Pools Finalised For 2019 FIBA 3×3 World Cup
The pools for the 2019 FIBA 3×3 World Cup have been finalised, after the Australian men and women qualified for the event yesterday.
The women are the 18th seed and are in Pool B, alongside France (5), Japan (6), Switzerland (14) and Andorra (19).
The men are the 19th seed and are in Pool D, alongside Latvia (4), Japan (5), Brazil (13) and Poland (14).
Both Australian teams punched their ticket to the World Cup in the qualifying tournament in Puerto Rico this past weekend.
Rebecca Cole, Alice Kunek, Keely Froling and Marena Whittle were unstoppable in the women’s division, as they defeated Brazil 21-3 to advance to the World Cup. Australia were the first placed team at the qualifiers.
The men’s team of Tom Wright, Tim Coenraad, Greg Hire and Andrew Steel had to fight for their spot, defeating the Czech Republic in a must win game. They finished third behind Puerto Rico and France.
The 2019 FIBA 3×3 World Cup tips off June 18 in Amsterdam.