FIBA World Cup Qualifiers
FIBA World Cup Qualifiers, six teams have till today to secure their places in next year’s World Cup. The road to the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers 2023 continues, with nine spaces still available from the European Qualifiers. On Monday, all 24 teams will return to play, with as many as six countries vying for a spot in next year’s big championship.
Three teams have already qualified for the tournament: Finland, Latvia, and Germany.
Let’s have a look at some probable qualifying scenarios for the remaining sides at the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers.
- Latvia vs. Great Britain – 18:30 CET
- Serbia vs. Turkey – 20:00 CET
- Belgium vs. Greece – 20:30 CET
Latvia has already qualified for the Second Round’s Group I. If Greece wins against Belgium and Serbia wins against Turkey, Greece will also qualify for the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers. Serbia, Turkey, and Belgium are all out of the World Cup Qualifiers this year. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom has already been removed from contention.
- Finland vs. Estonia – 17:30 CET
- Slovenia vs. Germany – 18:00 CET
- Sweden vs. Israel – 19:35 CET
Group J includes two of the three teams who have already qualified for the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers: Germany and Finland. Three of the remaining four teams (Estonia has already been eliminated) still have a chance to be the group’s third team to progress.
Slovenia would become the last team to qualify from Group J if they defeated Germany today. In the event of a defeat, both Sweden and Israel would still have a chance to progress, but their destiny would be determined during the last World Cup Qualifiers session.
- Hungary vs. Czech Republic – 18:00 CET
- Montenegro vs. Lithuania – 19:00 CET
- France vs. Bosnia & Herzegovina – 20:30 CET
In Group K, things are simple. Both France and Lithuania must win their respective games in order to qualify for the 2018 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers. If Hungary and Bosnia and Herzegovina both lose today, Lithuania will also qualify.
All four remaining clubs have a chance to progress, but not within this timeframe.
- Ukraine vs. Iceland – 15:00 CET
- Georgia vs. Italy – 16:00 CET
- Spain versus. Netherlands – 20:30 CET
Spain, like France and Lithuania in Group K, has to win against the Netherlands in order to qualify for the World Cup. Sergio Scariolo’s side would progress if both Georgia and Iceland lost their games.
The case for Italy is extremely simpler: if they win, they qualify. With the Netherlands out of World Cup contention, Georgia, Iceland, and Ukraine still have a chance to qualify, but not within this Qualifiers window.
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