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Emirates News Agency – USA Basketball, DCT Abu Dhabi sign deal to host 3 games in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, 8th March, 2023 (WAM) — The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and USA Basketball have announced an agreement under which the United States will host three games in Abu Dhabi. Competitions, including those from the United States, Germany and Greece. USA Basketball Showcase Abu Dhabi represented USA Basketball in the first men’s national team event in the United Arab Emirates.

In preparation for the 2023 FIBA ​​Men’s World Cup, the U.S. men’s national team will face Greece and Germany on August 18 and 20, respectively. Germany and Greece are scheduled to play on August 19.

“USA Basketball is delighted to be partnering with DCT Abu Dhabi to bring USA Basketball to Abu Dhabi. This is the first time our men’s national team will play in the UAE and we are excited to engage with fans from around the world while Also providing our players and coaches with memorable experiences on and off the court,” said Jim Tooley, CEO, USA Basketball. “We thank the Greek and German national federations for their participation as they prepare for the 2023 FIBA ​​World Cup, arguably the toughest international basketball tournament.”

Saleh Al Geziry, Director of DCT Abu Dhabi Tourism, commented: “This will be an unforgettable summer in Abu Dhabi and it is an honor to host the inaugural USA Basketball Showcase in the UAE. We look forward to welcoming players and fans from the United States, Germany and Greece , cheer on their national team and discover all kinds of experiences in Abu Dhabi that inspire, excite and rejuvenate.”

Additional details on the USA Basketball showcase, including rosters, broadcast information and training camp dates, will be announced at a later date.

The United States officially qualified for the 2023 FIBA ​​World Cup last month. One of seven teams representing FIBA ​​Americas in a 32-team field, Team USA will play all of its games in Manila as games are scheduled to take place in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines from Aug. 25 to Sept. 10. The World Cup draw is scheduled for April 19, 2023 in Manila.

Tarek Farham / Amjad Saleh

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