FIBA World Cup 2023 Final: Date, time, how to watch, and more

World Cup Serbia Canada Basketball
World Cup Serbia Canada Basketball

The FIBA World Cup 2023 is getting closer to its finale with the Final scheduled to take place this Sunday, September 10, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.

Serbia rallied past Canada in the first semi-final (95-86) and booked its ticket to the Final. Their opponent will be either Team USA or Germany, with the game being in progress at the time of writing.

Serbia vs. Team USA or Germany: FIBA World Cup Final Game details

Teams: Serbia vs. Team USA or Germany

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Date & Time: Sunday, September 10, 2023, 8.40 a.m. ET

Venue: Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines.

Serbia vs. Team USA or Germany, FIBA World Cup 2023 Final: How to watch

The Final of the FIBA World Cup 2023 will be streamed via FIBA's official streaming platform, Courtside 1891.

In the United States, the game will be streamed via ESPN+. Fans have to subscribe to the respective platforms, as they can't watch the game for free.


Serbia vs Team USA or Germany: Team rosters

Serbia roster

  • Filip Petrusev
  • Nikola Jovic
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic
  • Vanja Marinkovic
  • Ognjen Dobric
  • Dusan Ristic
  • Marko Guduric
  • Stefan Jovic
  • Dejan Davidovac
  • Borisa Simanic
  • Aleksa Avramovic
  • Nikola Milutinov

Team USA roster

  • Tyrese Haliburton
  • Mikal Bridges
  • Cameron Johnson
  • Brandon Ingram
  • Paolo Banchero
  • Bobby Portis
  • Anthony Edwards
  • Jalen Brunson
  • Josh Hart
  • Jaren Jackson Jr.
  • Walker Kessler
  • Austin Reaves

Germany roster

  • Isaac Bonga
  • Maodo Lo
  • Niels Giffey
  • Johannes Voigtmann
  • Franz Wagner
  • Daniel Theis
  • Moritz Wagner
  • Dennis Schroder
  • Justus Hollatz
  • Johannes Thiemann
  • Andreas Obst
  • David Kramer

Serbia vs. Team USA or Germany: Team Comparison

Serbia has the momentum on its side after their impressive run to the Final of the FIBA World Cup 2023. The Serbians faced elimination after their second-round defeat to Italy, but they have bounced back since then.

Serbia played three elimination games and dominated all three of them (vs. the Dominican Republic, Lithuania and Canada), advancing to the FIBA World Cup Final for the first time since 2014.

Led by Bogdan Bogdanovic and Nikola Milutinov, and with an excellent supporting cast around them, the Serbians have found balance on both ends, and have a great chance of winning it all in the Final.

For their part, Team USA faced a major upset with their second-round loss to Lithuania (104-110), but this was a wake-up call for them, as they crushed Italy in the quarter-finals (63-100).

Anthony Edwards leads the way for the Americans in the tournament, with Jalen Brunson as the co-star. Following their defeat to the Lithuanians, the Americans understood that only defense and physicality will lead them to the Final and a shot at the gold medal.

World Cup US Lithuania Basketball
World Cup US Lithuania Basketball

Meanwhile, Germany remains the sole undefeated team in the FIBA World Cup (6-0). The Germans have been consistent all tournament long, but came a step away from elimination in the quarter-finals.

Davis Bertans missed the game-winning three, though, and Germany defeated Latvia (81-79) to reach the Top-4 and clinch its spot in the 2024 Olympic Games.

Germany has one of the best and deepest rosters in the FIBA World Cup, with Dennis Schroder and Wagner brothers (Franz and Moritz) leading the way.

Rebounding and defense will be key in the Final, especially if Team USA is in it, since the Americans are the best team in transition and physicality. We expect a hard-fought battle in this one, as Serbia has the momentum on its side, but Team USA and Germany will not go down without a fight.

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