TORONTO, Ont. (March 17, 2023) – Canada Basketball’s Senior Men’s National will travel to Germany for the 34th Basketball Supercup August 12-13, 2023 at the edel-optics.de Arena in Hamburg ahead of the FIBA Men’s Basketball World Cup 2023.
Canada will face New Zealand, while the hosts Germany will take on China in the semifinals on Saturday, August 12, 2023, with the winners advancing to the finals on Sunday. Additionally, a third-place game will also be played. Tickets for the Supercup are available online at http://www.basketball-bund.de/tickets.
Following this tournament, Canada will travel to Spain for a two-game exhibition series, August 17-18 at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada in Granada.
The Senior Men’s National Team will gather in Toronto for training camp in early August to begin World Cup preparations before departing for Europe for exhibition games.
Canada qualified for the FIBA Men’s Basketball World Cup 2023 with an 11-1 record and a first place finish in the Americas.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Indonesia, one of the three host countries for the FIBA Men’s Basketball World Cup 2023, selected Canada as the preferred team to play their Group Phase games in Jakarta.
The FIBA Men’s Basketball World Cup 2023, set to take place from August 25 to September 10, 2023, will see the Group Phase take place in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia. The Final Phase will follow in the Philippines capital city of Manila.
Canada can directly qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games with a top-two finish amongst teams from the Americas at the FIBA Men’s Basketball World Cup 2023.
Canada is currently ranked 15th in the FIBA World Ranking presented by Nike.