The prestigious 2023 FIBA Basketball Planet Cup has concluded, with Germany emerging as the champions for the initially time ever. The tournament started with thirty-two teams vying for the title and the chance to safe a spot in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
To commence the competitors, all participating nations have been divided into eight groups of 4 teams every single for the initially group phase. Following this, the leading two teams from every single group (A-H) sophisticated to the second phase, which consisted of 4 groups of 4 teams. In this stage, every single group faced the two teams from their group that they did not encounter in the initially group stage.
Meanwhile, the teams that completed at the bottom of the initially phase engaged in classification matches to ascertain their placings from 17th to 32nd. After the second round arrived, the quarter-finals featured the leading two teams from every single of the second-round groups. Surprisingly, holders Spain have been eliminated in the course of the second round immediately after getting defeated by Canada, who joined the USA in earning the two Paris 2024 Americas quota spots.
In addition, Australia and South Sudan secured Olympic berths because they have been the highest-ranked teams in Oceania and Africa, respectively. Canada, on the other hand, triumphed more than Luka Doncic and Slovenia in the quarter-finals, when Latvia stunned Lithuania, who had previously shocked the USA in the final match of the second round.
Nonetheless, the most jaw-dropping upset unfolded as Germany shocked the USA in the semi-finals, when Serbia overcame Canada to safe their location in the final. The championship match took location in Manila’s Mall of Asia Arena on September 10th.
For a complete overview of the fixtures, final results, and group standings from the 2023 FIBA Planet Cup, please refer beneath.