Isaac
Last year

World Cup - Second Round: 17-32

Group M: I might not be the only one who has South Sudan as a second or third team. They enter the consolation rounds at 1-2 like Angola. Is any Boomers fan going to cry if China can keep Philippines winless?

Group N: Weak group for New Zealand, facing 1-2 Egypt plus Jordan and Mexico. Jordan maybe better than 0-3 suggests?

Group O: Japan, Cape Verde, Venezuela, Finland. I can't think of anything to offer for this group.

Group P: The 2023 French team is finally in with a chance of thrilling redemption for their countrymen! The menacing Cote d'Ivoire! Terrifying Iran! And besides Team Jordan, the other private brand team in this World Cup, Team LeBronon.

Is it just jostling for rankings from here?

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Cram  
Last year

For the African and Asian countries its a fight for Olympic qualification now yeah?

Japan seems the best of Asia but are probably in the hardest group here.

Africa could be anyones

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Anonymightymouse  
Last year

Japan are 1-0, a game ahead of any other Asian country, so they've just got to beat either Cape Verde or Venezuela to progress. You'd think at home they'll be able to get at least one of those done.

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Cram  
Last year

I reckon Jordan might be a chance out of group N

Would be great if we get a game that decisively has the olympic spot on the line

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MACDUB  
Last year

Wth, NZ had like 17 hours between games? And Mexico didn't play yesterday.
That’s rubbish scheduling

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hoopie  
Last year

Yeah, a few teams are fought like that. Should have had a rest day between.

NZ dying by the 3 cos they're finding it tough inside, Mexico defending and shooting well and playing unselfishly and their big guy is unstoppable. Bugger.

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hoopie  
Last year

*caught

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MACDUB  
Last year

How the hell did Mexico lose to Egypt by 28?? That's what I want to know

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Perthworld  
Last year

I think it's more reflective of how NZ lack depth and are now dealing with a quick turnaround after an exhaustive game last night. Mexico ordinarily wouldn't stand a chance.

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hoopie  
Last year

I have a lot of respect for NZ after seeing some of their games.

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KET  
Last year

How do we feel like that NZ team would do in the NBL?

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EssenX  
Last year

Ili / Le'afa
Import / Te Rangi / Cameron
Import / Ngatai
Delaney / Fotu
Wetzell / Import / Smith-Milner

Would be a competitive team.

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Yup  
Last year

They'd be around the bottom, 3 elite players - Ili, Yanni, Finn and a bunch of guys who wouldn’t be better than 9th man anywhere else...

Add imports and a next star and that changed the convo

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Ben  
Last year

Te Rangi sucks so bad in NBL yet somehow manages to turn super saiyan for FIBA matches.

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Yup  
Last year

FIBA Te Rangi

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Isaac  
Last year

South Sudan 87, Philippines 68.

Philippines 0-4 playing at home.

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Master Chief  
Last year

EssenX, that team is not far off what past Breakers teams have looked like anyway is it?

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Perthworld  
Last year

Philippines 0-4 playing at home.


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MACDUB  
Last year

Philippines "learning experience" National Team

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hoopie  
Last year

isn't CJ their coach?

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AngusH  
Last year

It's not that strange re: Te Rangi. Watching him vs USA strangely made me think about watching Tall Blacks Vukona back in the day play against Australia, he always looked like a different guy on offense. Ili too. Lots of talented guys that slip into roles in the NBL but if you put the ball in their hands and expect them to be scorers they have the ability.

Going to be interested to see if Te Rangi takes some of this form into the NBL season though.

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Isaac  
Last year

isn't CJ their coach?
Chot Reyes.

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LV  
Last year

NZ would be a bottom 2 NBL team

They're basically an NBL team minus imports. They're missing depth- check out the +/- for Ili and Te Rangi, and then look at say, Flynn Cameron and Jordan Ngatai.

If you added a couple of good imports they'd be a contending NBL team.

Ili and Te Rangi have stepped up. It's great to see.

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LV  
Last year

Hopefully not, but any chance the typhoon could disrupt the World Cup?

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Anonymightymouse  
Last year

"NZ would be a bottom 2 NBL team"

Yes, but I doubt there's many NBL teams that would play as well in the World Cup against the USA and Greece as the Tall Blacks have. It's two quite different competitions.

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Peter  
Last year

Nothing beats the Nelson "Haha"

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