In recent months, the first association when mentioning China has been the relentless Trump's economic measures he regularly addresses to the world's fastest-growing economy. Until mid-September, China will not be synonym for fees and taxes, but only for one single topic - basketball.
The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup tips off on 31st August and ends on 15th September. The International Basketball Federation, FIBA and the Basketball Federation of China are the organizers of this year's number one sporting event.
As expected, the Serbian national team is one of the favourites to win a gold medal. Especially due to the fact that it is the only undefeated team before the World Cup 2019. Coach Aleksandar Djordjevic has travelled with the best guys. Despite last-minute injuries and a change of team members, there is no doubt that the Eagles will win over world basketball fans.
Match schedule for the World Cup in China
The first day of the competition and the first game for the Blue ones. On Saturday, 31st August, at 09:30 CET, Serbia meets with Angola. The Group D debut will make the country and all activities stop for a while. Wake up on time and prepare your equipment for cheering. The second match in the group is scheduled for Monday, 2nd September. Exactly at 13:30, we will play Philippines. Two days later, on 4th September from 13:30, Italy and Serbia will compete.
This is the 18th World Senior Men's Team Competition. The top eight teams will be directly qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The group phase has been expanded and instead of the previous 24, 32 teams have a chance to win the medal. For the first time, the national teams of the Czech Republic and Montenegro are performing. The United States defends the gold medal. Judging by the results and the incredible energy of the players of Aleksandar Djordjevic, it will not defend it.
What to do in Belgrade during the FIBA Basketball World Cup is an easy dilemma. To cheer, cheer and only cheer. The spectacle is coming. Do not miss a single point. Go Serbia!