Germany Win FIBA Basketball World Cup for the First Time in History

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11 Sept 2023, Manila Philippines – Germany made history by becoming world champions for the first time after defeating Serbia 83-77 in the Final of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.

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Dennis Schroder scored 28 points to lead Germany, who will leave Manila with their second-ever World Cup medal to go with their third-place finish in 2002.

Germany broke open the game with a 13-2 run in the third quarter in front of 12,022 fans at the Mall of Asia Arena. Schroder decided the game with a layup with 21 seconds left.

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Aleksa Avramovic scored 21 points in a losing effort for Serbia, who lost their second World Cup Final for their second silver medal following 2014 when they lost to USA.

Schroder had twice the reason to celebrate as the guard was named the TISSOT Most Valuable Player after another outstanding performance in the Final.

Schroder also topped the All-Star 5, where he was joined by Bogdan Bogdanovic of Serbia, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander from third-placed finishers Canada, Anthony Edwards from USA, and Slovenia star Luka Doncic .

In the Third-Place Game, Canada grabbed their first-ever World Cup medal as they beat USA 127-118 in an overtime thriller behind 39 points from Dillon Brooks.

USA, who saw Mikal Bridges hit a three-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to force OT, leave the World Cup empty-handed in back-to-back events.

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Final Standings of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023:

1. Germany (qualified for Paris 2024 as the best-ranked team from Europe)

2. Serbia (qualified for Paris 2024 as one of the top two ranked teams from Europe)

3. Canada (qualified for Paris 2024 as the best-ranked team from Americas)

4. USA (qualified for Paris 2024 as one of the top two ranked teams from Americas)

5. Latvia (qualified for Olympic Qualifying Tournaments)

6. Lithuania (qualified for Olympic Qualifying Tournaments)

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7. Slovenia(qualified for Olympic Qualifying Tournaments)

8. Italy (qualified for Olympic Qualifying Tournaments)

9. Spain (qualified for Olympic Qualifying Tournaments)

10. Australia (qualified for Paris 2024 as the best-ranked team from Oceania)

11. Montenegro (qualified for Olympic Qualifying Tournaments)

12. Puerto Rico (qualified for Olympic Qualifying Tournaments)

13. Brazil (qualified for Olympic Qualifying Tournaments)

14. Dominican Republic (qualified for Olympic Qualifying Tournaments)

15. Greece (qualified for Olympic Qualifying Tournaments)

16. Georgia (qualified for Olympic Qualifying Tournaments)

17. South Sudan (qualified for Paris 2024 as the best-ranked team from Africa)

18. France (qualified for Paris 2024 as hosts)

19. Japan (qualified for Paris 2024 as the best-ranked team from Asia)

20. Egypt (qualified for Olympic Qualifying Tournaments)

21. Finland (qualified for Olympic Qualifying Tournaments)

22. New Zealand (qualified for Olympic Qualifying Tournaments)

23. Lebanon (qualified for Olympic Qualifying Tournaments)

24. Philippines (qualified for Olympic Qualifying Tournaments)

25. Mexico (qualified for Olympic Qualifying Tournaments)

26. Angola (qualified for Olympic Qualifying Tournaments)

27. Cote d’Ivoire (qualified for Olympic Qualifying Tournaments)

28. Cape Verde

29. China

30. Venezuela

31. Iran

32. Jordan

About the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023

The 19th edition of FIBA’s flagship event, the FIBA Basketball World Cup, took place for the first time across three host nations in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia from August 25 to September 10.