Canada allocated to Group H for 2023 men’s FIBA World Cup

Nickeil Alexander-Walker (4) and teammates applaud the crowd after their FIBA international men's World Cup basketball qualifying game victory over Dominican Republic, in Hamilton, Ont., Friday, July 1, 2022. (Cole Burston/CP)

Canada will compete in Group H at the upcoming men’s FIBA World Cup later this year after pre-draw allocations.

The three tournament hosts — the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia — were each given a chance to select one preferred team to play games in their country. Indonesia selected Canada, meaning Canada will be slotted in Group H and play round-robin games in Jakarta.

The Philippines selected the United States, who were slotted in Group C, while Japan chose Slovenia, who were slotted in Group F. The Philippines, as host of the playoff rounds, have been allocated to Group A while Japan has been assigned to Group E.

Canada will learn their opponents during the FIBA World Cup Draw Saturday morning.

Due to geographic and other pot restrictions, Canada’s three opponents in Group H will be some combination of the following teams: France, Serbia, Lithuania, Montenegro, China, Latvia, Georgia, Lebanon, Egypt, South Sudan and Cape Verde.

Fans can watch the FIBA World Cup Draw live on and SN NOW Saturday morning beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET/ 4:30 a.m. PT.

The FIBA World Cup from the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia takes place from Aug. 25 to Sept. 10 on Sportsnet and SN NOW. Further broadcast details to come.

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