El campen olmpico United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Cuba they were installed in the same group from the first round of the playoffs for the Basketball World Cup 2023.
The Americans, who are coming off winning their fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo Games, but who finished seventh in the World Cup played two years ago, they met their rivals on Tuesday after the draw held in the FIBA headquarters in Mies, Switzerland.
The United States has won the world title five times, the most recent in 2014. Spain defeated Argentina in the final of the last edition, that of China 2019.
A total of 80 passes will compete in the playoffs, starting with a free-for-all phase in which each team will face the other three on two occasions.
The duels of the first round They will be played in three different windows: November 20-30; March 21-March 1 and June 27-July 5.
The second round will be launched in August 2022 and culminate in February 2023. The next World Cup will host the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia, Come in August 25 and September 10, 2023.
What Hosts, the Philippines and Japan are already assured of their presence in the 32-team lot. The other 30 places will be defined in the qualifying rounds. Indonesia will not be directly ticketed as a host country.
The region will have 16 teams in the playoffs, divided into four groups and 12 of those countries They will access the second round. From that instance, the contingent will be refined to define the seven representatives in the World Cup. The first three of both groups of the second round will qualify, in addition to the best room.
In Group A, Argentina will face Venezuela, Panama and Paraguay in the first round.
Group B includes Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia and Chile. Group C has Canada, the Dominican Republic, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Bahamas. Group D will have a United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Cuba.
Spain look for one of the 12 places for Europe, facing off with Ukraine, Georgia and North Macedonia in the initial round.