GENEVA, March 9 (Xinhua) — The attracts of the 3×3 World Cup 2023 have been introduced by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) with defending males’s champions Serbia and girls’s champions France dealing with robust problem from the start.
The Austrian capital Vienna will host the occasion on May 30-June 4.
20 groups of every gender are divided into 4 teams, with 5 groups in every group, and with solely the medalists qualifying for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Five-time winners Serbia are in pool A to face robust opponents like France, Brazil and Madagascar, whereas world No. 2 United States are bracketed with Tokyo Olympic champions Latvia. Hosts Austria and Asia Cup 2022 champions Australia are in pool B.
In the ladies’s aspect, France could have a re-match of final yr’s Europe Cup remaining towards the Netherlands in pool A, the place hosts Austria and AmeriCup 2022 silver medalists Brazil add extra challenges.
The Chinese 3×3 girls’s staff is in pool D with Romania, Italy, Lithuania and one other qualifier.