From the United States' shock defeat to Lithuania to Spain's elimination: this is how the FIBA ​​World Cup quarterfinals ended

FIBA World Cup: Lithuania stuns the United States

he Basketball World Cup Which is being held in the Philippines, Indonesia and Japan enters the meta zone and the top eight teams in the competition have already been paired and will be eliminated in the qualifiers. Quarter-finals In search of the title he left vacant SpainAfter being defeated by Canada. They also peaked undefeated United Statewhich fell before Lithuania In Manila.

The crossroads was marked this Sunday with some stunning results, such as a defeat United State. The group that leads Steve Kerr Which has a roster of dominated NBA players Lithuaniawhich was imposed in equal close 110-104Although the Baltic team led the entire match and was 19 points ahead.

With great work Jonas Valanciunas And Vidas Kariniauskasthe Lithuanians will face in the quarterfinals against Serbiathe other European power that was defeated dominican republic 112-79. While the Team USA You will go to recovery before ItalyWhich he overcame at the decisive crossroads Puerto Rico 73-57.

Another blow was struck that day Canada Through the judiciary Spain In Jakarta The match, which the world champions seemed to be in control, changed. With NBA registration Shai Gilgeous-Alexander And Dillon BrooksThe Americans finished the game better with a 27-12 lead in the final quarter and won 88-85. In addition, the Canadians have a ticket to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games by being, along with the United States, the best teams on the American continent.

Basketball World Cup: Canada eliminated Spain

In search of the semi-finals Canada It will crash before Slovenia to Luka Doncic Who lost decisively in the duel of leaders with the undefeated Germanyby 100-71. German base Dennis Schroeder He was the tournament's top scorer with 24 points. In turn, the Germans will face the championship reveal, Latviawho won vigorously 104-84 to Brazil To continue his dream of going as far as possible.

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This World Cup, Paris 2024's hosting places are also at stake. FranceDespite a poor 18th place finish in the World Cup, it is participating because it is the organizing country. South Sudan Won the ticket for being the best team in Africa (finished 17th in the World Cup), Japan (19) Asia will be represented by Australia (X) To Oceania. The best two European teams have not yet been determined, as they will be announced as the tournament progresses, while the remaining four places will come from the preliminary tournaments for the Olympics that will be held next year.

Lithuanians Jonas Valanciunas and Ignaz Brazdeikis celebrate their victory over the United States in the FIBA ​​World Cup (Reuters/Lisa Marie David)

This is how the FIBA ​​World Series quarterfinals will be played:

– Tuesday, September 5

5.45: Lithuania vs. Serbia

9.40: Italy vs Italy USA

– Wednesday, September 6

5.45: Germany vs Germany Latvia

9.30: Canada vs. Slovenia

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