CHENGDU, China (FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup 2017) - The finalized rosters of the 20 men's and 20 women's teams participating at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup 2017, in Chengdu, China on June 28 - July 2, have been confirmed.
With the action set to start on Wednesday June 28, all rosters have been trimmed to 4 players.
Pool action will take place from June 28 to July 1, with the top two teams from each pool in both women's and men's categories, earning a direct ticket to the Quarter-Finals. The Knock-Out Rounds - culminating with the finals - will be held on July 2.
Qatar's men and France's women will attempt to defend the crown they won in Astana, Kazakhstan last year. This would mark France's third consecutive U18 world title.
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Pool A: Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Turkmenistan & Israel
Pool B: Ukraine, New Zealand, Bahrain, Qatar & Georgia
Pool C: Hungary, Slovenia, China, Turkey & South Korea
Pool D: Romania, Indonesia, Belgium, Jordan & Uganda
Pool A: Hungary, United States, Switzerland, Australia & Japan
Pool B: Netherlands, Andorra, Germany, Czech Republic & Sri Lanka
Pool C: Argentina, Russia, Italy, Venezuela & China
Pool D: Spain, France, Egypt, Kazakhstan & Singapore
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ABOUT FIBA 3X3
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.
It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour (www.fiba.basketball/3x3worldtour) and national-team FIBA 3x3 World Cup.
On June 9 2017, 3x3 was addded to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Nike is FIBA 3x3's Founding Partner.
FIBA 3x3 events are played on Sport Court's floors with Schelde backstops and benefit from Wilson's innovative and specially-made ball for 3x3.
For further information about 3x3, visit fiba3x3.com, FIBA 3x3 accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.