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12 August 2021, 11:49

 Belarus to face Latvia in FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 qualification

MINSK, 12 August (BelTA) – Belarus will play Latvia in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 second qualifying round on 12 August, BelTA has learned.

 The match will start at 19.30 in Riga and will be broadcast live on Belarus 5. Yesterday Latvia defeated Romania 79-69. Tomorrow Belarus will face Romania to complete the tournament. Earlier this week Belarus lost to Latvia 83-92 and beat Romania 77-72.

 The Group D standings are as follows: Latvia – 6 points (3 games played), Belarus – 3 (2), Romania – 3 (3).

In the first round Belarus placed second in Group A defeating Cyprus 97-41 and 89-53 and Albania 90-50 and 93-72 and exchanging victories with Portugal (72-56 and 57-75).

 In the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup European Pre-Qualifiers second round Group C features Sweden, Portugal, and Luxembourg, Group E – Switzerland, Slovakia, North Macedonia.

 The top two teams from each group will qualify for the World Cup next stage. There they will be joined by 24 national teams, which will participate in the FIBA EuroBasket 2022. Twelve European teams will qualify for the final stage of the world championship. A total of 32 teams will play at the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup. For the first time, the tournament will be hosted by three countries: Indonesia, the Philippines and Japan. Matches will be held from 25 August to 10 September 2023.
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