The prestigious 2023 FIBA Basketball Planet Cup has concluded, with Germany emerging as the champions for the 1st 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 had been divided into eight groups of 4 teams each and every for the 1st group phase. Following this, the top rated two teams from each and every group (A-H) sophisticated to the second phase, which consisted of 4 groups of 4 teams. In this stage, each and every group faced the two teams from their group that they did not encounter in the 1st group stage.
Meanwhile, the teams that completed at the bottom of the 1st phase engaged in classification matches to decide their placings from 17th to 32nd. After the second round arrived, the quarter-finals featured the top rated two teams from each and every of the second-round groups. Surprisingly, holders Spain had been eliminated through the second round right 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 considering the fact that they had 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, whilst Latvia stunned Lithuania, who had previously shocked the USA in the final match of the second round.
On the other hand, the most jaw-dropping upset unfolded as Germany shocked the USA in the semi-finals, whilst Serbia overcame Canada to safe their spot in the final. The championship match took spot in Manila’s Mall of Asia Arena on September 10th.
For a extensive overview of the fixtures, benefits, and group standings from the 2023 FIBA Planet Cup, please refer under.