What is the roster of the Spain squad for the FIBA World Cup 2023?

Last Modified Jul 27, 2023 02:11 GMT
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Spain Team lifting the World Cup trophy 2019 (Image Courtesy of Baloncesto Espana Twitter page)


The current World Champions are all set to fight for their next championship title. Spain has announced their 16-men roster for the upcoming World Cup happening in multiple nations for the first time- the Philippines, Indonesia, and Japan.


The team is placed in group G along with Iran, Brazil, and Ivory Coast. The team will play their first match of the 2023 World Cup against the Ivory Coast on 26 August, then on 28 August with Brazil, and finally with Iran on 30th August. All the first-round matches, will be played in Jakarta, Indonesia.


After observing the teams’ previous records and performance, it looks like the will team easily makes it to the playoffs. Spain’s stars, Juancho Hernangomez, and Willy Hernangomez, will be leading the team from the front and are expected to give a good start. Additionally, this time, Fernandez, one of the most experienced and decorated players in the history of Spain, has the command of Spain as a captain.

Team Spain Roster

Spain is considered one of the most successful teams in FIBA history. They were the champions in the 2019 World Cup after defeating Argentina in the Finals. The 2019 World Cup has seen some poor performances from the top-notch teams the USA, Serbia, and the Soviet Union/Russia failed to reach the Semi-finals stage. Defending champion, USA showcased their worst gameplay in their entire FIBA journey, they got eliminated in the quarter-finals after losing to France.


Out of the 12 FIBA appearances, Spain has become the World Champion twice and proved their global dominance. Now, the team is all set to dominate and replicate their previous World Cup maneuver. Coach Sergio Scariolo has announced their roster for the 2023 World Cup which includes key players like the 2019 FIBA MVP, Ricky Rubio, and the 2022 EuroBasket MVP, Willy Hernangomez.


Spain also emerges as the champion of the 2022 Euro Basketball championship. Juancho was declared the Finals MVP, against France in the final game. The team would think to carry forward, the same zeal and motivation while playing in the 2023 FIBA World Cup.


PlayerPosition
Alberto AbaldeGuard
Alex AbrinesForward
Santi AldamaCenter/ Forward
Dario BrizuelaGuard
Victor ClaverForward
Alberto DiazGuard
Jaime FernandezGuard
Rudy FernandezForward
Usman GarubaCenter/ Forward
Juancho HernangomezForward
Willy HernangomezCenter
Sergio LlullGuard
Joel ParraForward
Jaime PradillaForward
Ricky RubioGuard
Sebas SaizForward

FAQs

A. Yes, Serbia has qualified for the FIBA World Cup and becomes the last team (32nd) to book a World Cup ticket.

A. Both, USA and Yugoslavia have won the five FIBA Championships.

A. A total of eight groups are participating in the 2023 FIBA World Cup, consisting of 32 teams.

A. No, India has never qualified for the FIBA World Cup. 

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