The 2019 FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup kicks off on Saturday


FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup
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The 2019 FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup kicks off on Saturday (29/06) in Heraklion, Crete.

Group Phase action will take place on June 29-July 2, with each team playing against all other teams in its own group.

All teams will qualify for the Final Phase, as Group A crosses with Group B and Group C crosses with Group D in the Round of 16 on July 3.

The Final Phase of the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2019 will also take in Heraklion, with the world champions crowned on Sunday, July 7.

Having conquered the crown in Egypt two years ago, defending champions Canada will be looking to become only the second team in the history of the competition to win back-to-back titles, with the United States of America accomplishing the feat twice.