US draws Turkey, Czech Republic and Japan in World Cup group

The USA’ quest for a third straight FIBA World Cup championship will begin with matchups towards Turkey, the Czech Republic and Japan this summer time.

The People are in Group E for the event that begins in China on Aug. 31. The 32 groups that certified for the occasion have been all positioned into one in every of eight groups in the course of the draw that was held in Shenzhen, China on Saturday.

The U.S. gained the World Cup in 2010 and 2014. No nation has ever gained it three consecutive occasions.

The U.S. is the world’s No. 1-ranked group by FIBA. Second-ranked Spain will meet Puerto Rico, Iran and Tunisia within the group stage. Third-ranked France drew the Dominican Republic, Germany and Jordan as its early opponents.

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