FIBA World Cup 2023: Who are in group A?

Last Modified Aug 1, 2023 10:07 GMT


FIBA World Cup 2023: Who are in Group A?
(Italy Men’s Basketball team: Image courtesy of FIBA.Basketball)



The most anticipated basketball tournament is here. The 2023 FIBA World Cup is set to commence on August 25th, where 32 teams will battle it out for bragging rights and basketball supremacy: the title of being the best basketball nation in the world. For the first time in the tournament’s history, the World Cup is being hosted by three nations: the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia.


Group A is one of the eight groups containing 4 teams that will be playing in the World Cup. Group A consists of Angola, Dominican Republic, the Philippines, and Italy. Every team will play each other and the top two teams of the group will advance to the next round.



TeamRegion
AngolaCentral Africa
Dominican RepublicCaribbean (Central America)
The PhilippinesSoutheast Asia
ItalyEurope


Angola (FIBA Ranking 23)

The Angola men’s national basketball team has been a member of FIBA since 1979. They have appeared in the FIBA World Cup 9 times but haven’t been a recipient of any medal so far. They are among the few African teams that have made the tournament and they will be looking to make a statement this time around.


Dominican Republic (FIBA Ranking 21)

The Dominican Republic men’s basketball team has been a member of FIBA since 1954. They have appeared in the FIBA World Cup 4 times and have made it past the group stages only once. Some notable players they have on their team are Karl-Anthony Towns and Al Horford.


The Philippines (FIBA Ranking 40)

The Philippines men’s basketball team has been a member of FIBA since 1936. They appeared in every iteration of the World Cup except one in 1963 where Philippine President Diosdado Macapagal's refusal to allow Yugoslavia and other communist countries to participate in the tournament which was being held there led to the team’s suspension. Some notable players on their team include Jordan Clarkson and others.


Italy (FIBA Ranking 10)

Italy is the highest-ranked team in this group and is expected to finish first. They have been a member of FIBA since 1932 and have appeared in the FIBA World Cup nine times but haven’t been a recipient of any medal so far. Some notable players on their team include Danillo Gallinari and Marco Belinelli.


Group A Games and Timings

The games for Group A will take place at Araneta Coliseum and Philippine Arena in the Philippines. The schedule and timings are given below


MatchDate Time
Angola vs Italy25th August13:30 IST
Dominican Republic vs Philippines25th August17:30 IST
Italy vs Dominican Republic27th August13:30 IST
Philippines vs Angola27th August17:30 IST
Angola vs Dominican Republic29th August13:30 IST
Philippines vs Italy29th August17:30 IST


FAQs

 A. 32 nations are competing in the FIBA World Cup

A. FIBA World Cup takes place once every four years

A. The FIBA World Cup is taking place in Japan, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

A. Group A has Angola, Dominican Republic, the Philippines, and Italy. 

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