USA Basketball sign agreement to host 3 games in Abu Dhabi


The United States will host three basketball games in Abu Dhabi later this year as part of preparation plans for the 2023 FIBA Men’s World Cup.

The USA Basketball Showcase Abu Dhabi will mark the first USA Basketball’s men’s national team activity in the UAE.

The US Men’s National Team will host Greece and Germany on 18th and 20th August, respectively. Germany and Greece are set to play on 19th August.

It’s part of an agreement with The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) who announced the partnership.  

Jim Tooley, CEO, USA Basketball said “USA Basketball is thrilled to work with DCT Abu Dhabi to bring the USA Basketball Showcase to Abu Dhabi. This is the first time our Men’s National Team will play in the UAE and we’re excited to engage with fans from across the globe”

Additional USA Basketball Showcase details, including team rosters, broadcast information and training camp dates, will be announced later.

The U.S. officially qualified for the 2023 FIBA World Cup last month. One of seven teams set to represent FIBA Americas in the 32-team field, the USA will play all its games in Manila as the tournament is set for 25th August - 10th September, in Indonesia, Japan and The Philippines. The World Cup draw is set for 19th April, 2023, in Manila.

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