Nigeria’s D’Tigers draw Argentina, Korea Republic and Russia in group B of 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Nigeria’s D’Tigers draw Argentina, Korea Republic and Russia in group B of 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup

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Nigeria’s D’Tigers draw Argentina, Korea Republic and Russia in group B of 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup
<p class="">Nigeria’s D’Tigers have a huge challenge as they will face two time Champions Russia at the World Cup</p> <p class="">Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team <strong>D’Tigers </strong>will face Argentina, Korea Republic and Russia in group B of <strong>2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup</strong>.</p> <p class="">The draw ceremony was held in host country on Saturday, March 16 […]
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<p class="">Nigeria’s D’Tigers have a huge challenge as they will face two time Champions Russia at the World Cup</p>

<p class="">Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team <strong>D’Tigers </strong>will face Argentina, Korea Republic and Russia in group B of <strong>2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup</strong>.</p>

<p class="">The draw ceremony was held in host country on Saturday, March 16 at <strong>Shenzhen Bay Arena</strong> in front of 8,000 spectators.</p>

<p class=""><a href="https://www.pulse.ng/dtigers-fiba-congratulates-nigeria-on-qualifying-for-world-cup/5g5mkvp" id="163c4bdd-38e1-4bb4-a580-bd45da7777ae">D’Tigers were the first country from Africa to qualify for the world tournament</a> which will hold in China.</p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/MmU7MDA_/191e1d60fd726d207e6574f529111fd0.jpg" alt="Ike Diogu is one of the veterans expected to lead D’Tigers at the world stage [FIBA]"> <figcaption>Ike Diogu is one of the veterans expected to lead D’Tigers at the world stage [FIBA]</figcaption> </figure>

<p class=""><strong>Alex Nwora’s</strong> team were seeded in pot 7 for the draws as they were among the lowest ranked teams that qualified for the competition.</p>

<p class="">The draw ceremony kicked off after a performance by American music star<strong> Jason Derulo.</strong></p>

<p class="">The 32 qualified teams were drawn into a eight groups consisting four countries each.</p>

<p class="">Former <strong>Los Angeles Lakers</strong> and American Guard <strong>Kobe Bryant</strong> conducted the draws.</p>

<p class="">D’Tigers will face former two time Champions Russia as well as 2004 Olympic Basketball game event winners Argentina and Korea Republic .</p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/ZjY7MDA_/8aaf90c45bb7d607ad1a87d1a7d78d6d.jpg" alt="32 team aim to win the FIBA Basketball World Cup (Twitter / FIBA Basketball World Cup)"> <figcaption>32 team aim to win the FIBA Basketball World Cup (Twitter / FIBA Basketball World Cup)</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">Nigeria is the least ranked team in group B but will aim to take inspiration from female counterparts <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/2018-fiba-womens-basketball-world-cup-gallant-dtigress-crash-out-after-losing-40-71/6rd36zx" id="e86cce4a-81fb-4129-896b-0d183c10b99c">D’Tigress who advanced to the quarter final stages of their world cup in 2018</a>.</p>

<p class="">D’Tigers will begin their campaign at the competition Russia with the tournament set to start on Saturday, August 31st till Sunday, September 15.</p>

<h2>Groups</h2>

<p class="">GROUP A (Beijing): Cote D’Ivoire, Poland, Venezuela, China</p>

<p class="">GROUP B (Wuhan): Russia, Argentina, Korea. Nigeria</p>

<p class="">GROUP C (Guangzhou): Spain, Iran, Puerto Rico, Tunisia</p>

<p class="">GROUP D (Foshan): Angola, Philippines, Italia, Serbia</p>

<p class="">GROUP E (Shanghai): Turkey, Czech Republic, USA, Japan</p>

<p class="">Group F (Nanjing): Greece, New Zealand, Brazil, Montenegro</p>

<p class="">Group G (Shenzhen): Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Jordan</p>

<p class="">Group H (Dongguan): Canada, Senegal, Lithuania, Australia</p>

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