The United States Basketball Association announced a new agreement with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi to organize three matches between the United States, Germany and Greece men’s national teams in Abu Dhabi, in the first matches of the American national team in the UAE. As part of its final preparations for the 2023 FIBA World Cup for Men, the US team will face its Greek and German counterparts on August 18 and 20, while Germany and Greece will meet on August 19.
The CEO of the United States Basketball Association, Jim Tully, said in a press statement: “We are pleased to organize the activities of the American Basketball Festival in Abu Dhabi, which witnesses the first matches of our national team in the UAE. This event is a platform for direct communication with fans from all over the world, while our players and coaches enjoy exceptional experiences that will remain in their memories on and off the field.”
For his part, Saleh Mohammed Al-Jaziri, Director General of Tourism at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, said: “Everyone is waiting for an unforgettable summer in Abu Dhabi, and we are honored to host the activities of the United States Basketball Association for the first time in the UAE. We look forward to welcoming the stars of the American, German and Greek national teams and their fans to support their national teams, and we invite them to discover our entertainment and cultural experiences and our natural attractions, which give them inspiration and adventure, and the opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and clear the mind.”
Match details, including national team rosters, broadcast information and training camp dates, will be announced soon.
The World Cup will be held in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines from August 25 to September 10, with the participation of 32 teams. The US national team plays its matches in the Philippine capital, Manila. The World Cup draw will be held on April 29 in Manila.
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