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FIBA: Who will accept the last available European World Cup ticket?

Feb 28, 2023

Just one berth remains going into the last day of competition in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 European Qualifiers, where three spots were still up for grabs. 

With Montenegro expected to make back-to-back appearances and Georgia securing qualification for their first World Cup, Group I will determine which team will receive the final ticket to the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia. Two teams, Belgium and Serbia, are in the running. Finland, Latvia, Germany, Greece, Slovenia, France, Lithuania, Spain, Italy, Georgia, and Montenegro have already attained qualification (11/12).

With 15 out of 18 games played in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 European Qualifiers, the current standings show that Latvia is leading the group with an impressive win percentage of 88.9%, having won eight out of nine games played. Their offensive and defensive performance has been noteworthy, with an average of 82.2 points scored and 72.2 points conceded per game, respectively. Their +90 point differential also reflects their dominance in the group.

Greece is currently in second place with six wins and three losses, closely followed by Serbia with five wins and four losses. Although these two teams are behind Latvia, they have shown their mettle by finishing strong in the last few games.

Belgium is in fourth place with four wins and five losses, followed by Turkey in fifth place with three wins and six losses. Great Britain is at the bottom of the group with only one win and eight losses.

As the qualifying rounds come to an end, teams will need to up their game in the remaining games to secure their place in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023. The top three teams from each group will qualify for the World Cup, with the six best fourth-placed teams also earning a spot. Teams will be looking to finish strong and secure their place in the World Cup, which will undoubtedly provide an exciting showcase of basketball talent from around the world.

Greece and Latvia have already secured spots in the World Cup; 

If Serbia wins or Belgium loses, they would both qualify for the World Cup; 

If Serbia loses, Belgium would enter the World Cup with a victory; 

Turkey and the United Kingdom have already been disqualified.

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 European Qualifiers has seen some thrilling games and amazing performances so far. As the tournament is approaching its conclusion, the competition is getting stiffer, and the teams are giving it their all to secure their place in the World Cup.

The latest standings in Group I have shown a fascinating trend. Germany and Finland are neck to neck, both having won 9 out of their 11 games played. Both teams share an impressive win percentage of 81.8%, with Germany having a better point difference of 100 as compared to Finland’s 50.

Slovenia is sitting in third place with a win percentage of 63.6%, while Sweden, Israel, and Estonia have a lot of catching up to do if they want to qualify for the World Cup.

The performances of Germany and Finland have been particularly impressive, with both teams dominating their opponents in most of their games. The competition between the two teams is intense, and it will be exciting to see which team finishes on top in the group. As for Slovenia, they have shown enough quality to give the top two teams a run for their money.

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