Top 3 games to watch on Day 1 at FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018

7 Jun 2018

PHILIPPINES (FIBA 3x3 World Cup) - Day 1 of the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018 in the Philippines promises to be explosive with some key matchups ready to be unfurled.

Here are the Top 3 games to watch on Day 1 at the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018.

Pool B: 14:00 local time - Slovenia (2) v Poland (7)
This could very well decide which team rises to the very top of Pool B, and that alone makes this collision quite intriguing. They had contrasting fates last year, what with Slovenia finishing among the top four teams, while #3-ranked Poland did not even make it to the Quarter-Finals. The matchup between the number 5 player in the world Anze Srebovt and the number 1 trash talker in the game Michael Hicks should be one to watch.

Women's Pool D: 16:20 local time - Hungary (4) vs Netherlands (5)

It's Day 1 and we already get a preview of the medal rounds with an exciting clash between 2 of the best teams in Europe (Europe Cup 2016 gold medalists vs. Europe Cup 2017 bronze medalists).

Men's Pool D: 17:00 local time - Latvia (4) v Ukraine (5)
Serbia are the heavy favorites to win their 4th World title in 5 editions? Both these teams beat them at the Europe Cup last year (Latvia won gold and Ukraine won bronze). The speedy Nauris Miezis bagged the MVP trophy in Amsterdam last year. Can he make room for another silverware in the trophy cabinet this year?