Greece books place in 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup

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Greece defeated host Belgium 72-70 earlier this week, earning a spot in the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

The Greek national team needed to win at Mons in order to proceed to the finals of the sport’s global showpiece, especially after their home loss of 80-60 to Latvia in Iraklio last Friday.

Although Greece found itself trailing by three (34-31) at the half in Belgium, they shined in the third quarter with Giannoulis Larentzakis and Nick Calathes, keeping the hosts at bay and finding more ways through the Belgian defence.

With the help of hundreds of expats and travelling fans from Greece, the national team overcame a late challenge from Belgium to secure the crucial victory, sealing their passage to the finals in Asia.

The finals are taking place from August 25 to September 10 in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia.

SOURCE: Ekathimerini



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