Lithuania-Serbia, Italy-USA (over 5 days), Germany-Latvia, Canada-Slovenia (over 6 days).
These are the quarterfinal matchups for the 2023 FIBA World Cup. Rounds 1 and 2 in co-host Manila, Philippines; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Okinawa, Japan, have determined the eight teams that will compete in the Final Four. There were no quarterfinalists from regions other than Europe (six teams) and the Americas (two teams). The quarterfinals will take place on May 5 and 6 in Manila, Philippines. Of the quarterfinalists, only Lithuania (Group J) and Germany (Group K) were undefeated (five wins and no losses) in rounds one and two. The other six teams are 4-1.
The first quarterfinal matchup, Lithuania (ranked No. 8 in FIBA) and Serbia (ranked No. 6 in FIBA), met in the third-place game at the 2010 Turkey Championship, where Lithuania won 99-88 to claim the bronze medal. At the 2014 edition in Spain, Serbia was the runner-up and Lithuania finished fourth. The winner of Lithuania-Serbia will meet the winner of Canada (FIBA 15th) – Slovenia (FIBA 7th) in the quarterfinals.
Italy (FIBA No. 10) reached the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since Greece 1998. They have won two Olympic silver medals (1980 in Moscow and 2004 in Athens), but have never finished in a World Cup (including the World Championship). Italy’s quarterfinal opponent is the five-time defending champions USA (ranked second in FIBA). The Americans won back-to-back titles in Turkey 2010 and Spain 2014, but finished seventh in China 2019, their worst result to date. In the final game of Group J in the second round of the tournament, they lost 104-110 to Lithuania. The winner of Italy-USA will play the winner of Germany (FIBA No. 11)-Latvia (FIBA No. 29) in the semifinals. Latvia, making its World Cup debut, continued its dominance in Group L in Round 2, sweeping Spain (FIBA No. 1) and Brazil (FIBA No. 13).
Spain, the defending champions, were eliminated in the quarterfinals. Spain went 3-0 in the first round before falling to Latvia (69-74) and Canada (85-88) in Group L in the second round to finish ninth. Australia, the fourth-ranked team in the previous edition of the tournament, also went 2-1 in Round 1, but went 1-1 in Round 2 (Group K) to fall short of the quarterfinals and finish in 10th place.
In the first round, the 32 participating nations were divided into eight groups (A-H) for group play (three games per team). The 16 teams that finished first and second in their respective groups were placed into four groups (I-L) for league play (two games per team). Teams fought for the points they earned in Round 1 (2 wins – 1 loss). Teams that were in the same group in Round 1 did not play each other in Round 2. The 1-2 finishers in each group in Round 2 punched their tickets to the quarterfinals, where the champion would be crowned 메이저사이트.
The 2023 FIBA World Cup also includes a spot in next year’s Olympic Games in Paris. The owners of six of the 12 tickets remain a mystery. The United States and Canada (2 tickets in the Americas), Australia (Oceania), South Sudan (17th in Africa), and Japan (19th in Asia) qualified for the Olympics by finishing as the best continental teams in the tournament. France (18th) will compete as the host nation.
Japan defeated Finland in the first round (Group E – 1-2). They failed to advance to the second round, but in the 17th-32nd place match (Group O), they defeated Venezuela and Cape Verde to record their most wins in a single World Cup (3-2).
The top two of the six European teams in the World Cup quarterfinals will also qualify directly for the Paris Olympics. The other four will be determined at the final Olympic qualifiers next July.