FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers heads to Canada on Canada Day July 1st where Canada will take on the Dominican Republic. The game is scheduled in First Ontario Center in Hamilton. Canada is competing in Group C against The Bahamas, US Virgin Island, and the Dominican. As of now, Canada is going strong in its pursuit to qualify for the world cup as it holds the record of 4-0 in the first two windows of the qualifiers.
Canada Basketball President and CEO Michael Bartlett said, “Canadians have demonstrated a desire for more basketball to be played on home soil and Canada Basketball has made this a primary objective of our organization.
“By hosting more qualifying games and tournaments in Canada, we not only give fans a chance to cheer on our national teams, but it also provides an opportunity for our athletes to play in front of friends, family, and our passionate Canadian basketball fans. Playing more in Canada, and ultimately winning in Canada, will ensure that our basketball nation continues to thrive.”
The Preparation and Excitement
Canada is excited to host the game and both significant bodies have joined hands to make the game memorable i.e. Canadian Elite Basketball League, and Canada Basketball. City’s Mayor also chipped in with his thoughts, “Hamilton is thrilled to host Canada’s upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifier game at First Ontario Centre.
“Hosting the first FIBA event in Canada since 2020 is a tremendous opportunity for our community and basketball fans from all over the region to witness high-level international basketball.”
The FIBA World Cup 2023 will start in the mid of next year from August 25th to September 10.