The prestigious 2023 FIBA Basketball Planet Cup has concluded, with Germany emerging as the champions for the initial time ever. The tournament started with thirty-two teams vying for the title and the chance to safe a spot in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
To commence the competitors, all participating nations had been divided into eight groups of 4 teams every single for the initial group phase. Following this, the prime two teams from every single group (A-H) sophisticated to the second phase, which consisted of 4 groups of 4 teams. In this stage, every single group faced the two teams from their group that they did not encounter in the initial group stage.
Meanwhile, the teams that completed at the bottom of the initial phase engaged in classification matches to ascertain their placings from 17th to 32nd. When the second round arrived, the quarter-finals featured the prime two teams from every single of the second-round groups. Surprisingly, holders Spain had been eliminated through the second round just after getting defeated by Canada, who joined the USA in earning the two Paris 2024 Americas quota spots.
In addition, Australia and South Sudan secured Olympic berths considering that they had been the highest-ranked teams in Oceania and Africa, respectively. Canada, on the other hand, triumphed more than Luka Doncic and Slovenia in the quarter-finals, although Latvia stunned Lithuania, who had previously shocked the USA in the final match of the second round.
Nevertheless, the most jaw-dropping upset unfolded as Germany shocked the USA in the semi-finals, although Serbia overcame Canada to safe their location in the final. The championship match took location in Manila’s Mall of Asia Arena on September 10th.
For a extensive overview of the fixtures, final results, and group standings from the 2023 FIBA Planet Cup, please refer beneath.