FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2019 AMERICAS QUALIFIERS


Date

July 2, 2018

Location

The Arena at TD Place

Canada Basketball will visit Ottawa this summer, as the Arena at TD Place is set to host the Senior Men’s National team in an upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifier game.

Following two road games in February, Canada’s pursuit of a FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 berth will continue at home on Friday, Jun. 29 as Canada hosts Dominican Republic at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto.

Canada will then travel to the Arena at TD Place in Ottawa to conclude the first-round on Monday, Jul. 2 against U.S. Virgin Islands.

After being unavailable for the first two windows, players from the NBA and NCAA will be eligible to play in this summer’s games.

Canada is in Group D along with Bahamas, Dominican Republic and the United States Virgin Islands. Each team faces the other three teams on a home and away basis with the top three teams from each group advancing to the second round.

After opening the Americas Qualifiers with a dominant 93-69 win over Bahamas in front of a near capacity crowd at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Canada fell 88-76 on the road to Dominican Republic to conclude the first window with a 1-1 record.

Canada returns to the court on Thursday, Feb. 22 against the United States Virgin Islands before playing its final matchup of the second window on Sunday, Feb. 25 versus the Bahamas. Fans can catch all the action live on DAZN.

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China will be the biggest edition of FIBA’s flagship event with a record 32 participating teams playing 92 games over 16 days.

For the first time, the FIBA Basketball World Cup will qualify 7 teams directly for the following year’s Olympic Games.

Canada’s Senior Men’s National team is currently ranked 8th in the Americas and 25th globally.

Ticket information coming soon!