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2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Group A

Group A of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup was the group stage of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup for the Ivory Coast, Poland, Venezuela and China. Each team played each other once, for a total of three games per team, with all games played at Wukesong Arena, Beijing.[1] After all of the games were played, the top two teams with the best records qualiied for the Second round and the bottom two teams played in the Classification Round.[2]

TeamsEdit

Team Qualification Appearance Best performance FIBA World Ranking
As Date Last Total Streak
  Ivory Coast African Best third placed team 24 February 2019 2010 4 1 13th place (1982, 1986) 64
  Poland European Second Round Group J Top 3 22 February 2019 1967 2 1 5th place (1967) 25
  Venezuela Americas Second Round Group F Top 3 2 December 2018 2006 4 1 11th place (1990) 20
  China Host nation 7 August 2015 2010 9 1 8th place (1994) 30

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Poland 3 3 0 239 208 +31 6 Second round
2   Venezuela 3 2 1 228 210 +18 5
3   China (H) 3 1 2 205 206 −1 4 17th–32nd Classification
4   Ivory Coast 3 0 3 189 237 −48 3
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.

GamesEdit

All times are local (UTC+8).

Poland vs. VenezuelaEdit

This was the first competitive game between Poland and Venezuela.

31 August 2019
16:00
Poland   80–69   Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 22–24, 22–12, 16–15, 20–18
Pts: Sokołowski 16
Rebs: Hrycaniuk 10
Asts: Slaughter 5
Pts: Chourio 15
Rebs: Ruiz 10
Asts: Guillent 8
Wukesong Arena, Beijing
Referees: Matthew Kallio (CAN), Matthew Myers (USA), Nicolas Fernandes (TAH)

Ivory Coast vs. ChinaEdit

This was the fourth meeting between the Ivory Coast and China in the World Cup. The Chinese have won all three prior meetings, including their 2010 match-up, which was the most recent game.

31 August 2019
20:00
Ivory Coast   55–70   China
Scoring by quarter: 16–14, 13–15, 12–22, 14–19
Pts: Edi 10
Rebs: Koné, Thompson 8
Asts: Diabate, Pamba 3
Pts: Yi 19
Rebs: Yi, Zhai 8
Asts: Guo 8
Wukesong Arena, Beijing
Referees: Yener Yılmaz (TUR), Boris Krejić (SVN), Harja Jaladri (IDN)

Venezuela vs. Ivory CoastEdit

This was the first competitive game between Venezuela and the Ivory Coast.

2 September 2019
16:00
Venezuela   87–71   Ivory Coast
Scoring by quarter: 26–17, 23–15, 24–24, 14–15
Pts: Guillent 31
Rebs: Ruiz 8
Asts: Guillent 7
Pts: Abouo 16
Rebs: Pamba 6
Asts: Diabate, Fofana 4
Wukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 6,051
Referees: Matthew Myers (USA), Yener Yılmaz (TUR), Harja Jaladri (IDN)

China vs. PolandEdit

This was the first competitive game between China and Poland.

2 September 2019
20:00
China   76–79 (OT)   Poland
Scoring by quarter: 25–15, 10–24, 19–18, 18–15, Overtime: 4–7
Pts: Yi 24
Rebs: Wang 9
Asts: Guo, Zhao J. 4
Pts: Ponitka 25
Rebs: Ponitka 9
Asts: Slaughter 4
Wukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 11,646
Referees: Matthew Kallio (CAN), Boris Krejić (SVN), Ahmed Abaakil (MAR)

Ivory Coast vs. PolandEdit

This was the first competitive game between the Ivory Coast and Poland.

4 September 2019
16:00
Ivory Coast   63–80   Poland
Scoring by quarter: 24–20, 8–16, 17–19, 14–25
Pts: Abouo 23
Rebs: Abouo, Thompson 6
Asts: Diabate 6
Pts: Waczyński 16
Rebs: Kulig 7
Asts: Waczyński 6
Wukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 7,845
Referees: Matthew Kallio (CAN), Nicolas Fernandes (TAH), Samir Abaakil (MAR)

Venezuela vs. ChinaEdit

This was the second meeting between Venezuela and China in the World Cup. The Venezuelans won their first meeting in 1990. The Venezuelans also won their last competitive game against the Chinese, in the 2016 Olympics.

4 September 2019
20:00
Venezuela   72–59   China
Scoring by quarter: 18–10, 15–13, 18–18, 21–18
Pts: Guillent 15
Rebs: Colmenares, Ruiz 7
Asts: Guillent 8
Pts: Fang 13
Rebs: Yi 8
Asts: Zhao J. 4
Wukesong Arena, Beijing
Attendance: 11,324
Referees: Yener Yılmaz (TUR), Matthew Myers (USA), Boris Krejić (SVN)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Procedure for FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Draw". FIBA. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Star-studded FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Draw completed in Shenzhen". fiba.basketball. 16 March 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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