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Rosters confirmed on eve of FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2017
NANTES, France (FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2017) - The finalized rosters of the 20 men's and 20 women's teams participating at the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2017, in Nantes, France on June 17-21, have been confirmed.
With the action set to start on Saturday June 17, all rosters have been trimmed to 4 players.
Pool action will take place from June 17 to June 20, 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 June 21.
Serbia's men and Czech Republic's women will attempt to defend the crown they won in Guangzhou, China last year. This would mark Serbia's third world title in four editions.
Click on the teams below to view the full rosters.
Pool A: Serbia, Russia, Andorra, Egypt, Puerto Rico
Pool B: Slovenia, Romania, France, El Salvador, Philippines
Pool C: Poland, Ukraine, Estonia, Qatar, Sri Lanka
Pool D: USA, Netherlands, New Zealand, Indonesia, South Korea
Pool A: Hungary, Germany, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan
Pool B: France, Switzerland, Spain, Turkmenistan, Venezuela
Pool C: Netherlands, Ukraine, China, Japan, Australia
Pool D: Italy, Czech Republic, Argentina, Bahrain, Andorra
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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.