One of the major basketball tournaments of the year, the FIBA AmeriCup 2022 is about to kick off in Brazil with the best teams in the Western Hemisphere region. Here is everything you need to know about the FIBA AmeriCup 2022 tournament.
The FIBA AmeriCup is an international basketball tournament organized by FIBA, the international governing body for basketball. It takes place every four years. Although the 19th edition of the event was supposed to be held last year, it was postponed to 2022 due to the emergence of Covid-19.
Defending Champion: United States of America (USA)
The 2022 edition will be one of the most hotly contested editions in recent memory. The reigning champion, the USA, is back this year as a clear favorite. With former NBA champion Norris Cole and Patrick McCaw in the squad, the 7-time champions look unstoppable on paper.
The other teams with chances to clinch the glory of being the American Champion are Brazil and Argentina. Argentina especially is starting with a solid team. Their team includes the likes of Facundo Campazzo, Carlos Delfino, and Nicolas Brusino. With such a talent-filled squad, they hope to dethrone the US.
Despite losing its status as a qualifying tournament for the FIBA World Cup and the Summer Olympic Games, FIBA AmeriCup remains one of the most exciting basketball events of the year. The stakes are sky-high as the players compete in the tournament to win medals for their respective countries.
When is FIBA AmeriCup 2022 taking place?
The FIBA AmeriCup 2022 is set to commence on 2 September, running through 11 September.
The first five days of the tournament comprise the group stage matches. The knockout stage starts with the quarter-finals on the 8th of September.
Let us have a look at the complete schedule of the 2022 AmeriCup:
|Round||Date||Start Time (Local Time)|
|Group Stage||2-6 September||11:10 am
05:40 pm (6 Sept)
|Quarter Final||8 September||11:10 am|
|Semi Final||10 September||05:10 pm|
|Third Place||11 September||05:10 pm|
|Finals||11 September||08:40 pm|
Where will the event be held?
- Venue: Ginásio de Esportes Geraldo Magalhães
- Location: Recife, Brazil
- Capacity: 15,000
FIBA AmeriCup 2022 is set to be held at the Ginásio de Esportes Geraldo Magalhães in Recife, Brazil.
Initially, two cities (Recife and Brasilia) in Brazil were supposed to host the event. Later, Brasilia got dropped as a host city, making Geraldão sports arena the sole venue to host this year’s AmeriCup
How to Watch FIBA AmeriCup 2022?
ESPN+ is the best way to catch all the action from the event. A subscription to ESPN+ will let you watch the 2022 FIBA AmeriCup for only $9.99 per month.
For other countries, we have put together a table to help you find where to watch your favorite teams compete against each other.
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FIBA AmeriCup 2022 Groups:
EuroBasket 2022 will feature 12 teams. These 12 teams are placed in three groups consisting of four teams each.
|Group A||Group B||Group C|