Perthworld
Two weeks ago

World Cup Day 6 discussion

Group E

Turkey-Czech Republic
USA-Japan

Group F

Brazil-Montenegro
Greece-New Zealand

Group G

Germany-Jordan
Dominican Republic-France

Group H

Canada-Senegal
Lithuania-Australia

Big day for Oceania.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Go boomers.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

McDowell-White signed by the Rockets. Get him on a flight to China Andrej, quick !!!!

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MACDUB  
Two weeks ago

NZ will really rue that one quarter (if it was even that) against Brazil when things turned to custard. I know sport isn't played on "ifs", but if they win that, they presumably make it through without having to beat Greece tonight.

They can beat Greece, but would need to be perfect or near-perfect. The margin of error is a lot smaller for a team like NZ. They basically need to reduce turnovers, shoot well, rebound well and their rotations/subs need to be expertly timed.

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LC  
Two weeks ago

New Zealand lose, and Australia qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the best performed team at this World Cup from Oceania.

Australia really do need to beat Lithuania if they wish to advance to the quarterfinals and give themselves a god shot at medalling. I run through the draw for the Boomers below:

Upcoming Lithuania game could decide Boomers' fate at FIBA World Cup


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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

So our best case scenario is:

Boomers beat Lithuania (added point for next round)
Greece beat New Zealand (Olympics qualification)
Dominican republic beat France (less point for France in group next round)

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

New Zealand can beat Greece but I think that third quarter has let them down badly. They match up better against Brazil than Greece and Greece will desperate now. It will take a mammoth effort, but Webster's playing well so if someone else can get hot anything is possible.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

If any nerds on this forum can keep me updated with scores from today's games whilst I'm out and about and have to rely on checking my phone that would be great.

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AussiePride  
Two weeks ago

Anon #202 Wouldn't it just be easier to get the World Cup app?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Cheers A.Pride

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FSTOS  
Two weeks ago

Turkey goooone...….sack their coach.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Lol, why are so many teams only pressuring late on.

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Hroz  
Two weeks ago

Poor Turkey

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

What a hangover from the US choke.

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Btown  
Two weeks ago

Webster playing like a god

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Yeah, god mode not beast mode.

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

The English commentator during GRE-NZL just gave the NBL massive credit.

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AussiePride  
Two weeks ago

He is right. That is basically an NBL team taking it up to Greece!

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

2020 Olympics here we come.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Great commentary on the nz game. Great effort by tall blacks.

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Splinky  
Two weeks ago

Both those commentators in the NZ game were excellent.

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D2.0  
Two weeks ago

Eagles won
Boomers won
NZ Lost

Life doesn't get much better

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Mystro  
Two weeks ago

Tough pool with Greece & Brazil but NZ can hold their heads up.
Losing by 8 & 6 is respectable to quality opponents.
Hopefully the Boomers can keep rolling.

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Steven  
Two weeks ago

Tall blacks looked good when you consider they have NBL bench players such as Kenny, Loe, Pledger, Ngatai and Ili who will come off United's bench.

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Cram  
Two weeks ago

Yeah Tall Blacks gave a great effort. Hopefully they can do well in classification.

Was good to see Abercrombie have a good game at last too.

Corey Webster has to get at least a little NBA interest doesn't he?

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AussiePride  
Two weeks ago

NZ were more in the group of death than we were especially after most of Canada's NBA players dropped out.

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Cram  
Two weeks ago

I think its fair to say Canada had a harder road that NZ. Both us and Lithuania are proven at international level, where as Greece and Brazil have been good at times in the past, but lack consistency.

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Cram  
Two weeks ago

I think its fair to say Canada had a harder road that NZ. Both us and Lithuania are proven at international level, where as Greece and Brazil have been good at times in the past, but lack consistency.

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rjd  
Two weeks ago

It's interesting that teams like Philippines, Korea and Japan all have a naturalised player on their team. China don't have any.

I think the reason might be related to China not allowing dual citizenship.

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rjd  
Two weeks ago

Day 7, but continue to post here.

China defeated Korea in a close finish. This is significant for Olympic qualification. China with their 2nd win, but I believe this still isn't a guarantee to get that best ranking in Asia.

The final world cup ranking depends on their *placing* within each group of the classification round, not necessarily wins. Currently Iran and China are both placed 2nd in their respective groups. I can't find any clear information about how they are ranked from there, but I assume it is based on wins then points differential.

China will play Nigeria next. Iran will play Philippines.

So if Iran beat the Philippines as expected, and China loses to Nigeria, they will both finish second in their group and Iran could get that automatic Olympics birth from points differential. Although knowing FIBA, they might obscure the final placings system to somehow let China into the Olympics anyway.

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

I was wondering the same thing and found the official regulations but the link is broken. FIBA are either corrupt or incompetent. Probably both.

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