FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2019 AMERICAS QUALIFIERS
DateJuly 2, 2018
LocationThe Arena at TD Place
Canada Basketball is coming home this summer as The Arena at TD Place will host an upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers game this summer.
Canada’s pursuit of a FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 berth conclude the first-round on Monday, July 2 against U.S. Virgin Islands with tipoff scheduled for 1:30 pm ET. Fans can secure their tickets for this game online (button above), by calling 613.232.6767 X1 or in person at The Box Office at TD Place.
After being unavailable for the first two windows, players from the NBA will be eligible to play this summer.
Canada is in Group D along with Bahamas, Dominican Republic and the U.S. 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. In February, Canada closed the second window with convincing wins against the U.S. Virgin Islands (118-89) and Bahamas (113-67).
With a 3-1 record, Canada sits in second in the group behind Dominican Republic (4-0) and has qualified for the second round.
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.