Basketball: Turkey eyeing success in 2019 World Cup
Turkey to face US, Czech Republic and Japan in World Cup Group E
Turkey is eyeing success in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the country's basketball federation head said Friday.
Hidayet Turkoglu, chair of the Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF), made the remarks during a visit to Anadolu Agency's sports desk.
The former NBA player invited Turkish fans to China, where the tournament will be held from Aug. 31 to Sept. 15, to support their team.
Turkey will play friendly matches against Greece, Serbia and Italy in Athens before the World Cup.
The team will travel to China on August 21, 10 days before the tournament begins, he said.
Turkey will face the U.S., Czech Republic and Japan in World Cup Group E.
"We hope that we will reach the finals to meet the U.S. again, exactly like in 2010," he said.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.