Team Greece draws the US in group stage for basketball World Cup

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The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Draw was completed on Saturday in Manila, Philippines, with all 32 nations now aware of who they will face at the flagship event. 

The United States will open World Cup play against New Zealand on August 26, then face Greece and likely Giannis Antetokounmpo on August 28, and conclude group-stage play August 30 against Jordan.

The Americans are the four-time defending Olympic champions who finished seventh at the most recent World Cup in 2019.

Defending World Cup champion Spain is in Group G, with Iran, Ivory Coast and Brazil as its opening opponents. France is in Group H, along with Canada, Latvia and Lebanon.

Source: NBA.com.

READ MORE: Giannis Antetokounmpo joined by his brothers on Greece’s EuroBasket team.

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