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Germany Secures Historic World Cup Title with Victory over Serbia in Basketball


Sep 10, 2023

The FIBA World Cup 2023 saw an intense battle between Germany and Serbia in the final. Germany emerged as the victors, securing their first-ever FIBA World Cup title with an 83-77 win over Serbia. The Wagner brothers, Franz and Moritz, played a crucial role in Germany’s victory by orchestrating a 22-10 surge in the third quarter. Dennis Schroder, the tournament’s MVP, led Germany with a game-high 28 points. This win marked the first time a team had won the FIBA World Cup in their final debut since Spain in 2006.

Despite a valiant effort from Serbia, who had previously suffered a heartbreak in the 2014 final against the United States, they were unable to overcome Germany’s lead. A late surge from Marko Guduric brought Serbia within two points, but costly turnovers and missed opportunities prevented them from making a comeback. Serbia faced additional challenges due to injuries, with Ognjen Dobric being carried off the floor with an ankle injury and Borisa Simanic undergoing surgery to remove a kidney.

In the bronze-medal game, Canada secured their first World Cup podium finish by defeating an undermanned United States team 127-118 in overtime. Dillon Brooks led the Canadians with a tournament-high 39 points, including seven of eight three-pointers. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander contributed 31 points, six rebounds, and 12 assists. The United States, missing key players due to illness, had a strong performance from Anthony Edwards, who scored 24 points. Despite the loss, the United States improved upon their seventh-place finish in the previous tournament.

Canada’s victory marked several milestones, including their first-ever semi-final appearance and qualification for the Summer Olympics for the first time since 2000. The United States, although disappointed with their third-place finish, fared better than their seventh-place finish in the previous tournament. The FIBA World Cup 2023 provided thrilling matchups and showcased the talent and determination of the participating teams.

By Editor

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