FIBA World Cup Second Stage Groups Are Set

Marc Gasol of Spain. FIBA Basketball World Cup. Photo by Imaginechina/Shutterstock (10377555d)

With the past 8 games, the first stage of the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China is over as new groups are formed for the next stage. The main favorites for medals have all moved forward in the newly formed groups from I to L. 

The most interesting matches are expected to be in the L group, where France will take on Australia and European rivals Lithuania on the 7th and 9th of September. In group J, one of the favorites for the gold medal, Serbia, will face former European and World champs Spain on 8th of September, while the other Euro derby will be on the 7th as Spain takes on Italy. 

In the group K, USA will face Greece on the 7th and Brazil 2 days later. Brazil and USA have both entered with 3 wins. Turkey who almost shocked USA in the 2nd fixture have lost and were eliminated from the tournament by the Czech Republic. 

The results: 

Canada – Senegal 82-60 

Germany – Jordan 92-62 

Greece – New Zealand 103-97 

USA – Japan 98-45 

Lithuania – Australia 82-87 

Turkey – Czech Republic 76-91 

Brazil – Montenegro 84-73 

Dominican Republic- France 56-90