. Since then it has been direct elimination crosses until the final.
Despite Argentina not taking part as they didn’t qualify, the games can be followed live on two TV channels: DSports and TyC Sports. The former broadcasts the duels via its cable sports signals and also via the digital platform DGO. You must be a cable operator subscriber to access the content. TyC Sports, in turn, offers a limited number of games that are also played on TyC Sports Play. Flow, DGO and Telecentro Play subscribers can watch the sports channel online.
All times refer to Argentina.
- United States vs. Montenegro – Friday 1st September at 17:40 in the Philippines (DSports and TyC Sports).
- Lithuanian vs Greece – Friday 1st September at 9:40am in the Philippines.
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The Basketball World Cup has been held 18 times and has two top winners, Yugoslavia and the United States, with five titles each. The difference between them is that North Americans can continue to add crowns while Europeans disintegrated as a nation and divided into several countries, a similar situation to the Soviet Union which has three stars. The defending champions are Spain, who beat Argentina in the final in China 2019 and have two crowns to their credit, as much as Brazil. The Albiceleste, on the other hand, celebrated at the first edition in 1950.
- Yugoslavia v United States – 5th
- Soviet Union – 3rd
- Spain v Brazil – 2nd
- Argentina – 1