Emirates News Agency – DCT Abu Dhabi and USA Basketball sign agreement to host 3 games in Abu Dhabi

Emirates News Agency – DCT Abu Dhabi and USA Basketball sign agreement to host 3 games in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, 8th March, 2023 (WAM) — The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and USA Basketball have announced an agreement under which the United States will host three games in Abu Dhabi featuring the men’s national teams of the United States, Germany and Greece. The USA Basketball Showcase Abu Dhabi is the first activity of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team in the United Arab Emirates.

In preparation for the FIBA ​​Men’s Basketball World Cup 2023, the USA Men’s National Team will host Greece and Germany on August 18 and 20, respectively. Germany and Greece are due to play on August 19.

“USA Basketball is thrilled to be working with DCT Abu Dhabi to bring the USA Basketball Showcase to Abu Dhabi. This is the first time our Men’s National Team will play in the United Arab Emirates and we are excited to engage with fans around the world. world, while providing our players and coaches with memorable experiences on and off the court,” said CEO, USA Basketball, Jim Tooley. “We are grateful to the national federations of Greece and Germany for their participation as we prepare for the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup 2023, arguably the toughest international tournament in basketball.”

DCT Abu Dhabi’s General Manager of Tourism, Saleh Al Geziry, said, “The summer is shaping up to be unforgettable in Abu Dhabi and it is an honor to host the first USA Basketball Showcase in the United Arab Emirates. We look forward to to welcome players and fans from the United States, Germany and Greece, cheer on their national teams and discover a wide range of experiences in Abu Dhabi that inspire, excite and restore.

Additional USA Basketball Showcase details, including team rosters, broadcast information and training camp dates, will be announced at a later date.

USA officially qualified for the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup 2023 last month. One of seven teams called up to represent FIBA ​​Americas among the 32 teams, the United States will play all of their matches in Manila as the tournament runs from August 25 to September 10, in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines. The draw for the World Cup is scheduled for April 19, 2023 in Manila.

Translated by: Mervat Mahmoud.

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