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Canada’s group revealed for FIBA World Cup 2023 Americas Qualifiers

Canada's group revealed for FIBA World Cup 2023 Americas Qualifiers


The path for Canada’s senior men’s basketball team to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 has been revealed.

FIBA announced Tuesday that Canada will be in Group C for the first round of the Americas qualifiers beginning this November alongside the Dominican Republic, U.S. Virgin Islands and Bahamas.

Eighty countries across four regions — Africa, Americas, Asia/Oceania and Europe — are looking to secure their place among the 30 nations that will join hosts Japan and the Philippines in the 32-team World Cup.

The Americas region features 16 teams split into four groups of four during the first round. Teams play a double round-robin schedule against those within their group. Twelve teams advance to the second round, now divided into two groups, with seven teams reaching the World Cup: the top three teams from each group plus the best fourth-place team.

First-round games are scheduled for three different windows: Nov. 20-30, Feb. 21-March 1 and June 27-July 5.

Missing the glut of its NBA talent, Canada had a disappointing showing at the 2019 World Cup in China finishing 21st overall.