The FIBA Men’s Basketball World Cup, where a world title as well as seven 2020 Tokyo Olympic spots will be resolved, is scheduled in the first two weeks fo September in China
USA, with rosters filled with NBA players, hopes to become the first country to win three straight titles.
Top challengers: Serbia, which took silver at the Rio Olympics and 2014 World Cup, is being lead by Denver Nuggets All-Star Nikola Jokić. Usual contender Spain highlights stalwarts Marc Gasol and Ricky Rubio. France flaunts five NBA players, including Rudy Gobert, Evan Fournier and Nicolas Batum.
The tournament: 32 groups split into eight bracket, similar to the men’s soccer World Cup. The top two for each bracket advances to the second round, with 16 team in 4 brackets. The top two from every one of those brackets make up the quarterfinals.
GILAS VS Iran 8:00 PM
SEPTEMBER 08 2019