Senegal, Italy,Poland and Brazil book their births to China World Cup
MIES (Switzerland) - Senegal, Italy, Poland and Brazil on Friday became the latest teams to book their places at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.22 nations have now booked their slot in the first-ever 32-team edition of the World Cup.
Senegal became the fourth African country to book their place at China WC 2019 after cruising to an 81-41 victory over Rwanda in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.
Italy , meanwhile showcased their organized defense to the full to out power Hungary by a score line of 75-41a the Varese's historic Enerxenia Arena . This will be Azzurris first World Cup since 2006.
Poland also ended a 52-year absence at FIBA's flagship competition by beating Croatia 77-69 at Varazdin, Croatia.
Brazil became the first team to claim their place at the World Cup in the sixth and final window of the Qualifiers, when they beat Virgin Islands 104-80 on Thursday.
The final 10 berths will be determined based on the matches played on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Tournament hosts: China
Africa (4 of 5): Angola, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia
Americas (5 of 7): Argentina, Brazil, Canada, USA, Venezuela
Asia (3 of 7): Australia, Korea, New Zealand
Europe (9 of 12): Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, Turkey
(With inputs from Official Website of FIBA)