The 2023 FIBA Men’s World Cup is set to tip off this weekend with 32 teams eyeing the international prize. The preliminary round begins Friday, Aug. 26, and runs through Wednesday, Aug. 30. Each of the 32 teams participating will play a trio of group-stage matchups in the Philipines, Japan, and Indonesia to set the stage for the quarterfinals. The teams have been split into eight groups of four.
Team USA does not have its brightest stars participating in the competition, but the Americans are favored to win the event. The USA squad (full roster here) is coached by Steve Kerr and led by Anthony Edwards, Jalen Brunson, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Mikal Bridges. The Americans are looking for a better result than when they finished seventh in the event in 2019. Team USA’s first game is Saturday against New Zealand.
Looking for the pairings, matchups and full group-stage schedule? We’ve got you covered below. You can see the four teams in each group, every scheduled game, and every tip-off time for the first round below.