Brazil
FIBA Rank: 15
Group: C
Qualified: Gold at 2005 FIBA Americas Championship
FIBA Team Page
2006 FIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
TEAM PAGES
GROUP A GROUP B
Argentina
France
Lebanon
Nigeria
Serbia & Mont.
Venezuela
Angola
Germany
Japan
New Zealand
Panama
Spain
GROUP C GROUP D
Australia
Brazil
Greece
Lithuania
Qatar
Turkey
China
Italy
Puerto Rico
Senegal
Slovenia
USA

Varejao and Brazil gave the Americans a scare in exhibition play.
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BRAZIL TEAM PREVIEW
Squad reached the semifinals in seven of the first eight editions of the FIBA World Championship, but it's been 20 years since they made the semifinals. Ö They threw a scare at the U.S. in the China Basketball Challenge, losing 90-86.
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NBA PLAYERS
Leandro Barbosa Anderson Varejao

PRELIMINARY ROUND SCHEDULE
August 19: Brazil vs. Australia
August 20: Brazil vs. Qatar
August 22: Brazil vs. Turkey
August 23: Brazil vs. Greece
August 24: Brazil vs. Lithuania
6 p.m. ET (8/25), on NBA TV
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HISTORY
Medals: Gold (2), Silver (2), Bronze (2)
Best Finish: Gold in 1959, 1963