25 August, 2023
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Who has reached the Second Round? Who is eliminated?

MANILA (Philippines) - Australia, Dominican Republic and Italy were the next three teams to lock up berths in the Second Round of the FIBA Basketball WorldCup 2023 on Tuesday after getting wins in their respective groups.

Australia, Dominican Republic and Italy joined already-qualified Canada, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Spain and United States for a total of 10 teams who have reached the 16-team next stage of the competition.

Here is a brief look at what the qualified teams have done to reach the Second Round

On Tuesday, August 29



The Australians bounced back from their loss to Germany and beat Japan 109-89 in Group E. The Boomers finished the group with a 2-1 and would love to at least match their showing from the 2019 World Cup, where they finished fourth.

Dominican Republic


The Dominicans finished off Group A with a perfect 3-0 record after beating Angola 75-67. The Caribbean nation won despite Karl-Anthony Towns struggling with foul trouble. Dominican Republic have reached the Second Round for two straight World Cups.



Italy bounced back from their loss to Dominican Republic and defeated hosts Philippines 90-83 to snatch second place in Group A with a 2-1 record. The Italians have won 11 of their 12 games this summer including the exhibition games.

On Monday, August 28



The reigning champions Spain have never finished outside the top 10 of a World Cup, and they will have a chance to extend their stretch of consecutive Quarter-Finals appearances to seven with a 96-78 win over Brazil in Group G. Spain downed Cote d'Ivoire 94-64 in their opener.



United States won the big showdown with Greece 109-81 to improve to 2-0 in Group C. The Americans, who beat New Zealand 99-72 in the opener, had four players score in double figures and five more had at least 8 points against Greece.


On Sunday, August 27



Canada destroyed France in the second half of their first game - in a very impressive display of power. Canada then broke the record for most assists in a World Cup game with 44 dimes in a 128-73 blowout of Lebanon. It is the first time Canada reached the top 16 since 2002.



Germany followed up their opening victory over Japan with a nailbiter 85-82 win over Australia and are secured a spot in the second group stage with a 2-0 mark in Group E. The Germans, who have been led by star guard Dennis Schroder, have righted the wrong from the 2019 World Cup, when they failed to advance from the First Round.



Debutants Latvia have done it - reaching the Second Round in their first World Cup. The northern Europeans started the campaign with their first-ever win over Lebanon and then shocked France 88-86 to move to 2-0 in Group H. Latvia's win also eliminated the French from the title contention.



Lithuania have reached the top 16 teams for fifth straight World Cup - and sixth time in six appearances - after easing past Mexico 96-66 in Group D. The Lithuanians will not be happy about just reaching the Second Round as they have moved onto the Quarter-Finals four times, including taking third place in 2010 and finishing fourth in 2014.



Montenegro will match up against Lithuania for the top spot in Group D after they also improved to 2-0 to secure their best-ever performance after taking 25th place in their debut in 2019. Montenegro defeated Egypt 89-74 after they rolled past Mexico 91-71 in their opener.


Ten teams are out of contention for the title: Angola, France, Finland, Japan, Lebanon, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Mexico and Philippines.

Those teams still have important games coming up in the Classification 17-32, because they count towards qualification for the 2024 Olympics and the Olympic Qualifying Tournaments.